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Bail-In and Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity (TLAC): Legal and Economic Perspectives on Bank Resolution with Functional Comparisons of Swiss and EU Law by MAUCHLE

Bail-In and Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity (TLAC)

By Yves Mauchle


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International Banking and Finance Law Series Volume 32

Bail-In and Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity (TLAC). Legal and Economic Perspectives on Bank Resolution with Functional Comparison offers a detailed and comparative analysis of Swiss and European Union (EU) law relating to bail-ins and their economic impact. As opposed to a bank bailout, a bail-in occurs when creditors are forced to bear some of the burden of bank failure. The principal aim of this restructuring tool is to eliminate some of the risk for taxpayers. Several jurisdictions, including Switzerland and the EU, have adopted legal provisions regarding the bail-in, but until now, book literature on its implementation has been scarce. This is the first book to provide an in-depth coverage of this new method of dealing with the failure of systemically important banks.

What’s in this book:

In its contextualisation and analysis of the bail-in resolution tool, the book identifies and discusses the legal and economic issues that arise, including such aspects as the following:

  • the legal and economic properties of bail-in capital;
  • the regulatory standard on TLAC issued by the Financial Stability Board (FSB);
  • the scope and sequence of liabilities subjected to bail-in;
  • the legal position of stakeholders affected by a bail-in;
  • strategies and procedures for the implementation of a bail-in;
  • the limited circumstances under which government rescues should be available; and
  • cross-jurisdictional issues and aspects of international cooperation.

As well as case studies and analyses of legal issues with particular reference to Swiss law and the European Bank Resolution and Recovery Directive (2014/59/EU), the author applies economic concepts to the analysis of the law. International developments, in particular standards issued by leading regulatory bodies, are also covered.

How this will help you:

This book focuses on the development of perspectives on the implementation of a bail-in by the resolution authority. In addition, the economic and legal issues of bank bail-ins are identified, analysed and critically assessed, with particular reference to Swiss and EU law. As a detailed analysis of a new and highly significant development in banking law, this book serves as an invaluable tool to legal practitioners working in banks and in banking regulation and by policymakers seeking information on the practical issues involved.

Pages 496
Last Updated 06/23/2017
Update Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041189981
SKU 10058859-0001
Table of Contents

Summary of Contents


List of Abbreviations

List of Figures and Tables



Part I Functional and Historical Contextualisation        

CHAPTER 1 Bank Failures            

CHAPTER 2 Legal and Historical Context of the Bail-In Approach

 Conclusions and Theses Based on Part I            

Part II Prudential Regulation and TLAC

CHAPTER 3 Increasing the Viability and Resolvability of Banks  

CHAPTER 4 Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity (TLAC)

Conclusions and Theses Based on Part II

Part III The Bail-In Cascade        

CHAPTER 5 Scope of Bail-In       

CHAPTER 6 Sequence of Liabilities

CHAPTER 7 Scale of Bail-In

CHAPTER 8 Bank Owners Before and after Bail-In

Conclusions and Theses Based on Part III         

Part IV Implementation of a Bail-In

CHAPTER 9 Resolution Strategies for G-SIBs      

CHAPTER 10 Procedural Aspects under Swiss Law 

Conclusions and Theses Based on Part IV


Electronic Sources and Newspapers  

Regulatory Sources and Documentation  

Legal Cases     

Laws and Regulations