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    Nasdaq Compliance Hub

    Research market abuse regulatory requirements from around the world.

    The global market landscape is evolving rapidly and financial institutions are tasked with navigating these complex market dynamics, including new entrants, order types and asset classes – often across multiple jurisdictions. For compliance teams, it is critical to be aware of the latest market abuse regulations within their remit or in jurisdictions where they are looking to grow.

    The Nasdaq Compliance Hub is a central resource where surveillance and compliance professionals can find the latest regulatory information pertaining to market abuse and browse country-specific resources. Learn more by selecting the country you are interested in below.








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    12 December 2023

    Australian regulators developed regulations such as the Corporations Act of 2001 and ASIC Market Integrity Rules to ensure market transparency.

    13 December 2023

    The Stock Exchange Act and trading rules of Wiener Börse AG were enacted to counteract preemptive market abuse and facilitate the exposure of cases.

    13 December 2023

    The Law of 2 August 2002 was developed to regulate securities and other derivate and financial contracts for differences to combat market manipulation.

    13 December 2023

    The Federal Law 6.385. amended by Federal Law 10.303 establishes provisions for the securities markets and created the SEC of Brazil (CVM).

    13 December 2023

    The Measures Against Market Abuse with Financial Instruments Act was developed to govern insider dealing and financial instruments market manipulation.

    13 December 2023

    The CBCA and UMIR enact laws relating to insider trading and regulate the conduct of securities dealers.

    13 December 2023

    The Securities Market Act and the Competition Act govern specific public offerings and promote free competition in the markets. 

    13 December 2023

    The Congress of Colombia developed Law 964 to set rules for regulating the national government's activities in managing resources in the public securities market.

    13 December 2023

    The Capital Market Act transposes EU legislation into Croatian law; it regulates the operations of investment firms, market operators, and settlement system operators.

    13 December 2023

    Act No. 15 and the Prague Stock Exchange Trading rules address the implementation of EU regulations in the capital market.

    13 December 2023

    The Securities Trading Act transposes EU Securities law into Danish law, including MAR.

    13 December 2023

    The Capital Market Law No. 95 regulates the capital markets in Egypt and grants the CMA authority to ensure the execution and enforcement of securities market legislation and regulation.

    13 December 2023

    The Parliament of Estonia issued the Securities Market Act to regulate the public offer of securities and their admittance to trading on regulated securities markets.

    13 December 2023

    The European Union developed various regulations: MiFID II, MiFIR, EMIR and EMIR II, MAR, and REMIT to ensure market transparency. 

    13 December 2023

    The Securities Markets Act governs the issuance of securities to the public and the prevention of market abuse and supervision of the securities market.

    13 December 2023

    The AMF regulates the French financial markets, its participants, and investment products distributed via the markets. The General Regulations transpose EU law into French law.

    13 December 2023

    The German Securities Act contains requirements relating to the securities market including abusive conduct in on-exchange and OTC trading in financial instruments.

    13 December 2023

    The Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation set out principles of regulation based on protecting investors, ensuring fair markets, and reducing systemic risk.

    13 December 2023

    The HCMC is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the capital market sector of Greek financial services. Greece has transposed the EU’s MAR into law.

    13 December 2023

    Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Ordinance covers market misconduct such as insider dealing under Part XIII and Part XIV. 

    13 December 2023

    The Hungarian Parliament enacted Act CXX of 2011 on the Capital Market to promote capital market development, foster transparency, and promote global competition.

    13 December 2023

    The Central Bank is the competent authority in Ireland for the MAR, Regulation (EU) 596/2014 [pursuant to Regulation 3 of the European Union (Market Abuse) Regulations 2016 [S.I. No. 349 of 2016)].

    13 December 2023

    The Ministry of the Economy and Finance, the Bank of Italy, and CONSOB have the power to apply and act on EU regulations including MAR. Legislative decree No. 58 is Italy’s comprehensive securities law.

    13 December 2023

    The Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA) is the main statute codifying securities law and regulating securities companies in Japan. 

    13 December 2023

    The Financial Instrument Market law facilitates investor protection, stability of the financial instrument market and equal access to information and opportunities. 

    13 December 2023

    Law No X-1023 and Law No X-104 of the Republic of Lithuania Law on Markets in Financial Instruments harmonize the regulation of markets with the relevant legal acts of the EU. 

    13 December 2023

    The Financial Sector Act governs the securities markets and transposes EU regulations into Luxembourg law.

    13 December 2023

    The Financial Markets Act provides authorization for regulated markets, CSDs and orderly trading in transferable securities. The Prevention of Financial Markets Abuse Act transposes MAR into Maltese law. 

    13 December 2023

    The Mexican Securities Law defines market abuse, including insider trading and manipulation, and sets the penalties for this behavior in various articles.

    13 December 2023

    The Financial Supervision Act contains the rules relating to the financial markets in the Netherlands and their supervision and transposes MAR into Netherlands law.

    13 December 2023

    The Investments and Securities Act provides for the establishment of the SEC of Nigeria and its power over the capital market.

    13 December 2023

    The Securities Trading Act lays the basis for secure, orderly and efficient trading in financial instruments. 

    13 December 2023

    The Securities Market Law, Legislative Decree No. 861 promotes the orderly development and transparency of the securities market and protection of investors.

    13 December 2023

    The Act on Trading in Financial Instruments defines the rules of conducting trading in financial instrument and transposes MAR into Polish law. 

    13 December 2023

    The Portuguese Securities Code regulates the securities markets in Portugal and transposes EU law into Portuguese law. 

    13 December 2023

    The Market Abuse Law of 2016 transposes MAR into Cyprus’ law. The provisions of this law applies within the scope provided for in Article 2 of MAR.

    13 December 2023

    The Capital Market Law No. 297 regulates the establishment and operation of financial instruments markets, and the institutions and operations specific to them.

    13 December 2023

    The Market Conduct Regulations are based on the Capital Market Law, with articles detailing the prohibition of market manipulation, insider trading, and liability for acts of others.

    13 December 2023

    The Securities and Futures Act governs the regulation of activities and institutions in the securities and derivatives industry.

    13 December 2023

    The Act on Securities and Investment Practices regulates securities, investment services and some contractual issues involving securities. 

    13 December 2023

    The Securities Market Agency supervises Slovenia’s financial markets, and the country has transposed EU regulations into its law. The Ljubljana Stock Exchange Rules cover market abuse.

    13 December 2023

    The Financial Markets Act provides for the regulation of financial markets; it covers regulation and controls securities trading and prohibits market abuse.

    13 December 2023

    The Securities Market Act regulates the securities market and investment services and activities in Spain, and transposes EU regulations into Spanish law. 

    13 December 2023

    The Securities Market Act regulates the securities market and Sweden and transposes EU regulations into law. 

    13 December 2023

    The Financial Market Infrastructure Act and FinMIA govern the operation of financial market infrastructures and the conduct of market participants in securities and derivatives trading.

    13 December 2023

    The Federal Law No. 4 of 2000 Concerning the U.A.E. Exchange & Commodity Market and its Commission established the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) in UAE.

    13 December 2023

    The Financial Services and Markets Act is the U.K. legislation under which bodies corporate, partnerships, individuals and unincorporated associations are permitted to carry on various regulated financial activities. 

    13 December 2023

    The United States has imposed three primary acts to restructure the financial regulatory system: The Securities and Exchange Act, The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Exchange Act Rule.

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