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25/11/2011 2011/397 Public statement on sovereign debt in IFRS financial statements , , , Statement PDF
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01/12/2011 2011/SMSG/15 Summary of conclusions- SMSG meeting on 11 October 2011 Reference PDF
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19/10/2011 2011/SMSG/3 Summary of conclusions- meeting of the SMSG on 21 July 2011 Reference PDF
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24/01/2012 2012/SMSG/1 SMSG work programme for 2012 Reference PDF
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This document sets out the work programme for 2012 which has been adopted by the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group. It also sets out a preliminary work programme for 2013 which falls within the current Group’s mandate.
04/05/2012 2012/SMSG/20 SMSG meeting on 15-16 February 2012 Reference PDF
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20/08/2012 2012/SMSG/31 Summary of conclusions 26/04/12 Reference PDF
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13/11/2012 2012/SMSG/44 Summary of conclusions SMSG meeting 28/06/12 Reference PDF
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20/12/2012 2012/SMSG/53 SMSG Annual Activity Report 2011-2012 Reference PDF
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20/12/2012 2012/SMSG/54 SMSG 2013 Work Programme Reference PDF
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12/12/2012 2012/SMSG/62 Summary of conclusions of the SMSG meeting on 12-13 September 2013 Reference PDF
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14/03/2013 2012/SMSG/72 Summary of conclusions of the SMSG meeting on 23 November 2013 Reference PDF
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12/11/2013 2013/1642 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 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.
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) , Reference PDF
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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.
11/03/2013 2013/280 Vacancy notice- Chair of Committee drafting a proxy advising industry Code of Conduct , Reference PDF
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10/06/2013 2013/702 Call for expressions of interest regarding ESMA’s Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group Reference PDF
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10/06/2013 2013/703 ESMA Stakeholder Group Renewal Procedure 2013 Reference PDF
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19/02/2013 2013/84 Feedback statement on the consultation regarding the role of the proxy advisory industry , Statement PDF
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11/06/2013 2013/SMSG/01 Agenda 30-31 January 2013 Reference PDF
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11/02/2014 2013/SMSG/012 Summary of conclusions of the SMSG meeting on 19 June 2013 Reference PDF
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30/08/2013 2013/SMSG/013 SMSG contribution to the ESFS Consultation Reference PDF
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