The Market Abuse Regulation

Are you ready?

TIM DOLAN, CHARLOTTE COLLINS AND EDMUND TYLER, KING & WOOD MALLESONS

On 3 July 2016, the Market Abuse Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 596/2014) (MAR) will take effect in the UK and across Europe, repealing and replacing the existing Market Abuse Directive (Directive 2003/6/EC) (MAD). MAR will broaden, and to an extent strengthen, the current EU market abuse regime; it aims to bring the regime up to date and was developed in parallel with the revised Markets in Financial Instruments legislative package, MiFID II, to ensure consistency in the scope of EU markets legislation.

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