Current Developments in Monetary and Financial Law, Vol. 3
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International Monetary Fund
Published Date:
April 2005
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© 2005 International Monetary Fund

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Current developments in monetary and financial law / Legal Department.—Washington, D.C.: International Monetary Fund, 1999–v.: cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 1-55775-796-8 (volume 1)

ISBN 1-58906-176-4 (volume 2)

ISBN 9781589063341 (volume 3)

1. Banking law—Congresses. 2. Money—Law and legislation—Congresses. 3. Finance—Law and legislation—Congresses. 4. Financial crises—Congresses. 5. Banks and banking—State supervision—Congresses. 6. Banks and banking, International—Congresses. 7. Bank and banking, Central—Congresses. 8. Economic and Monetary Union—Congresses. 9. Payment systems—Congresses. I. International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept. II. IMF Institute.

K1066.C97 1999



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The Legal Department and the Institute of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held their eighth biennial seminar for legal advisers of central banks of member countries from May 7 to 17, 2002. As in previous years, presentations were made by officials of the IMF and other international organizations, officials of central banks and regulatory agencies, representatives of the private sector, lawyers, and scholars. The papers published in this volume are based on these presentations. The views they express by the authors should not be attributed to the IMF or to any institution with which the authors are affiliated.

The seminar covered a broad range of topics, which are reflected in this volume, including activities of the IMF and other international organizations, sovereign debt restructuring, money laundering and the financing of terrorism, financial system and banking supervision, payments systems, monetary arrangements, and technology in the financial sector. Given the widespread electronic availability of treaties and legislation, appendixes included in this volume are limited to model laws and select extracts of laws and guidelines that will aid readers in their overall understanding of the ideas presented in certain articles.

I wish to express our gratitude to a number of people for organizing the seminar and for their work on this publication. Roy Baban of the Legal Department played a key role in the seminar’s preparation. Jose Benjamin Escobar of the Legal Department also played an important organizational role. Archana Kumar of the External Relations Department and Glenn Gottselig of the Legal Department provided editorial expertise. Luz Lemus provided administrative assistance with the seminar, and Sarah Underwood was responsible for the composition of the publication.

The volume is dedicated to the memory of our friend Pascale De Boeck (1961–2002). She is sorely missed.

François Gianviti

The General Counsel

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