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spring 2019 materials

1.0 Introduction

Class Policies

International Finance Materials Chapter 1: Introduction

2.0 Litigation Issues in International Financial Transactions

Law Debenture Trust v Ukraine [2018] EWCA Civ 2026 (Court of Appeal, September 2018).

3.0 Issues in Transnational Financial Regulation

Clearing House Interbank Payments System (“CHIPS®”) Public Disclosure of Legal, Governance, Risk Management, and Operating Framework June 2018

The Bank of England’s Supervision of Financial Market Infrastructures — Annual Report (For the period 21 February 2018 — 14 February 2019

4.0 Compliance and International Finance: Sanctions, Money Laundering, Libor

Tom Keatinge, Emil Dall, Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi and Sarah Lain, Transatlantic (Mis)alignment: Challenges to US-EU Sanctions Design and Implementation, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Occasional Paper (Jul. 2017)

International Finance Materials Chapter 4: Sanctions.

International Finance Materials Chapter 5: Compliance and Financial Regulation

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Remuneration Practices at Large Financial Institutions (Apr. 2018)

5.0 Fintech

Australian Government, The Treasury, Initial Coin Offerings Issues Paper (Jan. 2019)

OECD, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for SME Financing (Jan. 2019)

Financial Action Task Force, Public Statement – Mitigating Risks from Virtual Assets (Feb 2019)

ESMA, EBA, EIOPA, FinTech: Regulatory Sandboxes and Innovation Hubs (Jan. 2019)

IMF, The Bali Fintech Agenda (Oct. 2018)

6.0 Climate Change: Financial Stability and Climate Finance.

Sustainable finance

EU Commission Communication, Action Plan: Financing Sustainable Growth, COM(2018) 97 final (Mar. 8, 2018)

Climate change and securities disclosure

William Hinman, Director, Division of Corporation Finance, SEC, Applying a Principles-Based Approach to Disclosing Complex, Uncertain and Evolving Risks, Remarks at the 18th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, London, England (Mar. 15, 2019)

Petition to the SEC for a Rulemaking on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Disclosure by Professor Cynthia Williams, Osgoode Hall Law School (Oct. 1, 2018)

Petition to the SEC for Rulemaking on Biomass and Climate Disclosures (Feb. 27, 2019)

Ramirez v Exxon Mobil Corporation (ND Tex. 2018)

Climate finance

Loan Market Association, Loan Syndications and Trading Association & Asia Pacific Loan Market Association, Sustainability Linked Loan Principles (Mar. 2019) (Press Release)

Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2019

Climate change and financial stability

Caroline Bradley, Climate Change and Brexit as Financial Stability Risks (2017).


European Council decision taken in agreement with the United Kingdom, extending the period under Article 50 TEU (Apr. 10, 2019)

European Council (Art. 50) conclusions (Apr. 10, 2019)

EU Commission Communication, Addressing the impact of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without an agreement: the Union’s coordinated approach, COM (2019) 195 final (Apr. 10, 2019)

Joint Committee of European Supervisory Authorities, Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System (Spring 2019)

François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Bank of France, How to develop a “financial Eurosystem” post-Brexit (remarks at the Eurofi High Level Seminar 2019, Bucharest, 5 April 2019)

Bradley, Forking Law (2019 draft)

The Equivalence Determinations for Financial Services and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019 No. 541

ESMA Statement, Impact of Brexit on the trading obligation for shares (Article 23 of MiFIR) (Mar. 19, 2019)