Legal Risk in the Financial Markets

Hardcover | January 23, 2011

byRoger McCormick

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Tracing the origins of legal risk as a phenomenon in the global financial markets, particularly in the UK market, this book analyses the different components of legal risk in light of the global financial crisis, identifying characteristics, examples and management strategies, and analysescurrent and recent legal risk concerns as well as looking to the future. Fully updated from the first edition, this book includes substantial new material on the global financial crisis and its effects on legal risk, coverage of responses to the Crisis in the UK and elsewhere, including G20 proposals and EU initiatives, and substantial new material on globalisationissues. The book also considers the impact of case law, statute law and regulatory change on the management of legal risk.

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Tracing the origins of legal risk as a phenomenon in the global financial markets, particularly in the UK market, this book analyses the different components of legal risk in light of the global financial crisis, identifying characteristics, examples and management strategies, and analysescurrent and recent legal risk concerns as well ...

Roger McCormick is a Senior Research Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science and acts as a consultant on legal risk and related issues. He is also the director of the LSE Law and Financial Markets Project and the Editor of the Law and Financial Markets Review. He is a former partner of a major international law firm...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:566 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:January 23, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart 1: The General Context1. Why Legal Risk is Important: a Short History2. Risk and Capital3. Legal Risk in the London Market4. The Global Context5. The Law-maker, the Regulator and Current PreoccupationsPart 2: The Global Financial Crisis of 2007-96. Market and Regulatory Failure7. The Initial Impact of the Crisis on the Financial Markets8. Legal and Regulatory Responses to the Crisis in the UK9. Response to the Crisis by the EU and Elsewhere10. The Legal Risk Implications of the CrisisPart 3: The Impact of Globalisation11. Legal Risk in a Globalising Financial Market12. Social Responsibility and Governance13. The Role of International and Multilateral Institutions in Financial Law ReformPart 4: Early Perceptions of Legal Risk14. A Landmark Case and its Aftermath15. A Case of Conceptual Impossibility16. Settling DifferencesPart 5: Characteristics of Legal Risk17. Definition18. Sources of Legal Risk19. CausationPart 6: Examples of Legal Risk20. Property Interests in Indirectly Held Investment Securities21. Vague Laws22. RecharacterizationPart 7: Legal Risk Management23. The Essentials of Legal Risk Management24. Lawyers' Responsibility for the Management of Legal RiskPart 8: Conclusions25. A 'Risk-based Approach' to LawAppendices

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"Roger McCormick's book provides an invaluable intellectual underpinning for that endeavour." --Simon Gleeson, JIBLR, 2006, issue 8