Current Events

Article: "Did the German stakeholder model fail in Wirecard and Volkswagen?"

The recently published article by Katja Langenbucher in the ecgi blog with the title "Did the German stakeholder model fail in Wirecard and Volkswagen?" can be found here.

Conference "Regulating AI in a Democracy"

On Tuesday, June 7, the Law School of Sciences Po will host a conference on "Regulating AI in a Democracy". The conference will take place in Paris and will look at the EU Draft AI Act from an interdisciplinary and critical perspective. As part of this conference, Katja Langenbucher will speak on "Regulating AI - Perspectives from Finance and Law" from 14.00 to 15.30 pm.

Please note that a registration for this event is required until May 30, 2022. To register and to receive further information, please click here.

Save the date: SAFE "LawLab - Fintech & AI" Workshop

On Monday, June 27th 2022 from 3.00 to 5.00 pm, the SAFE "LawLab - Fintech & AI" online-Workshop on the paper "Predictably Unequal. The Effects of Machine Learning on Credit Markets" takes place. An introduction by Katja Langenbucher will be followed by a presentation by one of the paper's authors, Ansgar Walther (Imperial College London), and comments by Talia Gillis (Columbia Law School), Aislinn Kelly-Lyth and Jeremias Adams-Prassl (Faculty of Law, University of Oxford).

Please note that a registration for this event is required. To register and to receive further information, please click here.

Save the date: SAFE Fintech Policy Lecture "FinTech and CBDC"

On Thursday, June 2th 2022, the SAFE Fintech Policy Lecture on "FinTech and CBDC" takes place. In the context of this event, Katja Langenbucher and other practitioners and researchers will take a closer look at the new developments surrounding FinTech and CBDC and examine their effects and consequences.

Please note that a registration for this event is required. To register and to receive further information, please click here.

Save the date: Opportunities and Risks of Digital Transformation in Finance and Beyond - Conference

On Thursday, June 2th, and Friday, June 3rd 2022, Katja Langenbucher and associated ZEVEDI researchers will host a two-day conference titled "Opportunities and Risks of Digital Transformation in Finance and Beyond." This virtual panel and conference will bring together renowned experts to discuss the latest research and case studies on the opportunities and risks of digital transformation in finance and beyond.

Please find further information on this flyer.

SAFE-LawFin Policy Workshop: Pacemaker Brussels?

On Tuesday, December 7th 2021 at 5.00 p.m. (CET), the Leibniz Institute SAFE and the Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance (LawFin) will host an online workshop on "Pacemaker Brussels?". Prof. Langenbucher will participate in this workshop and moderate the subsequent discussion.

For more information, especially on how to register for this workshop, please visit the following link.

Online-Event: Network for Artificial Intelligence & Law (NAIL)

On Monday, December 6th 2021 at 6.00 p.m., Katja Langenbucher will give a talk at the Hamburg Network for AI & Law (NAIL) on "AI as a Product? Algorithmic Credit Scoring as a Test Case for Regulating AI".

To view a recording of Katja Langenbucher's presentation, please click here.

Online-Event: ECB Legal Conference 2021

From Thursday, November 25th 2021, to Friday, November 26th 2021, the ECB Legal Conference 2021 will take place. As a panellist, Katja Langenbucher will speak about "Digitalisation of finance: the challenges from a central bank and supervisory perspective". This will take place on Friday, November 26th 2021 at 11:30 am.

A recording of this event can be found here.

Online-Event: Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Ethics in Banking

The Irish Banking Culture Board are hosting an AI & Ethics in Banking Roundtable to explore the ethical challenges posed by the increasing use of AI in the banking sector, in particular via the lens of trust and reputational risk, with a view to developing specific steps banks can take to mitigate against these risks and protect, and potentially enhance, trust. Katja Langenbucher will participate in this event. For more information please click here.

Please note that attendance at this event is by invitation only.

Online-Event: The Ascent of the Middleman Economy

As part of the Columbia Academy on Law in Global Affairs (CALGA), a series of online events, in which Columbia Law School faculty present their research and debate current issues, Katja Langenbucher will speak about "The Ascent of the Middleman Economy: How middlemen came to be the largest and most powerful companies in the world, why it matters, and what can be done." This will take place on Friday, October 15th 2021 from 10.00 am to 11.15 am ET. 

Please note that a registration for this event is required. To register and to receive further information, please click here.

Announcement: Virtual Workshop on AI & Finance

Katja Langenbucher and the associated ZEVEDI investigators are hosting a virtual workshop on October 29th and November 12th, 2021 in light of the recent EU Proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act, COM(2021) 206 final. The workshop will consist of various presentations and discussion of individual experts from science and practice, spanning a wide range of topics.

Please find the preliminary program by clicking here. Zoom links can be found here soon.

RegHorizon 2nd AI Policy Conference

From Tuesday, September 14th, to Wednesday, September 15th 2021, the RegHorizon 2nd AI Policy Conference will take place in virtual format. As part of this conference, Katja Langenbucher will speak about "AI as a product". This will take place on Tuesday, September 14th 2021 from 18.45 pm. The conference programme can be found here.

To view a recording of Katja Langenbucher's presentation, please click here.

Online-Book discussion: "Economic Lawfare: The Geopolitics of Corporate Justice"

On Monday, September 20th 2021, from 17.00 to 18.30 CEST, there will be a discussion via Zoom, led by Katja Langenbucher, in view of Cornelia Woll´s soon to be published book "Economic Lawfare: The Geopolitics of Corporate Justice". This roundtable brings together scholar in law and international relations to discuss the book manuscript for final improvements before its publication by Harvard University Press in 2022.

Please note that a registration for this event is required. To register and to receive further information, please click here.

ComplianceNet Conference 2021

From Monday, June 28th, to Wednesday, June 30th 2021, the ComplianceNet Conference 2021 will take place in virtual format. As part of this conference, Katja Langenbucher will speak about "Wirecard: which lessons to draw" under the topic "Managing Risks in Corporate Governance". This will take place on Monday, June 28th 2021 from 3.45 pm to 5.30 pm.

The conference programme can be found here.

Announcement: MaCCI-Conference "Competition and the Regulation of Financial Innovation"

From Thursday, November 18th, to Friday, November 19th 2021, the "Competition and the Regulation of Financial Innovation" workshop organized by the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) will take place. As part of this workshop, Katja Langenbucher will speak about "AI Credit Scoring as „high risk“ under the EU Proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act". This is expected to take place on Thursday, November 18th 2021 from 1.00 to 2.00 p.m.

The conference program can be found here.

​Project Group "AI and Finance - Innovation, Resilience, and Responsibility"

With Prof. Langenbucher as speaker, the project group „AI and Finance - Innovation, Resilience and Responsibility“ will start on August 1st, 2021. AI applications already accompany our daily lives and show up in buzzwords like FinTech, RegTech, Big Data, digital central bank money (CBDC) or algorithm-based credit scoring. The project, funded by the "Zentrum verantwortungsbewusste Digitalisierung" (ZEVEDI), starts here and conducts research in the development of a normative regulatory framework for banks, customers, supervisors and central banks. The goal is to contribute a custom-fit regulatory design for three regulatory areas: AI credit scoring, AI investor profiling, and CBDC and supervision.

Announcement: ComplianceNet Conference 2021

From Monday, June 28th, to Wednesday, June 30th 2021, the ComplianceNet Conference 2021 will take place in virtual format. As part of this conference, Katja Langenbucher will speak about "Wirecard: which lessons to draw" under the topic "Managing Risks in Corporate Governance". 

The preliminary conference programme can be found hereThe final version with corresponding zoom links can also be found here soon.

Online-Workshop: EMU at a Crossroads? Economic Governance Reforms in the European Union

From Wednesday, July 14th, to Thursday, July 15th 2021, the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE will host a workshop titled "EMU at a Crossroads? Economic Governance Reforms in the European Union". In the context of this workshop, Katja Langenbucher will speak together Ann-Katrin Kaufhold and Jan-Pieter Krahnen about "BaFin (In)dependence. A Policy Proposal". This will take place on July 14th, 2021 from 14.00 to 15.30 p.m.

Please find further information on this here. To attend this workshop, please register using the following link.

RIETI/WBF/ECGI: A New Concept of the Corporation - Fiduciary Duties under the New Conception of the Corporation

On Wednesday, 28 April 2021 from 09.00 to 10.30 CEST, the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), the Waseda University Institute for Business and Finance (WBF) and the ECGI are jointly organising part two ("Fiduciary Duties under the New Conception of the Corporation") of the webinar series on "A New Concept of the Corporation". Katja Langenbucher will join this webinar as one of the two commentators.


To view the recording of this webinar, please click here.

SAFE White Paper No. 82 "BaFin (in)dependence – A reform proposal"

The joint paper by Ann-Katrin Kaufhold, Katja Langenbucher, Patrick Blank and Jan Pieter Krahnen with the title "BaFin (in)dependence – A reform proposal" is available here.

Wirecard – Lessons learnt: Joint ECON-JURI public hearing

On Tuesday, 23 March 2021 from 13.45 to 15.45, the Committees on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and Legal Affairs (JURI) are organising jointly a public hearing on "Wirecard – Lessons learnt". 

The purpose of this hearing is to gather further information from stakeholders and experts on causes of the collapse of Wirecard and hear and discuss views and recommendations on how to address identified shortcomings. Katja Langenbucher will join this hearing as a speaker.


For more information, please click here.

LEPI webinar on "Artificial Intelligence, Markets and the Law"

On Friday, March 26th 2021 from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. (CET), the LEPI Institute will host a webinar on "Artificial Intelligence, Markets and the Law." This webinar will also be attended by Giacomo Calzolari (EUI) and Tom C. W. Lin (Temple University) who will discuss their recent work in this area.

Please find further information on this flyer. To access the event, please register using the following link. 

CII Spring 2021 Conference: Moving Forward Together

From Monday, March 8th, to Wednesday, March 10th 2021, the (virtual) 2021 Spring Conference organized by the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) will be held under the title "Moving Forward Together". Together with Dr. Alexander Juschus, Katja Langenbucher will talk about the Wirecard Scandal and its takeaways for investors. This part of the conference will take place on Wednesday, March 10th 2021, from 11.00 to 11.45 a.m. and will be moderated by Michael Herskovich.

Please note that prior registration is required for this conference. To register and for more information, please click here.

To view the preliminary conference agenda and biographies of the speakers, please click here.

Online event: Mobilising equity finance for Europe’s recapitalisation challenge

On Tuesday Feburary 9th 2021 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Bruegel organizes an online event via Zoom with the topic "Mobilising equity finance for Europe's recapitalisation challenge". Katja Langenbucher will join this event as a speaker.

The web seminar will also be attended by:

Chair: Alexander Lehmann, Non-resident fellow, Bruegel;
James Chew, Group Head, Regulatory Strategy, HSBC;
Thomas Wieser, Non-resident fellow, Bruegel and
Laurent Zylberberg, Chairman of the European Long-Term Investors Association (ELTI) and Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of Public, International and European Affairs, Caisse des Depots Group

To see a recording of this event, please click here.

The 3rd Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture - Fintech and Fairness: Regulating Algorithmic Credit Scoring

On March 5th 2021 at 4 p.m. (GMT), The Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law is organizing The 3rd Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture. Katja Langenbucher will participate in this virtual event and will talk about "Fintech and Fairness: Regulating Algorithmic Credit Scoring". 

Please find further information on this here. To access the event, please register using the following link.

Appointment of Katja Langenbucher as a new ECGI research member

Katja Langenbucher has been appointed as a new ECGI research member. All new research members were admitted on the quality of their academic work in the field of corporate governance and stewardship and are eligible to publish their academic work regarding these topics in the ECGI Working Paper Series (Law and Finance). 

For more information, please click here.

New publication: Le Tournant Global en Droit International Privé

The book "Le Tournant Global en Droit International Privé" by Horatia Muir Watt, Lucia Biziková, Agatha Brandão de Oliveira, Diego P. Fernández Arroyo and Megan Ma was published on November 27, 2020.

With her article "Une langue commune du droit et de l'économie? Sur les transferts hétérogènes", Katja Langenbucher has also contributed to this book. For further information please click here.

LEPI webinar on "Law and Inequality"

Together with Henry Emeric, Robert Galbiati, Horatia Muir-Watt and Dina Waked, Katja Langenbucher is organizing a webinar on
"Law and Inequality" on December 7th 2020, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CET), in which Thomas Piketty and Katharina Pistor will participate and discuss their recent books.

Please find further information on this flyer.

Article "Wirecard Scandal: When All Lines of Defense Against Corporate Fraud Fail"

The joint article by Jan Pieter Krahnen, Katja Langenbucher, Christian Leuz and Loriana Pelizzon with the title "Wirecard Scandal: When All Lines of Defense Against Corporate Fraud Fail", published on November 6, 2020 via ProMarket (Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business), can be accessed here.

ECON Briefing Paper “What are the wider supervisory implications of the Wirecard case?"

As requested by the ECON committee, Jan Krahnen, Katja Langenbucher, Christian Leuz and Loriana Pelizzon have published a paper with the title "What are the wider supervisory implications of the Wirecard case?". You can access it by clicking here.

SAFE Policy Web-Seminar: "The Wirecard scandal: What needs to change?"

On Thursday November 12th 2020, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (CET), the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) organize a web seminar via Zoom with the topic "The Wirecard scandal: What needs to change". In the web seminar, the question, which reforms of the market and institutional oversight architecture are needed to ensure market integrity and investor protection in the future, will be discussed. Reference will also be made to the ECON Briefing Paper “What are the wider supervisory implications of the Wirecard case?" by Jan Krahnen, Katja Langenbucher, Christian Leuz and Loriana Pelizzon. 

The web seminar will be attended by:

Jan Pieter Krahnen, (SAFE, Goethe University and CEPR);
Katja Langenbucher, (Goethe University);
Christian Leuz, (University of Chicago Booth School of Business);
Loriana Pelizzon, (SAFE and Goethe University). 

Tim Phillips (CEPR) will moderate the panel.

Please note that a registration for this event is required. To register and to receive further information, please click here.

Corporate Whistleblowing 2020

On Wednesday 14th October 2020 from 12:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. the virtual event Corporate Whistleblowing 2020 – Where We Are Today and Where We Are Going will take place (via Zoom). Katja will participate in this event as a panelist. The panel will share their expertise on corporate whistleblowing in the United States and in the European Union.

To view the recording of this webinar, please click here.

Webinar - The Future of European Capital Markets

On Tuesday 20th October 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (CEST - Central European Summer Time) a webinar on the The Future of European Capital Markets will take place (via Zoom). The webinar is organized by The City of London Corporation and aims to explore the future of Capital Markets Union (CMU) post Brexit and to highlight the vital role that capital markets can play in supporting the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Katja will participate in this event as a panelist.

Please note that a registration for this event is required. To register and to receive further information, please click here.

6th Luxembourg FinTech Conference

On Wednesday 7th October 2020 from 9:00am to 1:00pm the 6th Luxembourg FinTech Conference will take place. Katja will participate in this conference and will talk about Responsible AI Credit Scoring. You can download the corresponding working paper by clicking here.

Please find further information, especially on how to participate and about the speakers, on this flyer.

Article: "Wirecard - A scandal at the right time"

The recently published article by Katja Langenbucher in the SAFE Finance Blog with the title "Wirecard - A scandal at the right time" can be found here.

Digital Capital Markets in Europe – The Challenge of EU Market Integration

On Wednesday 2nd September 2020 at 10:00am (CEST - Central European Summer Time) a webinar on the Digital Capital Markets in Europe – The Challenge of EU Market Integration will take place (via Zoom). The webinar is jointly organized by the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law (Dr Heikki Marjosola) and the Edinburgh Law School (Prof. Emilios Avgouleas). Katja will participate in this event and will talk about Responsible AI Credit Scoring.

Please find further information here. To access the event, use the zoom link here. Prior registration is not required.

Current Issues in Privacy and Technology Law, Fordham Law School

From 20th to 24th July 2020 the online program of the Fordham Law School with the topic Current Issues in Privacy and Technology Law will take place (via Zoom). It will start every day at 10 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. (Eastern Time). Katja will be participating in this event as a discussion guest (leading expert).

The following topics will be covered on each day:

Day 1: Introduction to Privacy Law: Why Privacy Matters
Day 2: Big Brother: Government Surveillance Today
Day 3: Privacy and Emergent Technology
Day 4: Commercial Behavioral Tracking and Algorithmic Discrimination
Day 5: Privacy and the Pandemic

Please find further information, especially on how to participate in the online program and about the speakers, on this flyer and via the Fordham Law School.

SAFE Policy Letter - The Wirecard lessons: A reform proposal for the supervision of securities markets in Europe

Jan Pieter Krahnen and Katja Langenbucher recently published an article addressing the Wirecard scandal being a wake-up call for the importance of securities market integrity. They state that a fundamental overhaul of a fragmented securities markets supervisory regime in Europe would offer the potential to establish an independent European Single Market Supervisor (ESMS). The ESMS would then be entrusted with ensuring a uniform market standard across Europe. The publication can be accessed by clicking here.

SAFE Policy Online-Seminar: A "Game Changer" for Europe's Capital Markets?

On Thursday, July 2nd 2020 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, the SAFE Policy Center organizes an Online-Seminar via Zoom with the topic "A "Game Changer" for Europe's Capital Markets?". In the Online-Seminar, the final report of the High Level Forum published on 10 June 2020 will be a key element. The Online-Seminar will be attended by:

Thomas Wieser, (Chair of the CMU High Level Forum);
Katja Langenbucher, (SAFE, Goethe University and CMU High Level Forum);
Niamh Moloney, (LSE and Bank of Ireland);
Jan Pieter Krahnen, (SAFE and Goethe University).

Please note that a registration for this event is required. To register and to receive further information, please click here.

Final report by High Level Forum on the Capital Markets Union

Katja has been a member of the EU Comission's High Level Forum on the Capital Markets Union which has published its final report today (10th June 2020). It is available here.

Panel Discussion: A New Decade for Comparative Corporate Law

On Wednesday, 10th June 2020, the High Level Forum´s Report on the Capital Market Union will be published. Thomas Wieser and Sean Berrigan will discuss the report through a live Twitter event which will start at 11 am CET.

You can access this event by clicking here. There will also be an option to ask questions. In order to do this, simply ask your questions through twitter using the #CMUlive.

Panel Discussion: A New Decade for Comparative Corporate Law

On March 26 2020 the book launch for Comparative Company Law (Oxford University Press 2019), by Carsten Gerner-Beuerle and Michael Schillig will take place at King's College London. Katja Langenbucher will take part in a featured panel discussion on 'A new decade for comparative corporate law - what can we expect for the 2020s?', drawing on some of the themes explored in the book.

Other speakers will be: Genevieve Helleringer (Oxford University and ESSEC Business School), Marc Moore (UCL), Michael Schillig (King's College London) and as Chair Carsten Gerner-Beuerle (UCL).

Conference for the Law and Economics Policy Initiative

Katja and her colleagues from SciencesPo are the organiser of an inaugural conference for the Law and Economics Policy Initiative.

Bok Visiting International Professors Program at PennLaw

Katja has been invited to join PennLaw as a Bok Visiting International Professor in the spring semester of 2021.

The Neuroscience and Law Center of Fordham Law School presents "Cutting Edge Developments in Neuroscience and Law" on February 25, 2020

Katja Langenbucher will moderate the first panel featuring:

Martha J. Farah, Ph.D.
Walter H. Annenberg Professor in Natural Sciences Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society University of Pennsylvania

Paul W. Glimcher, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Professor, Department of Psychiatry NYU School of Medicine

Yasmin L. Hurd, Ph.D.
Ward-Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience
Director, Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai Professor, Departments of
Psychiatry, Neuroscience and
Pharmacological Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Adrian Raine, D.Phil.
Richard Perry University Professor Departments of Criminology,
Psychiatry, and Psychology University of Pennsylvania

Please find more information on this flyer and via the Fordham Law School.

Interim Report of the High-Level Forum on capital markets union

On 20 February 2020 the High-Level Forum published its interim report. The report, which does not put forward any specific policy proposals yet, sets out a new vision for the future of the capital markets union and will guide the work of the Forum in the coming months. Publication of the final report is due in May 2020.

Financial Regulation Conference, Wharton School, Pennsylvania

Wharton School's Financial Regulation Conference is covering regulatory reform, corporate governance, technologies and new challenges. Katja will talk about „Responsible A.I. Based Credit Scoring: A Legal Framework“ and her commenters are Rory Van Loo, Boston University and David Wishnick, Penn Law. The conference will take place on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Please find the conferece's agenda here.

Women in Finance & Law Workshop

The Foundations of Law and Finance Program is hosting a workshop on Women in Finance. Katja will be a discussant for "The New Unicorn Investors – Disruptors or Distractors?" by Anat Alon-Beck, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and take part in a panel discussion on "What Prevents Women from Reaching the Top in Finance?", together with Participants: Alexander Leisten (Country Head Germany, Fidelity International), Susan Christofferson (Rotman School of Management), Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe University).

The event will take place on Monday, March 30 at Goethe University, House of Finance, Room E.01 “Deutsche Bank".

Please find further information on this workshop on this flyer.

PIFS/Harvard Law School Symposium On Building The Financial System Of The 21st Century

The PIFS/Harvard Law School program is hosting a symposium on how to build the financial system of the 21st century, focusing on the relationship between Europe and the United States from 5 to 7 March 2020. Katja will sit on a panel devoted to „Developing Integrated Capital Markets Within and Across Borders“, together with

  • Jonathan Jachym, Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Strategy, Americas, London Stock Exchange Group
  • Stephen Berger, Global Head of Government & Regulatory Policy, Citadel
  • Brett Redfearn, Director of the Division of Trading and Markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Please find more information on the symposium on this flyer.

Capital Markets Union: More Growth for Germany and Europe

27 February 2020, 15.00 – 18.00 Association of German Banks, Burgstrasse 28, 10178 Berlin

The third Markets for Europe conference will bring together high-level representatives from politics and the economy to discuss why we need a capital markets union and what the next steps towards building a deeper CMU must be. Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Finance, Olaf Scholz, will give the key-note. The conference is chaired by Peer Steinbrück, former Minister of Finance and member of the Markets for Europe leadership.

Katja will take part in a panel on "The next steps towards building a Capital Markets Union", see the full programme here.

Digital Capital Markets in Europe – The Challenge of EU Market Integration

A conference co-organised by the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law and the Edinburgh Law School on 5th June 2020 in Helsinki will bring together leading experts from financial, corporate and banking law. Katja will participate in a panel on "Regulatory and technological innovation: Creating more efficient, sustainable and responsible EU financial markets" and give a presentation on "Responsible AI credit scoring - A Comparative Perspective on U.S. and EU Privacy and Anti-discrimination laws". Please find more information on this flyer.

Third edition of "Bankrechts-Kommentar" forthcoming

The third edition of "Bankrechts-Kommentar" edited by Dirk Bliesener, Gerald Spindler and Katja Langenbucher is forthcoming in July 2020, covering European and German payments, credit, financing and investing law.

Research group "Finances and society", SciencesPo, Paris

Katja has joined the research group "Finances et Sociétés" at SciencesPo, Paris. The group brings together a broad spectrum of disciplinary approaches such as sociology, economics, political sciences and the law. For futher information, please click here.

High Level Forum on the Capital Markets Union

Katja has been appointed to the High Level Forum on the Capital Markets Union. Building on its goal to finalise the creation of capital markets union (CMU), the Commission on 10 October 2019 launched a call for expression of interest to join a High-Level Forum (HLF) on capital markets union, with a 7 November 2019 submission deadline (see the press release of 10 October 2019).

The HLF is an expert group composed of highly experienced industry executives and top international experts and scholars to feed into the work on the future CMU policies. The group will propose targeted policy recommendations for future CMU actions, to ensure that citizens and businesses can access capital markets across the EU on equal terms and irrespective of their geographical location.

On 18 November 2019 the Commission announced the composition of the High-Level Forum, a list of its members is to be found here: List of members of the High-Level Forum. The High-Level Forum has started its work on 26 November 2019. Watch out for the interim report to be published in February!

Research group "Droit et Economie dans un Nouvelle Ère", SciencesPo, Paris.

Katja has joined the research group "Droit et Economie dans un Nouvelle Ère" at SciencesPo, Paris. Recent developments, such as the rise of big data, of large web based giants or the new challenges raised by climate change or increasing inequalities, cause an important paradigm shift in law and economics.

Such a shift raises numerous questions. Are our laws adequately addressing the new needs of our societies? How do we rethink competition law when players  are growing larger and traditional measures of concentration no longer apply? Should we rethink the articulation between industrial and competition policy? How can we use our economic tools and methods to assess and design rules and regulations ? How does big data affect judicial decision making?

The creation of the group «Droit et Économie dans une nouvelle ère» aims at addressing these questions and generally treat subjects where law and economics are intertwined. It will be an interdisciplinary venture, building on the strengths of the Departement of Economics and the Law School at Sciences Po, but will ultimately involve the entire Sciences Po community. The group will be organized around 3 main themes:

  • Antitrust, Industrial and innovation policy in a new era
  • Big data: consumer protection, predictive justice and use of data in sentencing
  • Environmental challenges: rethinking law and economics

For more information, please click here.

Watch out for the launch conference with Thomas Piketty, Katharina Pistor, Luigi Zingales and many more in June 2020.

Capital Markets Union and Beyond

Katja is co-editor of a book on the "Capital Markets Union and Beyond", published at MIT Press in December 2019: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/capital-markets-union-and-beyond

Experts from economics, finance, law, policy, and banking discuss the design and implementation of a future capital market union in Europe.

The plan for further development of Europe's economic and monetary union foresees the creation of a capital market union (CMU)—a single market for capital in the entire Eurozone. The need for citizens and firms of all European countries to have access to funding, together with the pressure to improve the efficiency and risk-sharing opportunities of the financial system in general, put the CMU among the top priorities on the Eurozone's agenda. In this volume, leading academics in economics, finance, and law, along with policy makers and practitioners, discuss the design and implementation of a future CMU.

Contributors describe the key design challenges of the CMU; specific opportunities and obstacles for reaching the CMU's goals of increasing the economic well-being of households and the profitability and viability of firms; the role that markets—from the latest fintech developments to traditional equity markets—can play in the future success of CMU; and the institutional framework needed for CMU in the aftermath of the global recession.

Contributors: Sumit Agarwal, Franklin Allen, Valentina Allotti, Gene Amromin, John Armour, Geert Bekaert, Itzhak Ben-David, Marcello Bianchi, Lorenzo Bini-Smaghi, Claudio Borio, Franziska Bremus, Marina Brogi, Claudia M. Buch, Giacomo Calzolari, Souphala Chomsisengphet, Luca Enriques, Douglas D. Evanoff, Ester Faia, Eilis Ferran, Jeffrey N. Gordon, Michael Haliassos, Campbell R. Harvey, Kathryn Judge, Suzanne Kalss, Valentina Lagasio, Katya Langenbucher, Christian T. Lundblad, Massimo Marchesi, Alexander Michaelides, Stefano Micossi, Emanuel Moench, Mario Nava, Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Giovanna Nicodano, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Marco Pagano, Monica Paiella, Lubos Pastor, Alain Pietrancosta, Richard Portes, Alberto Franco Pozzolo, Stephan Siegel, Wolfe-Georg Ringe, Diego Valiante.

Administrative council of BaFin

Katja has been appointed to the administrative council of BaFin. The Administrative Council monitors the management of BaFin and supports BaFin in the performance of its supervisory functions. In addition, it is responsible for deciding on the budget of BaFin, which is funded completely by the companies it supervises and is thus not covered by the federal government's budget.

BaFin's President keeps the Administrative Council regularly informed of BaFin's management activities.

The Administrative Council comprises 17 voting members. The Federal Ministry of Finance appoints six members with technical knowledge and expertise in the subject. These can be stakeholders or persons in positions in financial industry associations or supervised entities, or scientific experts. Prior to appointing a member, the Federal Ministry of Finance will consult with the financial industry associations, which are entitled to recommend three of the six members.

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Research council of the Frankfurt Institute for the History of Banking and Finance

Katja has been appointed to the research council of the Frankfurt Institute for the History of Banking and Finance, see: https://www.ibf-frankfurt.de.

Kontakt

Prof. Dr. Katja Langenbucher

Professur für Bürgerliches Recht, Wirtschaftsrecht und Bankrecht, House of Finance
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3
60323 Frankfurt am Main

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