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Security Interests and Title Finance

Security Interests and Title Finance
Jurisdictions of the World
1st Edition
Series:  Law and Practice of International Finance Series
ISBN:  9780414071490
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  25 Jun 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.

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. 

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.

  • Advanced study of the law concerning security interests and title finance in the major jurisdictions of the world.
  • Compares the legal regime in over 300 jurisdictions.
  • Provides useful summaries diluting and condensing the law so that the main points can be grasped quickly
  • Details the domestic law concerning:
    • Scope of security
    • Perfection
    • Financial Collateral
    • Registeration of security
    • Secured Debt
    • Security packages
    • Marketable securities
    • Transfers
    • Subordination
    • Ladder of priorities
    • Guarantees
    • Costs and Taxes
    • Formalities


“Of the many admirable qualities of the book, perhaps the most admirable is its international approach. All the books in the series shall remain classics in terms of their content and presentation, but this title is one of the centrepieces of the series, providing the reader with a full coverage of key topics and themes in security interests and title finance based on the author's unique description and characterisation of the legal systems worldwide.” 
- G Gómez Giglio, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, 2008
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