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If you are the subject of an investigation relating to market manipulation, the specialist Fraud Solicitors at Wilford Smith are on hand to provide you with a top-level, results-focused strategy to ensure the protection of your personal and professional reputation.

Investigations and prosecutions in market manipulation cases are led by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which has the power to take disciplinary action or bring civil or criminal proceedings against individuals or organisations. Getting the right legal advice at the earliest stage is fundamental to ensuring a successful outcome to any investigation, or in court should criminal proceedings be forthcoming.

Market manipulation describes behaviours that seek to circumvent accepted practices in the financial sector, or deliberately create a false or misleading impression regarding trading or working in the financial markets. These behaviours include:

  • Libor manipulation
  • Forex fraud
  • High-frequency trading
  • Insider trading
  • Improper disclosures
  • Misuse of information
  • Manipulating transactions
  • Manipulating devices
  • Dissemination
  • Distortion and misleading behaviour

The scope of the FCA’s powers are extensive, allowing it to compel the production of evidence and to seek compulsory interviews. As part of an investigation, the FCA may also search an individual’s home or business premises and seize computers and electronic devices. If you find yourself subject to an investigation in relation to market manipulation, Wilford Smith’s Financial Crime Solicitors will take a ruthless approach to ensure that you can robustly defend yourself against any charges.

Contact our Fraud Defence Solicitors Sheffield and London

Our Criminal Defence Lawyers are based in Sheffield and London and advise and represent clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 01709 828 044 to find out how we can help.

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