The Directive 2014/65/EU of 15 May 2014 (MiFID II) and Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of 15 May 2014 (MiFIR) aim to close the gaps in financial market regulation revealed by the 2008 financial crisis. More specifically, these instruments aim to adapt the legislation to changes in financial markets since Directive 2004/39/EC on markets in financial instruments (MiFID), both financially and technologically, and to make financial markets more resilient and transparent, while strengthening investor protection and providing authorities with more effective supervisory powers. The date of application of the new regulatory framework is set for 3 January 2018.


26 June 2019 : Press release 19/26 - Adoption of CSSF Regulation N° 19-06 on contracts for differences

26 June 2019 : Press release 19/25 - Adoption of CSSF Regulation N° 19-05 on binary options

12 April 2019: Press release 19/17 - Publication of Circular CSSF 19/716 on the "third country" national regime under MiFID II/MIFIR

18 January 2019: Communiqué - ESMA invites the companies concerned to give their views in the framework of the consultation paper on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II (only in French)

17/47 - 29 December 2017: MiFID II/MiFIR - Context

16/43 - 13 December 2016: Communication regarding Article 26 (Obligation to report transactions) of MiFIR