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MiFID II applies from 3 January 2018. Firms need to engage now and make the necessary changes to their systems and controls and documentation to ensure they are ready to meet the requirements of MiFID II by that date. 

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) expect to finalise the necessary rules and guidance in the first quarter of 2017.

The Pinsent Masons Financial Regulation team can help you understand how MiFID II will apply to your business.  


Our timeline provides you with information at a glance on the main events since 2014 in MiFID II and MiFIR.  This overview includes the key steps ESMA, FCA, PRA, HM Treasury and the Commission have taken - and are yet to take - to bring  MiFID II and MiFIR into effect in 2018.

MiFID II updates and webinars

Sign up to stay informed about our latest MiFID II updates, including our 2017 webinar series designed to help answer your questions on MiFID II. You can also read some of our recent MiFID II overviews below. 

Clarity with a commercial focus

Our team comprises lawyers who have worked at HM Treasury and the FCA and have extensive experience:

  • advising on the interpretation of MiFID II and the relevant technical standards;
  • conducting gap analyses to identify where and how to update a firm's systems and controls;
  • preparation and implementation of procedures, compliance infrastructure, training and documentation to comply with the new MiFID II requirements; and 
  • assisting clients with their implementation projects.

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