In this practice note, Hugh Merritt, Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells, provides an overview of the purpose and key provisions of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2004/39/EC). It covers: MiFID's structure. How MiFID was implemented in the UK. Whom MiFID affects. Key aspects of MiFID for investment firms. The regime for markets. Cross-border activities (that is, the EU passport).
This practice note outlines the European Commission's legislative proposals to amend the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2004/39/EC), which were published on 20 October 2011 (MiFID II). For a summary of, and links to, PLC Financial Services MiFID materials, see Practice note, A guide to PLC Financial Services MiFID materials.
The European Commission has published legislative proposals to amend the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2004/39/EC). The proposals (referred to as MiFID II) consist of a Directive and a Regulation. They are intended to make financial markets more efficient, resilient and transparent, strengthen investor protection, increase the supervisory powers of regulators and provide clear operating rules for all trading activities. (Free access)