Confidentiality in Offshore Financial Law

Hardcover | October 29, 2014

byRose-Marie Antoine

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The only book to focus specifically on confidentiality and by extension, disclosure obligations, in offshore financial law, this new edition examines the issues surrounding confidentiality providing thorough analysis of the current legal position and discussing the extent to which it shouldbe protected given the conflicting interests at stake. The book also addresses the wider issues of confidentiality in offshore financial law to consider the implications of confidentiality and disclosure for other subjects of interest in finance. It therefore examines the appropriate parameters of bank regulation, the modern regulatory framework forother financial institutions and actors, particularly within the context of the prevention and detection of certain undesirable or criminal activities such as money laundering and even civil matters such as trademark violations. Important constitutional issues such as the right to privacy, theprivilege against self-incrimination and arbitrary search and seizure as they relate to finance are included in the legal analysis. The controversial balance between disclosure and confidentiality also entails a discussion of issues of comity. Taking into account the several new treaties specifically targeted at confidentiality in offshore financial law, this new edition includes comparative coverage of key legislation in offshore jurisdictions and a new chapter on Tax Information Exchange Agreements. It also provides detailed coverage ofmodern anti- Money Laundering regimes, the EU Savings Directive, the G20 Initiatives and United States countermeasures to confidentiality. For ease of reference an introductory chapter is also included which gives a summary of the legislative infrastructure in the various jurisdictions and adescription of the fundamental characteristics of offshore jurisdictions. Assessing the impact of the recent G20 -OECD discussions on confidentiality, disclosure, and tax issues and the emerging FATCA regime, this new edition brings the reader up to date with the changing regulatory landscape concerning the offshore sector. All practitioners and scholars interested inoffshore financial law will find this text to be an essential reference source.

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The only book to focus specifically on confidentiality and by extension, disclosure obligations, in offshore financial law, this new edition examines the issues surrounding confidentiality providing thorough analysis of the current legal position and discussing the extent to which it shouldbe protected given the conflicting interests ...

Professor Rose-Marie Antoine is the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Professor of Labour Law and Offshore Financial Law at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus. A Cambridge and Oxford scholar, Professor Antoine has lectured at universities in the USA, Cayman Islands and consults for governments and international organi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pagesPublished:October 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199693447

ISBN - 13:9780199693443

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Part I: Locating Confidentiality in Offshore Finance1. The Nature of the Offshore Financial Centre2. The Parameters of Offshore Confidentiality and its Justification3. Taxation and ConfidentialityPart II: Disclosure Initiatives and the Erosion of Offshore Confidentiality4. Guiding Principles and Developments towards Disclosure5. Legislative and Treaty Approaches to International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters6. Money Laundering and Serious Crime7. Impact of Restraint Orders on ConfidentialityPart III: Constitutional Concerns and Questions of Sovereignty8. Constitutional Protection of Privacy in Offshore Regimes-Challenges and Dilemmas9. The Privilege Against Self-incrimination in Offshore Jurisprudence10. The Comity Principle and Confidentiality11. The OECD's Challenge to Offshore Confidentiality and Tax Information Flows