The following Financial Services guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see Practice Note: The impact of Brexit on the MiFID II regime.
The recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Directive 2014/65/EU) (MiFID II) and the new Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (Regulation (EU) 600/2014) (MiFIR) were published in the Official Journal of the European Union (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 (Directive 2004/39/EC) (MiFID I). As amended, the majority of the new Directive and Regulation came into effect on 3 January 2018. EU Member States had until 3 July 2017 to transpose the provisions of MiFID II into national law, while MiFIR has direct effect in Member States.
This document provides an article-by-article roadmap of MiFIR, with information on UK implementation for each article, including proposed and final changes to legislation and rules made by HM Treasury, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and
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