Category: Potential sanctions against MAR regulated companies

EU’s regulation 596/2014, the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), contains various sanctions that the respective National Competent Authority (NCA) may impose. Apart from financial sanctions, MAR also stipulates that infringements should normally be made public to further enforce the effect of the sanctions. Notably, MAR stipulates a regulatory standard but does not limit EU member states’ ability to provide for higher administrative sanctions or other administrative measures and are neither prevented from also enforcing and imposing their respective criminal sanctions as well.