Wednesday, March 2, 2016

7 March 2016: Due Diligence in Share Acquisitions: Navigating the Insider Trading Regime

Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore

The goal of this seminar is to unpack the underlying friction between the need to facilitate due diligence in share acquisition transactions that could place inside information in the acquirer’s hands, and at the same time to ensure that such information is not misused by the acquirer to the detriment of the other shareholders, a matter that insider trading regime regards as sacrosanct. In analysing and seeking to resolve this tension, the speaker draws upon examples from three jurisdictions, namely the United Kingdom (UK), Singapore and India. The core argument is that from a theoretical perspective the due diligence objective of acquirers can be reconciled with the goals of the insider trading regime in order to preserve the interests of the target shareholder as long as certain restrictions are placed on the conduct of the acquirer.  

Date: March 7, 2016
Time: 04:30 P.M.

Conference Hall, Ground Floor, R&T Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)


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Those who are interested may please confirm your participation to Mr. Bins Sebastian at latest by Wednesday, 6th March 2016

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