Abhishek Singh

Counsel, Mumbai
Abhishek Singh

Tel : +91 22 4302 8000
Fax : +91 22 4302 8001
Email : abhisheksingh@snrlaw.in

Practice Areas

Capital Markets

Prior Work Experience

Securities and Exchange
Board of India in Mumbai

Representative Experience

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National Law School of
India University,
Bengaluru (B.A., LL.B.
(Hons.), 2009)


Decoding Front Running Trades

Front running trades are trades where an investor has placed an order in a stock while in possession of “non-public information” of “a substantial impending transaction” in that stock. Such trades not only distort the level playing field in the securities market by taking advantage of unequal information acquired through unfair means but also affect market integrity. This note tracks the evolution of jurisprudence related to front running in India and highlights the interpretational challenges and evidentiary issues relating to front running trades.