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2nd Edition

European Banking and Financial Law 2e

ISBN 9781138042308
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
328 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Over the last few decades, banks, insurers, pension funds, investments firms and other financial institutions have become subject to sometimes dramatically new, but always substantially more, legislation. This is especially true for the EU. Moreover, Brexit has already caused profound changes to the dynamics of EU financial regulation, and its effects will likely become ever-more significant in the years to come.

This book serves as a comprehensive introduction to these developments, and, more generally, to European banking and financial law. It is organised around the three economic themes that are central to the financial industry: (i) financial markets, (ii) banking and financial institutions and (iii) financial transactions. It covers not only regulatory law but also commercial law that is relevant for the most important financial transactions.

This Second Edition has been completely revised. The basic structure of the First Edition has been maintained, but all chapters have been thoroughly rewritten and restructured. Attention is now also given to topics such as shadow banking and credit rating agencies. As a matter of course, all new relevant legislation and case law has been included. In addition, on the basis of real-life classroom experience, student questions and further reading suggestions have been updated and expanded.

Table of Contents

Part A  Introduction 1. Sources of EU Financial Law  Part B  Financial Markets  2. The Primary Market  3. The Secondary Market  4. Market Abuse  5. Consumer and Investor Protection  Part C  Financial Institutions  6. Banking, EU Supervision and Bank Structures  7. Authorisation, Capital Requirements and Governance Rules  8. Bank Insolvency  9. The Investment Firm and the Investment Fund  Part D  Financial Transactions  10. Custody and Transfer of Cash and Securities  11. Loan Finance  12. Derivatives  13. Collateralised Finance  14. Structured Finance  15. Answers

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Matthias Haentjens is Professor of Law and Director of the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He also serves as a deputy judge in the court of Amsterdam.

Pierre de Gioia Carabellese is a fellow of Advance HE, Professor (full) of Law in England (Huddersfield, 2017) and a Professor of Business Law and Regulation. Pierre is also a Solicitor and Notary Public (Edinburgh) and an Avvocato (Rome).


Exploring three key themes (financial markets, financial institutions and financial transactions), the book provides a very succinct overview of the entire universe of banking and finance in the EU. It is an invaluable tool for the student or practitioner who quickly needs to gain a basic understanding of both the regulatory framework and the relevant commercial law . . . the book forms an extremely useful tool as an introductory text on a very complex and technical area of law. Michael Schillig, Professor of Law, King’s College London