Part IV Supervision and Enforcement, 20 The Private Law Effect of MiFID I and MiFID II: The Genil Case and Beyond
Edited By: Danny Busch, Guido Ferrarini
- Enforcement — Investment business — Regulated activities — Supervision — Contractual set-off
This chapter examines how far civil courts are bound by MiFID I/MiFID II under European law, within the following topics: whether civil courts and contracting parties may be less strict or stricter than MiFID I/MiFID II, whether MiFID I/MiFID II has any influence on the principle of ‘relativity’ or ‘proximity’, proof of causation, or a contractual limitation or exclusion of liability in the Member States; and whether the civil courts are obliged to determine if MiFID I/MiFID II rules have been infringed in disputes between investment firms and private investors. The chapter concludes that MiFID II and MiFID I are unclear, and, as the EU Court of Justice has not yet explicitly answered the main questions, it will be necessary to await the further judgments.