The French Securities regulator may conduct inspections if it has grounds to suspect that entities committed market abuse or investigations to ensure that regulated intermediaries comply with the regulations applicable to them. The regulatory framework relating to inspections was less detailed than that relating to investigations. Such imbalance is now rectified with Decree no. 2014-498 dated May 16, 2014.

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