London Financial Regulation Seminar: Is Reddit the New Bloomberg Chat? GameStop, Short Sellers and Social Media
Date: 1 March 2021
The recent events surrounding GameStop have been seen by many as a battle between David and Goliath, and by others as a threat for the well-functioning of financial markets. Recent discussions about the applicability of market manipulation rules to this case have shown that the legal debate itself is far from being settled. This talk, by Paul Oudin, takes the GameStop case as an opportunity to revisit the scope and purpose of these rules from a theoretical and practical perspective.
Paul Oudin is a DPhil in Law candidate at the University of Oxford. His research is about the legal and economic aspects of insider trading regulation in Europe. Paul is also a French attorney specialised in financial regulation and corporate transactions and a member of the Rules for Growth Institute. His main areas of interest are financial regulation, microeconomics and mathematical finance. Paul graduated from the MSc in Law and Finance of the University of Oxford and the Magistère Juriste d'Affaires of Panthéon-Assas University.
Katrien Morbee (Queen Mary University of London) introduces Paul Oudin as he presents on the above topic.