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Oxford EU Financial Regulation Series Showcase

The Oxford EU Financial Regulation Series provides rigorous analysis of EU Regulations and Directives, and the EU financial regulation framework as a whole. Titles in the series consider the elements of both theory and practice necessary for proper understanding, analysing the legal framework in the context of its practical, political and economic background, and offering a sound basis for interpretation.

All chapters and articles below are free to read until 31st October 2020.


Editor's Insight

The influence of the EU prospectus rules on private law
Danny Busch

Series Editor and author Danny Busch analyses the EU Prospectus Regulation which came into effect in 2019, and assesses whether civil courts may be stricter than the EU prospectus rules in terms of information obligations, use of language, differentiation between retail and wholesale investors, and more.

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Free Chapters

The Prospectus Regime and Brexit
From Prospectus Regulation and Prospectus Liability
Edited by Danny Busch, Guido Ferrarini, and Jan Paul Franx

This introductory chapter discusses the new prospectus regime of the European Union. In particular, it delves into the Action Plan on Building a Capital Markets Union, and the impact of recent events such as Brexit, before turning to a brief overview of the following chapters.

The Economic Consequences of Europe’s Banking Union
By Nicolas Véron.
From European Banking Union (Second Edition)
Edited by Danny Busch and Guido Ferrarini

This chapter considers how Europe’s banking union is a structural shift for the euro area’s banking sector, and sets out the trends and challenges that may emerge as a result.

Governing Financial Institutions: Law and Regulation, Conduct and Culture
From Governance of Financial Institutions
Edited by Danny Busch, Guido Ferrarini, and Gerard van Solinge

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the governance of financial institutions, including lessons learned from the financial crisis and a discussion of the role of conduct and culture.

Capital Markets Union after Brexit
From Capital Markets Union in Europe
Edited by Danny Busch, Emilios Avgouleas, and Guido Ferrarini

The editors briefly outline some general aspects of CMU, including the CMU objectives, the EBU–CMU relationship, regulatory burden, and better regulation and the call for evidence. 



Who’s Afraid of MiFID II?: An Introduction
From Regulation of the EU Financial Markets: MiFID II and MiFIRI
Edited by Danny Busch and Guido Ferrarini

After first briefly outlining the history of the European regulation of investment firms and regulated markets, this chapter provides a summary and overview of the chapters of this book, followed by a treatment of the central term ‘investment firm’.

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive
From Alternative Investment Funds in Europe
Edited by Lodewijk van Setten and Danny Busch

This chapter sets out the background of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and its implementation, before discussing its general provisions, including the operating requirements, management authorization, transparency requirements, and more.


OUP Journals

The Financial Stability Aspects of the EU-wide Stress Test
By André Ebner
Journal of Financial Regulation

When Governments Promise to Prioritize Public Debt: Do Markets Care?
By Mitu Gulati, Ugo Panizza, W Mark C Weidemaier, and Gracie Willingham 
Journal of Financial Regulation

Is the European Union going to help us overcome the COVID-19 crisis?
By Danny Busch
Capital Markets Law Journal

Related recent developments:
EU leaders agree on EU recovery plan and budget 2021-2027
EU summit compromise: positive step for recovery, inadequate in the long-term
Coronavirus response: Making capital markets work for Europe's recovery


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