The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2004/39/EC) has been applicable across the European Union since November 2007. It is a cornerstone of the EU’s regulation of financial markets seeking to improve the competitiveness of EU financial markets by creating a single market for investment services and activities and to ensure a high degree of harmonised protection for investors in financial instruments.
In 2011 the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal for the revision of MiFID which took the form of a revised Directive and a new Regulation, commonly referred to as MiFID II and MiFIR; these were adopted by the European Parliament on 15 April 2014, and by the Council of the European Union on 13 May 2014
Who should attend:
Investment Services Professionals, Legal Professionals, Accountants, Fiduciary Service providers, and individuals that aim to obtain their CPD training, as required by CySEC and the ICPAC.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
According to CySEC’s requirements, persons registered in the Public Register of Certified Persons must renew their registration on a yearly basis by submitting to CySEC within two months from the end of each calendar year a statement of continued professional training on topics that fall within the existing legislation on the capital market.
Furthermore, the ICPAC has put in place Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements based on ACCA’s CPD programme. ICPAC requires all members to undertake relevant CPD throughout their career, to ensure that they maintain and develop the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to succeed in their profession.
DATES: 8 December
DURATION: 5 Hours
CPD UNITS: 5
LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia
TIME: 15:30 – 20:30
FEES: €180 + VAT
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Instructor: Christina Livada
Dr Christina Livada is a Lecturer of commercial law at the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her main fields of specialization are company law, public and private banking and capital markets law, as well as consumer protection law. She is the author of several books and articles in the abovementioned fields. Christina Livada is working for the last fifteen years at the Hellenic Bank Association as a Special Legal Advisor (currently on a part-time basis), responsible for the regulatory issues pertaining to banking, capital markets and consumer protection law. She is a member of the corporate governance Working Group of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council for the review of the Greek Corporate Governance Code. She is also member of the Hellenic Association of Banking and Capital Markets Law and responsible for the content of the scientific Review Financial Law.
She obtained her PhD from the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2004. In 1996, she obtained her D.E.A. in International Law (International Private Law and Commercial Law) from the Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II). In 2000 she was awarded a research scholarship from the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne. In 1995 she completed her undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.