Consultation Paper - Draft technical standards on the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)

Consultation Paper - Draft technical standards on the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)

from 15 July 2014 to 15 October 2014


Who should read this paper?This paper may be specifically of interest to any investor that deals in financial instruments and emission allowances subject to the Market Abuse Regulation, issuers of instruments in the scope of the Regulation, financial intermediaries, operators of trading venues and participants in the emission allowance market.Responding to this paperESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex 1. Comments are most helpful if they:·         respond to the question stated;·         contain a clear rationale, including on any related costs and benefits; and·         describe any alternatives ESMA should consider.Please use this “form to reply” and save it under the proposed format (please see the proposed file name format below).InstructionsPlease note that, in order to facilitate analysis of the large number of responses expected, ESMA will be using an IT tool that does not allow processing of responses which do not follow the formatting indications described below. Therefore, in responding stakeholders should:i.    use the published template and send their responses in Word format;ii.    not remove the tags of type   i.e. the response to one question has to be framed by the 2 tags corresponding to the question; andiii.    if they have no response to a question, not delete it and leave the text “TYPE YOUR TEXT HERE” between the tags. Naming protocol - In order to facilitate the handling of stakeholders responses please save your document using the following format:
ESMA_MAR_CP_TS_NAMEOFCOMPANY_NAMEOFDOCUMENT: e.g.if the respondent were ESMA, the name of the reply form would be ESMA_MAR_CP_TS_ESMA_REPLYFORM or ESMA_MAR_CP_TS_ESMA_ANNEX1
The closing date for the submission of responses is Wednesday 15 October 2014.All contributions should be submitted online at under the heading ‘Your input - Consultations’.Publication of responsesAll contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless you request otherwise. Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publically disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman.Data protectionInformation on data protection can be found at under the heading Legal Notice.

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15/07/20142014/809Consultation Paper - Draft technical standards on the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)


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BATS Chi-X Europe
Clifford Chance Deutschland LLP
Deutsche Börse Group
Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE)
Asset Management Investment Management Association
Asset Management Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
Asset Management BVI
Banking Spanish Banking Association
Banking Dutch Banking Association ("NVB")
Banking Bundesverband deutscher Banken
Banking Association of Foreign Banks in Germany
Banking BNP Paribas
Banking German Banking Industry Committee
Banking Czech Banking Association
Banking Association for Financial Markets in Europe
Banking EBF
Banking European Savings and retail Banking Group (ESBG)
Banking Deutsche Bank
Banking ING Bank
Banking British Bankers Association (BBA)
Banking Association of Danish Mortgage Banks and Danish Mortgage Banks' Federation (joint response)
Banking Bank and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI)
Banking European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB)
Government, Regulatory and Enforcement CNMV's Advisory Committee
Investment Services AMAFI - Association française des marchés financiers
Investment Services ASSOSIM - Associazione Italiana Intermediari Mobiliari
Investment Services FOGAIN
Investment Services Federation of Finnish Financial Services
Investor Relations VEB (Dutch Investors' Association)
Issuers The Quoted Companies Alliance
Issuers EuropeanIssuers
Issuers Association belge des Sociétés Cotées (ABSC)
Issuers Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V.
Issuers Vodafone Group Plc
Issuers SABMiller plc
Legal and Accountancy City of London Law Society Regulatory Law Committee
Legal and Accountancy Studio Legale Carbonetti e Associati
Legal and Accountancy Joint Working Group of the Company Law Committees of the City of London Law Society and the Law Society of England & Wales
Legal and Accountancy GC100
Sovereign Issuers Nordic Financial Unions
Others Statoil ASA
Others Capita Asset Services
Others CFA Institute
Others FIA Europe
Others Commodities Markets Council - Europe
Others European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET)
Others Norges Bank
Others Louis Dreyfus Commodities Suisse SA
Others ISDA
Others AFEP
Others FIA European Principal Traders Association
Others Financial Services User Group (FSUG)
Others Confederation of Finnish Industries EK
Others GDF SUEZ S.A.
Others International Capital Market Association
Others Energie-Nederland (association of energy companies in NL)
Others Finland Chamber of Commerce
Others EDF SA and EDF Trading
Others Better Finance, the European Federation of Financial Services Users
Others CEER
Insurance, pension & asset management Eumedion Corporate Governance Forum
Regulated markets, exchanges & trading systems IETA
Regulated markets, exchanges & trading systems Nasdaq