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Jopie: Jurist, mentor, supervisor and friend - Essays on the law of banking, companies and suretyship (Hardcover): Charl Hugo,... Jopie: Jurist, mentor, supervisor and friend - Essays on the law of banking, companies and suretyship (Hardcover)
Charl Hugo, Michelle Kelly Louw
R530 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R98 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Jopie: Jurist, Mentor, Supervisor and Friend - Essays on the Law of Banking, Companies and Suretyship is published in honour of Professor Jopie Pretorius, who will be retiring from his chair in banking law at UNISA at the end of 2017. The collection comprises personal tributes by family members, friends and colleagues, and academic essays that deal with banking law, company law and suretyship.

Research Handbook on Crisis Management in the Banking Sector (Hardcover): Matthias Haentjens, Bob Wessels Research Handbook on Crisis Management in the Banking Sector (Hardcover)
Matthias Haentjens, Bob Wessels
R5,077 Discovery Miles 50 770 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this timely Handbook, over 30 prominent academics, practitioners and regulators from across the globe provide in-depth insights into an area of law that the recent global financial crisis has placed in the spotlight: bank insolvency law. Research Handbook on Crisis Management in the Banking Sector discusses the rules that govern a bank insolvency from the perspectives of the various parties that are affected by these rules. Thus, whilst many bank insolvency rules have been enacted only recently and their application is still clouded by a host of uncertainties, this book takes the perspectives of the relevant authorities, of the bank and of the bank's counterparties. Providing a comprehensive approach to crisis management in the banking sector, this Handbook will prove a valuable resource for academics, postgraduate students, practitioners and international policymakers.

Commentary on the Bills of Exchange Amendment Act (Paperback): Leonard Gering, Douglas G. Tobias Commentary on the Bills of Exchange Amendment Act (Paperback)
Leonard Gering, Douglas G. Tobias
R154 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R24 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Following many months of debate and lobbying, the new Bills of Exchange Amendment Act became law on 1 March 2001. This Act seeks to amend the Bills of Exchange Act in order to simplify and clarify the law relating to cheques and to accommodate the advances of technology, as well as to reduce the high incidence of cheque fraud. The Commentary deals specifically with each amendment, and gives a clear analysis of its legal effect.;(Supplement to the Handbook on the Law of Negotiable Instruments - 2nd ed, 1997)

Principles of Banking Regulation (Paperback): Kern Alexander Principles of Banking Regulation (Paperback)
Kern Alexander
R799 Discovery Miles 7 990 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

An accessible, comprehensive analysis of the main principles and rules of banking regulation in the post-crisis regulatory reform era, this textbook looks at banking regulation from an inter-disciplinary perspective across law, economics, finance, management and policy studies. It provides detailed coverage of the most recent international, European and UK bank regulatory and policy developments, including Basel IV, structural regulation, bank resolution and Brexit, and considers the impact on bank governance, compliance, risk management and strategy.

European Banking Union (Hardcover): Danny Busch, Guido Ferrarini European Banking Union (Hardcover)
Danny Busch, Guido Ferrarini
R3,567 Discovery Miles 35 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive and topical work examines the impact of European Banking Union in the context of the European Central Bank taking over supervision of the 130 European banks in 2014. The work addresses the effect on the daily supervision of large banks in Europe and also analyses the position of bank creditors and shareholders. The thematic approach covers the Single Rulebook and CRD IV, the Single Supervisory System (SSM), and the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) from a legal and economic perspective. The book also compares the US to Europe and assesses whether anything can be learnt from US experience. Key issues such as judicial protection of supervised credit institutions, implications for financial market governance, and risk management and compliance, are examined alongside case-studies and analysis.

United States v. Apple - Competition in America (Hardcover): Chris Sagers United States v. Apple - Competition in America (Hardcover)
Chris Sagers
R582 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R125 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

One of the most followed antitrust cases of recent times-United States v. Apple-reveals an often-missed truth: what Americans most fear is competition itself. In 2012 the Department of Justice accused Apple and five book publishers of conspiring to fix e-book prices. The evidence overwhelmingly showed an unadorned price-fixing conspiracy that cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars. Yet before, during, and after the trial millions of Americans sided with the defendants. Pundits on the left and right condemned the government for its decision to sue, decrying Amazon's market share, railing against a new high-tech economy, and rallying to defend beloved authors and publishers. For many, Amazon was the one that should have been put on trial. But why? One fact went unrecognized and unreckoned with: in practice, Americans have long been ambivalent about competition. Chris Sagers, a renowned antitrust expert, meticulously pulls apart the misunderstandings and exaggerations that industries as diverse as mom-and-pop grocers and producers of cast-iron sewer pipes have cited to justify colluding to forestall competition. In each of these cases, antitrust law, a time-honored vehicle to promote competition, is put on the defensive. Herein lies the real insight of United States v. Apple. If we desire competition as a policy, we must make peace with its sometimes rough consequences. As bruising as markets in their ordinary operation often seem, letting market forces play out has almost always benefited the consumer. United States v. Apple shows why supporting cases that protect price competition, even when doing so hurts some of us, is crucial if antitrust law is to protect and maintain markets.

Legal Data for Banking - Business Optimisation and Regulatory Compliance (Hardcover): Akber Datoo Legal Data for Banking - Business Optimisation and Regulatory Compliance (Hardcover)
Akber Datoo
R1,133 R1,026 Discovery Miles 10 260 Save R107 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A practical, informative guide to banks' major weakness Legal Data for Banking defines the legal data domain in the context of financial institutions, and describes how banks can leverage these assets to optimise business lines and effectively manage risk. Legal data is at the heart of post-2009 regulatory reform, and practitioners need to deepen their grasp of legal data management in order to remain compliant with new rules focusing on transparency in trade and risk reporting. This book provides essential information for IT, project management and data governance leaders, with detailed discussion of current and best practices. Many banks are experiencing recurrent pain points related to legal data management issues, so clear explanations of the required processes, systems and strategic governance provide immediately-relevant relief. The recent financial crisis following the collapse of major banks had roots in poor risk data management, and the regulators' unawareness of accumulated systemic risk stemming from contractual obligations between firms. To avoid repeating history, today's banks must be proactive in legal data management; this book provides the critical knowledge practitioners need to put the necessary systems and practices in place. Learn how current legal data management practices are hurting banks Understand the systems, structures and strategies required to manage risk and optimise business lines Delve into the regulations surrounding risk aggregation, netting, collateral enforceability and more Gain practical insight on legal data technology, systems and migration The legal contracts between firms contain significant obligations that underpin the financial markets; failing to recognise these terms as valuable data assets means increased risk exposure and untapped business lines. Legal Data for Banking provides critical information for the banking industry, with actionable guidance for implementation.

The European Account Preservation Order Regulation - A Commentary (Hardcover): Gilles Cuniberti, Sara Migliorini The European Account Preservation Order Regulation - A Commentary (Hardcover)
Gilles Cuniberti, Sara Migliorini
R3,750 Discovery Miles 37 500 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) Regulation provides a protective measure for creditors wishing to freeze the bank account of their debtor, preventing the transferral or withdrawal of funds. Courts can issue freezing measures over bank accounts located in other member states, thereby establishing a new remedy for cross-border debt recovery in Europe. This book provides a detailed article-by-article commentary of the EAPO Regulation. It describes its legislative history and structure and carries out a critical analysis of its provisions and recitals, focusing on the practical implementation of the instrument. The commentary also provides additional focus on the interplay between the EAPO Regulation and the existing EU instruments and framework, and examines specific issues that the implementation of the Regulation might raise in member states. This is an important resource tool for practitioners, legal scholars and students interested in the theoretical and practical implications of the EAPO Regulation.

Research Handbook on Shadow Banking - Legal and Regulatory Aspects (Hardcover): Iris H-Y Chiu, Iain G. MacNeil Research Handbook on Shadow Banking - Legal and Regulatory Aspects (Hardcover)
Iris H-Y Chiu, Iain G. MacNeil
R4,311 Discovery Miles 43 110 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the Research Handbook on Shadow Banking an international cast of experts discusses shadow banking activities, the purposes they serve, the risks they pose to the financial system, and the wider implications for regulators and the regulatory perimeter. Contributors offer high-level and theoretical perspectives on shadow banking and regulatory risks as well as more detailed explorations of specific markets in shadow banking. With perspectives from the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States, China and Singapore, this Research Handbook discusses a range of wholesale sector shadow banking activities including the rehypothecation of assets, securitization and derivatives as well as the implications of hedge fund activities for systemic risk. Further topics of discussion include a range of shadow banking activities led by financial and technological innovation, such as online equity and debt crowdfunding, the rise of exchange traded funds, and the emergence of crypto-currencies and distributed ledger technology. Interdisciplinary, broad and comprehensive in topic, this Research Handbook will prove to be a one-stop resource for legal academics and practitioners as well as for research students and those participating in the financial industry and trade associations.

Research Handbook on Central Banking (Hardcover): Peter Conti-Brown, Rosa M. Lastra Research Handbook on Central Banking (Hardcover)
Peter Conti-Brown, Rosa M. Lastra
R4,932 Discovery Miles 49 320 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Research Handbook on Central Banking focuses on global central banks as institutions and not abstractions, providing historical and practical detail about how central banks work and the challenges they face. This Research Handbook offers the most interdisciplinary treatment of global central banks published to date by addressing key questions regarding where they come from, how they have changed, and the challenges they face during uncertain times. Divided into two parts, the Research Handbook firstly takes readers on a global tour, covering central banks in the US, Latin America, Europe, Eastern Europe, Japan, China, Africa, and more. In the second part, authors delve into themes of broad application, including transparency, independence, unconventional monetary policy, payment systems, and crisis response. The interdisciplinary mix of contributors include some of the most prominent names in central banking as well as a new generation of scholars who are shaping the conversation about central banks and their role in global politics, economics, and society at large. Interdisciplinary and innovative, this Research Handbook will prove essential reading for scholars focusing on central banks, financial regulation, global governance, and related areas, as well as for central bankers and employees at central banks.

International Investment Law and the Global Financial Architecture (Hardcover): Christian J. Tams, Stephan W. Schill, Rainer... International Investment Law and the Global Financial Architecture (Hardcover)
Christian J. Tams, Stephan W. Schill, Rainer Hofmann
R2,811 Discovery Miles 28 110 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The global crises of the early 21st century have tested the international financial architecture. In seeking to ensure stability, governments have regulated financial and capital markets. This in turn has implicated international investment law, which investors have invoked as a shield against debt restructuring, bail-ins or bail-outs. This book explores whether investment law should protect against such regulatory measures, including where these have the support of multilateral institutions. It considers where the line should be drawn between legitimate regulation and undue interference with investor rights and, equally importantly, who draws it. Across the diverse chapters herein, expert international scholars assess the key challenges facing decision makers, analyse arbitral and treaty practice and evaluate ways towards a balanced system of investment protection in the financial sector. In doing so, they offer a detailed analysis of the interaction between investment protection and financial regulation in fields such as sovereign debt restructuring and bank rescue measures. Combining high-level analysis with a detailed assessment of controversial legal issues, this book will provide guidance for both academics and legal practitioners working in international economic law, international arbitration, investment law, international banking and financial law.

Bank Funding, Liquidity, and Capital Adequacy - A Law and Finance Approach (Hardcover): Jose Gabilondo Bank Funding, Liquidity, and Capital Adequacy - A Law and Finance Approach (Hardcover)
Jose Gabilondo
R1,826 Discovery Miles 18 260 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Focusing primarily on the banking system in the United States, this book offers an innovative framework that integrates a depository bank's liquidity and its capital adequacy into a unified notion of funding that helps to explain how the 2007-2008 crisis unfolded, why central banks succeeded in resolving the crisis, and how the conceptual legacy of the crisis and its resolution led to lasting changes in bank funding regulation, including new objective requirements for bank liquidity. To provide a comparative context, the book also examines the funding models of non-bank intermediaries like dealer banks and insurers. This book provides a nuanced understanding of bank funding practices for legal academics interested in banking regulation or corporate finance and helps place prudential regulation and the private law of funding in the context of the banking business model. Business model scholars, financial academics, and bank regulators will appreciate its readable, integrated approach to understanding some of the most current and conceptually challenging aspects of prudential regulation.

Virtual Competition - The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy (Paperback): Ariel Ezrachi, Maurice E Stucke Virtual Competition - The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy (Paperback)
Ariel Ezrachi, Maurice E Stucke
R369 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R19 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Shoppers with a bargain-hunting impulse and internet access can find a universe of products at their fingertips. This thought-provoking expose invites us to explore how sophisticated algorithms and data-crunching are changing the nature of market competition, and not always for the better. Introducing into the policy lexicon the terms algorithmic collusion, behavioral discrimination and super-platforms, Virtual Competition explores the resulting impact on competition, our democratic ideals, our wallets, and our well-being. "A convincing argument that there can be a darker side to the growth of digital commerce. The replacement of the invisible hand of competition by the digitized hand of internet commerce can give rise to anticompetitive behavior that the competition authorities are ill equipped to deal with." -Burton G. Malkiel, Wall Street Journal "We owe the authors our deep gratitude for anticipating and explaining the consequences of living in a world in which black boxes collude and leave no trails behind. They make it clear that in a world of big data and algorithmic pricing, consumers are outgunned and antitrust laws are outdated, especially in the United States." -Science "A convincing case for the need to rethink competition law to cope with algorithmic capitalism's potential for malfeasance." -John Naughton, The Observer "A fascinating book about how platform internet companies (Amazon, Facebook, and so on) are changing the norms of economic competition." -Ben Schiller, Fast Company

Shadow Banking in China - Risk, Regulation and Policy (Hardcover): Shen Wei Shadow Banking in China - Risk, Regulation and Policy (Hardcover)
Shen Wei
R3,035 Discovery Miles 30 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In light of the current regulatory regime in China's banking sector, this book investigates the causes, key forms, potential risks and regulation of shadow banking in China. The first China-specific book of its kind, the author takes policy considerations into account whilst providing an analysis of the regulatory instruments tackling the systematic risks in its banking, as well as shadow banking sectors. Key shadow banking subsectors discussed include P2P lending, wealth management products, local government debts and the underground lending market. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in the legal field, as well as those from other disciplines including social science, business and finance. It will also be of use to lawyers, policymakers and regulators looking for practical solutions in tackling the issues facing a rising shadow banking sector today.

The Foreclosure Echo - How the Hardest Hit Have Been Left Out of the Economic Recovery (Paperback): Linda E. Fisher, Judith Fox The Foreclosure Echo - How the Hardest Hit Have Been Left Out of the Economic Recovery (Paperback)
Linda E. Fisher, Judith Fox
R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Foreclosure Echo tells the story of the ordinary people whose quest for the American dream was crushed in the foreclosure crisis when they were threatened with losing their homes. The authors, Linda E. Fisher and Judith Fox - each with decades of experience defending low-to-moderate-income people from foreclosure and predatory lending practices - have employed a range of legal, economic, and social-science research to document these stories, showing not only how people experienced the crisis, but also how lenders and public institutions failed to protect them. The book also describes the ongoing effects of the crisis - including vacant land and abandoned buildings - and how these conditions have exacerbated the economic plight of millions of people who lost their homes and have increased inequality across the country. This book should be read by anyone who wants to understand the fallout of the last financial crisis and learn what we can do now to avoid another one.

The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime - The Perfect Storm? (Hardcover, UK ed.): Nicholas Ryder The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime - The Perfect Storm? (Hardcover, UK ed.)
Nicholas Ryder
R2,437 Discovery Miles 24 370 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Concentrating on the relationship between the 2007 financial crisis and white-collar crime in both the United States of America and the United Kingdom this unique book asserts that such activity was an important variable that contributed towards the crisis. It also reveals a number of similarities and differences in the approach towards white-collar crime emanating from the financial crisis. Offering an important analysis of the factors which contributed to the global financial crisis and the role played by economic crime, the author provides an insightful critique of the legislative, regulatory and enforcement responses on both sides of the Atlantic. Specific examples include mortgage fraud, predatory lending, Ponzi fraud schemes, market misconduct and the manipulation of LIBOR. Nicholas Ryder's conclusions are powerful, and those responsible for policing the financial markets should take careful note of the recommendations he puts forward. This timely book will be of great use to both teachers and students of financial crime relevant modules. It will also appeal to policy-makers in government departments, law enforcement agencies and financial regulatory agencies, as well as professionals within the financial services sector, law and accountancy.

Broke, Not Broken - Homer Maxey's Texas Bank War (Hardcover): Broadus Spivey, Jesse Sublett Broke, Not Broken - Homer Maxey's Texas Bank War (Hardcover)
Broadus Spivey, Jesse Sublett
R588 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R124 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Homer Maxey was a war hero, multimillionaire and pillar of the Lubbock, Texas, community. During the post-World War II boom, he filled the West Texas horizon with new apartment complexes, government buildings, hotels, banks, shopping centres and subdivisions. On the afternoon of February 16, 1966, executives of Citizens National Bank of Lubbock met to launch foreclosure proceedings against Maxey. In a secret sale, more than 35,000 acres of ranch land and other holdings were divided up and sold for pennies on the dollar. By closing time, Maxey was penniless. Maxey sued the bank and every member of the board of directors, including long-time friends and business partners. Almost fifteen years, two jury trials and nine separate appeals later, the case was settled on September 22, 1980. Broke, Not Broken, the story of this record-breaking, precedent-setting legal case, illuminates a community and a self-styled go-getter who refused to back down, even when his opponents were old friends, well-heeled leaders of the community, a bank backed by powerful Odessa oil men and the most formidable attorneys in West Texas.

Regulating Credit Rating Agencies (Hardcover): Aline Darbellay Regulating Credit Rating Agencies (Hardcover)
Aline Darbellay
R2,308 Discovery Miles 23 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This highly topical book examines how the leading credit rating agencies - Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Fitch - have risen to prominence in the wake of the financial crisis. It investigates how the Big Three have become ever more profitable even though the quality of their ratings has declined and rating scandals have tarnished their reputation. After a century of being left quasi-unregulated the rating industry is now subject to sweeping reforms. This informative study analyzes the post-crisis overhaul in the United States and the European Union. The focus lies on the interactions between regulatory intervention and competitive incentives among the Big Three. This book highlights the challenges faced by policymakers trying to regulate the rating industry and simultaneously decrease over-reliance on ratings. Regulating Credit Rating Agencies will appeal to academics in law and economics, practitioners, policymakers, lawmakers and regulators.

Financial Crisis Containment and Government Guarantees (Hardcover): John Raymond La Brosse, Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, Dalvinder... Financial Crisis Containment and Government Guarantees (Hardcover)
John Raymond La Brosse, Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, Dalvinder Singh
R2,426 Discovery Miles 24 260 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Financial Crisis Containment and Government Guarantees analyses the international community's commitment to forging enhanced, well thought-out, mechanisms for containing systemic risks in the context of a highly interconnected global financial framework which incorporates ongoing financial innovation. While use of government guarantees is a central theme, the book also analyses the roles played by prudential regulators, central banks, deposit insurers and treasuries in dealing with the crisis. The book examines how governments, central banks, regulators and deposit insurance agencies have worked together to contain the global financial crisis. Additionally, it focuses on efforts to overcome ongoing obstacles, as well as the most important proposals to improve safety nets, both at the national level and internationally. This concise and detailed book will strongly appeal to students in law, economics and finance, law practitioners, policymakers in central banks and ministries of finance, as well as deposit protection agencies and regulatory agencies.

Research Handbook on Cross-Border Bank Resolution (Hardcover): Matthias Haentjens, Bob Wessels Research Handbook on Cross-Border Bank Resolution (Hardcover)
Matthias Haentjens, Bob Wessels
R3,499 Discovery Miles 34 990 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since the great financial crisis, many countries across the globe have witnessed the introduction of new recovery and resolution regimes for banks. The Research Handbook on Cross-Border Bank Resolution analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the current regulatory framework for resolving cross-border bank crises and proposes avenues for improvement. This cutting edge Research Handbook includes a broad range of perspectives of the regulatory and economic infrastructure of the banks themselves, third parties, and real life case studies, on both a domestic and, in particular, an international level. Chapters are authored by eminent experts in the field with contributions from the US, EU, Japan and China. With its comprehensive and rounded analysis of cross-border bank resolution, this wide-ranging Research Handbook will be of value to academics and researchers across the globe. The practical issues and policy recommendations included will also be of benefit for policy makers within the banking sector and bankers and lawyers alike.

Financial Regulation in Crisis? - The Role of Law and the Failure of Northern Rock (Hardcover): Joanna Gray, Orkun Akseli Financial Regulation in Crisis? - The Role of Law and the Failure of Northern Rock (Hardcover)
Joanna Gray, Orkun Akseli
R1,890 Discovery Miles 18 900 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The depositor run on the Northern Rock bank in September 2007, which led to the bank's subsequent nationalisation was the first run on a UK bank for nearly 150 years and was a seminal moment in the unfolding global financial crisis. This book provides a detailed legal analysis of the role played by financial law and regulation during this event, and the impact the episode made on the law. The contributors to the book explore and elaborate upon the legal technique of securitisation, and how Northern Rock itself created and employed securitised financial assets. There is also in-depth discussion and analysis of the origin of the problems experienced in the wholesale interbank markets surrounding the Northern Rock crisis. Chapters focus on risk-based financial regulation, depositor protection, and bank rescue and resolution mechanisms in the UK before and after the Northern Rock crisis. State aid implications of the nationalisation of Northern Rock and the future of financial regulation are also considered. This timely new book will appeal to academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students in law and business schools as well as practitioners, regulators and lawmakers.

Banking Law (Paperback): Anu Arora Banking Law (Paperback)
Anu Arora
R1,174 Discovery Miles 11 740 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Exploring all aspects of domestic, European and international laws and regulation, Banking Law is essential reading for students and practitioners alike. From examining the academic debates, policy considerations and practical influences underpinning the regulations, this text offers you a truly socio-economic and contextual approach to a subject which impacts on the daily lives of people worldwide.

The Law of Banking in Scotland (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Lorne D. Crerar The Law of Banking in Scotland (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Lorne D. Crerar
R2,978 Discovery Miles 29 780 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Now in its second edition, this user-friendly and comprehensive guide to the law of banking in Scotland provides in-depth analysis covering all matters relevant to bankers in both domestic and commercial banking operations in Scotland. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout. The key sections on securities have been drastically expanded as this is an area in which there has been an explosion of litigation, therefore it is of increasing importance to practitioners. The contents include: the historical development of banking, legal framework of banking and its supervision, customers of a bank, relationship between bank and customer, types of accounts, negotiable instruments and other orders for payment, the collecting banker and the paying banker, modern methods of money transfer, security for advances made by bankers, heritable securities, and appendices for codes of banking practice and the Ombudsman Scheme.

The Law of Failure - A Tour Through the Wilds of American Business Insolvency Law (Paperback): Stephen J Lubben The Law of Failure - A Tour Through the Wilds of American Business Insolvency Law (Paperback)
Stephen J Lubben
R632 Discovery Miles 6 320 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

If a broker-dealer liquidates in federal bankruptcy court, why does an insurance company liquidate in state court, and a bank outside of court altogether? Why do some businesses re-organize under state law 'assignments', rather than the more well-known Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code? Why do some laws use the language of bankruptcy but without advancing policy goals of the Bankruptcy Code? In this illuminating work, Stephen J. Lubben tackles these questions and many others related to the collective law of business insolvency in the United States. In the first book of its kind, Lubben notes the broad similarities between the many insolvency systems in the United States while describing the fundamental differences lurking therein. By considering the whole sweep of these laws - running the gamut from Chapter 11 to obscure receivership provisions of the National Bank Act - readers will acquire a fundamental understanding of the 'law of failure'.

A Wunch of Bankers - a year in the Hayne royal commission (Paperback): Daniel Ziffer A Wunch of Bankers - a year in the Hayne royal commission (Paperback)
Daniel Ziffer
R401 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R88 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For Daniel Ziffer and his Australia-wide audience, it was a complicated, galling, and gasp-inducing year at the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. It wasn't just its exhaustive rounds of hearings around the country - Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, and Sydney - on topics from farming finance to financial planning. It wasn't even the long list of scandals exposed to a horrified nation - charging fees to dead people, blatant conflicts of interest, and taking $1 billion from customers in fees that banks were never entitled to. What made it so fascinating, so heart-breaking, and so enraging was the procession of faces through the witness box, and the team of counsel gazing into the dark heart of banking. Tearful victims, blank-faced executives, hapless regulators, and a couple of utter charlatans all had their day in court, watched by an audience of millions, and revealing - in their stories - the material to justify re-shaping the multi-trillion dollar financial services industry that forms a pillar of Australian life. A Wunch of Bankers covers not just the big shocks, but the small moments - lost in the flurry of daily reporting - that reveal how companies have used the law, limp enforcement, and basic human behaviour to take advantage of customers. Is there a phrase that judges how much life-insurance spruikers in call centres can terrify you about your impending death - and the grief-stricken ruins of an estate you'll leave for your bereaved family - while still being legal? Yes, there is. Was there a meeting in which a bank's executives ignored a warning of "Extreme" from its chief risk officer, to embark on an illegal scheme that accrued $3.6 billion in funds? There was. Mixed among the testimony are snippets from life on the road as the World's Oldest Debuting TV Reporter - not just driving five hours one-way to talk to a man who almost blew his brains out over a bank nabbing his $22 million estate, but explaining how journalism can only ever give you a glimpse inside complex issues. In A Wunch of Bankers, Danel Ziffer bring out the colour and grit of the royal commission's proceedings, and explores broader issues raised by the testimony. A mixture of analysis, reportage, and observations, it is densely researched and compellingly written.

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