IST Holds Workshop on Capital Market Jurisprudence

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

A seminar aimed at teaching members of the judiciary, especially judges and lawyers on new skills in the capital market jurisprudence has been organised by the Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST).

The training programme took place at this week in Calabar, Cross River State and it focused on jurisprudence of investments and securities laws, practice and procedure.

Chairman of the tribunal, Mr Isaiah Idoko-Akoh, explained that the workshop is aimed at familiarising the participants with emerging trends in capital market jurisprudence and the operations of the IST.

He said further that the initiative was novel and designed to play a vital role in the national economy and justice administration.

According to him, it was imperative to continue to apprise relevant stakeholders with useful information of the objectives, jurisprudence, practice and procedure of the higher court.

He said it was important to stage the workshop in order to map out strategies towards realising the mandates spelt for the IST, noting that the workshop would expose capital market adjudication as a robust and emerging jurisprudence, bring to the knowledge of judges and legal practitioners the existence of specialised laws guarding capital market operations as well as kindle interest of the public to take opportunities to invest and enjoy lawful protection.

“It (the workshop) seeks to expose capital market adjudication as a robust and emerging jurisprudence in the country; to bring to the attention of judges and legal practitioners the existence of the special jurisdiction of the tribunal; to kindle the interest of the public to take opportunities to invest and enjoy the protections available for investors in the capital market; and draw attention of educators , mentors , parents and young graduates to seek training/employment and develop career in the capital market industry among others,” the IST chief said.

The Investments and Securities Tribunal was established to entertain disputes emanating from the capital market.

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