Energy trading and the exchange of information between supervisors: Effectiveness of fragmented supervision and information sharing

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Abstract

Energy companies trading in derivatives which have a value based on an energy product (‘energy trading’) are subjected to a fragmented regulatory framework. They are supervised by a multitude of authorities on a national and European level. These authorities cooperate horizontally (between EU agencies or between national regulatory authorities – NRAs) or vertically (between EU agencies and NRAs) and in a formal and informal way. They share information on energy trading to detect market abuse. This article aims to provide insight on the effectiveness of supervisory activities within the energy trading landscape. In doing so, the obligation for energy companies to report fundamental data on the derivatives they trade in is used for illustrative purposes and explained in light of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II and MiFIR) and the regulation on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (REMIT). The article finishes with a conclusion which advocates the necessity of information sharing and professional secrecy in the current regulatory landscape and intends to contribute to a discussion on the effectiveness of information sharing within an international context.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Energy and Natural Resources Law
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Energy trading
  • Market abuse
  • information exchange
  • professional secrecy
  • effective supervision
  • reporting obligations

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