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The Law on Corporate Governance in Banks

Iris H.-Y. Chiu, Professor of Corporate Law and Financial Regulation, University College London, UK and Consulting Editor, Michael McKee, Partner, DLA Piper With contributions from Anna P. Donovan, Lecturer in Law, University College London, Rod Edmunds, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London, Andreas Kokkinis, Research Fellow, University of Warwick and PhD candidate, University College London, John Lowry, Professor of Law, Hong Kong University, Marc Moore, University College London, Arad Reisberg, Brunel University London, Georgina Tsagas, Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol, Edward Walker-Arnott, Honorary Professor of Corporate Law, University College London, and Consultant and Former Senior Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Corporate governance in financial institutions has come under the spotlight since the banking crisis in the UK in 2008-9. In many respects, the banking business raises unique problems for corporate governance that are not found in other corporate sectors. The Law on Corporate Governance in Banks is the first work to provide a detailed survey and practical examination of key topical issues in the corporate governance of banks and financial institutions, including governance structure, collective board responsibility, directors’ liability, shareholders, and risk management. Combining the insight and expertise of leading corporate lawyers in the field with rigorous academic analysis, the book unpicks and clarifies the legal issues that confront corporate and banking law practitioners when advising banks and financial institutions.
Extent: 384 pp
Hardback Price: $215.00 Web: $193.50
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78254 885 0
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Corporate governance in financial institutions has come under the spotlight since the banking crisis in the UK in 2008-9. In many respects, the banking business raises unique problems for corporate governance that are not found in other corporate sectors. The Law on Corporate Governance in Banks is the first work to provide a detailed survey and practical examination of key topical issues in the corporate governance of banks and financial institutions.

Combining the insight and expertise of leading corporate lawyers in the field with rigorous academic analysis, the book unpicks and clarifies the legal issues that confront corporate and banking law practitioners when advising banks and financial institutions, including; governance structure, collective board responsibility, directors’ liability, the role of shareholders, corruption control mechanisms, remuneration, corporate accountability, and risk management.

With its practical focus and strong theoretical platform, this book will be an important resource for corporate and financial lawyers seeking to understand and advise on the changing and dynamic legal landscape.

Key features of the book include:
• An author team of senior practitioners and leading academic experts
• Detailed treatment of all the key corporate governance issues in financial sector
• Comprehensive and up-to-date legislative analysis of latest reforms
‘I believe this​ ​book should be on the reading list of all UK and EU FinTech​ ​and banking executives.’
– Fin-Future magazine

‘This book is a rare addition to the literature on reforms in banking regulation. It brings together discussion and commentary from distinguished scholars covering the key area of bank corporate governance. The volume is as much reflective as forward looking and would appeal to students, academics and practitioners who wish to keep abreast of developments in this critical field and develop a more in-depth understanding of the complex and challenging nature of bank corporate governance.’
– Emilios Avgouleas, University of Edinburgh, UK

‘This timely and thought-provoking collection explores a number of aspects of the current system of corporate governance in banks, probes their limitations and makes suggestions for further reform. It will be of particular interest to postgraduate students and researchers, academics and policy makers in the fields of banking or corporate governance.’
– Andrew Johnston, University of Sheffield, UK

Contents: 1. A Primer on Corporate Governance in Banks and Financial Institutions: Are Banks Special? 2. Corporate Governance and Banks- The Role and Composition of the Board 3. Directors Duties and Liabilities: Disqualifying ‘Unfit’ Directors at Banks? Political Rhetoric and the Directors’ Disqualification Regime 4. The Role of Institutional Shareholders: Stewardship and the Long/Short term Debate 5. Design and Control of Remuneration in UK Banks 6. Corporate Governance and Risk Management in Banks and Financial Institutions 7. Corporate Reporting and the Accountability of Banks and Financial Institutions 8. Systems and Controls in Anti-Bribery and Corruption 9. The Market for Corporate Control in the Banking Industry Index