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Online dispute resolution is here
05 Feb
Online Dispute Resolution, ODR

Online dispute resolution is here

The European Commission is in the final stages of launching its online dispute resolution (ODR) platform to the public.  This has been an extended process which involved the publication of a designated regulation on online dispute resolution for consumer disputes back in 2013.  As of 7 January 2016, the launch of the platform was heralded Read More

01 Sep

Ticket to ride: EuSEF privileges social investment funds to get an Access All (European Economic) Areas pass

  • 1st September 2015
  • Mark Robinson

JWG analysis. “This regulation has the possibility to create a strong ecosystem for social enterprises across the union” In December 2011, the European Commission issued a press release highlighting the problems that businesses face when seeking conventional sources of funding due to the confusion surrounding their mix of social goals and business techniques.  Responses from Read More

03 Jul

AMLD IV: another brick in the wall

  • 3rd July 2015
  • David Miller

JWG analysis. Since 2008, regulators have been plugging the gaps revealed by the global financial crisis and have just put another brick in the financial services wall – the 4th Money Laundering Directive. Last month, the much anticipated ‘IV’ was published in the official journal and will become the law of the land in 2 Read More

01 Jul

10 Things You Need to Know about AnaCredit

  • 1st July 2015
  • Aisha Dudhia

JWG analysis. With a number of regulatory deadlines looming, we thought we’d remind you of another one – mark January 2017 in your calendars (if you haven’t already) for MiFID II. The aftermath of the recent financial crisis exposed weaknesses within Europe’s current Economic and Monetary Union and highlighted the need to strengthen it.  Although Read More

30 Jun

A fresh look at regulatory design: Impact assessments and post-implementation reviews for EU regulation

  • 30th June 2015
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. TheCityUK today published its research report on EU reform.  In it, they outline proposals for a more competitive Europe, focusing on regulatory reform in section five. As TheCityUK emphasises, and we have previously mentioned in our publications, a spate of fresh regulation has been initiated within and beyond the G20 since the global Read More

17 Nov

ESMA releases revised trade reporting rules

  • 17th November 2014
  • RegTechFS

As published in ‘The Trade’. Europe’s financial regulator has revised the current framework for the reporting of derivatives trades under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is now seeking feedback on its changes which aim to resolve the widespread issues which have arisen in the reporting process. The Read More

31 Jul

The never ending question: what is proportional?

JWG analysis. ‘What is proportional?’ is a question that firms may well find themselves pondering in the coming months as they begin implementation planning for MiFID II … and the same question is going to be asked by risk and compliance specialists on a regular basis once MiFID II goes live in 2017. This is Read More

10 Jul

ESMA gets an earful from industry

By Anna Reitman, Automated Trader. Public hearing was a marathon run for industry questions and comments on every aspect of upcoming MiFID II and MiFIR reforms. We highlight a few issues, including market making obligations and requirements that could find direct market access providers identifying clients’ proprietary algorithms. Paris – As the financial industry prepares Read More

30 Jan

Two new EU regulations to add to your roadmap in 2014

By Conor Foley, Hume Brophy.  This alert summarises the key provisions of the proposed Regulation on structural measures improving resilience of EU credit institutions (SBR proposal) and the proposed Regulation on reporting and transparency of securities financing transactions (TSFT proposal). Both proposals were published on 29 January by the European Commission and follow the 2012 Read More