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Part A Annotated Guide, 5 Public Enforcement of the Market Abuse Regulation

Edited By: Marco Ventoruzzo

From: Market Abuse Regulation: Commentary and Annotated Guide (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Marco Ventoruzzo, Sebastian Mock

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 July 2024

Securities — Enforcement — Market abuse — Market Abuse Directive (MAD) — Regulated activities

Abstract: This chapter discusses the Market Abuse Regulation’s approach to public enforcement. It first describes the historical evolution of public enforcement of market abuse and securities regulation in general. The Market Abuse Regulation is notably the first EU legislative initiative with an encompassing approach to enforcement following the watershed 2007–2008 financial crisis. The chapter sketches the innovations of the Market Abuse Regulation relating to public enforcement. It deals with the enhanced powers of the competent authorities, the closer involvement of market actors, and the improved cooperation between authorities. Finally, the chapter makes an economic assessment of the effectiveness of the new enforcement regime and its impact at the micro and macro level.

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