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jotwell: rosen recommends langevoort April 20, 2011

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In today’s corporate jotwell post, Rob Rosen recommends Donald C. Langevoort, Chasing the Greased Pig Down Wall Street: A Gatekeeper’s Guide to the Psychology, Culture and Ethics of Financial Risk-taking, Cornell L. Rev. (forthcoming).

reactions to s&p move to negative outlook for the us April 18, 2011

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1. Who do they think they are?: S&P’s Negative Call Stems From Crisis That Some Say It Caused (CNBC);Even After Missteps Credit Raters Wield Much Power (ABC News)
2. Cuts now: Lawmakers seize on Standard & Poor’s outlook in debt-ceiling debate (Washington Post blog); Standard & Poors Rings the Reality Bell (Big Government)
3. Increase taxes now: A warning of doom from Wall Street to Washington (Salon.com)

weird report title… April 12, 2011

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Proposed Legislative Competence Orders relating to Organ Donation and Cycle Paths. The document in fact relates to two separate instruments, not to a link between organ donation and cycle paths.

australia to prohibit the acquisition of asx by the singapore exchange April 7, 2011

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Although the press release cites Australia’s history of welcoming foreign investment it also looks as though it may be an example of the sort of focus on domestic markets that AFME and SIFMA have been worrying about.

transparency April 6, 2011

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I’m speaking on Friday at a conference on Law, Finance and Legitimacy after Financial Reform at American University Washington College of Law. My paper is Transparency Is The New Opacity: Constructing Financial Regulation After The Crisis .

dood-frank symposium April 5, 2011

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On Saturday April 9 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm, the University of Miami Business Law review and International and Comparative Law review are co-hosting a Symposium on The Response to Financial Crisis and the Dodd-Frank Legislation. Topics covered will range from sovereign debt to financial scandals to the FDIC’s resolution authority to arbitration.

The cost of CLE attendance (4.5 Florida credits) is $65. RSVP to umiamiblr@gmail.com.

Update: Here is the Symposium Program.

eu commission consults on corporate governance April 5, 2011

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The Commission published a Green Paper on the EU Corporate Governance Framework and invites feedback via this page.

lessons learned too well: the evolution of internet regulation April 4, 2011

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Michael Froomkin, Laurie Silvers & Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law, today at 5.30 pm, at the Lowe Art Gallery (with commentary by Jonathan Weinberg and Cindy Cohn). Should be good.

if you can have a tax consultation tracker, why not a whole of government policy tracker? April 4, 2011

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The new UK Treasury tax consultation tracker is here. But it would be so much better to have a whole of government listing (something better than this). Surely this should be manageable in a state where the government has a lot of control over policy initiatives?