26/03/2012

Mårten Knuts evaluates insider trading regulations on behalf of the Swedish government

Partner Mårten Knuts will present his evaluation of the Swedish insider trading regulations at a roundtable discussion organised by the Swedish Financial Market Committee in Stockholm on 28 March. Mårten will also speak on market manipulation at the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law the following day.

The committee’s invitation to speak stems from an order by the Swedish government asking for Mårten to assess Sweden’s insider trading prohibitions in response to criticism presented by the International Monetary Fund. At the roundtable meeting, Mårten will summarise the report he submitted to the Swedish government.

Mårten Knuts holds a doctorate degree in law from the University of Helsinki and a master’s degree in economics from the Åbo Akademi University. The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland awarded Mårten the Mauritz Hallberg Prize for his doctoral thesis Kursmanipulation på värdepappersmarknaden (Market Manipulation in the Securities Markets).

Mårten regularly advises clients in securities market transactions and dispute resolution matters. This year he was the exclusive winner in Finland of the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award for the individual capital markets category.

He is currently advising Iceland’s Special Prosecutor’s Office in its investigations relating to alleged market abuse conducted by Kaupthing, Glitnir and Landsbanki banks in their proprietary trading during the years 2005–2008.

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