Ian Hannam market abuse finding upheld
On 27 February 2012, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a financial penalty of £450,000 on Ian Hannam, the then global co-head of UK capital markets at JP Morgan, in relation to two instances of market abuse (improper disclosure).
In 2013, Mr Hannam appealed this decision to the Upper Tribunal, an independent forum presided over by a High Court judge.
The Upper Tribunal was required to consider a number of important points, each with clear practical repercussions…
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Briefings from Macfarlanes
M&A Weekly Update: forced sale of shares does not qualify as ‘an offer to the public’ requiring publication of prospectus; and more
Macfarlanes has released its M&A Weekly Update for the period 27 June to 3 July 2014.
Investment Management Update — 4 July 2014: FCA Handbook Notice 13; ESMA updates Q&As on AIFMD; and more
Macfarlanes has released the 4 July 2014 issue of its Investment Management Update.
Analysis from The Lawyer
As the equity capital markets rocketed back into favour and global M&A saw at least a partial return to form, there have been some rich pickings for The Lawyer’s Corporate Team of the Year award shortlisted firms in 2014.
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