International Financial Law Review, the publisher focused on legal and regulatory developments in the corporate finance world, has published a new, interactive map showing different levels of global transactional risk.
Results were based mainly on responses to IFLR’s inaugural Extraterritorial Regulation Survey.
As IFLR explained:
“IFLR’s inaugural Extraterritorial Regulation Survey was conducted on a global basis, over a one month period. Based on the responses, legal systems in each jurisdiction have been rated on a spectrum that ranges from liberalism to strict control. This scale was devised by the Allen & Overy Global Law Intelligence Unit. It does not measure whether or not a particular approach is justifiable of reasonable.”
The map is nicely designed and easy to use.
If I select the United States, the site indicates the level of regulatory risk associated with antitrust, extradition, exchange controls, data protection, and financial regulation.
A color-coded “risk rating” tells you the level of risk (unrestricted regulation, limited regulation, moderate regulation, strict regulation) in each of these five areas in the featured countries.
For example, antitrust in the United States is labeled as strictly regulated, while exchange controls are unrestricted.
By contrast, exchange controls in China are described as strictly regulated.
It’s good to see a legal publisher taking an imaginative approach to presenting what can be quite dry information in an engaging and attractive format.
Only some countries are covered for now, but I imagine more will be added in due course.
IFLR recently published its editorial calendar for 2013 and 2014.