COVID-19: Market Abuse – A Reminder of the Risks

As regulators strive to ensure market stability during the pandemic period, they are also paying increased attention to market integrity, including compliance with inside information disclosure requirements under the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014 (“MAR”). This briefing is intended to remind issuers and in particular trading companies of the applicable regulatory requirements as well as to outline some of the implications of COVID-19 for complying with these requirements.