Some of the legislation which is relevant to the regulation of EMIR is listed below, specifically those which may impact counterparties to derivative contracts.  

Where the links provided are to http://eur-lex.europa.eu/, users should note the disclaimer on the EUR-Lex website. The following list is not exhaustive and is intended to serve as a general guide only. 

Level 1 

REGULATION (EU) No 648/2012 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE  COUNCIL of 4 July 2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories  (EMIR

Level 2 

Regulatory Technical Standards on indirect clearing arrangements, the clearing obligation, the public register, access to a trading venue, non-financial counterparties, and risk mitigation techniques for OTC derivatives contracts not cleared by a CCP. Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 149/2013 of 19 December 2012

Financial Counterparties (FCs) and Non-Financial Counterparties (NFCs) reporting requirements to Trade Repositories (TRs) 

FCs and NFC+s central requirements and bilateral exchange of margin requirements

Level 3 

Read the relevant papers in full on ESMA.europa.eu.

  • ESMA Questions and Answers regarding the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR), updated 2 February 2017.
  • European Commission, EMIR: Frequently Asked Questions, updated 10 July 2014. 
  • Central Bank Guidance note re unconfirmed trades.

Irish Transposing Legislation

Read the legislation in full on irishstatutebook.ie.