A Debt Restructuring Mechanism for Sovereigns

Author: Christoph G Paulus
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849468206
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The Eurozone crisis which started in spring 2010 as a Greek budget crisis has alerted Europeans that the issue of defaulting sovereigns is not one reserved just for the poor and poorest countries on this globe. The crisis painfully amplified that developed countries, too, might be hit by this phenomenon. To be sure, this insight is far from novel - the history of defaulting states reaches back into history for at least two millennia. And yet, lawyers have surprisingly abstained more or less completely from discussing this subject and developing possible solutions. Beginning with the Argentina crisis in 2001, this neglect began to vanish to a certain degree and this movement got some momentum in 2010 by the Eurozone crisis. The present book collects contributions from authors most of whom have participated in a conference on this issue in January 2012 at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The presentations, thus, provide a unique overview of the present discussion both from an economic and legal perspective.

The Legal Framework of Sovereign Debt Management

Author: Charlotte Julie Rault
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 3845284765
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Internationale Finanzkrisen erweisen sich als nicht seltene und zeitlich unbegrenzte Ereignisse. Jeder Finanzkrise in der Historie haften die gleichen klassischen Charakteristiken an: die Beschädigung makroökonomischer Indikatoren, der Psychologie sowie die Panik der Investoren, Spekulationen. Das Ziel dieser Arbeit besteht darin, die Entwicklung des Rechtsrahmens der Verwaltung souveräner Schulden zu analysieren, um die bevorzugten normativen Entscheidungen jedes Akteurs zu verstehen, zu bewerten und im Anschluss entsprechend Handlungsanweisungen zu geben. Angesichts der gegenwärtigen normativen Unsicherheit, ist es von größter Bedeutung die Auseinandersetzung mit finanziellen Krisen, die entsprechenden Reformvorschläge, die Suche nach Systemverbesserungen hinsichtlich einer Marktregulierung und die Rolle der multilateralen Institutionen bezüglich der Verwaltung souveräner Schulden zu untersuchen. Nach der Feststellung des Vorliegens einer internationalen Verpflichtung zum Staatsschuldenmanagement wird die Einführung normativer Werkzeuge befürwortet, um nationale Vorschriften auf Grundlage bereits bestehender Modelle zu integrieren.

Internationales Staatensanierungsverwaltungsrecht

Author: Jarah Elena Tabea Mönning
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161555988
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Die Autorin beleuchtet die (inter-)administrativen Regelungsstrukturen der Bereitstellung konditionierter IWF-/ESM-Finanzhilfen, vornehmlich am Beispiel der Krisenintervention in Griechenland. Im Fokus steht das verwaltungsmassige Verfahren der Ausgestaltung der Sanierungskonzepte (Konditionalisierung) durch die materiell verselbstandigt, im ubergreifenden Verbund mit den Programmlandern agierenden IWF-/ESM-Verwaltungsebenen. Infolge lediglich geringer primarrechtlicher Programmierung werden Ausgestaltung und Uberwachung der Anpassungsprogramme entscheidend von Handlungsmassstaben bestimmt, die aus der Verwaltungspraxis abgeleitet werden. Die Entwicklung von allgemeinen, gleichformig und systematisch angewandten Grundprinzipien der Sanierungsverwaltung, also eines "Rechts der administrativen Konditionalisierung der Vergabe von IWF-/ESM-Stabilisierungshilfen" kann eine Steuerungs- und Kontrolldefizite kompensierende Verwaltungslegitimation befordern, ohne die Grenzen einer Verrechtlichung infolge der aussen- und wirtschaftspolitischen Dimensionen des Sanierungsprozesses zu negieren.

Sovereign Financing and International Law

Author: Carlos Espósito
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191656100
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The regulation of sovereign financing is a highly topical and significant issue, in the light of continuing global financial turmoil. This book assesses the role of international law in sovereign financing, addressing this issue from both legal and economic standpoints. It takes as a starting point the recent report 'Principles on Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing' by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). This report was endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in its December 2011 Resolution on Debt, which emphasized the need for creditors and debtors to share responsibility for preventing unsustainable debt situations and encouraged all stakeholders to pursue the ongoing discussions within the framework of the UNCTAD Initiative. Investigating the legal and economic basis for the principles which were articulated in the report, the book develops a detailed and nuanced analysis of the controversial and complex issues they raise, including those concerning finance and credit rating agencies, contingent liabilities, debt management, corruption, fiduciary relations and duties, Collective Action Clauses, and the role of the EU and UN. Ultimately, it argues that the principles elaborated in the report correspond with general principles of international law, which provide a strong, pre-existing foundation upon which to build responsible principles for sovereign financing.

Sovereign Debt

Author: Robert W. Kolb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118017555
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An intelligent analysis of the dangers, opportunities, and consequences of global sovereign debt Sovereign debt is growing internationally at a terrifying rate, as nations seek to prop up their collapsing economies. One only needs to look at the sovereign risk pressures faced by Greece, Spain, and Ireland to get an idea of how big this problem has become. Understanding this dilemma is now more important than ever, that's why Robert Kolb has compiled Sovereign Debt. With this book as your guide, you'll gain a better perspective on the essential issues surrounding sovereign debt and default through discussions of national defaults, systemic risk, associated costs, and much more. Historical studies are also included to provide a realistic framework of reference. Contains up-to-date research and analysis on sovereign debt from today's leading practitioners and academics Details the dangers of defaults and their associated systemic risks Explores the past, present, and future of sovereign debt The repercussions of a national default are all-encompassing as global markets are intricately interwoven in the modern world. Sovereign Debt examines what it will take to overcome the challenges of this market and how you can deal with the uncertainty surrounding it.

Toward a Statutory Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring

Author: Mr. Patrick Bolton
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451891113
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This paper provides an overview of key elements of Corporate Bankruptcy Codes and Practice around the world that are relevant to the debate on Sovereign Debt Restructuring. It highlights four components common to most bankruptcy reorganization institutions: a stay on debt collection efforts to prevent a costly run for the assets, broad enforcement of absolute priority, majority voting among creditors on the proposed reorganization plan, and new higher priority financing to keep the firm going while its liabilities are restructured. The paper argues that these components ought to be present in any sovereign debt restructuring procedure.

Bankruptcy Procedures for Sovereigns

Author: Mr. Jeromin Zettelmeyer
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451900724
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This paper describes the evolution of ideas to apply bankruptcy reorganization principles to sovereign debt crises. Our focus is on policy proposals between the late 1970s and Anne Krueger''s (2001) proposed "Sovereign Debt-Restructuring Mechanism," with brief reference to the economics literature on sovereign debt. We describe the perceived inefficiencies that motivate proposals, and how proposals seek to change debtor and creditor incentives. We find that there has been a moving concensus on what constitutes the underlying problem, but not on how to fix it. The range of proposed approaches remains broad and only recently shows some signs of narrowing.

Challenges at the Bank for International Settlements

Author: Elmar B. Koch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540727906
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Challenges facing central bankers are expertly examined and analyzed. The book explores monetary policy and financial crisis as well as insolvency, collective action clauses, international mediation, and management of central banks. The author has worked as an economist at the Monetary and Economic Department of the Bank for International Settlements and as an international mediator for the Secretariat of the G10 Ministers and Governors.