Insider trading is the practice of buying or selling stocks based on confidential information not available to other stockholders. If you or someone within your company has been accused of this kind of unfair and illegal stock market manipulation, then you need to hire a qualified insider trading lawyer to represent you.

Insider trading falls under the umbrella of corporate criminal law and is something we have accumulated a great deal of experience with.

In most cases, insider trading allegations are investigated and prosecuted by ASIC, or the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. At Robertson O’Gorman, we are experienced with ASIC investigations and prosecutions. Insider trading and market manipulation are some of the most common types of ASIC investigations or prosecutions. If you or your business is facing allegations in this category, we can help you formulate an effective and compelling defence.

ASIC, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission is responsible for investigating and prosecuting contraventions of the Commonwealth Corporations Act 2001.
ASIC, as the investigating authority, has a wide range of powers to investigate these matters. ASIC has the power to compel directors, employers and employees to attend compulsory hearings where those being questioned cannot legally refuse to answer questions.

Some examples of the types of behaviour which may lead to an ASIC investigation or prosecution include:

  • Company directors committing acts of fraud against the company;
  • Carrying on financial services without appropriate licenses;
  • Falsification of Company records; and
  • Offences of insider trading and other market manipulation tactics against the stock market

If you need an insider trading lawyer, please do not hesitate to contact Robertson O’Gorman Solicitors. We would be happy to meet with you and consult about potentially representing you in this matter.