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- 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
- Globalisation and Law
Published: Law and Social Theory, 2002
Summary: An overview of the role of law in the globalization process.
File size: 189 Kb, 18pp
- 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
- Capital Markets: Those Who Can and Cannot Do the Purest Global Law
Published: Rules and Networks: The Legal Culture of Global Business Transactions, 2001
Summary: Argues that capital markets work is a function of law firm-bank relationships which MDPs and accounting firms have found difficult to break into.
File size: 283 Kb, 24pp
- Trials of Strength: The Reconfiguration of Litigation as a Contested Terrain (with A. Boon)
Published: Law and Society Review, 1999
Summary: A market for litigation for solicitor-advocates in competition with barristers was introduced by the British government. The take-up by solicitors of these new rights of audience in the higher courts was less than expected. This paper examines four fields of practice - corporate, criminal defence, personal injury, and immigration - and shows how the market cannot be treated as a uniform field and that each field has its own culture that might be receptive or not to fresh ideas that disturb the status quo. Moreover, it shows that Abbott's argument that jurisdictional battles mainly occur at the margins of a profession's remit may need to be modified. The turf war between barristers and solicitors in litigation is taking place within the core activity of legal practice not at the margin.
File size: 533 Kb, 42pp
fields of practice
- The Cultures of Globalization: Professional Restructuring for the International Market
Published: Professional Competition and Professional Power: Lawyers, Accountants and the Social Construction of Markets, 1995
Summary: An analysis of how large law firms became part of the globalization process at the end of the 20th century. The paper looks at how globalization and culture influence each other and how professional services are treated. It examines what law firms do in globalization and how the rise of the MDP was initially perceived as a challenge to the hegemony of the law firm. The paper has an enduring interest as the UK Clementi review of legal services revives many of the hopes and fears present at that time.
File size: 309 Kb, 31pp