Holding intellectual property

Main Article:Grey matters Xuan-Thao Nguyen, “Holding intellectual property,” Georgia Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 4, pp. 1157-1198, (2005) available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1493515. Abstract  Holding companies for...

Financial institutions and dishonest assistance

As the quintessential deep-pocket defendant, financial institutions are often a target of litigation when victims of fraud are casting around to seek to recoup...

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 Barriers to Market Discipline: A Comparative Study of Mortgage Market Reforms; A Partial Race to the Bottom; The Financial Crisis and the Forgotten Law of Contracts... 

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Two recent literature surveys on hedge funds offer useful summaries of the relevant academic literatures.

 

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CFR's quarterly round up of academic texts making headlines...

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 Corporate shams, New York University Law Review, Vol. 87, 2012, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-09,available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2035057 Many people – perhaps most...

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Tax havens have attracted increasing attention from policy-makers in recent years. This paper provides an overview of a growing body of research that analyses the consequences and determinants of the existence of tax-haven countries. For instance, recent evidence suggests that tax havens tend to have stronger governance institutions than comparable non-haven countries. Most importantly, tax havens provide opportunities for tax planning by multinational corporations.

The war against cash in Europe

There are good reasons why the debate on cash is heating up right now. While European governments and central banks have stepped up capital controls...

Asset fire sales and purchases and the international transmission of financial shocks

Main Story: Grey Matters Pab Jotikasthira, Christian T. Lundblad & Tarun Ramadorai, Asset fire sales and purchases and the international transmission of financial shocks...

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Read the article in the Cayman Financial Review Magazine CFR: Data privacy in financial affairs is important in large part because we worry what governments...

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This paper examines the literature on offshore financial centres and multilateral efforts at limiting competition. It concludes that, without strong enforcement capacities from the very beginning, the multilateral approach is vulnerable to bilateralism. The paper proposes several solutions, including the creation of a unique international body dealing with all issues raised by OFCs, or the adoption of a “unitary taxation” system or a “Financial Transparency Index.”

Security vs. security: The trade-offs in financial surveillance

For decades, a number of regulatory programs aimed at the financial services sector have been recognized as threats to financial privacy. Taxation and financial...

The global financial crisis and the Financial Stability Forum:

Main Story: Grey Matters Enrique R. Carrasco, The global financial crisis and the Financial Stability Forum: The awakening and transformation of an international body,...

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Read the article in the Cayman Financial Review Magazine The Cyprus debt: Perfect crisis and a way forward, Wharton Working Paper No. 13-09Stavros A ZeniosAvailable...

Grey matters: Douglas J. Cumming and Na Dai, “Capital flows and hedge fund...

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1441505Abstract:This paper introduces a cross-country law and finance analysis of the regulatory impact on the...

Anguilla’s indigenous banking crisis: An in-depth analysis and lessons for the region

On Aug. 12, 2013, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank took control of Anguilla’s two indigenous banks, the National Bank of Anguilla Limited (NBA) and...

Chris Brummer, How international financial law works (and how it doesn’t)

Main Story: Grey Matters Chris Brummer, How international financial law works (and how it doesn’t) (26 Jan 2010).  Available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1542829 AbstractThe “Great Recession”...

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Are cryptocurrencies super tax havens?Omri Marian, 112 MICH. L. REV. FIRST IMPRESSIONS (forthcoming 2013)This short essay describes the mechanisms by which cryptocurrencies – a...

Grey matters: Marios Clerides and Constantinos Stephanou, “The financial crisis and the...

Cyprus Economic Policy Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1431223Abstract:This paper briefly reviews the causes and propagation mechanisms of the global...

How regulation led to disruptive innovation in retail banking

Since the outset of the global financial crisis, the banking industry has been subject to dramatic regulatory policy change designed to restore stability and...