ACL3: 26. Insider Trading
The course covers the theories of insider trading (economic and moral ethics). It helps you understand the mechanism behind it, and you will find answers to the following questions:
- Who is injured by insider trading?
- Whether it is impossible or utopian to achieve a level-playing field for investors in the securities market?
- How has the role of the tippers changed? Does a tip exist?
- How to identify it in terms of Unpublished Price Sensitive Information (UPSI)?
- What are the defences available?
- What are Chinese Walls?
- Are the existing exceptions of disclosing UPSI enough to create a fair playing field in trading?
- What are the civil penalties and criminal remedies prescribed by the regulatory framework?
The course also looks at new-age technologies involved in insider trading and how algorithms and counter-algorithms define the new geographies of insider trading.
Who should take this course?
Law Students and Recent Law Graduates, Lawyers, In-House Counsels, Legal Professionals who wish to switch to corporate practice or looking to kickstart a career as Transactional Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, Cost & Work Accountants, Government Officials, Academicians, Managers, Chief Executive Officers, Company Directors, Prospective Entrepreneurs, may take this course. The course would help launch law students into a career in corporate law and help practitioners develop their corporate law practice. Business professionals, advisors and managers interested in a detailed legal understanding of corporate affairs may take this course to hone their legal skills.
This course is part of EBC Learning — CII, Upskill Diploma in Advanced Corporate Law Path. To make the most of the course, it is recommended that you should have an understanding of Company Law & Shareholder Litigation Fundamentals.
Partner, Argus Partners (Solicitors & Advocates)
Armaan Patkar is a Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity attorney with over eight years of post-qualification experience. He has advised corporates, private equity funds and investment firms on a variety of cross-border and domestic transactions. His deal experience includes public M&A and strategic transactions, and his sector experience includes financial services (asset reconstruction, wealth management, banking/NBFC, insurance), technology/technology platforms and energy. He has also advised clients on securities and financial regulatory advisory mandates, including handling regulatory disputes and settlement proceedings with SEBI and RBI. He is also the author of the book, Insider Trading: Law & Practice, a commentary on the law of insider trading in India. Armaan was previously a senior associate at AZB & Partners, Mumbai and has also worked at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai. He is enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa.
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