Legal Alert


The text of the legislative proposal for EMIR, originally proposed of the European Commission on 15 September 2010 (COM(2010) 484 final), being analysed in the post ‘The implications of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) for commodity firms trading on the emissions market, has been substantially changed by the European Parliament on 5 July 2011 (ordinary legislative procedure: first reading).

 

The modifications made are far-reaching and in a particular way influence on the position of the commodity firms trading on the emissions market. Beneath a cursory review of the main amendments to the draft EMIR by the European Parliament on 5 July 2011 with focus on those particularly relevant for non-financial counterparties.