The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a discussion paper setting out its initial views on the implementing measures it will have to develop for the new Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). Such implementing measures are likely to include new regulatory technical standards and guidelines which relate to the full implementation of MAR's enlarged scope. The closing date for responses is 27 January 2014. ESMA will consider feedback from the consultation and incorporate it into its full consultation papers on both its draft technical standards and technical advice to the Commission. The dates of these consultations will depend on the publication of the final version of MAR. Click here to read the discussion paper.