The Ins and Outs of Insider Trading (Part 2 of 2)

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In our earlier client update on 4 February 2014 (click here to view) we:

- outlined the nature and scope of the insider trading prohibition under the Corporations Act; and

- highlighted the extent of ASIC's recent activity and success in the prosecution of insider trading and market misconduct offences.

In this follow-on article (designed to be read in conjunction with the earlier article), we:

- detail what types of transactions give rise to a heightened risk of insider trading;

- highlight the importance of confidentiality and risk management in corporate transaction planning; and

- provide practical guidance on the ways in which insider trading risks can be managed and how the reputational risk stemming from allegations of insider trading or market misconduct can be managed.

Please see full alert below for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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