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 latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes the following content: “At the intersection of public service and the market: Libraries and the future of lending” – Rebecca Giblin and Kimberlee Weatherall; “Information, intellectual property and the global information system for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture” – Charles Lawson; and “Legal support for the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the commercial development of new native plant varieties: Current status and future options” – Kylie Lingard. Also included in this Part is a book review from David Brennan of “The Law Emprynted and Englysshed – The Printing Press as an Agent of Change in Law and Legal Culture 1475-1642” by David J Harvey.