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Law and Practice of International Finance, The
Law and Practice of International Finance, The
Series:  Law and Practice of International Finance Series
ISBN:  9781847032140
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  31 Jul 2019
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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The Law and Practice of International Finance series is your definitive guide to international finance. It considers the full range of topics across nine volumes, setting out the law and practice of trading assets on the international markets. This essential work, by one of the leading finance specialists of a generation, provides a simple, unified and distilled account of the whole topic. It sets out complex products in simple terms, alongside providing practical guidance on the structuring of deals and agreements, negotiating points and sample precedents. Over 388 jurisdictions are surveyed, providing the broadest possible perspective on the international financial markets.

Philip Wood is one of the leading authorities on international finance worldwide, as well as a practitioner and teacher. He was a partner in international law firm Allen & Overy until his retirement in 2018, and for ten years was head of the banking department. Subsequently he led the firm’s Global Law Intelligence Unit. Philip is the Yorke Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and has previously been Visiting Professor in International Financial Law at the University of Oxford, Queen Mary University of London, and the London School of Economics. He has lectured at more than 60 universities worldwide and has written more than 20 books.
  • Spread over nine volumes, the Law and Practice of International Finance is a unique and comprehensive library
  • Provides a simple, unified and distilled account of the whole topic, unlike any other text on International Finance available
  • Reflects the radical development of the international markets since the publication of the previous edition, reflecting the diversity of products now available
  • Addresses the revolution in analytical scrutiny of financial markets since the global financial crisis
  • Deepens the emphasis on particular indicators of global financial stability, identified by the author for the first time in the previous editions
  • Expanded to nine volumes, to present comprehensive global surveys on insolvency regimes and security interests
  • Topics are treated succinctly, so as to provide the reader with the information they need at a glance.
  • Presents a clear account of how concepts and trends interplay across the spectrum of financial instruments
  • Each volume functions as a stand-alone work, but cross references demonstrate how topics interrelate with those in other volumes
  • Provides practical guidance on how to structure deals and agreements, including negotiating points and specimen clauses
  • Covers nearly every one of the 388 legal jurisdictions of the world
  • Written by a single author, to ensure a coherent account
  • Groups the jurisdictions into basic families, enabling the reader to discern similar approaches and trends
  • Simple, reader-friendly explanation of complex financial products, such as derivatives, syndications, securitisations, title transfer of collateral, leveraged deals, central counterparties, etc.
  • Explains why regulation has developed in the way it has, providing the reader with an enhanced understanding
  • Written by an internationally reknowned writer, academic and practitioner


CONTENTS
Volume 1: Principles of International Insolvency
This book covers the essential principles of international insolvency from a practical perspective, providing the reader with an in-depth explanation of the core concepts underlying insolvency law and practice.

Volume 2: International Insolvency: Jurisdictions of the World
This book provides a comparative overview of over 300 jurisdictions. It sits beside volume 1 of the series, which covers the essential principles of international insolvency from a practical perspective. Together the two books provide the reader with a complete in-depth explanation of the core concepts underlying insolvency law and practice. 

Volume 3: Comparative Law of Security Interests and Title Finance
This book covers the essential principles of security interests and title finance from a practical perspective, providing the reader with an in-depth explanation of the core concepts underlying the law and practice.

Volume 4: Security Interests and Title Finance: Jurisdictions of the World
This book provides a comparative overview of over 300 jurisdictions. It sits beside volume 3 of the series, which covers the essential principles of the law governing security interests and title finance, from a practical perspective. Together the two books provide the reader with a complete in-depth explanation of the regulation of security interests and title finance. 

Volume 5: International Loans, Bonds, Guarantees and Legal Opinions
This volume sets out the legal rules, at a domestic and international level, for the administration of debt finance. The principles underlying syndicated loans and bond issues are explained, alongside two common prerequisites to the advancement of a loan or bond issue: the guarantee and the closing legal opinion.

Volume 6: Set-off and Netting, Derivatives and Clearing Systems
This book covers the essential principles of set-off, netting, derivatives and clearing systems from a practical perspective, providing the reader with an in-depth explanation of the core concepts of these interrelated processes, products and systems.

Volume 7: Project finance, Securitisations and Subordinated Debt
This book covers the essential principles of core features of international finance: project finance, securitisation and subordinated depth. It approaches the topics from a practical perspective, providing the reader with an in-depth explanation of the core concepts underlying insolvency law and practice, as well as guidance on the drafting of contracts.

Volume 8: Conflict of Laws and International Finance
This book explains how core issues of international finance are affected by conflict of laws issues. It explains the governing law of contracts, arbitration, an enforcement of foreign judgments. It sets out the conflict of laws issues for each of the products and processes covered in the other books in the series, including security interests, title finance, trusts, regulation and insolvency.

Volume 9: Regulation of International Finance
This book covers the essential principles of the regulation of international finance. The regulatory regimes of the UK, US and EU are considered in detail, alongside surveys of the regimes in 200 jurisdictions worldwide. The author sets out a comprehensive analysis of the history, development, principles and policies of financial regulation.

REVIEWS
Reviews of 2nd edition
The first, introductory chapter illustrates Professor Wood’s capacity to distil varied and complex issues into a single, clear and comprehensible analysis” 
- J Atwood, Uniform Law Review, 2009

“The author's approach in the analysis of substantive bankruptcy laws in the world's major jurisdictions, as well as in the snapshots of insolvency provisions worldwide, allows the reader to discover the patterns based on which the families of jurisdictions are made.” 
- G Gómez Giglio, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, 2008
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