Bank & Fin Inst: Intl Reg (LAW-727-001)
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This course surveys the basic laws, regulations and policies that constitute international banking regulation in the context of providing legal representation and advice to financial institutions and bank regulators on a wide range of international banking law transactional, regulatory and policy matters. The course will examine the practical banking law implications of typical international banking transactions such as international loan syndications, letters of credit and “ring fencing” of foreign deposits, and the legal and regulatory framework governing international banking organizations in conducting these transactions.
The course will also examine the regulations of international activities of U.S. banking organizations, as well as U.S. regulation of foreign banking organizations and their affiliates, including anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, financial embargos and sanctions and the Bank Secrecy Act. Further, the course will explore the wide ranging work of the Basel Committee on International Bank Supervision in the development of comprehensive global bank supervision standards and how these international standards are used in U.S. supervision of foreign banking establishments.
The course will also examine the impact today of global regulatory reform in the wake of the 2008-2010 global financial crisis, including the work of the G20, the landmark U.S. Dodd-Frank Act and the European Banking Authority.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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V. Gerard Comizio, International Banking Law (West Academic 2016); syllabus is also posted at MyWCL.
First Class Readings
Overview of International Banking Law
Reading Assignment:Chapter 1, pp. 1-28
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