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Part A Annotated Guide, 8 Criminal Sanctions

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: 30 May 2024

Subject(s):
Insider dealing — Insider trading — Market abuse

Abstract: The Directive on Criminal Sanctions for Market Abuse (2014/57/EU) (CRIM MAD) constitutes the EU response to a big threat for the integrity of the financial markets. The measures at hand reflect not only the constant evolution in the field, but they are unprecedented too, since only recently the EU has become entitled to enact rules imposing the obligation on Member States to criminalize certain misconduct. There are, nevertheless, some controversial issues, both in terms of criminal policy options at a supranational level and about the actual harmonization of domestic criminal law among so many different legal systems.

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