ESMA - Report on Administrative and criminal sanctions and other administrative measures imposed under the Market Abuse Regulation in 2020

The Report describes an increase in the number of administrative sanctions and measures in 2020 compared to 2019, reaching 541 from 279 the preceding year. However, it also found that the financial penalties imposed are significantly lower, reaching only €17.5 million in 2020, compared to €82 million in 2019.

The number of criminal sanctions, and their aggregated value, also decreased compared to 2019: only 18 criminal sanctions were imposed across the EU with economic sanctions worth €246,000