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A series of articles written by Philip Wood, QC, Allen & Overy's Special Global Counsel, on the financial crisis and the global slowdown from a legal perspective. A series of articles written by Philip Wood, QC, Allen & Overy's Special Global Counsel, on the financial crisis and the global
10 June 2009
http://www.allenovery.com/publications/en-g … d-QC--letters-from-the-financial-crisis.aspx
On 3 March 2010, President Obama sent to Congress the Administration's proposed text for the so-called On 3 March 2010, President Obama sent to Congress the Administration's proposed text for the so-called
05 March 2010
http://www.allenovery.com/publications/en-g … posed-text-of-Volcker-Rule-to-Congress-.aspx
When things go wrong, especially when they go badly wrong, the legislators' reaction is to demand more rules. The thinking is that rules and decrees and statutes will stop it happening again, ever again. No more failures. All it takes is a flash of t When things go wrong, especially when they go
17 December 2008
http://www.allenovery.com/publications/en-g … e-law-prevent-another-financial-crisis-.aspx
For the people who live there, the insolvency of their country is a national humiliation. The banking system collapses so that people lose their savings. Inflation and interest rocket. Hopes of happiness are dashed. Bankruptcy is a destroyer. For the people who live there, the insolvency of their
19 January 2009
http://www.allenovery.com/publications/en-g … cy--bankruptcy-without-a-bankruptcy-law.aspx
Now that the financial crisis has spread its tentacles to ordinary corporations, is there a risk for directors of these corporations of liability for deepening the insolvency? Is it possible to untangle the mess and keep out of trouble? Now that the financial crisis has spread its tentacles to
09 February 2009
http://www.allenovery.com/publications/en-g … ening-an-insolvency--director-liability.aspx
David Morley, Senior Partner at Allen & Overy, discusses the opportunities presented by the G20 Summit in London and how financial reform and regulation can provide stability to the global economy. David Morley, Senior Partner at Allen & Overy, discusses the opportunities presented by the G20
10 March 2009
http://www.allenovery.com/publications/en-g … tion--a-measured-international-solution.aspx
Most of the current discussions about the nationalisation of the banks deal with the ideology, e.g. whether governments can run banks properly, whether this is creeping socialism and the like. This is a continuation of the discussion which has been g Most of the current discussions about the
18 March 2009
http://www.allenovery.com/publications/en-gb/Pages/Nationalisation-and-expropriation.aspx
The Turner Review, published on 18 March 2009, firmly places securitisation – at least in its more complex forms – at the heart of the current banking crisis. But does it deserve its reputation? The Turner Review, published on 18 March 2009, firmly places securitisation – at least in its more
27 March 2009
http://www.allenovery.com/publications/en-g … tomime-villain-of-the-financial-crisis-.aspx
Allen & Overy Special Global Counsel, Philip Wood, on what really caused the financial crisis and what needs to happen now. Allen & Overy Special Global Counsel, Philip Wood, on what really caused the financial crisis and what needs to happen now.
30 March 2009
http://www.allenovery.com/publications/en-g … mmer-to-the-whole-thing,-if-we-want-to'.aspx
The current crisis was not caused by derivatives, and will not be solved by any knee-jerk reaction from politicians. Any new regulatory approach to derivatives needs to be more balanced, building on the industry's existing track record in meeting new The current crisis was not caused by
31 March 2009
http://www.allenovery.com/publications/en-g … t--a-track-record-of-adapting-to-change.aspx


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