Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2014

Abstract

This article will consider cases occurring in Taiwan and other countries to explore legal impact of financial derivatives on capital market regulations, focusing on insider trading. Due to the nature of derivatives, they have been used as a vehicle to conduct insider trading. Therefore, there is a global trend to prohibit insider dealing by trading derivatives. This article will then recommend that Taiwan law should include derivatives trading as part of the prohibition against insider trading. In addition, Taiwan law should also refine the definition of financial derivatives, the jurisdiction of securities regulation and futures regulation, and civil liability attached to insider trading by derivatives in order to raise legal certainty for market participants and to ensure the derivatives market will function well for hedging, speculation or price discovery purposes.

Keywords

derivative product, insider trading, structured note, held under the name of third parties, equity swap, beneficial owner, over-the-counter market

Discipline

Law

Research Areas

Others

Publication

National Taiwan University Law Journal

Volume

43

Issue

2

First Page

419

Last Page

487

ISBN

1018-3825

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