The alchemy of journalism – turning market rumours into inside information

The recent judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that details of the forthcoming publication of a press article reporting a market rumour about a potential takeover bid for a listed issuer may constitute ‘inside information’.  This conclusion may not come as a complete bolt from the blue to market participants: just as a star analyst's research can move markets, so too can an article from a prominent journalist in a media organization, whose prominence and professional reputation lend credibility to their reports. Read more

Corporate Crime update – March 2021

Welcome to the March 2021 edition of our corporate crime update – our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. Read more