On March 11, 2016, Commission Implementing Regulation on implementing technical standards on the precise format of insider lists under the EU Market Abuse Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The ITS set out the requirements for issuers, emission allowance market participants, auction platforms, auctioneers and auction monitors, or any person acting on their behalf, to create and maintain insider lists. MAR extends the scope of the requirements on insider lists to impose the obligation on a wider range of persons as well as in relation to a wider scope of financial instruments. The ITS include template insider lists which aim to ensure the harmonization of information being collated in insider lists across the EU and require a greater amount of detail on insiders so that regulators may easily identify them if they need to. The ITS will apply from July 3, 2016, the same date that MAR will come into effect.

The ITS is available at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R0347&from=EN