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Bank Resolution and Crisis Management: Law and Practice

Simon Gleeson, Randall Guynn


The 2008 global financial crisis ushered in the biggest explosion in new bank regulation around the world since the Great Depression. Governments and regulators have sought to put measures in place to prevent the failure of banks, but have acknowledged the need for measures to address what happens when banks fail or are threatened with failure. This book deals with the measures which European, US, and international law and policy-makers have sought to put in place to manage failure of financial institutions. Measures such as ‘bail-out’ (protecting private shareholders and creditors against losses) and ‘bail-in’ (imposing losses on shareholders and long-term creditors without causing contagion among short-term creditors) are discussed. The work includes summaries and commentary on the EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, the UK resolution laws including the Banking Act 2009 and amendments to that Act, the Orderly Liquidation Authority under Title II of the US Dodd‒Frank Act, resolution under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code, the proposed new Chapter 14 to the US Bankruptcy Code, and the bank resolution provisions of the US Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Special emphasis is given to the practical effect of such measures on financial transactions and their impact on arrangements, such as netting and set-off. There is also commentary on the role of depositor protection schemes and their role in returning money to the depositors in a failing bank.

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Simon Gleeson, author

Randall Guynn, author

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