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4 The European Insider Dealing Directive

From: Insider Dealing: Law and Practice

Sarah Clarke

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 April 2024

Subject(s):
Insider dealing — Securities — UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) — UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
4.01 This Chapter focuses on the 1989 European ‘Directive to Co-Ordinate Regulations on Insider Dealing’, which is known as the ‘Insider Dealing Directive’ (‘IDD’).1 The IDD is important because the UK’s current insider dealing criminal legislation—Part V of the Criminal Justice Act 1993 (‘CJA’) was enacted in order to implement the requirements of the IDD into domestic law. Understanding the IDD is therefore key to understanding the CJA. This Chapter therefore deals with the background to the IDD and focuses on the rationale behind certain of the key provisions...
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