168 Appointment of persons to carry out investigations in particular cases
168 Appointment of persons to carry out investigations in particular cases

(1)     Subsection (3) applies if it appears to an investigating authority that there are circumstances suggesting that—

(a)     . . .

(b)     a person may be guilty of an offence under section [122F,] 177, [191F], 346 or 398(1) or under Schedule 4.

(2)     Subsection (3) also applies if it appears to an investigating authority that there are circumstances suggesting that—

(a)     an offence under section 24(1) [. . .] [or under Part 7 of the Financial Services Act 2012] or under Part V of the Criminal Justice Act 1993 may have been committed;

(b)     there may have been a breach of the general prohibition;

[(ba)     an authorised person may have contravened section 20 in relation to a credit-related regulated activity;]

(c)     there may have been a contravention of section 21 or 238; or

[(d)     a person has contravened Article 14 (prohibition of insider dealing and of unlawful disclosure of inside information) or Article 15 (prohibition of market manipulation) of the market abuse regulation].

(3)     The investigating authority may appoint one or more competent persons to conduct an investigation on its behalf.

(4)     Subsection (5) applies if it appears to [an investigating authority] that there are circumstances suggesting that—

(a)     a person may have contravened section 20;

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