Corporate Finance and the Securities Laws

Author: Charles J. Johnson (Jr.)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454858397
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Corporate Finance and the Securities Laws has been winning over practitioners with its clear andquot;how to do itandquot; approach ever since its publication in 1990. This acclaimed guide is now completely updated in this Fifth Edition to help you meet the challenges of raising capital in today's increasingly regulated marketplace. Written in plain English by two top experts in the field - each with literally hundreds of successful deals under his belt, Corporate Finance and the Securities Laws is the andquot;go toandquot; resource which explains the mechanics of corporate finance together with the statutes that govern each type of deal. You'll receive expert corporate finance analysis, procedural guidance, and practical securities law pointers every step of the way to help you Structure all types of corporate finance deals - from public, private, and offshore offerings to corporate debt restructurings, commercial paper programs, raising capital, and asset-based securities transactions Root out problems before corporate finance deals are put in motion, with heads-up input on securities law prohibited practices, potential liabilities, conflicts of interest, due diligence concerns, and other red-flag issues Shepherd transactions through the corporate finance regulatory process with a clear understanding of applicable statutes and their implications in real-life situations Know what to do when securities law problems crop up - and find clear answers to the countless questions that develop in the course of a corporate finance deal Close deals, raising capital in a timely manner and work shoulder to shoulder with clients to accomplish your corporate finance objectives

A Comparative Study of Funding Shareholder Litigation

Author: Wenjing Chen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811036233
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book studies the funding problems with shareholder litigation through a functionally comparative way. In fact, funding problems with shareholder lawsuits may largely discourage potential shareholder litigants who bear high financial risk in pursuing such a claim, but on the other hand they may not have much to gain. Considering the lack of incentives for potential shareholder claimants, effective funding techniques should be in place to make shareholder actions function as a corporate governance tool and discipline corporate management. The book analyzes, among others, the practice of funding shareholder litigation in the Australia, Canada, the UK, the US and Israel, and covers all of the typical approaches being used in financing shareholder litigation in the current world. For instance, Israel and Canada (Quebec and Ontario) are probably unique in having a public funding mechanism for derivative actions and class actions, while Australia is the country where third party litigation funding is originated and is growing rapidly. Based on this comparative research, the last part of this book discusses how to fund shareholder litigation in China in context of its social and legal background and what kind of problems need to be solved if certain funding techniques are used.

Examples Explanations for Securities Regulation

Author: Alan R. Palmiter
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888679
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis. Here’s why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester: Clear explanations of each class topic, in a conversational, funny style. Features hypotheticals similar to those presented in class, with corresponding analysis so you can use them during the semester to test your understanding, and again at exam time to help you review. It offers coverage that works with ALL the major casebooks, and suits any class on a given topic. The Examples & Explanations series has been ranked the most popular study aid among law students because it is equally as helpful from the first day of class through the final exam.


Author: International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1475541287
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Philippine economy has performed well in recent years with rising potential growth and strong macro fundamentals. Economic growth is supported by robust domestic demand and is broadly in line with potential while the outlook for inflation is well within the target band (3±1 percent). The external position is sound and fiscal policy is prudent, with a low and declining debt-to-GDP ratio. The strong economic performance, however, has not yet fully benefited a wide range of the population. Poverty and inequality remain high. Poor infrastructure has constrained private investment and job creation. Public investment has risen but continues to be low due to weak implementation capacity, while progress has been made on fiscal transparency. Investment in infrastructure and human capital, financed through increased government revenues while allowing a small increase in the deficit, is needed alongside structural reforms to reap the Philippines’ demographic dividend, promote inclusive growth and reduce poverty.

The Report Ghana 2016

Author: Oxford Business Group
Publisher: Oxford Business Group
ISBN: 1910068462
Format: PDF, ePub
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The country has played a leading role in African affairs for decades, having been one of the first states to gain independence on the continent and serving as one of the key centres of pan-Africanism in the post-independence era. That role has continued in recent years, with Ghana playing a central part in regional organisations like ECOWAS and the African Union. Reliance on raw material exports, combined with an income-sensitive population and stubborn poverty levels in the northern regions of the country, have created complications, but Ghana has made significant progress in recent years and has begun to build the necessary foundations for long-term growth.

Financial Stability and Prudential Regulation

Author: Alison Lui
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317480228
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Financial stability is one of the key tenets of a central bank’s functions. Since the financial crisis of 2007-2009, an area of hot debate is the extent to which the central bank should be involved with prudential regulation. This book examines the macro and micro-prudential regulatory frameworks and systems of the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Canada and Germany. Drawing on the regulator frameworks of these regions, this book examines the central banks’ roles of crisis management, resolution and prudential regulation. Alison Lui compares the institutional structure of the new ‘twin-peaks’ model in the UK to the Australian model, and the multi-regulatory US model and the single regulatory Canadian model. The book also discusses the extent the central bank in these countries, as well as the ECB, are involved with financial stability, and argues that the institutional architecture and geographical closeness of the Bank of England and Financial Policy Committee give rise to the fear that the UK central bank may become another single super-regulator, which may provide the Bank of England with too much power. As a multi-regional, comparative study on the importance and effectiveness of prudential regulation, this book will be of great use and interest to students and researchers in finance and bank law, economics and banking.

The Deconstruction of Equity

Author: Wolf-Georg Ringe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191034533
Format: PDF, Kindle
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New investment techniques and new types of shareholder activists are shaking up the traditional ways of equity investment that informs much of our present-day corporate law and governance. Savvy investors such as hedge funds are using financial derivatives, securities lending transactions, and related concepts to decouple the financial risk from shares. This leads to a distortion of incentives and has potentially severe consequences for the functioning of corporate governance and of capital markets overall. Taking stock of the different decoupling strategies that have become known over the past several years, this book then provides an evaluation of each from a legal and an economic perspective. Based on several analytical frameworks, the author identifies the elements of equity deconstruction and demonstrates the consequences for shareholders, outside investors, and capital markets. On this basis, the book makes the case for regulatory intervention, based on three different pillars and comprising disclosure, voting right suspension, and ex-post litigation. The book concludes by developing a concrete, comprehensive proposal on how to address the regulatory problem. Overall, this book contributes to the debate about activist investment and the role of shareholders in corporate governance. At the same time it raises a number of important considerations about the role of equity investment more generally.

Practitioner s Guide to Global Investigations

Author: Judith Seddon
Publisher: Law Business Research Ltd.
ISBN: 1912377543
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Global Investigations Review's The Practitioner's Guide to Global Investigations covers what to do at every stage during the lifecycle of a corporate investigation - from discovery of the initial problem to conclusion and beyond. Using US and UK practice and procedure to illustrate, the guide tracks the development of a serious allegation (whether originating inside or outside a company) as it develops - looking at the key risks that arise and the challenges it poses, along with the opportunities that may exist for its resolution. It offers expert insight into fact-gathering (including document preservation and collection, and witness interviews); structuring the investigation (the complexities of cross-border privilege issues); and strategizing effectively to resolve cross-border probes and manage corporate reputation. Further content provides detailed comparable surveys of the relevant law and practice in 12 jurisdictions that build on many of the vital issues highlighted. It is practical guide for external and in house legal counsel, compliance officers and accounting practitioners wishing to benchmark their practice against leaders in the field. Edited by Judith Seddon, Eleanor Davison, Christopher J Morvillo, Michael Bowes QC and Luke Tolaini, the book has 47 chapters contributed by leading practitioners and firms across the world such as Baker & McKenzie LLP, Clifford Chance LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. "e;Global Investigations Review's The Practitioner's Guide to Global Investigations is the most comprehensive publication currently on the market in relation to cross-border, multifaceted corporate investigations. It does what it says on the tin - 'How does one conduct such an investigation? And what does one have in mind at various times?' - and it does it rather well."e; Tapan Debnath, Legal Counsel, Nokia

Countering Economic Crime

Author: Axel Palmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351852183
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Economic crime is a significant feature of the UK’s economic landscape and yet despite the government’s bold mission statements ‘to hold those suspected of financial wrongdoing to account’ as part of their ‘day of reckoning’ and ‘serious about white-collar crime’ agenda, there is a sense that this is still not being done effectively. This book examines the history of the creation of the UK’s anti-economic crime institutions and accompanying legislation, providing a critique of their effectiveness. The book analyses whether the recent regulatory regime is fit for purpose as well as being appropriate for the future. In order to explore how the UK’s economic crime strategies could be improved the book takes a comparative approach analysing policy and legislative responses to economic crime in the United States and Australia in order to determine whether the UK could or should import similar structures or laws to improve the enforcement of UK economic crime.