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...

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The Long Arm of Section 337: International Trade Law as a Global Business Remedy, American Business Law Journal (forthcoming) Marisa Anne Pagnattaro & Stephen...

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,...

Grey Matters: Kevin F. King, “Cutting internet gambling’s Gordian knot: geolocation and federalism...

Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1433634 Abstract:Over the last decade, internet gambling regulation has begun to seem like an impenetrable problem – a Gordian knot –...

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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.

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...

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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... 

Private banking in Asia – a survey

Main Article:Grey mattersGunter Dufey, Private banking in Asia - a survey, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1463261AbstractThis survey focuses on some unique aspects of private banking and...
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A primer on shadow banking

For many people, the term ‘shadow banking’ invokes images of something dodgy – perhaps dishonest bankers laundering money, criminals or terrorists. In reality, shadow...

Bosnia, a banking system without a Lender of Last Resort facility

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has been an independent country for almost 20 years. During that time its banking system has been through a complete...

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Keep up with the latest developments in Islamic Finance and Law.  Subscribe to the SSRN eJournal Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World.Thorsten...

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...
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The Kabulbank Scandal: Part III

The Kabulbank scam may be the largest theft of depositor money per capita the world has ever experienced. Kabulbank was Afghanistan’s largest bank when...

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...

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 Read our article in the Cayman Financial Review Magazine, eversion     Paul B Miller, The Future for Business Trusts: A Comparative Analysis of Canadian and American...

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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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Read our article in the Cayman Financial Review Magazine, eversion Michael Barzuza, Market segmentation: The rise of Nevada as a liability-free jurisdictionVirginia Law and Economics...

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The birth of the petroyuan, Sino-American currency contestation and the international monetary system: An institutional perspective on the political economy of currency choice in...

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Further assessment of the Iron Law of financial regulation: A postscript to Regulating in the DarkRoberta Romanoavailable at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2517853Abstract:In an earlier companion essay,...

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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