BRRD and CRR Legislation come into Force

Following publication in the Official Journal of the EU on December 27, 2017, Directive (EU) 2017/2399 and Regulation (EU) 2017/2395, amending the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (“BRRD“) and the Capital Requirements Regulation (“CRR“) respectively, came into force on 28 December 2017.

The directive amending the BRRD relates to the ranking of debt following an insolvency whereas the CRR amendment is focused on the necessary transitional arrangements for mitigating the introduction of IFRS 9. The BRRD Directive must be brought into force by the EU Member States by December 29, 2018, whereas the CRR amendment became applicable to EU Member States on January 1, 2018.