This Special Issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice (JBFLP) is produced in collaboration with the BFSLA Academic Committee, focusing on the theme of “Finance Law: Global and Regional Challenges”. It includes the following articles: “Regulating financial institution culture: Reforming the regulatory toolkit” – Ann Wardrop, David Wishart and Marilyn McMahon; “Bitcoin: Consumer protection and regulatory challenges” – Louise Parsons; “Small amount credit contract reforms in Australia: Household survey evidence and analysis” – Gill North; “Making prudence: Consumer credit and twin peaks, a comparison of Australia and South Africa” – Gail Pearson; and “Ad impossibilia nemo tenetur – on the recent attempts to harmonise the law of intermediated securities” – Matteo Solinas. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Insolvency Law and Management; United Kingdom and Europe; Singapore and South East Asia; and an Editorial note by the Guest Editors.
The last Part for the 2014 Volume of C&SLJ includes the following articles: “Fiduciary obligations, financial advisers and FOFA” – Simone Degeling and Jessica Hudson; “The potential for superannuation funds to make investments with a social impact” – M Scott Donald, Jarrod Ormiston and Kylie Charlton; “A shareholder’s contractual right to a dividend and a company’s oppressive conduct in withholding dividend payments: Sumiseki Materials Co Ltd v Wambo Coal Pty Ltd” – Jean du Plessis and Stephen Alevras; “Timely public disclosure of company information: A likely precondition for optimal long-term corporate and national outcomes” – Gill North; and “Basel III’s effect on the Australian market” – Siobhan Caitlin Sweeney.
The latest Part of C&SLJ publishes the following three articles: “Capping and corporate governance: An analysis of executive remuneration in Australia” – Alissa Irgang; “Public company communication, engagement and accountability: Where are we and where should we be heading?” – Gill North; and “What is inside “information”? Clarifying the ambit of insider trading laws” – Juliette Overland.
The September 2012 issue of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes an article by Gill North considering the provisions that prohibit misleading or deceptive conduct, with a particular focus on company disclosure matters, and an article by Helen Anderson, Michelle Welsh, Ian Ramsay and Peter Gahan which utilises leximetric analysis, which involves the numerical coding of the strength of legal protections, to show changes in levels of shareholder and creditor protection in Australia for the period 1970 to 2010. There is also a Securities Industry and Managed Investments section note which looks at statutory novation of contracts.
The October 2011 Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal has articles on continuous disclosure in Australia and the obligations and liabilities of the key players in managed investment schemes in the context of the Trio Capital/Astarra fraud investigation. This Part also includes a Corporate Finance section discussing mining joint ventures and securitisation of residential mortgage-backed securities. Finally the Note from New Zealand focuses on a new financial markets law.