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Spring Semester 2015

International Financial Market
Date:11. + 12. May 2015
Place:Botanischer Garten Zurich
Language:English
Topics:Suggested topics:                                                                            International Monetary Fund and the Global Economy                        The Financial Stability Board                                                                       International Financial Regulation                                                           The European Union in International Financial Regulation                Control of Financial Crime                                                                         International Insurance Regulation                                                          Students are free to suggest specific topics and contact Mr. Alexander in order to discuss their topics.
Possible
topics:
For a more detailled discussion of the topic of your choice once you have been accepted into the seminar, please send an email to the assistants of the chair (lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch).
Students:Master students only.
Credits:It is possible for students writing a Master Thesis to earn 6 or more credit points (please contact the chair).
Essay:Details can be found under "Master's Thesis".
Application:Please send an email with a short letter of motivation and outline to lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch in order to apply for the seminar before 15 January 2015.
Information-
meeting: 
17. Dezember 2014 at KOL-G-210
Deadline for
the papers:
7. May 2015

Fall Semester 2013

Comparative Banking Law
Date:19-20 November 2013
Place:ZOD F10.03, Botanischer Garten Zurich
Language:English
Topics:Please find some suggested topics below. Students are free to suggest specific topics and contact Mr. Alexander in order to discuss their topics.
Possible
topics:
Prudential bank regulation, deposit insurance, lender liability, corporate governance, European Banking union, investment banking, bank secrecy, anti-money laundering, recovery and resolution, remuneration and compensation.

For a more detailled discussion of the topic of your choice please send an email to the assistants of the chair(lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch).
Students:Bachelor and Master students. Master students have the opportunity to additionally write a master-thesis on one of the topics. They should however get in contact with the chair in advance about this.
Credits: 6 credit points for Bachelor and Master students. It is possible for students writing a master-thesis to earn more credit points (please contact the chair).
Essay:The essay should be 20-30 pages long and should treat the topic in a comparative manner.
Application:Please send an email to lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch in order to apply for the seminar before 1 June 2013.
Information-
meeting: 
20 March 2013, 11:00-12:00, GLT-A-04
Deadline for
the papers:
15 November 2013 for Bachelor thesis
10 December 2013 for Master thesis

Spring Semester 2013

BA120_3H European Financial Regulation
Date & Time:30 April 2013, 09.30 AM
Place:ZOD F10.03, Botanical Garden Zurich
Language:English
Content:European financial regulation has undergone tremendous reforms in recent years. This seminar addresses some of the institutional, regulatory and legal developments in European financial regulation. Some of the institutional developments include the creation of the European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board, and the new role of the European Central Bank as a bank supervisor. Some of the regulatory developments include a more harmonised framework for the regulation of bank capital and liquidity, clearing houses and trading systems. European policymakers are also considering the proposals in the Liikanen report to 'ring-fence' the investment banking operations of banking groups. Moreover, European banks have been subject to stricter money laundering and terrorist financing sanctions. Finally, EU regulatory developments are having a substantial impact on Switzerland as a financial centre.
Topic suggestions: Bank recovery resolution directive; Banking Union: The Single Supervisory Mechanism and EU-wide deposit guarantee scheme; MiFID II's Investor Protection Scheme and Best Execution; Basel III / CRD IV; Market Abuse and Insider Dealing; Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing controls; Clearing and Settlement.

For a detailed discussion of their envisaged topic students shall contact the assistance at lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch.
Students:Bachelor's and Master's students. For Master students it would additionally be possible to write a master thesis on one of the topics.
Credits: 6 Credits for Bachelor's and Master's students. Please contact us if you are interested in writing a master thesis on one of the topics.
Essay length:20-30 pages
Application:Please send an email to lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch in order to apply for the seminar.
Information Meeting:December 19, 2012, 12.00 o'clock and February 2013
Deadline for Seminar Papers: April 26, 2013
Submission Format: 2 Hard Copies, Electronic Versions in PDF and Word Format

Fall Semester 2012

Title: Seminar for Doctoral Students
Date:November 28, 2012
Place:tbd
Language:English
Topic:International and European Finance Law and Regulation
Description:The doctoral students are expected to hold a presentation of around 30 minutes on their current research outcomes and on their future approaches. The seminar shall help students to reflect their work and to gather some useful feedback from the audience.
Students:Doctoral Students
Credits:6 Credits
Application:With mail to: lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch


V.-Nr. Financial Sanctions
Date:28. November 2012
Place:

tbd

Language:English
Topic:'Financial Sanctions' have become the modern weapons of developed countries and international organisations to set pressure on countries, persons or entities in order to combat ways of organised crime like corruption, money laundering or financing of terrorism. Under this title the upcoming seminar offers you a wide range of practical international and comparative research topics. It covers for example the history, development and form of targeted financial sanctions; their regulatory structure from measures imposed by national authorities to resolutions of the relevant inter-governmental institutions and their functions (e.g. United Nations, European Union, FAFT); the anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and their impact on the parties concerned; the distinction and interaction of financial sanctions and economic sanctions (e.g. restrictions on the free movement of capital and payments); the functionality and self-assertion of enforcement mechanisms; private enforcement; the impact of financial sanctions on the banking and securities regulation; financial (and economic) sanctions and related corporate law issues as corporate governance, control liability or third-party liability. Related issues involving the financing of weapons of mass destruction and EU and US sanctions on Iran will be addressed and the effect of sanctions on third countries, such as Switzerland.
Students:Bachelor's and Master's students. For Master students it would additionally be possible to write a master-thesis on one of the topics.
Credits:6 Credits for Bachelor's and Master's students. Please contact us if you are interested in writing a master-thesis on one of the topics.
Essay:20-30 pages
Application:Please send an email to lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch in order to apply for the seminar.
Information Meeting:30. April 2012, 12:00-13:00, RAI-J-031 (Application Deadline: October 19, 2012)
Deadline to submit Seminar Papers: 21. November 2012

Spring Semester 2012

V.-Nr. 205International Financial Lawinfo
Date:24 April 2012   Time: 8:15 am
Place:

Seminar Room at the Botanic Garden of the University of Zurich ("Kleiner Hörsaal"), Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich

Language:English
Topic:The title of this seminar is 'International Financial Law' - this is broadly conceived. This covers international banking and securities regulation (Basle Accord and Internatioal Organization of Securities Commission ( IOSCO) standards) or international anti-money laundering standards, including anti-terrosim sanctions adopted by the Financial Action Task Force and implemented by the European Union and United Nations Security Council. Other related areas include the International Monetary Fund's role in promoting financial stability and serving as a lender of last resort for sovereign debtors. The role of the IMF in the current eurozone crisis and its contribution to the bailouts of Greece, Ireland and Portugal. Also, the IMF's role in coordinating with G10 central banks the General Arrangements to Borrow and the New Arrangements to Borrow. Also, developing international norms of insurance regulation especially with respect to insurance solvency regulation (known as 'Solvency II' in Europe). Another area of focus could address the interaction of legally non-binding international financial soft law standards with EU and national legal systems: focusing on different approaches of implementation and whether this leads to harmonisation or convergence etc. Finally, the role of the G20 in overseeing the Financial stability Board and other international financial bodies and how G20 can interact with the IMF. What does macro-prudential regulation mean in today's globalised financial markets and what types of institutions are necessary to achieve its objectives. Some students may want to focus on law and development issues in developing countries; this look at the effectiveness of the World Bank's economic and financial development programmes for building financial services sectors in developing countries. More theoretical work could look at the formation of certain legal norms on a transnational basis (ISDA derivative contracts and bank corporate governance principles) by multi-national financial firms and how they are recognised and embedded in national legal systems . Other related areas would be international norms influencing bank secrecy and anti-tax avoidance.
Students:Bachelor's and Master's students. For Master students it would additionally be possible to write a master-thesis on one of the topics.
Credits:6 Credits for Bachelor's and Master's students. Please contact us if you are interested in writing a master-thesis on one of the topics.
Essay:20-30 pages
Application:Please send an email to lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch in order to apply for the seminar. The application deadline is 31 January 2012.
Information Meeting:12 December 2011, 12:00-13:00, RAI-J-031
Deadline for Seminar Papers: April 19, 2012

Fall Semester 2011

Comparative Banking Law
Date:2-3 November, 2011
Place:Seminar rooms at the 'Botanischer Garten' in Zurich (1st day: P1-41; 2nd day: ZOD F10.05).
Topics:Please refer to the topics suggested below. Please note, Students are free to suggest specific topics and contact Mr. Alexander in order to discuss their topics.
Students:Bachelor and Master's students. For Master students it would additionally be possible to write a master-thesis on one of the topics.
Credits:6 credits for Bachelors and Master's student. Please contact Mr. Alexander if you are interested in writing a master-thesis on one of the topics.
Essay:The essay should be 20-30 pages long and should treat the topic in a comparative manner.
Application:Please send an email to lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch in order to apply for the seminar latest before April 30, 2011.
Possible topics:Prudential bank regulation, deposit insurance, lender liability, corporate governance, interbank loan markets, investment banking, bank secrecy, anti-money laundering, and lender of last resort.
Kick-off meeting:Thursday, 14 April 2011, at 12:30-13:30 a kick-off meeting will be held in RAI-J-031.

Fall Semester 2010

V.-Nr. 197 Bank Corporate Governance info

Information on the Seminar (PDF, 30 KB)

Spring Semester 2010

V.-Nr.213 Corporate Governance and Financial Markets info
 Documentation