Insider Dealing

The definition of insider dealing under the law is complicated. Yet in broad terms, insider dealing takes place when a person buys or sells shares in a listed company when he or she possesses inside information, or information about that listed company which the general public does not have and which, if known to the public, would have an impact on the price of the shares of that company. In light of the severe potential civil sanctions and criminal penalties for contravening the insider dealing provisions, it is vitally important to take due care in every steps to be taken once insider dealing is allegedly to have taken place.

At ONC Lawyers, our litigation and dispute resolution team works closely with our corporate and commercial team to provide the following services:

  • advising clients on investigations and interviews by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC);
  • assisting clients with the handling of search warrants;
  • assisting clients to deal with issues relating to legal professional privilege;
  • advising and acting for clients in both civil and criminal proceedings commenced by the SFC; and
  • advising and acting for clients who are SFC licensees in disciplinary proceedings commenced by the SFC.

If you would like to know more about our commercial crime practice or how we can help your business, please contact us at (852) 2810 1212 or at

Please refer to our articles in ‘Knowledge’

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