The Law of Insider Trading in Australia
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2005
This book provides a detailed and practical analysis of Australian Insider Trading Laws. Written jointly by Gregory Lyon of the Melbourne Bar and Professor du Plessis of Deakin University, the work: Examines all fundamental concepts relating to insider trading such as `who is an insider', `what is inside information' and `when is information generally available', together with commentaries on proposed changes to the laws and an examination of the impact of the most recent decisions, including Hannes, and Rivkin; Provides a very detailed examination of the defences and exceptions, with particular attention to the operation of Chinese Walls; Analyses fully and systematically the provisions on insider trading in the Corporations Act and the Criminal Code (Cth) within the context of decided cases and relevant secondary materials; Covers comprehensively the penalties and remedies for contravention of the insider trading regime. This includes the intricate civil compensation provisions, and an up-to-date analysis of the civil penalties regime in light of ASIC v Petsas; Discusses the operation and effectiveness of continuous disclosure as a means of preventing insider trading.