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This Practice Note sets out links to relevant news analysis on the European Markets and Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) that has been published on Lexis®PSL Banking & Finance

Relevant news analysis

The Lexis®PSL Banking & Finance team regularly publish analysis on EMIR, which are set out in the table below.

DateNews analysisBrief description of news analysis
6 February 2017Documentation ‘processes’ overwhelming market participantsAntony Bryceson, principal at AB Trading Advisors, says there is a growing feeling that the 1 March 2017 deadline for documenting, and hence achieving regulatory compliance with, the new variation margin (VM) requirements, is unachievable.
29 November 2016EMIR ReviewThis analysis considers the EMIR Review published by the European Commission pursuant to article 85(1) of the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) on 23 November 2016. The EMIR Review provides a summary of the areas where consultation responses and specific input received from various authorities have shown that action is necessary to ensure fulfilment of the objectives of EMIR in a more proportionate, efficient and effective manner.
7 October 2016ESMA’s proposals for SFTR and EMIR technical standardsOn 30 September 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and implementing technical standards (ITS) under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), and amendments to related RTS under the European Market Infrastructures Regulation (EMIR). Pauline Ashall, partner at Linklaters LLP, summarises some of the key points and explains what happens next.
20 September 2016Uncleared derivatives—IM and VM credit support documentationThe International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) recently published a series of credit support documents in relation to margin requirements. Antony Bryceson, managing partner and Jelena Novakova, senior associate at AB Trading Advisors, explain the new documentation and connected issues.
25 August 2016New margining requirements for uncleared derivativesNew margining requirements under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) were originally due to be phased in from September 2016 but this has now been pushed back to 2017. Daniel Franks, partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and Victoria Nevins, associate, explain the new requirements, the impact of the delay and the associated International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) standard initial margin model (SIMM).
25 August 2016ISDA Variation Margin Protocol—what is it about?Edmund Parker, partner and global head of derivatives & structured products and head of the banking & finance Group at Mayer Brown International LLP London, comments on the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) 2016 Variation Margin Protocol.
5 August 2016Clearing house recovery and resolution—key recommendations for regulatorsThe Clearing House and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) have issued a White Paper identifying key issues that regulators should consider as they develop a resolution framework for systemically important central counterparties (CCPs), also known as clearing houses. Philippa Hann, partner, financial services litigation at Clarke Wilmott, addresses the key points in the paper, and why the onus is firmly on the clearing houses themselves.
14 July 2016Derivatives—H1 2016 roundupThis analysis summarises the developments in the world of derivatives in the first half of 2016, with a focus on EMIR and central clearing.
27 April 2016Leverage ratio undermines client clearing under EMIRDavid Calligan, partner, and Karen Butler, managing associate, both at King & Wood Mallesons, examine the capital requirements imposed upon banks and assess how industry and regulators have responded.
31 March 2016IOSCO—Securities Markets Risk Outlook 2016Emma Millington, a solicitor in the LexisPSL Banking team considers the publication of the International Organization of Securities Commission’s (IOSCO) Securities Markets Risk Outlook 2016 report.
7 March 2016Equivalence—US and EU equal partners for the purposes of CCP?Timony Cant, a financial services solicitor at Ashurst, discusses whether the EU’s central counterparties (CCP) regime has equivalence with that in the US, saying that the EU/US joint statement represents a significant move forward in some respects, but there are deep potholes.
The following Financial Services practice notes provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on News analysis

Relevant news analysis

The Lexis®PSL Banking & Finance team regularly publish analysis on EMIR, which are set out in the table below.

DateNews analysisBrief description of news analysis
6 February 2017Documentation ‘processes’ overwhelming market participantsAntony Bryceson, principal at AB Trading Advisors, says there is a growing feeling that the 1 March 2017 deadline for documenting, and hence achieving regulatory compliance with, the new variation margin (VM) requirements, is unachievable.
29 November 2016EMIR ReviewThis analysis considers the EMIR Review published by the European Commission pursuant to article 85(1) of the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) on 23 November 2016. The EMIR Review provides a summary of the areas where consultation responses and specific input received from various authorities have shown that action is necessary to ensure fulfilment of the objectives of EMIR in a more proportionate, efficient and effective manner.
7 October 2016ESMA’s proposals for SFTR and EMIR technical standardsOn 30 September 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and implementing technical standards (ITS) under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), and amendments to related RTS under the European Market Infrastructures Regulation (EMIR). Pauline Ashall, partner at Linklaters LLP, summarises some of the key points and explains what happens next.
20 September 2016Uncleared derivatives—IM and VM credit support documentationThe International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

Relevant news analysis

The Lexis®PSL Banking & Finance team regularly publish analysis on EMIR, which are set out in the table below.

DateNews analysisBrief description of news analysis
6 February 2017Documentation ‘processes’ overwhelming market participantsAntony Bryceson, principal at AB Trading Advisors, says there is a growing feeling that the 1 March 2017 deadline for documenting, and hence achieving regulatory compliance with, the new variation margin (VM) requirements, is unachievable.
29 November 2016EMIR ReviewThis analysis considers the EMIR Review published by the European Commission pursuant to article 85(1) of the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) on 23 November 2016. The EMIR Review provides a summary of the areas where consultation responses and specific input received from various authorities have shown that action is necessary to ensure fulfilment of the objectives of EMIR in a more proportionate, efficient and effective manner.
7 October 2016ESMA’s proposals for SFTR and EMIR technical standardsOn 30 September 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and implementing technical standards (ITS) under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), and amendments to related RTS under the European Market Infrastructures Regulation (EMIR). Pauline Ashall, partner at Linklaters LLP, summarises some of the key points and explains what happens next.
20 September 2016Uncleared derivatives—IM and VM credit support documentationThe International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)
recently published a series of credit support documents in relation to margin requirements. Antony Bryceson, managing partner and Jelena Novakova, senior associate at AB Trading Advisors, explain the new documentation and connected issues.25 August 2016New margining requirements for uncleared derivativesNew margining requirements under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) were originally due to be phased in from September 2016 but this has now been pushed back to 2017. Daniel Franks, partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and Victoria Nevins, associate, explain the new requirements, the impact of the delay and the associated International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) standard initial margin model (SIMM).25 August 2016ISDA Variation Margin Protocol—what is it about?Edmund Parker, partner and global head of derivatives & structured products and head of the banking & finance Group at Mayer Brown International LLP London, comments on the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) 2016 Variation Margin Protocol.5 August 2016Clearing house recovery and resolution—key recommendations for regulatorsThe Clearing House and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) have issued a White Paper identifying key issues that regulators should consider as they develop a resolution framework for systemically important central counterparties (CCPs), also known as clearing houses. Philippa Hann, partner, financial services litigation at Clarke Wilmott, addresses the key points in the paper, and why the onus is firmly on the clearing houses themselves.14 July 2016Derivatives—H1 2016 roundupThis analysis summarises the developments in the world of derivatives in the first half of 2016, with a focus on EMIR and central clearing.27 April 2016Leverage ratio undermines client clearing under EMIRDavid Calligan, partner, and Karen Butler, managing associate, both at King & Wood Mallesons, examine the capital requirements imposed upon banks and assess how industry and regulators have responded.31 March 2016IOSCO—Securities Markets Risk Outlook 2016Emma Millington, a solicitor in the LexisPSL Banking team considers the publication of the International Organization of Securities Commission’s (IOSCO) Securities Markets Risk Outlook 2016 report.7 March 2016Equivalence—US and EU equal partners for the purposes of CCP?
Timony Cant, a financial services solicitor at Ashurst, discusses whether the EU’s central counterparties (CCP) regime has equivalence with that in the US, saying that the EU/US joint statement represents a significant move forward in some respects, but there are deep potholes.
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