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ESMA to Recognise Three UK CCPs Post Brexit

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In the latest Brexit news, ESMA has confirmed that the three central counterparties (CCPs) in the UK – ICE Clear Europe, LCH and LME Clear – will be recognised as third country CCPs eligible to provide services in the EU after December 31, 2020. The EC has adopted an equivalence decision that will make the UK CCPs equivalent for 18 months. The equivalence decision is the first of several conditions to be met for recognising a third country CCP under EMIR, including the establishment of cooperation arrangements with home supervisors.

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