Board of Appeal

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Left to right – Front row: Katalin Mero, Niamh Moloney, William Blair, Juan Fernandez-Armesto, Beata Maria Mrozowska
Left to right – Back row: Giuseppe Godano, Pat McArdle, Anna Konstantinou, Michele Siri, Lars Afrell, Marco Lamandini
Not pictured: Bob Wessels

The Board of Appeal is a joint body of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA) together called the "ESAs". It has been introduced to effectively protect the rights of parties affected by decisions adopted by the Authorities.

Although its secretariat is supported by the Authorities, the Board of Appeal is fully independent.

Articles 58 and 59 of the EBA, EIOPA and ESMA Regulations (the ESAs' Regulations) provide for the establishment of an independent and impartial Board of Appeal of the three ESAs.

The Board is responsible for deciding on appeals against certain decisions of the Authorities according to Article 60 of the ESAs' Regulations.

The decisions of the Board of Appeal can themselves be appealed to the Court of Justice of the European Union, as set out under Article 61 of the ESAs' Regulations and specific sectorial legislation.

Under Article 58(8) of the ESAs' Regulations, the Authorities provide operational and secretarial support to the Board of Appeal through the Joint Committee, a body which is also established by the ESAs' Regulations.