Financial Services: Notable case

SFO v Pearson (2011)

Misleading statements to the market (s.397 FSMA)

Defending CEO of Crown/Langbar in prosecution for making misleading statements to the market (s.397 FSMA). The case involved share sales in excess of £200m and is said to be the  largest fraud on the Alternative Investment Market.

 

Notable cases:

Operation Tabernula (2015)
The most complex insider dealing investigation undertaken so far by the Financial Services Authority
Mark Ellison QC | Tom Broomfield

R v Hexley and Cooper (2014)
FCA prosecution of financial advisers for offences contrary to section 397 FSMA 2000
Tom Baker

Operation Tabernula (Ongoing) (2013)
FCA's largest insider dealings case
Sean Larkin QC

SFO v Pearson (2011)
Largest market fraud so far on the Alternative Investment Market
Mark Ellison QC | Selva Ramasamy

R v Mason (2011)
Leading Counsel, FSA's (as it then was) first criminal conviction for boiler room fraud.
Paul Raudnitz

R v McFall & Others (2010)
First successful defence of an individual charged by the FSA for insider dealing.

Articles:

Fighting Bribery; New UK Legislation Explained - Sean Larkin QC
Fighting Bribery; New UK Legislation Explained - Sean Larkin QC in conjunction with Commercial Crime International. 1.4.2010
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