Council of Europe Enacts Delay to MIFID II

On June 17, the Council of the EU issued a press release regarding its adoption of a regulation and a directive enacting a one-year delay to the new securities market rules.

Under the new regulation the deadline for member states to transpose MIFID II into national legislation is July 3, 2017 and the date of application of both MIFID II and MIFIR is January 3, 2018.