Practice & Expertise


The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (“EMIR”) lays down clearing and bilateral risk management requirements for over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivative contracts, reporting requirements for derivative contracts, and uniform requirements for the performance of activities of central counterparties (“CCPs”) and trade repositories (“TRs”).


lecocqassociate regularly advises clients on:


  • identifying and determining whether the entity in question is to be considered a financial counterparty or a non-financial counterparty for the purpose of reporting requirements;
  • assisting with reporting obligations and with obtaining a Legal Entity Identifier (“LEI”) which is required in order to submit the necessary reports to the Malta Financial Services Authority;
  • ensuring compliance with the obligations imposed by EMIR, including any clearing obligations; and
  • reviewing and advising on the necessary and appropriate procedures and arrangements that are to be put in place to measure, monitor and mitigate operational risk and counterparty credit risk.

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