Rahman Ravelli has compiled an international panel of experts for a webinar to examine recent criminal and civil regulatory actions against spoofing and other forms of market manipulation.

The event, entitled "Market Manipulation – Legal Developments and Defence Strategies" will be held at 3pm GMT (10 am EST) on Wednesday December 9th.

The webinar will be of interest to commodities futures traders, FX traders, compliance officers and defence lawyers based in countries across the globe.

Scheduled topics for discussion include:

  • DOJ's novel theory of RICO criminal liability in US v. Smith
  • An examination of the SEC's win in SEC v. Lek and its ongoing case against dozens of Chinese nationals for alleged spoofing in US equities markets
  • What the wire fraud conviction in US v. Vorley means for manual traders
  • Lessons learned from the acquittal in US v. Flotron
  • Importance of market microstructure and trade data in defending against spoofing claims
  • Whether algorithmic traders can rightfully claim to be "victims" of manual spoofers
  • Does the law create a clear line between legal and illegal trading?

The panel will be chaired by Sasha Wass QC, a barrister who has been involved in some of the most notable and high-profile financial crime cases.

Panel members will include: Nathan Muyskens, partner at Greenberg Traurig and co-chair of the Global White Collar Criminal Defense Practice; Barry Vitou, partner at Greenberg Traurig; Emre Carr, New York-based Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting; Joshua Ray, legal director at Rahman Ravelli and head of the firm's US-facing business crime practice group; Neil Williams: Rahman Ravelli legal director.

Learn more about Rahman Ravelli and register for the webinar here.