The following Financial Services practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Following IP completion day, key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see: Brexit and financial services: materials on the post-Brexit UK/EU regulatory regime.
The recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II) and new Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (Regulation 600/2014) (MiFIR) were published in the Official Journal of the EU on 12 June 2014 and entered into force on 2 July 2014. MiFID II and MiFIR significantly amend and expand the regulatory framework that was established by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2004/39/EC (MiFID I). As amended, the majority of the new Directive and Regulation came into effect on 3 January 2018, and EU Member States had until 3 July 2017 to transpose the provisions of MiFID II into national law.
This database provides an article-by-article roadmap of MiFID II, with the following information for each article:
article heading and number
level 2 measures (including regulatory technical standards (RTS), implementing technical standards (ITS), and delegated acts)
level 3 measures (including guidelines and
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