Antwerp, Belgium

European Financial Regulation

when 22 August 2016 - 26 August 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 350

The course will focus on European Financial Regulation. First, this includes a discussion of the context and background of European financial regulation, focusing on the European System of Financial Supervision and its various components. Next, the regulation of financial institutions (banks, insurance undertakings and financial conglomerates) will be scrutinized. Special attention will go out to the recently established European banking union, comprising a single supervisory mechanism and a single resolution mechanism, and the rules on capital requirements and banking governance included in the Capital Requirements Directive IV and the accompanying regulation.

A third part of the course relates to the regulation of financial markets (securities, investment funds and financial market infrastructure). This will include a study of the so-called MiFID rules on markets in financial instruments, short selling and credit default swaps, market abuse, prospectus requirements, transparency requirements (both with regard to the issuer and the investor), rules on key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products, settlement finality in payment and securities settlement systems and financial collateral arrangements. Fourthly, a selection of retail client related issues will be dealt with: consumer credit, mortgage credit, payment services, e-money and virtual currency. Lastly, the rules on rating agencies and anti-money laundering will be discussed.

The program is supplemented by courses on topical issues of international business law, e.g. with regard to IP, international contracts, human rights, international criminal law and European company law.

More information available on our website

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Robby Houben

Target group

Students with at least a degree of Bachelor in Laws or Economics or with similar competences (to be assessed on a case-by-case basis) are eligible for this summer school.

Credits info

3 EC
Credits will be awarded on the base of participation in class and a paper.

Fee info

EUR 350: Includes lectures, course materials on a USB device, coffee breaks, sandwich lunches and a closing ceremony. Not included are i.a. travel arrangements of any kind and housing facility during the stay in Antwerp.

The application deadline for non-EU nationals is 1 June 2016.
The application deadline for EU nationals is 5 July 2016.