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PDMR at Braemar Shipping Services plc (Braemar) receives £45,000 penalty.

Article 19(1) of MAR requires persons discharging managerial responsibilities (PDMRs) within an issuer and persons closely associated with them (PCAs) to notify the issuer and the FCA of transacti...

On 3 October 2019, ESMA published a consultation paper (ESMA70-156-1459) on the Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014).

ESMA has been requested to provide technical advice to the European Commission regarding the provisions of MAR and their application in the...

Insider trading has been in the news recently. The conviction and sentencing of a former UBS compliance officer and the family friend and experienced day trader of financial securities to whom she passed information has been widely reported.

On 16 April 2019, the FCA published its 23rd Primary Market Bulletin.  The bulletin summarises the feedback received by the FCA on the issue of identifying and handling inside information during the preparation of periodic financial reports.

The Background

The Market Abu...

FCA Market Watch Newsletter offers clarity on issues raised since implementation of MAR

On 17 December 2018, the FCA published a Market Watch newsletter which outlines their findings since the implementation of MAR and offers clarity on certain issues that have been rai...

Following Brexit, MAR will cease to apply in the UK, and the UK government will have the option of implementing the provisions of MAR by passing equivalent domestic legislation or grandfathering the existing regulation.

Some may be tempted to regard the prospect of UK e...

The implementation of EU Market Abuse Regulation was the latest key development in a long history of reform of the law relating to insider dealing and market manipulation, attempting to respond to the considerable challenges posed by:

  • fragmentation of financial mark...

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