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11/06/2020 ESMA71-99-1342 Decision Short Selling Reporting Renewal Statement , , , Press Release PDF
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15/04/2020 ESMA71-99-1318 ESMA issues positive opinions on short selling bans by 5 jurisdictions , , , Press Release PDF
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16/03/2020 ESMA71-99-1291 ESMA requires net short position holders to report positions of 0.1% and above , , , Press Release PDF
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15/02/2019 ESMA71-99-1115 ESMA IOSCO Statement on EDPB Opinion , Press Release PDF
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07/07/2017 ESMA70-145-127 Consultation paper on the evaluation of the short-selling regulation , Consultation Paper PDF
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18/12/2015 2015/1871 Proxy advisors take steps towards increased transparency , , Press Release PDF
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04/12/2015 2013/74 HR Smjernice Izuzeće za aktivnosti održavanja tržišta i aktivnosti na primarnom tržištu u skladu s Uredbom (EU) 236/2012 Europskog parlamenta i Vijeća o kratkoj prodaji i određenim aspektima kreditnih izvedenica na osnovi nastanka statusa neispunjavanja obve Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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08/06/2015 2015/920 Impact of the Best Practice Principles for Providers of Shareholder Voting Research and Analysis , Consultation Paper PDF
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Responding to this Call for Evidence ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions presented throughout the paper. Comments are most helpful, if they:a.    respond to the question stated;b.    indicate the specific question to which they relate; andc.    contain a clear rationale.  ESMA will consider all comments received by 27 July 2015. All contributions should be submitted online at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Your input - Consultations’. Publication of responses All contributions received will be published following the close of the Call for Evidence, unless you request otherwise.  Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publically disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you, if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman.Data protection Information on data protection can be found at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading Legal Notice.Who should read this Call for Evidence This Call for Evidence will be of relevance to persons and entities participating in the voting chain, particularly proxy advisors, investors, companies listed in Europe, proxy solicitors and consultants.
12/11/2013 2013/1645 ESMA clarifies shareholder cooperation in takeover situations , , Press Release PDF
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ESMA clarifies shareholder cooperation in takeover situations The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a 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 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. Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, said: “Today’s statement means that shareholders can now be confident that they can expect authorities to take a consistent approach across the EEA to their cooperative activities. This consistency should in turn provide the reassurance needed by shareholders for the effective, sustainable engagement that is one of the cornerstones of listed companies’ corporate governance model allowing them to hold their boards to account. “ESMA believes that ensuring a consistent and convergent supervisory approach to this issue will be instrumental in affording equality of treatment to shareholders and investors across the EEA.” National competent authorities will have regard to the White List when determining whether shareholders are persons acting in concert under national takeover rules, but will also take into account all other relevant factors in making their decisions. Shareholder cooperation and acting in concert - The White List When shareholders cooperate to engage in any of the activities listed below, that cooperation will not, in and of itself, lead to a conclusion that the shareholders are acting in concert: 1. entering into discussions with each other about possible matters to be raised with the company’s board; 2. making representations to the company’s board about company policies, practices or particular actions that the company might consider taking; 3. other than in relation to the appointment of board members, exercising shareholders’ statutory rights; 4. other than in relation to a resolution for the appointment of board members and insofar as such a resolution is provided for under national company law, agreeing to vote the same way on a particular resolution put to a general meeting. If shareholders cooperate in an activity not included on the White List, this will also not result in an automatic assumption that they are acting in concert. Each case will be determined on its own particular facts. Cooperation in relation to the appointment of members of the board of a company The White List does not include any activity relating to cooperation on board appointments, due to differences in Member State approaches towards determining whether shareholders who cooperate in relation to board appointments are acting in concert. However, shareholders may wish to cooperate in order to secure board members’ appointment in a company in which they have invested. This cooperation might take the form of: 1. entering into an agreement or arrangement (informal or formal) to exercise their votes in the same way in order to support the appointment of one or more board members; 2. tabling a resolution to remove one or more board members and replace them with one or more new board members; or 3. tabling a resolution to appoint one or more additional board members. The statement therefore indicates which factors may be considered when assessing whether such cooperation is indeed an act of acting in concert. ESMA will keep the public statement under review in order to ensure that it continues to reflect accurately the practices and application of the TBD in the Member States. 2013/1642 Public Statement - Information on shareholder cooperation and acting in concert under the Takeover Bids Directive. 2013/1643 Cover Note to the Public Statement
03/06/2013 2013/649 ESMA publishes review on impact of short selling regulation , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority has published its Technical Advice 2013/evaluating the impact of the Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps (Regulation) on European financial markets. Press release Final Report 2013/614—ESMA‘s technical advice on the evaluation of the Regulation (EU) 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps

02/04/2013 2013/74 DE Ausnahme für Market-Making-Tätigkeiten und Primärmarkttätigkeiten gemäß der Verordnung (EU) Nr. 236/2012 des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates über Leerverkäufe und bestimmte Aspekte von Credit Default Swaps , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 SV Undantag för marketmakerfunktioner och primärmarknadsoperationer enligt Europaparlamentets och rådets förordning (EU) nr 236/2012 om blankning och vissa aspekter av kreditswappar , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 ES Exención para las actividades de creación de mercado y las actividades de los operadores primarios autorizados en virtud del Reglamento (UE) n.° 236/2012 del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo sobre las ventas en corto y determinados aspectos de las permuta , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 SL O izjemi za dejavnosti vzdrževanja trga in za dejavnosti na primarnem trgu v skladu z Uredbo (EU) 236/2012 Evropskega parlamenta in Sveta o prodaji na kratko in določenih vidikih poslov kreditnih zamenjav , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 SK Výnimka pre činnosti tvorby trhu a operácie na primárnom trhu podľa nariadenia Európskeho parlamentu a Rady (EÚ) č. 236/2012 o predaji nakrátko a určitých aspektoch swapov na úverové zlyhanie , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 RO Derogări pentru activităţile de formator de piaţă şi operaţiunile de pe piaţa primară conform Regulamentului (UE) nr. 236/2012 al Parlamentului European şi al Consiliului privind vânzarea în lipsă şi anumite aspecte ale swapurilor pe riscul de credit , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 PT Isenção para as atividades de criação de mercado e as operações do mercado primário ao abrigo do Regulamento (UE) n.º 236/2012 do Parlamento Europeu e do Conselho relativo às vendas a descoberto e a certos aspetos dos swaps de risco de incumprimento , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 PL Wyłączenie w przypadku działalności animatora rynku oraz działalności na rynku pierwotnym na mocy rozporządzenia Parlamentu Europejskiego i Rady (UE) nr 236/2012 w sprawie krótkiej sprzedaży i wybranych aspektów dotyczących swapów ryzyka kredytowego , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 NL Vrijstelling voor activiteiten van marketmakers en handelingen op de primaire markt krachtens Verordening (EU) nr. 236/2012 van het Europees Parlement en de Raad betreffende short selling en bepaalde aspecten van kredietverzuimswaps , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 MT Eżenzjoni għal attivitajiet ta’ ġenerazzjoni tas-suq u operazzjonijiet fis-suq primarju skont ir-Regolament (UE) Nru 236/2012 tal-Parlament Ewropew u tal-Kunsill Council dwar bejgħ bin-nieqes u ċerti aspetti tas-swaps ta’ inadempjenza tal-kreditu , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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