euros, EU regulation, financial regulation, eu financial directives

28 June, 2017

Deadline looms for implementation of new EU financial directives

EU member states have until 3 July to implement two new directives on financial instruments before they come into effect in January 2018, which will impact on firms and board members.

Brexit, EU, Union Jack, flags

1 June, 2017

ESMA sets out principles for Brexit among EU member states

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has released guidance on achieving a common approach to supervision among EU member states following Brexit.

EU, European Union

30 March, 2017

Legal & Regulatory Roundup – Europe

Legal and regulatory roundup from around the UK and Europe: EU tax, tightened money laundering legislation, gender pay gap regulation in the UK, review of governance codes in Germany and the UK, and Belgian FSMA guidelines.

EU, European Union

25 January, 2017

Shareholder Rights Directive changes agreed by EU

Shareholder Rights Directive to be amended, in order to strengthen shareholder engagement and increase transparency.

EU flags

9 December, 2016

Prospectus Directive regulation adopted

The European Parliament has adopted proposals for a replacement to the Prospectus Directive, though implementation remains "some way off".

4 July, 2016

Brexit waiting game

The Brexit waiting game is on and it won't be pleasant.

28 June, 2016

Shareholder rights regulation caught in ‘uncertainty’

The UK's vote to leave the EU throws uncertainty on proposed shareholder rights regulation, and will force the UK into a new position when it comes to negotiating governance.