Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
International Banking Law: the Regulatory Framework
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Other Private study on DL units; Preparation and submission of written assignment; Additional research and private study


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Module Assessment  Written Assignment of 5,000 words  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Display a knowledge and understanding of the key issues in international banking law and to critically evaluate the implications of the international banking crisis of the early 21st Century.
2. Display a knowledge and understanding of the legal and regulatory principles associated with the regulation of banks on an international basis.
3. Critically evaluate the current judicial, legislative and regulatory approaches towards building a safer international financial system.
4. Display an ability to access the relevant literature and materials in this field and how to use them in a critical discussion of the issues covered by this subject.
5. Present critical and well-informed argument regarding the problems of achieving an effective international regulatory system.

Brief description

This module will provide an opportunity to examine the approach taken to regulating banks at both national and international levels. It will include a study of how banking crises can be avoided as well at how they can be dealt with if they happen. The module will also provide a study of how to deal with insolvent banks. Due to the increasing internationalisation of the banking industry, cross-border issues will also be addressed.


1. Introduction to bank regulation and supervision.
2. An examination of international best practice.
3. The role of central banks and lender of last resort financial assistance.
4. The legal framework for bank insolvency.
5. Cross-border issues.

Reading List

Recommended Text
Campbell, Andrew and Cartwright, Peter (2002) Banks in Crisis: the Legal Response Ashgate Primo search Campbell, Andrew and others (2007) Deposit Insurance Palgrave Macmillan Primo search Hupkes, Eva (2000) The Legal Aspect of Bank Insolvency Kluwer Primo search LaBrosse, John and others (2009) Financial Crisis Management and Bank Resolution Informa Primo search Schooner, Heidi and Taylor, Michael (2010) Global Bank Regulation: Principles and Policies Academic Press Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7