Spoofing and other market manipulation remains a top priority for law enforcement agencies. The line separating legal from illegal trading is often unclear. Avoiding or defending against regulatory action requires deep understanding of markets, trading strategies and the legal framework.
Market manipulation is an ever-evolving area. The changing nature and increased globalisation of markets mean that the scope for manipulation, and the possibility of being accused of it, are also subject to variation.
Successfully avoiding, or defending against, regulatory action in this area requires an in-depth understanding of trading and market mechanics. It also requires experience facing off against the regulatory agencies that oversee the markets and impose criminal and civil penalties.
Rahman Ravelli specialises in guiding traders, investors and financial firms through the vast amounts of market manipulation regulation in two of the world’s largest and most active markets: the United States and the United Kingdom. Our cross-border team has vast experience of representing clients facing scrutiny or legal action from these countries’ primary market regulators, including the CFTC, SEC, DOJ, SFO, and FCA.
We also routinely advise clients involved in internal investigations related to potential market-related misconduct. Our aggressive approach to market manipulation matters starts with a deep dive into the conduct at issue to fully understand the trading strategies that may lay behind it. We then work with our clients and our network of trading experts to craft a defence narrative explaining why no laws or regulations were violated.
Joshua Ray represents individuals and corporates in complex investigations, prosecutions and regulatory actions regarding market manipulation and multijurisdictional matters involving fraud, bribery and money laundering.
Spoofing and Market Manipulation 2020 Year in Review
Rahman Ravelli’s “2020 Year in Review. Spoofing and Market Manipulation’’ examines market abuse in the United Kingdom, United States and European Union. Written by Rahman Ravelli’s specialists, it gives a comprehensive overview and detailed analysis of the year’s notable issues and significant cases.
A Primer On - Market Manipulation Regulations in the U.S. and U.K.
WHAT IS MARKET MANIPULATION? Besides facilitating the transfer of stocks, currencies, futures, and other financial instruments between buyers and sellers, a basic function of financial markets is to allow participants to communicate information to one another about their subjective view of a particular instrument’s price.
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WEBINAR: Market Manipulation – Legal Developments and Defence Strategies
Rahman Ravelli hosted a webinar analysing market manipulation regulation in the US and UK. Rahman Ravelli's Joshua Ray and Neil Williams joined an international panel of experts for a webinar to examine recent criminal and civil regulatory actions against spoofing and other forms of market manipulation.
9th December 2020