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ESMA Releases

ESMA Releases

25.01.2017 NL law

On 20-21 December 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published a Q&A on the Market Abuse Regulation (the “MAR Q&A”), a Q&A on the Prospectus Directive (the “Prospectus Q&A”), and a Feedback Statement on the Consultation Paper on the Regulatory Technical Standard on the European Single Electronic Format (the “Feedback Statement”). 

The MAR Q&A and the Prospectus Q&A seek to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of, respectively, the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014 and the Prospectus Directive 2003/71/EC, and their implementing measures.  The Feedback Statement provides an overview of the feedback ESMA received from stakeholders and its Securities and Markets Group to ESMA’s 25 September 2016 Consultation Paper that seeks to fulfill certain requirements of the Transparency Directive 2004/109/EC.


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