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22/11/2011 2011/219 ESMA comment letter on the EU Commission Green Paper- The EU Corporate Governance Framework , Letter PDF
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27/03/2012 2012/224 ESMA seeks views on proxy advisors , , Press Release PDF
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ESMA published last Thursday a discussion paper (ESMA/2012/212) on proxy advisors active in the European Union, seeking views of stakeholders. The paper aims at giving an overview of the state and structure of the market, advisor’s methodologies, and on possible policy options. Generally, proxy advisors assist (institutional) investors and asset managers in their voting policy and strategy.  Currently, there are no rules in place on a pan-European basis regarding proxy advisors. ESMA will use the feedback received on this paper to publish a feedback statement in Q4 of 2012, which will also include ESMA’s view on whether there is a need for policy action in the area.
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
19/02/2013 2013/240 ESMA recommends EU Code of Conduct for proxy advisor industry , , Press Release PDF
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20/01/2014 2014/45 Production of ESMA’s 2013 Annual Report CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Description of required services / products ESMA is seeking a creative agency to produce its annual report for 2013 of approx. 100 pages. Description of Contract – Contract value and duration The production of EMSA’s annual report includes its layout, graphic design, printing and posting. The contract period is from February to June 2014. Companies are asked to state a total fixed price in Euro. Prices quoted must be exclusive of all taxes (ex-cluding VAT), shall be firm and not subject to revision. The total fixed price must include professional fees, travel and any subsistence costs. The indicative total budget for this assignment is: € 20,000 – 30,000. Selection criteria - Conditions for participation ESMA seeks an experienced graphic design company to layout and produce its ESMA’s annual 2013 re-port. The company should: be a communications/graphic design agency with a good knowledge in conceiving, designing and managing the production of (printed) reports; have proven experience in producing annual reports (ideally incl. for the public sector); be able to provide a project team that can communicate and review text in English; be physically available for at least two face-to-face meetings in Paris during the planning phase and if necessary further meetings during the production of the annual report; be able to react quickly and provide on-going support (via phone and/ or e-mail) throughout the project. How to obtain the full Invitation to Tender Should you be interested in participating in this tender, please request the full tender documentation by sending an e-mail with the tender reference to: Sabrina.Bellaouel@esma.europa.eu Date: 20 January 2014 ESMA/2014/45
18/12/2015 2015/1871 Proxy advisors take steps towards increased transparency , , Press Release PDF
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05/01/2017 2016/1621 2016-1621 ESMA letter to EC on postponement of ESEF RTS , , Letter PDF
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21/12/2016 2016/1682 2016-1682 Press Release on Feedback Statement on ESEF , , , Press Release PDF
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09/02/2016 2016/235 Comment letter on Taxonomy due process , , Letter PDF
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18/12/2017 ESMA 71-99-670 New rules make EU issuers’ annual financial reports machine-readable Press Release PDF
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12/12/2017 ESMA62-167-139 Avis d’appel à candidatures: Location de surfaces de bureaux ou autres locaux à usages de bureaux – Date limite 02/01/2018 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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15/02/2019 ESMA71-99-1115 ESMA IOSCO Statement on EDPB Opinion , Press Release PDF
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15/02/2013 OJ/05/02/2013 -PROC/2013/001 Tender for Catering Services- deadline 25 March 2013 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Invitation to tender Contract notice Annex I Lot 1 Annex I Lot 2-3 Annex I Lot 4 Annex VII Lot 1 Annex VII Lot 2 Annex VII Lot 3 Annex VII Lot 4 Q&A List 1
17/12/2013 OJ/05/12/2013-PROC/2013/009 Consultancy Services (Deadline for submission: [UPDATED] new deadline 20/02/2014) CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Consultancy – Invitation Letter (new deadline 20/02/2014) Tender Specifications (updated with track changes and new deadline) Consultancy Annex I Consultancy Annex VII Consultancy Annex X (updated with track changes) Consultancy Annex XII Consultancy Annex XIII (updated with track changes) Consultancy Questions and Answers 1 (Deadline updated) Consultancy Questions and Answers 2 (Deadline updated) Consultancy Questions and Answers 3 Consultancy Questions and Answers 4 Corrigendum to Contract Notice (Deadline Extension)
19/08/2013 OJ/06/08/2013 Travel Agency Services (New deadline for submission: 30/09/2013) CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Tender specifications Invitation letter Annex I Model contract Contract notice 2013/S 158-275078 Annex VII Financial proposal Annex X Questionnaire of professional capacities Annex XI Technical proposal Annex XII Mission Guide (ESMA) Annex XIII Mission Guide (EIOPA) Annex XIV Hotels ceilings Annex XVI Quality feedback form Q&A List 1 Q&A List 2 eNotices Corrigendum-2013-122902–F14-EN
18/11/2013 OJ/06/11/2013-PROC/2013/007 Training services for ESMA (Deadline for submission: [UPDATED] new deadline 27/01/2014) CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Tender: Training services for ESMA New Deadline for submission: 27/01/2014 Invitation to tender (be updated deadline is 27/01/2014) Framework Service Contract with ESMA Contract notice Corrigendum – Change of Deadline Questions and Answers 1 Questions and Answers 2
08/01/2013 OJ/11/12/2012-PROC/2012/007 ICT SYSTEMS SOFTWARE AND FUNCTIONAL MAINTENANCE SERVICES- Updates: new deadline 25/03/2013. More updates in the Tender specifications CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Please check new details in Annex VII of the tender specifications Invitation letter Model contract Contract notice Non-disclosure agreement Annex VIIa Annex VIIa - example Annex X Annex XI Annex XII Annex XIII Q&A 1 Q&A 2 Q&A 3 Q&A 4 Q&A 5 Q&A 6 Q&A 7
26/07/2013 OJ/16/07/2013 – PROC/2013/005 Data gathering and impact assessment on implementing measures for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (Deadline for submission: 20/09/2013) CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Deadline for submission 2 September 20 September 2013 at 16:00 local time (Paris 12.00h, GMT + 1) (Updated) Corrigendum 2013/S 152-263733   Invitation letter Annex I Model Contract Contract notice Q&A List 1
30/04/2013 OJ/17/04/2013-PROC/2013/004 Training and e-learning services for ESMA — Deadline 3 June 2013 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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  Description of the contract The Authority intends to conclude framework contracts for the provision of: E-learning course catalogue (Lot 1)   And multiply framework contracts with reopening competition for: Development of an E-learning course (Lot 2) Blended learning courses in the domain of the financial markets and economics (Lot 3) Training courses in the domain of the financial markets and economics (Lot 4) Soft-skills development training related supervision and regulation (Lot 5)     Contract notice Annex I Model contract for Lot 1 Annex I Model contract for Lot 2,3,4 Q&A List 1 Q&A List 2 Q&A List 3 Q&A List 4
02/04/2013 OJ/20/03/2013-PROC/2013/002 Tender for Telecommunications services- Deadline 7 May 2013 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Invitation letter Contract notice (Directive 2004/18/EC) Annex 1 Draft framework service contract Annex IX Lot 1 Consumption & market volume Annex VII Lot 1 Financial proposal form Annex VII Lot 2 Financial proposal form Annex VII Lot 3 Financial proposal form Annex X Lot 1 Award criteria Technical Questionnaire Annex XI Lot 1 Selection criteria Declaration of Technical Capacity Annex XII Lot 2 Consumption and market volume Annex XIII Lot 2 Award criteria Technical Questionnaire Annex XIV Lot 2 Selection criteria Declaration of Technical Capacity Annex XVI Lot 3 Network diagram Annex XVII Lot 3 Award criteria Technical Questionnaire Annex XVIII Lot 3 Selection criteria Declaration of Technical Capacity

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