EBA Consults on RTS on Contractual Recognition of Write-Down and Conversion Powers under BRRD

On November 5, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) on the contractual recognition of bail-in under the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD).

Under the BRRD, firms and other entities to whom the BRRD applies are required to include in relevant agreements a contractual term by which the creditor or party to the agreement creating a relevant liability recognizes that the liability may be subject to the write-down and conversion powers specified in the BRRD.  In the proposed draft RTS, the EBA seeks to determine the cases in which the requirement to include the contractual term does not apply.

The deadline for responses is February 5, 2015. The EBA is required to submit the draft RTS to the European Commission by July 3, 2015.  Consultation Paper.