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11/06/2020 ESMA32-334-245 ESMA response to EC Consultation on NFRD , Statement PDF
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20/05/2020 ESMA32-63-972 Implications of the COVID-19 outbreak on the half-yearly financial reports , Statement PDF
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03/04/2020 ESMA34-39-969 Public Statement of Consultation Practices , Statement PDF
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01/04/2020 ESMA71-99-1309 Appointment of ACP Chair , Statement PDF
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25/03/2020 ESMA32-63-951 Accounting implications of the COVID-19 outbreak on the calculation of expected credit losses in accordance with IFRS 9 , Statement PDF
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11/03/2020 ESMA71-99-1290 ESMA Statement on Markets and COVID-19 , Statement PDF
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27/02/2020 ESMA/2014/677-REV Information on shareholder cooperation and acting in concert under the Takeover Bids Directive , Statement PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an update to its statement on practices governed by the Takeover Bid Directive (TBD), focused on shareholder cooperation issues relating to acting in concert and the appointment of board members. The update concerns a change to the Croatian creep-in threshold and secondary threshold in Appendix B. The statement contains a White List of activities that shareholders can cooperate on without the presumption of acting in concert. It also contains information on how shareholders may cooperate in order to secure board member appointments by setting out factors that national authorities may take into account when considering whether shareholders are acting in concert.The statement is in response to a request by the European Commission for clarity on these issues, following its 2012 report on the application of the TBD. It is based on information collected about the TBD’s application and common practices across the European Economic Area (EEA). The statement was prepared by the Takeover Bids Network, a permanent working group, under ESMA’s auspices, that promotes the exchange of information on practices and application of the TBD across EEA.

30/01/2020 ESMA71-99-1279 Statement on ESMA Standing Committee Chair appointments Jan 2020 , Statement PDF
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04/12/2019 ESMA71-99-1254 Acting Chair CCP Supervisory Committee , , , Statement PDF
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22/10/2019 ESMA32-63-791 European common enforcement priorities for 2019 annual financial reports , Statement PDF
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26/03/2019 ESMA71-99-1136 SCSC Chair reappointed , Statement PDF
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30/01/2019 ESMA71-99-1095 New IMSC Chair , Statement PDF
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11/01/2019 ESMA33-128-577 Statement on Securitisation implementation Statement PDF
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26/10/2018 ESMA32-63-503 European common enforcement priorities for 2018 annual financial reports , Statement PDF
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27/10/2017 ESMA32-63-340 Public Statement on European common enforcement priorities for 2017 IFRS financial statements , Statement PDF
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29/09/2017 ESMA71-99-602 ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees , , , , , , , Statement PDF
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01/06/2017 ESMA71-99-466 Public Notice- Moody's Germany and Moody's United Kingdom Statement PDF
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10/11/2016 2016-1563 Issues for consideration in implementing IFRS 9: Financial Instruments , , Statement PDF
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28/10/2016 ESMA/2016/1528 European common enforcement priorities for 2016 financial statements , , Statement PDF
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30/09/2016 2016/1408 ESMA appoints new chairs to Standing Committees , , , Statement PDF
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The Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has appointed the following individuals to serve as chairs of its standing committees:

  • Hannelore Lausch, Executive Director of the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin), Germany, will chair the Market Data Standing Committee;
  • Cyril Roux, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI, will chair the Investment Management Standing Committee; and
  • Merel van Vroonhoven, Chair of the Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM), Netherlands, will chair the Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee.

The standing committees are expert groups drawn from ESMA staff and the national competent authorities for securities markets regulation in the Member States, and are responsible for the development of policy in their respective areas.  The appointments are for a period of two years and commence with immediate effect.