Latest news from the Institute of Banking and Finance Law
SEC Adopts Tougher Rules for SPACs
30 January 2024
Dr Daniele D’Alvia speaks to Thomson Reuters about Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopting new rules for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).
Future Legal Minds: Bank of England in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London
20 December 2023
On 15 November 2023, Bank of England (Bank) in collaboration with the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary University of London and the Unidroit Institute of Transnational Commercial Law hosted an event at the Bank on “Future Legal Minds”.
Professor Lastra acts as Specialist Adviser in a report on the operational independence of the Bank of England
29 November 2023
The report, 'Making an independent Bank of England work better', was commissioned by House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee.
Meetings with IMF Legal Counsel on digitalisation/Fintech and climate change
16 May 2023
On 9 May 2023, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary University of London and staff of the IMF legal Department hosted a seminar on Digitalisation/FinTech and Climate Change.
Professor Lastra appointed Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords' Economics Affairs Committee
18 April 2023
On 28 March, The Economics Affairs Committee of the House of Lords agreed to appoint Professor Rosa Lastra as specialist adviser to assist the committee in its inquiry into the Bank of England: how is independence working?
The Work of the EBA: Single Market and Banking Union
5 April 2023
On 27 March 2023, Dr Despina Chatzimanoli, Senior Legal Expert and Team Leader of Regulatory Policy Advice Team 2 in the Legal and Compliance Unit of the European Banking Authority (EBA), presented the work of the EBA.
Dr Daniele D’Alvia’s article sheds new light on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies debate
22 February 2023
Cambridge University Press has published an article by Dr D’Alvia, Lecturer in Banking and Finance Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London.
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.
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.
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.
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 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'.
Professor Buchheit delivers lecture on Sovereign Debt Restructuring
25 November 2022
Professor Charles Goodhart delivers a special lecture at Queen Mary
25 November 2022
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 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'.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
Professor Lastra participates in a hearing for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
3 December 2020
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
Event recording: ‘Does the global pandemic signal a paradigm shift in law and the economy?'
15 July 2020
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