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15/03/2011 2011/94 ESMA response to the European Commission consultation on CSDs and securities settlement Letter PDF
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16/02/2012 2012/95 Draft Technical Standards for the Regulation on OTC Derivatives, CCPs and Trade Repositories Consultation Paper PDF
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The Regulation of the European Parliament and Council on OTC Derivatives, CCPs and trade repositories (EMIR) introduces provisions to improve transparency and reduce the risks associated with the OTC derivatives market and establishes common rules for central counterparties (CCPs) and for trade repositories (TRs).  It has been identified that common rules are required in the case of CCPs in view of the shift of risk management from a bilateral to a central process for OTC derivatives and in the case of trade repositories because of the increase in information that needs to be reported to them. The Regulation delegates or confers powers to the Commission to adopt regulatory technical standards (RTS) and implementing technical standards (ITS) on a number of areas. This discussion paper covers the draft RTS and ITS which ESMA is required to develop. Following this discussion paper and on the basis of the relevant input received, ESMA will prepare draft technical standards to be included in the consultation paper which will most likely be published around summer 2012.
20/04/2012 2012/236 ESMA's Technical Advice on possible delegated acts of the short-selling and certain aspects of CDS , Technical Advice PDF
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04/05/2012 OJ/20/04/2012-PROC/2012/001 Cleaning services and supply of cleaning products- deadline 6 June 2012 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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For further information, please also see the following documents: Draft contract Contract notice Invitation to tender Frequently Asked Questions Minutes of visit on 22 May 2012 Office plan - 3rd floor Office plan - 4th floor Office plan - 5th floor Office plan - 6th floor
07/05/2012 2012/278 Call for evidence on Transaction reporting Consultation Paper PDF
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This call for evidence seeks to collect interested parties’ views on what elements ESMA should consider in its work on guidelines on harmonised transaction reporting, as well as opinions on what areas of the OTC derivatives guidelines need to be updated. On the basis of responses received to this call for evidence, ESMA will define its further work on guidelines on harmonised transaction reporting and launch a full public consultation.
10/05/2012 OJ/27/04/2012 -PROC/2012/002 Temporary workers at ESMA CLOSED Procedure PDF
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The deadline for this tender is 12 June 2012. For further information, please also see the following documents: Invitation for tender Contract notice Draft contract Frequently asked questions Corrigendum
15/05/2012 OJ/27/04/2012 - PROC/2012/002 Invitation to tender for temporary workers at ESMA CLOSED Procedure PDF
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11/06/2012 OJ/30/05/2012-PROC/2012/003 Drafting call for tenders for the logistics department of ESMA- deadline 16 July 2012 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Model framework contract Contract notice Invitation letter Frequently Asked Questions
25/06/2012 2012/379 Draft Technical Standards for the Regulation on OTC Derivatives, CCPs and Trade Repositories Consultation Paper PDF
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This consultation paper includes the Regulatory and Implementing Technical Standards ESMA is required to draft under the Regulation of the European Parliament and Council on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR). It covers implementing measures for the application of the clearing obligation for risk mitigation techniques, exemptions for non-financial counterparties and intra-group transactions, requirements for CCPs and reporting and disclosure obligations for trade repositories. 

06/07/2012 OJ/26/06/2012-PROC/2012/004 ESMA registers- deadline 27 August 2012 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Opening session 3 September 2012 at 10 am Paris time Model framework contract Contract notice Invitation to tender Non disclosure agreement (to be signed to obtain Annex X and XI) Annex XII - ESMA website graphics standards Annex XIII - Data model entities Annex VII - Tender specifications - Financial proposal form  Questions and Answers 1-4 Questions and Answers 5-7 Questions and Answers 8 Questions and Answers 9-30 Questions and Answers 31-36 Questions and Answers 37-62 Questions and Answers 63-76 Questions and Answers 77-83 Questions and Answers 84-87 Questions and Answers 88-90 Information about opening session
03/08/2012 OJ/26/06/2012 - tendes specs Tender specifications- Annex VII- Financial porposal Reference PDF
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07/08/2012 Q&A 37 Q&As for tender for ESMA registers CLOSED Procedure PDF
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16/08/2012 QA 84 - 87 OJ/26/06/2012-PROC/2012/004 Q&A 84-87 regarding tender ESMA registers Reference PDF
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30/08/2012 2012/537 STATEMENT- Short Selling Regulation Update: Market Maker & Primary Dealer Exemption Notification Procedure , , Statement PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is publishing this notice to alert financial market participants to its upcoming consultation on the market making and authorised primary dealer exemption under the EU’s Short Selling Regulation (SSR) and the procedure to be followed by firms and regulators in dealing with notifications of intention to use the exemption.
31/08/2012 OJ/20/08/2012-PROC/2012/005 Supply and maintenance of a solution for a secure exchange of electronic documents between financial institutions- deadline 12 October 2012 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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New deadline for submission: 12/10/2012. Please see the updated timetable below. Model contract Contract notice Invitation to tender Non-disclosure agreement Q&A 1-4 Q&A 5-54 Updated timetable Tender specifications - updated Annex VII Annex C - ESMA website graphic standards
13/09/2012 2012/577 ESMA publishes a Q&A on Short-Selling Regulation , Statement PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Q&A on the Implementation of the Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps.The purpose of the Q&A is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices amongst the EU’s national securities markets regulators on the requirements of the Short Selling Regulation once it comes into force on 1 November 2012.  It will also provide clarity on the requirements of the new regime to market participants and investors.Issues addressed by the Q&AThe document provides responses to questions posed by market participants, national securities markets regulators, and the general public in relation to the practical application of the forthcoming Short Selling regime.  It addresses issues related to:•    territorial scope;•    transparency requirements; •    calculation of net short positions;•    uncovered short sales; •    and enforcement regime.Further InformationThe document is likely to be revised and updated before 1 November as new questions are received by ESMA.Technical queries on the application of the new regime should be addressed in writing to shortselling@esma.europa.eu, while further information can be found at http://www.esma.europa.eu/page/Short-selling. Notes for editors1.    Questions & Answers – Implementation of the regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps.2.    Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps.3.    ESMA is an independent EU Authority that was established on 1 January 2011 and works closely with the other European Supervisory Authorities responsible for banking (EBA), and insurance and occupational pensions (EIOPA), and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).4.    ESMA’s mission is to enhance the protection of investors and promote stable and well-functioning financial markets in the European Union (EU).  As an independent institution, ESMA achieves this aim by building a single rule book for EU financial markets and ensuring its consistent application across the EU.  ESMA contributes to the regulation of financial services firms with a pan-European reach, either through direct supervision or through the active co-ordination of national supervisory activity.Further information:David CliffeSenior Communications OfficerTel:   +33 (0)1 58 36 43 24Mob: +33 6 42 48 29 06Email: david.cliffe@esma.europa.eu
27/09/2012 2012/600 Draft technical standards under the Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on OTC Derivatives, CCPs and Trade Repositories Technical Standards PDF
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27/09/2012 2012/600 Annex VIII Impact assessment- Annex VIII of the Final report on draft Regulatory and Implementing Technical Standards on Regulation (EU) 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories Final Report PDF
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03/10/2012 OJ/21/09/2012-PROC/2012/005 Marché de travaux d’aménagement des bureaux de l’ESMA CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Invitation letter Annex 1 Model contract Annex X Plan general de coordination et protection de la santé Annex XI Plans état actuel Grenelle Annex XII Plans tranche conditionnelle Annex XIII Plans état projet Grenelle Annex XIV Specifications techniques européennes Contract notice Fiche descriptive de l'immeuble Grenelle pour utilisateurs Plan du plateau R+3 sous format AUTOCAD Plan du plateau R+1 sous format AUTOCAD Minutes of the visit on 17/10/2012 Information regarding a second visit Questions and Answers
20/12/2012 2012/852 Guidelines for establishing consistent, efficient and effective assessments of interoperability arrangements Consultation Paper PDF
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