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06/08/2021 ESMA70-145-111 Q&A on the Market Abuse Regulation , Q&A PDF
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The purpose of this document is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of MAR and its implementing measures. It does this by providing responses to questions posed by the general public and competent authorities in relation to the practical application of the MAR framework

The content of this document is aimed at competent authorities to ensure that in their supervisory activities and their actions are converging along the lines of the responses adopted by ESMA and at helping issuers, investors and other market participants by providing clarity on the content of the market abuse rules, rather than creating an extra layer of requirements.

27/08/2020 ESMA22-106-2371 SMSG Rules of Procedure 2020 Decision PDF
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27/02/2020 ESMA/2014/677-REV Information on shareholder cooperation and acting in concert under the Takeover Bids Directive , Statement PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an update to its statement on practices governed by the Takeover Bid Directive (TBD), focused on shareholder cooperation issues relating to acting in concert and the appointment of board members. The update concerns a change to the Croatian creep-in threshold and secondary threshold in Appendix B. The statement contains a White List of activities that shareholders can cooperate on without the presumption of acting in concert. It also contains information on how shareholders may cooperate in order to secure board member appointments by setting out factors that national authorities may take into account when considering whether shareholders are acting in concert.The statement is in response to a request by the European Commission for clarity on these issues, following its 2012 report on the application of the TBD. It is based on information collected about the TBD’s application and common practices across the European Economic Area (EEA). The statement was prepared by the Takeover Bids Network, a permanent working group, under ESMA’s auspices, that promotes the exchange of information on practices and application of the TBD across EEA.

27/05/2019 ESMA32-62-126 letter to IAASB- proposed strategy for 2020-2023 and work plan for 2020-2021 Letter PDF
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14/05/2019 FISMA.C.3/IK/TL/Ares(2019)2120576 EC Art 38 MAR mandate , Letter PDF
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11/04/2019 ESMA31-62-780 Q&A on Prospectus Related Topics , , , , , , Q&A PDF
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15/11/2018 ESMA70-145-1081 Annual report on administrative and criminal sanctions and other administrative measures under MAR , Annual Report PDF
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31/10/2018 ESMA22-106-1084 SMSG Letter to European Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis on PRIIPS Letter PDF
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12/06/2018 SGs EP Joint Stakeholder Groups letter to European Parliament on ESAs Review Letter PDF
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26/07/2017 ESMA32-62-91 Comment letter to the IAASB on ISA 540 Auditing accounting estimates , Letter PDF
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26/06/2017 ESMA22-106-272 Joint Statement by BSG, IRSG, OPSG and SMSG on European Commission's Consultation on the operation of the ESAs Letter PDF
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07/03/2017 ESMA22-106-141 Joint Statement of the SMSG and the BSG on the Draft Guidelines on the Assessment of the Suitability , Statement PDF
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Joint Statement of the SMSG and the BSG on the Draft Guidelines on the Assessment of the Suitability of Members of the Management Body and Key Function Holders

10/11/2016 2016-1563 Issues for consideration in implementing IFRS 9: Financial Instruments , , Statement PDF
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12/10/2016 2016/1465 Comment letter to IASB regarding the proposed IASB’s ED ‘Definition of a Business and Accounting for Previously Held Interests’ , Letter PDF
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12/10/2016 2016/1466 Comment letter to EFRAG regarding the proposed IASB’s ED ‘Definition of a Business and Accounting for Previously Held Interests’ , Letter PDF
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26/07/2016 2016/1164 Letter to the Commissioner Dombrovskis on MAR ITS , Letter PDF
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26/05/2016 2016/728 Comment letter to IAASB on Audit Quality , Letter PDF
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25/05/2016 2016/724 Requirements for reference data submission under Article 4 MAR , Statement PDF
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01/04/2016 2016/419 Q&A Market Abuse Directive Q&A PDF
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10/03/2016 2015/SMSG/028 SMSG letter PRIIPs past performance Letter PDF
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