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There are 4 items matching keyword banks:
- Rating, Dating, and the Informal Regulation and the Formal Ordering of Financial Transactions: Securitizations and Credit Rating Agencies
Published: Privatising Development: Transnational Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights, 2005
Summary: With the growth of globalization, the role of the state has diminished and more of its legal activities are being taken over by other institutions. This chapter examines the role of law firms and credit rating agencies in securitizations.
File size: 238 Kb, 25pp
credit rating agencies
- Capital Markets, Globalisation and Global Elites
Published: Transnational Legal Processes - Globalisation and Power Disparities, 2002
Summary: Globalization is forcing various groups to come together to create a system of private ordering. Capital markets is used as an example of the interaction of elite law firms, investment banks.
File size: 416 Kb, 21pp
- Ambiguous Allegiances in the Lawyer-Client Relationship: The Case of Bankers and Lawyers
Published: TBA, 2009
Summary: The relationship between law firms and banks has a long history. Bankers and lawyers constantly work together on transactions so that their relationships are deep and enduring. Through the use of ethnography and interviews this paper examines this relationship and that of the lawyer and client. Because of the unusually tight relationship between bankers and lawyers, the lawyer-client relationship needs to be reconstituted. It is not possible to perceive it as merely a dyadic relationship; it is now multi-polar. Even though clients may be sophisticated repeat players, clients are caught up in a relationship where they will always be secondary to the primary relationship of banker and lawyer.
File size: 381Kb, 53pp
lawyer client relationships
- Structuring Transactions: The Case of Real Estate Finance (with E. Skordaki)
Published: Contractual Certainty in International Trade, 2009
Summary: A question often posed but rarely satisfactorily answered is: what do lawyers do? In this paper we take the work of real estate finance lawyers and examine how they structure transactions within the cross-border context. For the analysis the key term is structure as it is this that determines the success or failure of a transaction. This places the lawyer in an analogous position to the architect in a construction project. We provide examples of transactions and how they are articulated. This paper is co-authored by a practitioner and an academic.
File size: 443 Kb, 16pp