Financial Services – Conflicts of interest: the challenge to courts and regulators
Keywords:Financial services, Conflicts of interest, Practice of law
AbstractOverview of the sources and types of conflicts of interest in the financial services industry, looking at remedies and regulations in UK law and the approach of the courts. Article by George Barboutis of Sherman & Sterling, published in Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and its Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.
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