A review of 2008: part 1

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This review is contained in two parts, the second of which will appear in the next issue of LFMR. In it, I offer a view on the current financial crisis, as well as my personal selection from the developments in English law during 2008 (principally drawn from case-law) that I believe will be of interest to those who practise in the fields of international finance and banking. In a couple of instances, I have also included items from the end of 2007. In this part, I will commence with some reflections engendered by the continuing crisis in the financial markets. I will then move on to deal with some of the developments that are relevant to banking and finance law. In the next issue of the journal, I will look at developments in the fields of conflict of laws, insolvency and arbitration.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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  • Law and Financial Markets Review is a new, independent, English language journal devoted to providing high quality information, comment and analysis for lawyers specialising in banking and financial market issues and to others with interests in legal and regulatory developments affecting the financial markets. Published bi-monthly LFMR contains articles written by leading experts providing a forum for practical guidance on, as well as reflective and topical analysis of, all major jurisdictions, with a particular focus on the interaction between the law and market practice and behaviour.
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