Legal Entity Identifiers: January 2018 Update


Legal Entity Identifiers – January 2018 Update (including the recent 6 month grace period granted by ESMA from the MiFIR LEI requirements).

A Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is a global reference code which uniquely identifies a legal entity. It comprises a 20 digit alphanumeric code unique to the legal entity, and has been required for Transparency Directive purposes and for reporting under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation for some time. It is also relevant to certain other European directives and regulations, and has most recently been the subject of a 6-month grace period granted by ESMA to entities that are subject to transaction reporting obligations under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation.

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