Banking Supervision and Criminal Investigation

Comparing the EU and US Experiences

  • Giulia Lasagni

Part of the Comparative, European and International Criminal Justice book series (CEICJ, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Giulia Lasagni
    Pages 1-5
  3. Mapping the Boundaries of an Intricate Playing-Field

  4. Criminal Profiles in Banking Supervision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Giulia Lasagni
      Pages 161-281
  5. Banking Criminal Investigations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Giulia Lasagni
      Pages 359-366

About this book


In the aftermath of the last financial crisis, on both sides of the Atlantic banking supervisors were given new supervisory and enforcement powers, which are often of a substantially punitive-criminal nature.  
In Europe in particular, the establishment of the Single Supervisory Mechanism within the European Central Bank substantially increased centralised investigatory and sanctioning powers. This major innovation, together with the development of forms of real-time monitoring of banking (often digital) records, challenges traditional banking criminal investigations in their national-based and analogue dimension.
The book offers a comprehensive account and perspective analysis of the interactions between the criminal and administrative nature of such new powers, highlighting their “punitive” overall nature and their impact on fundamental rights. Covering both the US and the EU regulatory frameworks, it  presents unprecedented, trans-systemic research between criminal law and procedure, and between regulatory and administrative law, at the international, European and national level.
The book also includes a rich and detailed selection of case law from the US and the European supreme courts, with a specific focus on CJEU and ECtHR decisions. 


European Central Bank Banking investigation Banking supervisory authorities Banking records European Court Fundamental rights Eurozone EU law US law Court of Justice European Court of Human Rights

Authors and affiliations

  • Giulia Lasagni
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland and G. Giappichelli Editore 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-12160-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-12161-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-4558
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-4566
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