Thu. Jul 18th, 2019

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ESMA publishes updated Q&A on the Market Abuse Directive

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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated Questions and Answers (Q&A) on the common operation of the Market Abuse Directive “MAD”.

The purpose of this document is to promote convergent implementation and application of the market abuse regime by providing responses to specific issues raised by the general public, market participants or competent authorities. The content of this document is aimed at competent authorities to ensure that in their supervisory activities their actions are converging along the lines of the responses adopted by ESMA and at helping issuers, investors and other market participants by providing clarity on existing market abuse requirements, rather than creating an extra layer of requirements.

In its update ESMA has added a section regarding Market Abuse and Investment recommendations. The ESMA statement and the full Q&A can be found here.

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