Revamping The EU Market Abuse Regime

Law360, New York (November 2, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT) -- Adopted in January 2003, the Market Abuse Directive (MAD) 2003/6/EC, together with other implementing legislation, established an EU-wide framework for preventing and tackling market abuse. The European Commission embarked on a review of MAD in 2010, culminating in the publication of legislative proposals on Oct. 20, 2011. These consist of a draft regulation, which sets out a revised and harmonized civil market abuse regime and ancillary requirements, and a draft directive (“MAD 2”), which contains a new criminal market abuse regime. The existing directive, MAD, will...
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