Corporate horizon scanning—2017 [Archived]

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Corporate horizon scanning—2017 [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note summarised key legal developments that were expected to impact corporate lawyers during 2017. It has not been updated since 2017. For new legal developments from January 2018 and beyond see Practice Note: Corporate horizon scanning—2018 and beyond.

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  1. Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR)—timeline

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Key developments during 2017 included:

  1. Brexit-related developments—Brexit toolkit and Brexit timeline

  2. Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA 2015)—further provisions entered into force in June 2017, including in relation to confirmation statements and the people with significant control register (PSC register)

  3. revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II)—transposition and application of the Directive has been extended by a year to 3 July 2017 and 3 January 2018 respectively

  4. Regulation No 596/2014 on market abuse (Regulation (EU)

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