FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS
MARKET MISCONDUCT AND OTHER PROHIBITED CONDUCT RELATING TO FINANCIAL PRODUCTS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
The prohibited conduct (other than insider trading prohibitions)
FALSE TRADING AND MARKET RIGGING
ARTIFICIALLY MAINTAINING ETC. TRADING PRICE
False transactions causing change]
A person must not (whether in this jurisdiction or elsewhere) enter into, or engage in, a fictitious or artificial transaction or device if that transaction or device results in:
the price for trading in financial products on a financial market operated in this jurisdiction being maintained, inflated or depressed; or
fluctuations in the price for trading in financial products on a financial market operated in this jurisdiction.
Note 1: Failure to comply with this subsection is an offence (see
). For defences to a prosecution based on this subsection, see
Note 2: This subsection is also a civil penalty provision (see
). For relief from liability to a civil penalty relating to this subsection, see
Intention of parties]
In determining whether a transaction is fictitious or artificial for the purposes of subsection (1), the fact that the transaction is, or was at any time, intended by the parties who entered into it to have effect according to its terms is not conclusive.