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The Governance of Credit Rating Agencies

Regulatory Regimes and Liability Issues

Andrea Miglionico

The global crisis revealed that credit rating agencies (CRAs) are capable of bringing about potential distortions in the financial sector, thereby resulting in a reduction in market confidence which, in turn, influences negotiations and expectations. CRAs need to be held accountable for lack of transparency and inaccurate ratings, however the existing regulatory framework does not secure adequate investor protection. This book provides a new and important contribution to research in the area, at a crucial time in the debate around financial regulation and investment regimes.
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Andrea Miglionico

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Andrea Miglionico

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Anna Masutti and Filippo Tomasello

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Edited by Fabiana Di Porto and Rupprecht Podszun

Abusive Practices in Competition Law tackles the difficult questions presented to competition lawyers and economists regarding abusive practices: where and when is the red line crossed in competitive advances? When is a company explicitly dominant? How do you handle those who hold superior bargaining power over others but are not classed as dominant?
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Xavier Oberson

Chapter 5 focuses on administrative assistance in the collection of tax claims. While a specific provision of the OECD Model, Art. 27, introduces rules that contracting states may wish to implement in their treaties, this provision so far has not been as successful as Art. 26 of the same Model. Perhaps the movement of ratification of the Council of Europe/OECD multilateral convention on administrative assistance in tax matters, which entails a provision on assistance in the recovery of tax receipts (Art. 11), will contribute to the development of such type of assistance.

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Xavier Oberson

Chapter 12 focuses on the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), which has been published by the OECD on July 2014 and represents the global standard of due diligence for the automatic exchange of information of financial accounts. The various conditions of the CRS implementation, as well as the definition of the essentials actors, such as the reporting financial intermediaries, are described as well as some already emerging issues.

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Xavier Oberson

Chapter 16 offers a conclusion and summarizes in a global perspective the various conclusions reached throughout the book.

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Edited by Christina Voigt and Zen Makuch

This discerning book examines the challenges, opportunities and solutions for courts adjudicating on environmental cases. It offers a critical analysis of the practice and judgments of courts from various representative and influential jurisdictions.