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A panel at the Central Bank Mandates in an Evolving World Conference CCLS co-organises conference on Central Bank Mandates in an Evolving World
21 December 2022

On 1 and 2 December 2022, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary University of London and the Legal Directorate of the Bank of England hosted a conference on Central Bank Mandates in an Evolving World.

A person checking financial data on a smartphone DeFi: Shadow Banking 2.0?
19 December 2022

On 12 December 2022, Professor Hilary J. Allen’s will discussed her last research paper titled “DeFi: Shadow Banking 2.0?” forthcoming on William & Mary Law Review. Professor Rosa Lastra chaired the event and Professor Emilios Avgouleas was the discussant.

An older person's hand counting coins LDI Strategies: The Pensions Regulator on Trial
16 December 2022

The London Financial Regulation Seminar is an inter-collegiate and inter-disciplinary group of experts led by CCLS and our Institute of Banking and Finance under the leadership of Professor Rosa M. Lastra and Daniele D’Alvia.

Panel of speakers at the launch of the Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics Book launch for ‘Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics’
15 December 2022

On Tuesday 13 December 2022, guests were cordially invited to join Malik R. Dahlan, Rosa M. Lastra and Gustavo Rochette to celebrate the launch of their book ‘Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics’.

Professor Rosa Lastra delivering the annual Witteveen Lecture to a group of students Professor Lastra delivers the Witteveen Lecture at Erasmus University
8 December 2022

On Wednesday 16 November 2022, Professor Rosa Lastra delivered the annual Witteveen Lecture on 'CBDCs: In Defence of Public Digital Money'.

Cover of the Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics New book: Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics
9 November 2022

The book is edited by Professor Malik R. Dahlan, Professor Rosa María Lastra and Gustavo Rochette and published by Edward Elgar.

Professor Rosa Lastra Professor Rosa Lastra to deliver the Witteveen Lecture Keynote
9 November 2022

On Wednesday 16 November 2022, Professor Rosa Lastra will hold her keynote in the annual Witteveen Lecture series entitled 'CBDCs: In Defence of Public Digital Money'.

Cryptocurrency logos Letter: Regulate stablecoins in the same way as bank deposits
16 June 2022

Professor Rosa María Lastra has written in the Financial Times about the call for stablecoins to be regulated in the same manner as money market funds.

Charles Randell in glasses, a suit and blue and gold spotted tie Charles Randell, Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority, gave a speech on ‘Listening up to level up – regulating finance for the whole of the UK’
26 May 2022

The event was held on 20 May 2022 by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple logos on coins Professor Rosa Lastra delivered the 4th Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture
20 April 2022

On 7 April 2022, the Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law hosted the 4th Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture, with Professor Lastra talking about ‘Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and the case for public money’. The event was chaired by Lady Wolffe.

Skyscrapers in the Singapore financial district Professor Rosa Lastra invited to be a Member of a UNIDROIT Working Group
10 March 2022

The Working Group is part of an International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) project on Bank Insolvency.

Image of a globe with Africa in daylight and Asia in night on a black background The International Architecture for Sovereign Debt Restructuring
9 February 2022

The Sovereign Debt Forum (SDF) was part of the IMF-African Training Institute Course "Debt Sustainability and Debt Restructuring (DSDR)”, which took place from 31 January - 3 February 2022.

Image of Frankfurt's Green Bridge with the European Central Bank building in the background Professor Rosa Lastra pens paper on communication in monetary policy
1 February 2022

Professor Lastra has been invited to discuss her paper at the Preparatory Meeting of the Monetary Dialogue between the European Parliament and the European Central Bank.

Queen Mary University of London and the University of Florence have joined forces once again to host a new and updated online Executive Course on Alternative Investments following the latest market trends but also considering the current opportunities in a distressed market in a post pandemic era. Alternative Investments Executive Course relaunched with new post-pandemic developments
26 January 2022

Queen Mary University of London and the University of Florence have joined forces once again to host a new and updated online Executive Course on Alternative Investments following the latest market trends but also considering the current opportunities in a distressed market in a post pandemic era.

Professor Rosa Lastra chairing a zoom panel of the Fourth Macroeconomics Conference Fourth Macroeconomics Conference examined the role of law in establishing a macroeconomy for a post-pandemic world
9 December 2021

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies co-hosted an online virtual conference on 27-28 October 2021 explored the connections between law and macroeconomics.

Professor Rosa Lastra Professor Lastra to be part of panel event on the role of Central Banks in dealing with environmental and social challenges
5 October 2021

The round table events is organised by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

A person checking financial data on a smartphone Bank of England must spell out risks of quantitative easing, according to new report
21 July 2021

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has published its report on the policies of the Bank of England. Professor Rosa Lastra at Queen Mary University of London acted as Special Advisor to the group, providing expert evidence, which informed the findings.

View of a glass office building from the ground up with the cloudy blue sky reflected on the surface Legal Aspects of Central Bank Digital Currency and Central Bank Money
2 December 2020

IMF, CCLS, Rebuilding Macroeconomics, and the Economic and Social Research Council will present working papers at a joint seminar, 3-4 December

View of London skyscrapers in Bank at sunset Letter: A partnership model is a way to restrain excessive risk-taking
30 June 2020

Professor Rosa Lastra has co-written a letter in the Financial Times in response to an article suggesting that policymakers have not focused on how to restrain excessive leverage

View of a glass office building from the ground up with the cloudy blue sky reflected on the surface Professor Rosa Lastra is Principle Investigator for Legal and Economic Conceptions of Money
16 June 2020

This project will reconsider the intersection between law and economics with an emphasis on the contribution that law can make to economic conceptions of money

EU flag ‘The ECB Mandate: Perspectives on Sustainability and Solidarity’
4 June 2020

Professor Rosa Lastra has co-aurthored an article which analyses the ECB mandate in light of its primary objective of price stability along with its secondary objective to support the general economic policies in the Union (Article 127 TFEU)

Should private sector debt relief be part of the Exit Strategy?
19 May 2020

Professor Rosa Lastra and Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal took part in an online Private Debt Workshop

Professor Rosa Lastra profile image Lockdown is exposing the folly of reckless financial strategies
7 May 2020

Research on pension funds by Professor Rosa Lastra featured in Financial Times

Equity finance: matching liability to power
5 May 2020

Professor Rosa Lastra has co-authored a new article which questions the wisdom of limited liability for all equity holders in the case of banks and systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs)

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