Legal and Regulatory Reform
Improving commercial law systems through access to justice, property rights, business enabling environment reform, and contract enforcement
FMI’s legal and regulatory reform work is positioned at the nexus of law and economics, supporting systemic commercial law reforms that better enable firms and individuals to prosper as markets grow. FMI works to improve access to justice and fair dispute resolution, protect real property and collateral rights, promote contract enforcement and investor protection, and ensure market efficiency. This includes supporting legislative and regulatory drafting, judicial training and legal education, and improving corporate governance. FMI has drafted dozens of laws and regulations, including company laws, bankruptcy laws, and competition laws, and has designed complete legal and regulatory frameworks governing securities exchanges, commodities trading, and financial products. FMI has advised parliaments around the world on legislative drafting and international best practices to support economic growth and development through stronger laws, budgets, and policies. FMI has also promoted the rule of law by improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and accessibility of justice systems and courts.