Competition law underpins the market economy by prohibiting anti-competitive agreements and practices, and the abuse of dominant positions in the market. Until the financial crisis it was widely assumed that the financial services industry was highly competitive. This book explores the extent to...
To Be Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge
The author of more than 50 books and 150 articles, Richard Posner is one of the most cited legal scholars of the 20th century. His sometimes controversial views are incredibly complex, but are unified by the use of economics to analyze law and legal phenomena. This book offers an innovative and...
To Be Published February 28th 2014 by Routledge
A Review of Counter-Terrorist Financing Strategies Since 2001
Series: The Law of Financial Crime
This book defines and identifies the so-called "financial war on terror". It provides a critical review of the impact of counter-terrorist financing strategies and measures in a number of jurisdictions as well as those enacted by international organizations. The book analyses the measures...
To Be Published February 28th 2014 by Routledge
Can a price ever be too low? Can competition ever be ruinous? Questions like these have always accompanied American antitrust law. They testify to the difficulty of antitrust enforcement, of protecting competition without protecting competitors. As the business practice that most directly raises...
To Be Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge
Governance for Responsibility
Financial regulation has entered into a new era, as many foundational economic theories and policies supporting the existing infrastructure have been and are being questioned following the financial crisis. Goodhart et al’s seminal monograph "Financial Regulation: Why, How and Where Now?" (...
To Be Published December 31st 2013 by Routledge
Financial regulation can fail when it is needed the most. The dynamics of asset price bubbles weaken financial regulation just as financial markets begin to overheat and the risk of crisis spikes. At the same time, the failure of financial regulations adds further fuel to a bubble. This book...
Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge
The book examines trade agreements in the context of the current world economic crisis and the uncompleted World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round of trade negotiations. With economies shrinking and protectionism on the rise, many fear a protracted global recession. This raises important...
Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge
Responses to the Financial Crisis and the Future of Regulation
This book offers an interdisciplinary overview of the role of law in modern capitalism in the context of financial crisis. In this work, the reader will find a discussion of key issues relevant to the crisis that have occupied the pages of the financial press since 2007 including an assessment of...
Published September 4th 2013 by Routledge
Although a State’s treatment of foreign investors has long been regulated by international law, it is only recently that international investment law has emerged as an independent discipline in its own right. In recent decades the practical success of investment arbitration has allowed...
Published June 26th 2013 by Routledge
In Nature’s trust
This book is about fiduciary law’s influence on the financial economy’s environmental performance, focusing on how the law affects responsible investing and considering possible legal reforms to shift financial markets closer towards sustainability. Fiduciary law governs how trustees, fund managers...
Published April 17th 2013 by Routledge
A Comparative Look at the United Kingdom and Malaysia
During the last ten years the Islamic banking sector has grown rapidly, at an international level, as well as in individual jurisdictions including the UK. Islamic finance differs quite substantially from conventional banking, using very different mechanisms, and operating according to a different...
Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge
The Carbon Connection
Series: Environmental Market Insights
The VAT Carousel Fraud has seriously undermined the financial integrity of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). This timely book is the first to give an overview of fraud in the carbon market. Written by a former broker, it presents unique material on the carbon fraud mechanics and...
Published April 8th 2013 by Routledge
An increasing number of international trade disputes are settled through the WTO dispute settlement (DS) procedure. In parallel, an increasing number of international investment disputes are settled through investor-host state arbitration procedure. What does "transparency" mean in the context of...
Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge
Text, Context, Subtext
This collection explores the analytical, empirical and normative components that distinguish socio-legal approaches to international economic law both from each other, and from other approaches. It pays particular attention to the substantive focus (what) of socio-legal approaches, noting that they...
Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge
Money laundering and offshore banking
This book brings together the issues surrounding banking secrecy and confiscation of criminal proceeds. The book examines the existing legal agreements at the international, regional and national levels and their interaction in the substantive areas of confiscation, anti-money laundering and...
Published November 27th 2012 by Routledge
Facilitation of Credit and International Conventions and Instruments
This book focuses on international harmonisation and the law of secured transactions by distilling and analysing the unifying principles of various significant international conventions and instruments such as the UN Convention on the Assignment of Receivables, the Unidroit Convention on...
Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge
Achieving an effective regulatory regime
The book examines the regulation of insider dealing in the developed jurisdictions, using three of the G7 countries as guides with the aim of knowing how they have regulated insider trading and what lessons can be learnt from their failures and achievements. It looks at regulatory regimes in...
Published June 11th 2012 by Routledge
The Legal Dimension
The financial market events in 2007-2009 have spurred renewed interest and controversy in debates regarding financial regulation and supervision. This book takes stock of the developments in EU legislation, case law and institutional structures with regards to banking regulation and supervision,...
Published May 28th 2012 by Routledge
There has been much discussion in the last ten years about the need to reform the law governing company charge registration, with many bodies including the Department of Trade and Industry and Law Commissions considering the case for reform of this area in the context of a wider scheme of personal...
Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge-Cavendish
Time itself creates advantages and disadvantages in the field of taxation. The timing of the recognition of income and expenses for tax purposes has two main implications: firstly, for the timing of the collection of tax, and secondly, for the question of quantification, i.e., how to ensure that...
Published April 30th 2012 by Routledge-Cavendish
Inside the Black Box of Securities Enforcement
Set against the backdrop of the recurring waves of financial scandal and crisis to hit Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe over the last decade, this book examines the struggles of securities enforcement agencies to police the financial markets. While allegations of regulatory failure in this realm...
Published January 16th 2012 by Routledge