This work presents a comparative study of the provisions relating to insider dealing under the EC Insider Dealing Directive. The volume begins with a discussion of the rationale for regulating financial services in general and controlling insider dealing and money-laundering in particular. It examines the definition of an insider and of inside information and the various criminal offenses relating to insider dealing. The role of money-laundering is also recognized and the anti-money laundering regime as well as the considerable impact on the financial sector is discussed in detail. The work assesses the efficacy of criminal law in controlling insider dealing and considers the increasing trend to deal with it by means of civil/administrative measures.
'Dr Alexander's work provides a comprehensive and analytical discussion of two areas of law: anti-money laundering and anti-insider dealing, in the context of the European Union, which impact directly on the conduct and governance of business. It is a unique contribution and one that will serve well those concerned with protecting the reputation and integrity of their institution and markets.' Barry Rider, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK '…this book contains compelling information and scenarios. It takes a lwyer's approach to both insider dealing and money-laundering, dealing exhaustively with the legal aspects…' Technical Matters '…a detailed and at times fascinating overview of the law and regulation of insider dealing and money laundering. This book will benefit a wide audience including legal practitioners, law enforcement agencies, financial regulatory bodies, interested researchers and students.' Legal Studies 'This is an interesting, well-argued and well-written book, which gives a comprehensive overview of insider dealing regulation in the European Union.' Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation