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LA905 - International Banking & Securities Regulation

  • Module code: LA905
  • Module name: International Banking & Securities Regulation
  • Department: Law School
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will focus on the legal, theoretical and practical aspects of bank regulation and supervision, with a particular focus on ‘current’ events. It will analyse the issues relating to banking from the perspective of private and public law. It will first outline the rationale of why we need regulation and supervision. It will focus on the domestic, European and international statutes, directives and standards respectively that have shaped the way there activities are overseen. Banks are regulated domestically but their activities invariably transcend their borders internationally. It will focus on the practical steps to regulate their activities such as consolidated supervision, capital adequacy, large exposure rules and the fit and proper criteria that need to be fulfilled by the institutions and individuals themselves on a continuous basis. It will critically evaluate the policy considerations that have come and gone to enhance the effectiveness of these tools.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: LA905-20)
B (Examination only) 3 hour examination (locally held) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Politics (M1P0) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught LLM in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (M221) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Commercial Law (M223) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught International Commercial Law (M223) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Economic Law (M3P7) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Advanced Legal Studies (M3PJ) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91F) - Year 2