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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Market Abuse – private enforcement under MAR?

19 September 2016

If you commit market abuse, do other market participants have a private right of action against you? Alternatively, if you believe someone else in the market has committed market abuse, can you bring a claim against them? Until the Market Abuse Regulation (Regulation 596/2014 ("MAR")) came into effect on 3 July 2016, the answer in the UK was a certain "no". Now, however, the answer is no longer clear-cut.

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