Market Abuse Regime: Overview for Official List companies

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The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) will replace the existing market abuse regime from 3 July 2016. 

MAR is designed to introduce a common regulatory framework on market abuse across the EU and generally will extend the scope and impact of the existing UK market abuse regulations. In addition to MAR and accompanying EU regulations and guidance (some of which is still in draft form), the new regime will also require changes to be made to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, the Listing Rules and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules. 

Set out below is a brief overview of the key changes affecting UK Official List companies.