New Market Abuse powers for the FCA The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2016 On 29 June 2016, the Government adopted the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2016 (the "regulations"). This left … Continue reading
This will be our last quarterly Market Abuse update before 3 July 2016, the date when both the new Market Abuse Regulation and the Criminal Sanctions (Market Abuse) Directive come into application across Europe. Some significant pieces of the regulatory … Continue reading
After almost four years of debate, the European Commission, Parliament and Council finally reached political agreement on the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR") in December 2015.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its Foreign Bribery Report (Report) this week. The Report is the OECD’s first ever analysis of foreign bribery on a global scale. It analyses 427 legal cases involving companies (164 cases) and … Continue reading
The new EU market abuse and inside information regime – ESMA consults on draft implementing measures
ESMA has published two Consultation Papers setting out proposed draft secondary measures under the Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”). These ESMA Consultation Papers follow the Discussion Paper issued last November, which set out initial views on the policy approach to implementing MAR, and … Continue reading
Last month, the joint Board of Appeal of the European Supervisory Authorities (the Appeal Board) published its first decision allowing an appeal brought by an Estonian company, SV Capital OU (“the customer”) against the European Banking Authority (EBA). The case arose following … Continue reading