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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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25/11/2011 2011/397 Public statement on sovereign debt in IFRS financial statements , , , Statement 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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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.
09/02/2016 2016/235 Comment letter on Taxonomy due process , , Letter PDF
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21/12/2016 2016/1668 2016-1668 ESMA feedback statement on ESEF , , Report PDF
6.98 MB
05/01/2017 2016/1621 2016-1621 ESMA letter to EC on postponement of ESEF RTS , , Letter PDF
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05/04/2017 ESMA31-54-435 Report on shareholder identification and communication systems , Report PDF
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05/09/2018 ESMA70-151-1651 Annex 1 Letter from European Commission on SFTR draft RTS Letter PDF
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05/09/2018 ESMA70-151-1719 Letter to VP Dombrovskis on opinion on SFTR Letter PDF
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27/02/2020 ESMA/2014/677-REV 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 an update to its 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 update concerns a change to the Croatian creep-in threshold and secondary threshold in Appendix B. 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.

09/03/2020 ESMA80-199-332 ESMA Supervision- Annual Report 2019 and Work Programme 2020 , , , , Annual Report PDF
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26/03/2020 ESMA80-191-995 COVID-19 Public Statement , Statement PDF
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06/05/2020 ESMA71-99-1321 ESMA registers SFTR TRs , , Statement PDF
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09/11/2020 ESMA74-362-881 Statement Brexit EMIR and SFTR data , , Statement PDF
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18/12/2020 ESMA80-192-10053 Public Statement_Registration_DTCC Data Repository (Ireland) PLC under EMIR and SFTR , Statement PDF
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13/04/2021 ESMA74-362-1934 Updated LEI statement SFTR , , Statement PDF
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