On 18 November 2022, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a report on the administrative and criminal sanctions and other administrative measures imposed under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) in 2021.
Article 33 of MAR obliges ESMA to publish an annual report with aggregated information of all penalties and measures imposed by Member State competent authorities (NCAs). This report contains aggregated information on the administrative and criminal sanctions and other administrative measures impose by NCAs in accordance with Article 30 of MAR from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021. The report also contains an overview of the applicable legal framework, including the penalties and measures foreseen.
The information reported to ESMA in this report will inform ESMA’s ongoing work aimed at fostering supervisory convergence in the application of MAR and contribute to ESMA’s goal to develop an EU outcome-focused supervisory and enforcement culture.