ESMA Publishes Consultation Paper on the Market Abuse Regulation
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a consultation paper on 3 October 2019, at the request of the European Commission, on the EU’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).

The consultation paper considers and requests market participants’ views on topics including:

  • the possibility of extending the scope of MAR to include spot FX contracts
  • the scope of the benchmark provisions of MAR
  • the definition of inside information
  • the delayed disclosure of inside information
  • market soundings

This memorandum provides an overview of the consultation paper and describes key proposals on which ESMA has requested comment. The consultation closes to responses on 29 November 2019.

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