International Banking Law
The module is designed to analyse legal issues that arise out of international banking activities. It begins by considering issues of banking regulation, looking at international and European requirements and reflecting upon the difficulties in transposing these within particular jurisdictions. Alongside this, money laundering and anti-terrorist laws and measures to curb financial crime are also considered and set against the duties of a bank to protect client confidence and to comply with legal requirements.
The module goes on to examine issues of bank lending, including the working of facility letters and term loans with some emphasis on events of default, remedies and enforcement. Examples will be taken of particular lending contexts such as secured finance, project or asset finance. Finally the module will consider the workings of capital markets and review some of the derivative and other instruments developed in this context.