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11/03/2013 2013/280 Vacancy notice- Chair of Committee drafting a proxy advising industry Code of Conduct , Reference PDF
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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.
25/11/2013 2013/1709 Review Panel Methodology Reference PDF
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11/02/2016 2016/203 2016 Supervisory Convergence Work Programme , Reference PDF
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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 2016/214 ToR OWG Prospectus Reference PDF
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04/04/2016 2016/229 ToR SCSC Reference PDF
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15/04/2016 2016/632 Principles- Stakeholder engagement in peer reviews Reference PDF
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05/01/2017 ESMA71-1154262120-155 Methodology for Mandatory Peer Reviews in relation to CCPs’ authorisation and supervision under EMIR , Reference PDF
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09/02/2017 ESMA42-397158525-448 2017 Supervisory Convergence Work Programme Reference PDF
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06/07/2017 ESMA31-62-650 reply form Response form_Consultation Paper on scrutiny and approval Reference DOCX
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06/07/2017 ESMA31-62-532 reply form Response form_Consultation Paper on format and content of the prospectus Reference DOCX
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06/07/2017 ESMA31-62-649 reply form Response form_Consultation Paper on EU Growth prospectus Reference DOCX
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15/12/2017 ESMA31-62-802 reply form Response form- Consultation Paper on draft RTS under the new Prospectus Regulation Reference DOCX
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18/05/2018 ESMA42-113-769 SCSC Terms of Reference Reference PDF
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20/07/2018 ESMA42-111-4661 ESMA Peer Review Methodology Reference PDF
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This document replaces the previous version of the Review Panel Methodology

06/02/2019 ESMA42-114-647 ESMA's Supervisory Convergence Work Programme 2019 , Reference PDF
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11/02/2019 ESMA35-43-1493 MiFID II supervisory briefing on the use of third-country branches by EU firms , , Reference PDF
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12/07/2019 ESMA31-62-1333 Response form consultation on Guidelines on disclosure requirements under the Prospectus Regulation Reference DOCX
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02/12/2019 esma31-62-1193 List of prospectus thresholds , , Reference PDF
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04/12/2019 ESMA31-59-1417 ESMA amendments to an RTS relating to the PR Reference PDF
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