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InnovationDefence of Citi €12 billion trade on MTS and Eurex markets against charges of market abuse, and breaches of exchange regulations.
Originality5
Rationale6
Impact5
Total16
DescriptionIn-depth investigation and on-going defence of the Citi trade in multiple jursidictions across Europe where the regulations are new. Successfully argued for the Belgian regulator to accept principle of double jeopardy, as Citi had already been tried and penalised for a minor breach in the UK.