The Law of International Banking Institutions
A Comparative Analysis
Armin J. Kammel
Mille Tre Verlag, Vienna (Austria), 2005
ISBN 978-3-900198-06-0 (ISBN-10: 3-900198-06-3)
500p, 17 × 23,5 cm, Softcover
Deutscher Text /
This book is intended to give an overview of selected
banking laws in Europe, North America and South East Asia and to point out
the extensive interrelations between international banking laws and
international accounting harmonization.
The banking laws of Germany, Austria, Canada, the United
States of America, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines are discussed
in details and a comprehensive introduction to the laws of the seven
central banks as well as to the respective national banking and financial
industry is given.
Besides this, the book will underline the complexity of each banking law by
referring to banking supervision legislation, other financial institutions
of each country and in particular stress the interrelations between the
banking law and bank accounting.
This book received the Austrian Banker's Association's Walther Kastner Award 2006.
Keywords: international banking law, financial
institutions, laws of central banks, commercial banking laws, banking
supervision, bank accounting, harmonisation of international banking laws.
Kammel's book on international
banking does much the same work for bankers as the Rosetta Stone did for
philologists. […] After carefully parsing his discussion, I
enthusiastically recommend his analysis as a thorough and accurate
introduction to the U.S. banking system. [...] Kammel's book should
be a cornerstone for any comparative law library.
Christian A. Johnson,
Banking & Finance Law Review 22.1, 2006
Armin J. Kammel's
much-anticipated review of The Law of International Banking
Institutions – A Comparative Analysis is a remarkable achievement of
both fact-finding scholarship and analysis. This comprehensive overview of
the seven laws and accounting systems captured in this book makes it
useful for jurisprudential as well as practical reading. It is highly
recommended as it attributes its standing to a sound and progressive
financial system. To this rapport, Kammel successfully makes serious
arguments for policy makers facing challenges of today's globalization
effects, academics and practitioners alike. This book is truly a lasting
Mrs. Pacharapan Roehrl
International Economics Department
Monetary Policy Group
Bank of Thailand
About the Author:
Mag. Dr. Armin J. Kammel is an expert in international
banking law and capital markets. During his studies of law and economics
at the universities in Graz, Vienna (Austria), Athens (Greece), Toronto (Canada)
and Bangkok (Thailand), he has done intensive research on these subjects.
Thanks to long discussions with and the support of international scholars
in the field of international banking law, he was able to give a
comprehensive overview of seven selected banking laws from three very
different regions of the world: Europe, North America and South East Asia.
Apart from international banking law and capitals markets,
Dr. Kammel is doing researches and publications in the fields of financial
institutions and monetary economics with a special focus on the Theory of
Optimum Currency Areas (OCA). Dr. Kammel had been a research assistant at
the Institute of Austrian and International Commercial and Economic Law at
the University of Graz with Prof. Jud and is now – besides various
academic obligations – associate with the international law office
Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner in Vienna.
Armin J. Kammel and Alfred Schramm are the authors of the
book Grundriss des Devisenrechts
(in German language)
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