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Market Manipulation in Russia and in Europe: The Criminal Law Dimension

https://doi.org/10.17589/2309-8678-2016-4-3-120-135

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Abstract

This article examines Russian law on criminal market manipulation and compares it with equivalent rules in Western Europe. The Russian rules do not work; no one has been charged or sentenced for market manipulation since the relevant laws came into force. The Russian rules on criminal liability for market manipulation do not complement the general rules on fraud, they duplicate them. Our prohibition on market manipulation is unclear and is not comprehensive, i.e., there are gaps in the law. This prohibition and the criminal law rules based on it require serious revision; it is necessary to eliminate the gaps and make the law clear. It is inappropriate to subordinate the liability for this crime to the fact of causing consequences expressed formally in a sum of money. The rule of law requires a logical generalization. Establishing criminal liability for negligent market manipulation in Russia seems premature.

About the Author

Ivan Klepitskij
Kutafin Moscow State Law University
Russian Federation

Professor of Criminal Law,

9 Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya str., Moscow, 123995



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Klepitskij I. Market Manipulation in Russia and in Europe: The Criminal Law Dimension. Russian Law Journal. 2016;4(3):120-135. https://doi.org/10.17589/2309-8678-2016-4-3-120-135

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ISSN 2309-8678 (Print)
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