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|11/03/2013||2013/280||Vacancy notice- Chair of Committee drafting a proxy advising industry Code of Conduct||Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance||Reference||PDF
|12/11/2013||2013/1643||Cover Note- Public statement containing information on shareholder cooperation and acting in concert under the Takeover Bids Directive (ESMA/2013/1642)||Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Governance||Reference||PDF
|In accordance with its mandate to take appropriate action in the context of takeover bids as per Article 1.3 of Regulation (EU) 1095/2010 (ESMA Regulation), ESMA is releasing a public statement on shareholder cooperation and acting in concert under the Takeover Bids Directive (Directive 2004/25/EC). This statement has been prepared following the review and report by the European Commission on the application of the Takeover Bids Directive and is based on information collected about the practices and application of that Directive. The statement has been prepared in order to help shareholders identify activities in relation to which they can cooperate (insofar as those activities are available to them under national company law), without that cooperation, in and of itself, leading to a conclusion that the shareholders are acting in concert and thus being at risk of having to make a mandatory bid under the Takeover Bids Directive. These activities are presented in the statement in the form of a “White List”. The statement has been prepared by the Takeover Bids Network, a permanent working group operating under the auspices of ESMA that promotes exchange of information on practices and application of the Takeover Bids Directive across the European Economic Area, thereby strengthening a common supervisory culture. The Takeover Bids Network is a specialist group composed of the national competent authorities appointed under the Takeover Bids Directive. The competent authorities represented on the ESMA Board of Supervisors are not in all cases appointed as competent authorities within the Takeover Bids Directive. The authorities not represented on the Board of Supervisors but competent within the area of takeovers are the Austrian Takeover Commission, the Irish Takeover Panel, the Oslo Stock Exchange of Norway, the Takeover Panel of Sweden and the Takeover Panel of the United Kingdom. These five authorities have contributed to the public statement and will have regard to it in the same manner as the other members of the Takeover Bids Network when assessing whether shareholders are acting in concert under their national takeover rules.|
|25/11/2013||2013/1709||Review Panel Methodology||Supervisory convergence||Reference||PDF
|29/09/2014||2014/1187||Draft Regulatory Technical Standards on major shareholdings and an indicative list of financial instruments subject to notification requirements under the revised Transparency Directive||Corporate Disclosure, Transparency||Technical Standards||PDF
|The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) under the revised Transparency Directive relating to the notification of major shareholdings.|
|25/09/2015||2015/1463 reply form ESEF||Form to reply ESEF||Corporate Disclosure, Transparency||Reference||DOCX
|25/09/2015||2015/1463 reply form ESEF CBA||Form to reply ESEF CBA||Corporate Disclosure, European Single Electronic Format, Transparency||Reference||DOCX
|25/09/2015||2015/1460||ESMA Final Report on DRAFT RTS on EEAP||Transparency||Technical Standards||PDF
|22/10/2015||2015/1596||Standard form for disclosure of Home Member State||Corporate Disclosure, Transparency||Reference||DOCX
|22/10/2015||2015/1597||Standard form for major holdings||Corporate Disclosure, Transparency||Reference||DOCX
|22/10/2015||2015/1598||Indicative List of Financial Instruments||Corporate Disclosure, Transparency||Reference||DOCX
|22/10/2015||2015/1599||ESMA briefing on amended TD documents||Corporate Disclosure, Transparency||Reference||PDF
|17/12/2015||2015/1885||ESMA Briefing Note on ESEF CP||European Single Electronic Format, Transparency||Reference||PDF
|11/02/2016||2016/203||2016 Supervisory Convergence Work Programme||Corporate Information, Supervisory convergence||Reference||PDF
The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) Supervisory Convergence Work Programme for 2016 (2016 SCWP) supplements ESMA’s Annual Work Programme for 2016 (ESMA/2015/1475) by further elaborating the nature and focus of the work ESMA will carry out in order to promote supervisory convergence and how that will contribute to implementing ESMA’s Strategic Orientation for 2016-2020 (ESMA/2015/935).
The 2016 SCWP provides an overview and explanation of the steps ESMA will take in 2016 to promote sound, efficient and consistent supervision in the EU. It sets out priority areas and how they have been identified and sets them in the context of the wider work programme and environment.
Implementation of the 2016 SCWP will be monitored in the course of 2016 and depending on developments during the year, priorities might be re-adjusted. It will also be used to inform ESMA’s Annual Report and its supervisory convergence work programme for future years which will be risk-based.
|11/02/2016||2016/213||ToR OWG Transparency||Transparency||Reference||PDF
|04/04/2016||2016/218||ToR Audit Working Group||Audit||Reference||PDF
|04/04/2016||2016/229||ToR SCSC||Supervisory convergence||Reference||PDF
|15/04/2016||2016/632||Principles- Stakeholder engagement in peer reviews||Supervisory convergence||Reference||PDF
|03/06/2016||2016/723 RF||Reply form for the Consultation Paper on ESMA technical advice on Benchmarks Regulation||Market Integrity, Benchmarks||Reference||DOCX
|29/09/2016||2016/1406 reply form||Reply form to the Consultation paper on Benchmarks||Benchmarks||Reference||DOCX
|30/09/2016||2016/1414||Methodological Framework- Model Written Arrangements for Benchmark Colleges||Benchmarks||Reference||PDF
Article 46 of the Regulation (EU) No 2016/1011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure the performance of investment funds (Regulation) provides that the competent authority of an administrator of a critical benchmark that is referred to in points (a) and (c) of Article 20(1) of the Regulation shall establish a college.
ESMA will be a member of every college and according to Article 46(7) of the Regulation may give advice concerning the written arrangements. To promote the convergent operation of benchmark colleges, ESMA has developed model written arrangements that may be used by administrators of critical benchmarks according to Article 46(6) of the Regulation.