SFC commences insider dealing prosecution against legal adviser

11 Apr 2019



The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) commenced criminal proceedings in the Eastern Magistrates’ Court today against Mr. Leung Pak Keung, a practising solicitor, over alleged insider dealing in the shares of CASH Financial Services Group Limited (CFSG) (Note 1).

The SFC alleges that between 18 December 2014 and 2 January 2015, Leung, at the time a legal adviser to Oceanwide Holdings (Hong Kong) Co. Limited in respect of its proposed acquisition of a 44% stake in CFSG, purchased a total of 2,112,000 CFSG shares.

Leung, who allegedly purchased the CFSG shares whilst in possession of CFSG-specific, non-public and price sensitive information, disposed of all his CFSG shares and made a profit of $45,300 after the announcement of the proposed corporate acquisition on 12 January 2015 (Note 2). 

No plea was taken and the hearing was adjourned to 9 May 2019.

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Notes:

  1. CASH Financial Services Group Limited was listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in 2008.
  2. Leung sold 852,000 CFSG shares before the publication of the 12 January 2015 announcement and the remaining 1,260,000 shares after the announcement.


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