Insider Trading: Law and Practice by Armaan Patkar is a pioneering work on the subject, serves as a comprehensive guide to the law and practice of insider trading regulation in India, in the light of global developments.
The author has discussed the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015, including the recent amendments to the regulations. The work exhaustively covers the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 including the recent amendments to the PIT regulations in December 2018 and January 2019. The book also covers the amendments made to the 2015 Regulations by the SEBI (PIT) ( Amendment) Regulations, 2018, which comes into effect on April 1, 2019.
Covers nearly 1,000 Indian and foreign cases
Global jurisprudence and good practices for establishing Chinese Walls- a topic on which Indian literature is negligible has been discussed in detail.
The chapter are arranged subject wise to suit the principle-bases nature of the 2015 Regulation.
It also examines enforcement principles, including principles of Civil, criminal and Officer Liability under the SEBI Act, 1992, and the applicable standards of proof.
Provides summary of all informal guidance letters issued by SEBI.
Specific chapters are dedicated to key terms “insiders”, “unpublished price sensitive information”, the prohibition on insider trading, communication of inside information, and compliance requirements.
Armaan’s book provides a welcome guide to the law and practice of insider trading regulation in India. It provides easy reading, flows logically, and will certainly form a very useful source of well thought material for both practitioners and students.
Founder and Managing Partner
AZB & Partners
The book is a worthy and perceptive legal commentary on the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015. It covers the legislative and policy backdrop of insider trading regulations in India and meticulously traces the important milestones over the years. The book also contains an insightful analysis of relevant laws in other jurisdictions helping the reader draw learnings from a comparative perspective. It will be of immense use for students, practitioners and researchers in understanding and interpreting a complex area of law.
—Shri U.K. Sinha
Securities and Exchange Board of India
While insider trading law in India has undergone a rapid transformation in the last couple of decades, a systematic analysis of the legal regime has been rather elusive. This book performs, and that too admirably, the task of filling that important gap. It represents a comprehensive account of insider trading law in India, but set elegantly in the context of global developments. It combines jurisprudential analyses with a study of practical implications. It is a sine qua non for anyone engaged in the field of securities regulation, whether a student, academic or practitioner.
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
This book is a pioneering work that will be useful to academics and practitioners globally as a handbook for Indian insider trading law especially how it is similar to, and more importantly, how it differs from global practice.
1. An Introduction to Insider Trading 2. Development of Insider Trading Regulation 3. Legislative and Regulatory Framework in India 4. Insiders 5. Unpublished Price Sensitive Information 6. Other Definitions and Interpretation 7. Prohibition on Insider Trading 8. Communication of UPSI 9. Compliance Requirements 10. Enforcement
1. SEBI Informal Guidance Letters Relating to Insider Trading
2. Report of the High Level Committee to Review the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 1992