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This guide aims to give a brief introduction to the Library's holdings on Banking and Financial Law. Please consult the Library Catalogue and the List of Current Serials for complete information on current titles and locations. If you require further assistance please contact us.
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Introduction to the Library Catalogue
This Subject Guide only lists a selection of Library resources on Banking and Financial Law. To find additional resources you will need to search the Library Catalogue, which covers the complete holdings of the Library. It is possible to search for books, journals and series of law reports by author, title or keyword. Please note it is not possible to search for individual chapters, journal articles or legislation (e.g. individual Acts or SIs).
IALS Library is mainly open access and readers are able to browse the shelves in the main collection. There are two main exceptions to this:
- Older items (marked RES or Depository on the catalogue record) are kept in the closed basement.
- Key texts for LLM students are often kept in the Short Loan collection.
Please request these at the Library Enquiry Desk on the 4th Floor.
For more information on understanding the catalogue record and further guidance on the location of materials please refer to our guide Classmarks and the Location of Resources in the Library.
The Library classifies textbooks either by jurisdiction (GO13, GA2 etc.) or according to subject area, examples of which include Comparative Law (SB), Public International Law (SG) and Private International Law/ Conflict of Laws (SH). Textbooks on Common Law topics for Common Law jurisdictions (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA) are shelved in a special section (SJ). All classmark sections have a FOL section for oversize volumes, which is located on the same floor of the Library.
When you are searching the Library Catalogue for books, please note that only the current edition is held on the open shelves or in the Short Loan collection. IALS has a rich collection of previous editions held in the closed basement and these will display a Depository number on the catalogue. Please request previous editions from the Issue & Enquiry Desk on the 4th floor.
Common law banking and financial law material is shelved at SJ125
Comparative banking and financial law material is shelved at SB40
International banking and financial law material is shelved at SG75
EU Banking and financial law material is shelved at GO1.A1.D.2
The following list represents a selection of textbooks on banking and financial law. Please check the catalogue records for further information.
Alexander, K. & Dhumale, R. Research handbook on international financial regulation. 2012
Blair, M. ed. Blackstone’s guide to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. 2nd ed. 2009
Blair, M & Walker, G. Financial services law 2nd ed. 2009
Blair, M & Walker, G. Financial markets and exchanges law 2nd ed. 2012
Blair, W. & Brent, M. Banks and financial crime: the international law of tainted money 2017
Cresswell, P.J. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of banking law (looseleaf)
Dalhuisen, J. Dalhuisen on Transnational comparative commercial
financial and trade law 6th ed. 2016
Ellinger, E et al. Modern banking law 5th ed. 2011
Fletcher, I.F. Law of insolvency. 4th ed. 2009
Goode, R. Goode on legal problems of credit and security 5th ed. 2013
Gup, Benton E. Corporate governance in banking 2007
Hadjiemmanuil, C. Banking regulation & the Bank of England 1996
Henderson, S. Henderson on derivatives 2nd ed. 2010
Lightman, G. & Moss, G. Law of administrators and receivers of companies 5th ed. 2011
Lastra, R.M ed. International financial and monetary law 2nd ed. 2015
Lomnicka, E. & Powell, J. Encyclopedia of financial services law 1987-.
Macneil, I. Introduction to the law on financial investment. 2nd ed. 2012
Moloney, N. EU securities and financial markets regulation 2014
Moss, G. et al. The EC regulation on insolvency proceedings: a commentary and annotated guide. 2009
Murray, C. Schmitthoff: law and practice of international trade. 12th ed. 2012
Paget, J. et al. Paget’s law of banking 14th ed. 2014
Proctor, C. Law and practice of international banking. 2nd ed. 2015
Proctor, C. Mann on the legal aspect of money. 7th ed. 2012
Rider, B.A.K. Guide to financial services regulations. 1997
Rider, B.A.K. Market abuse and insider dealing 3rd ed. 2016
Rider, B.A.K. Research handbook on international financial crime 2015
Roberts, G. Law relating to financial services 7th ed. 2009
Schooner, H.M. & Taylor, M. Global bank regulation: principles and policies 2010
Scott, Hal S. International finance law and regulation 2008
Scott, Hal S. International finance, transaction, policy and regulation. 17th ed. 2010
Sealy, L.& Milman, D. Annotated guide to the insolvency legislation….. 16th ed. 2013
Smits, R. The European Central Bank, institutional aspects 1997
Swan, E. & Virgo, J. Market abuse regulation 2nd ed. 2010
Tarullo, D. Banking on Basel: the future of international banking regulation 2008
Tennekoon, R.C. Law and regulation of international finance 1991
Valdez, S. Introduction to global financial markets 6th ed. 2010
Vinter, G. Project finance: a legal guide 4th ed. 2013
Wood, P Regulation of international finance 2007
Wood, P Comparative law of security interests and title finance 2nd ed. 2007
Wood, P International loans, bonds guarantees, legal opinions 2nd ed. 2007
Wood, P Project finance, securitisations subordinated debt, 2nd ed. 2007
Wood, P Set-off and netting, derivatives, clearing systems 2nd ed. 2007
IALS Library holds a wide selection of current serial titles on banking and financial law from many different jurisdictions. These are located on all floors of the Library. Some titles are only in printed volumes while others or available in both formats. For more detailed help, please refer to the guide on Finding journal articles. The following titles focus particularly on banking and financial law but there may be relevant articles in less specialised journals.
Titles marked electronic resource can be accessed from the catalogue record for the relevant journal.
Bank for International Settlements. Annual report electronic resource only 2012-
International company and commercial law review electronic resource only 2011-
International trade and business law review electronic resource
Syracuse journal of international law and commerce electronic resource only 2013-
Legislation and law reports
If you are interested in legislation or cases concerning banking and financial law issues in specific countries you will need to consult the legislation or law reports for that jurisdiction.
Consult the List of Serials and Library Catalogue to find the general classmark for the country you require. Consult consolidations of legislation, digests or indexes to trace particular acts or cases.
Academic users may also use databases like Lexis/Westlaw to find UK, US, EU or international decisions. For further information please refer to the Electronic Law Library or ask at the Library Enquiry Desk.
Free internet sources
Eagle-i is an internet portal maintained and updated by IALS library staff. It allows you to search for quality web resources on banking and financial law http://184.108.40.206/dbtw-wpd/textbase/searchEI.htm.
A valuable free source is BAILII, the British and Irish Legal information Institute which is based and maintained at IALS. It provides free access to full text UK judgments and legislation on a wide range of subjects including banking and financial law and also links to other free World Law databases. Jurisdictions covered in these resources include Commonwealth countries eg. AustLII (Australia) and CanLII (Canada), France, Germany, Italy, the USA and South Africa.
The following represent a sample of the available quality individual web resources on Banking and Financial Law.
Bank for International Settlements
European Banking Authority (established Jan 2011)
European Securities and Markets Authority
Financial Stability Board
Legal Framework of the European Central Bank (includes ESCB/ECB legislation in different languages)
LSE Financial Markets Group