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The major financial scandals of the past decade have led to the enactment of massive Congressional statutes in the United States that impact the world of finance.
The approval of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002, with its significant provisions of 20-year imprisonment for certain offenses, and the conviction of Enron's CEO and other senior executives, finally caught the attention of corporate executives.
Corporate Governance and Finance Law is designed to educate students, researchers, and practitioners on the legal aspects of corporate financial markets within the United States, the Eurozone, and China. Readers are introduced to the basic legal forms of corporate governance, the impact of recent federal legislation on corporate governance, and an examination of other basic forms of corporate governance globally.
A brief overview of the major statutes affecting securities is also discussed, with a focus on the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The book concludes with a discussion of investment swaps made during the 2008 financial crisis.