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The Market Abuse Regulation: the First Five Years

This month marks five years since the Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014/EU) (EU MAR), which has recently been retained into UK law following the expiry of the Brexit transition period (UK MAR), came into force.

In this publication we look back at some of the key issues and areas of regulatory scrutiny that have emerged since the introduction of EU MAR from the perspectives of both financial services firms and listed issuers from all sectors. We also look forward to the implications of the areas of divergence between EU MAR and the UK’s retained version of it, as well as potential market abuse issues and themes that may arise in the near future.

The full article first appeared in the July 2021 issue of PLC Magazine.