The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) delays seen earlier this year in the delivery of the final technical standards for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and continued uncertainty on some of the implementation details, has left many asking whether there will be enough time to complete internal projects before implementation (currently January 2017). So far, no delay to this deadline has been announced and firms are, as a consequent, dedicating more and more resources into running what is in many cases a massively complex project.