Law 370 - International Finance

Patrick Del Duca

Patrick Del Duca

Adjunct Faculty
B.A. Harvard, 1978
D.E.A. Université de Lyon, 1979
J.D. Harvard, 1983
Ph.D. European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 1985
Laurea di giurisprudenza, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 1987
Course Description:

This course explores the kinds of financial markets, intermediaries and instruments through which cross-border loan and securities transactions are accomplished, with attention to issues of sovereignty, efficiency and ethics raised at the intersection of global and emerging financial markets.  It probes the structures and practices associated with financial melt-downs tied to mortgage-backed securities and to cross-border finance as practiced in respect of countries such as Argentina and Greece.  Transactionally focused, the course will explore how national and international legal frameworks and institutional structures support cross-border finance and issuance of securities, and restructuring of sovereign and private emerging market debt.  The seminar will simulate a series of infrastructure-related financial transactions that will require each participant to define, conduct and present a research topic related to the participant's simulation role, as well as negotiation of transactional documentation provisions.  The course will address examples from emerging Latin American markets.