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Conference programme

Location Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam
09:00 Registration and coffee
I. Opening Plenary Session: What are sustainable financial services and what role for law?
Room: Concertzaal
9:30 Opening remarks: Prof. Olha Cherednychenko, University of Groningen / Director Groningen Centre for European Financial Services Law
9:40 A legal perspective: Prof. Mads Andenas, University of Oslo / University of Oxford / University of London
10:00 An economic perspective: Prof. Hans Schenk, Utrecht University School of Economics / University of Cambridge / Founder Sustainable Finance Lab
10:20 Discussion
10:40 Tea/coffee break
10:55 A consumer perspective: Greg van Elsen, Senior Financial Services Officer, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
11:15

An industry perspective:
Belén Romana, Non-executive Director Banco Santander / Aviva plc.
Chris Buijink, President Dutch Banking Association (NVB)

11:50 Discussion
12:10 A perspective from a European Supervisory Authority: Dr. Steven Maijoor, Chair European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
12:30 Discussion
12:45 Lunch
IIa. Parallel sessions: Towards sustainable financial services in the post-crisis era - selected issues

14:00-15:20

Parallel session 1: Top bankers under scrutiny: The supervision of behaviour and culture and fit and proper test in European and Dutch law (Room: Teekenzaal)

Chair: Prof. Cynthia Williams, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto

Frank Elderson, Executive Director Dutch Central Bank (DNB)
Guido Roth, Partner Simmons & Simmons, Amsterdam / Chairman Stichting Waakzaamheid Financieel Toezicht (Wft)
Prof. Heinrich Winter, University of Groningen
Prof. Loes Lennarts, University of Groningen / University of Utrecht

14:00-15:20

Parallel session 2: Financial supervision and civil liability in mass damage cases: The case of interest rate swaps mis-sellings in the Netherlands and the UK (Room: Koepelzaal)

Chair: Prof. Michel Tison , University of Gent / Dean of the Law School

Prof. Femke de Vries, Executive Board Member Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) / University of Groningen
Dr. Jan de Bie Leuveling Tjeenk, Partner De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Amsterdam
Dr. Vincenzo Bavoso, University of Manchester

15:20-15:35 Tea/coffee break
IIb. Parallel sessions: Towards sustainable financial services in the post-crisis era - selected issues

15:35-16:55

Parallel session 3: Ensuring compliance with EU and Dutch principles-based regulation: The role of financial supervisory authorities (Room: Teekenzaal)

Chair: Prof. Takis Tridimas, King’s College London

Wijnand van der Beek, Manager Strategy, Policy and International Affairs, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) / Chair Joint Committee of European Supervisory Authorities Sub-Committee on Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation
Stijn Franken, Partner NautaDutilh, Amsterdam
Prof. Herman Bröring, University of Groningen

15:35-16:55

Parallel session 4: Consumer protection against dangerous financial products: Product governance/intervention and civil liability in European and comparative perspective (Room: Koepelzaal)

Chair: Dr. Dirk Ulbricht, Director Institut für finanzdienstleistungen, Hamburg

Jonathan Foster, Counsel European Law, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), UK
Veerly de Schryver, Deputy Director Transversal Supervision of Financial Products, Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA), Belgium
Jan Broekhuizen, Partner Kennedy van der Laan, Amsterdam
Prof. Olha Cherednychenko, University of Groningen

16:55-17:10 Tea/coffee break
III. Concluding Plenary Session: Towards sustainable financial services in the post-crisis era
Room: Concertzaal

17:10-17:55

Panel discussion with the chairs of parallel sessions and general discussion

Moderator: Prof. Mark Wissink, Advocate General Supreme Court of the Netherlands / University of Groningen

Prof. Michel Tison, University of Gent / Dean of the Law School
Prof. Takis Tridimas, King’s College London
Dr. Dirk Ulbricht, Director Instituut für finanzdienstleistungen, Hamburg
Prof. Cynthia Williams, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto

17:55-18:25 Law & economics perspective: Prof. Fernando Gomez, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona (with discussion)
18:25-18:30 Closing remarks
18:30 Drinks

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