The European Securities and Markets Authority has issued a Q&A document on the Market Abuse Regulation.

The document, which will be updated from time to time, is designed to give ESMA's responses to questions posed by the general public and competent authorities in relation to the practical application of the MAR framework.  The purpose of the Q&As is to help consistency between competent authorities and provide extra clarity for market participants. The document is not intended to create an extra layer of requirements.

At present only one question, on the obligation to detect and report market abuse under Article 16(2) of MAR, is included in the document.