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I. Introduction and General Survey
(1,188 words)

Volume IX: Commercial Transactions and Institutions | Chapter 3 (1991): Public Law of Banking

Completed in December 1989

Wernhard Möschel

A. Scope Covered

1. A worldwide comparison of all types of economic activity reveals banking as being the most heavily regulated. The reasons are complex and varied, and their aptness is often the subject of controversy. Two basic approaches can be singled out, one based on considerations of banking security, and…

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Wernhard Möschel, “I. Introduction and General Survey”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 25 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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