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Market Abuse

15 June 2018

Fraudulent and abusive practices in the securities markets strongly damage investor confidence, thus hindering the development and growth of the capital markets.

The market abuse regime in Malta is today regulated by the Prevention of Financial Markets Abuse Act Chapter 476 of the Laws of Malta, the Market Abuse Regulation, the European Securities and Markets Authority’s technical standards and by certain guidelines implemented into Maltese law.

The aim of this new legislative approach is to expand and develop more the existing market abuse regulations and to also establish, as much as possible, a more uniform, more transparent and sounder regime across all the Member States.

For further information, kindly contact our Head of Legal, Anton Mifsud.