Transition to the revised MiFIR rulebook

ESMA is issuing this communication in light of the entry into force on 28 March 2024 of the changes introduced by the MiFIR review[1].

ESMA received numerous questions from stakeholders on the provisions applicable on the date of entry into force of the revised MiFIR. ESMA acknowledges that public guidance is necessary, notably, on the application of Article 54(3) MiFIR which foresees the continued application of the delegated acts in place beyond 28 March 2024 until these delegated acts have been revised[2].

ESMA, in close coordination with the European Commission (EC), is performing a thorough assessment of the provisions that may merit further guidance. ESMA is aware that the EC is working on an interpretive notice on the application of the transitional provision.

Building on such interpretive notice, ESMA will undertake to provide as much clarity as possible on the transition to the revised MiFIR, including the impact on the ESMA IT-systems and registers. ESMA also aims at providing such guidance of the revised MiFIR as soon as possible. However, ESMA expects that further and more detailed guidance going beyond the topics covered in the initial communication is likely to be necessary.

ESMA will proceed with developing draft technical standards in a swift and transparent manner, thereby contributing to the alignment of the Commission delegated regulations with the revised MiFIR as soon as possible.

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