Latest news from the Institute of Banking and Finance Law
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
Event recording: CCLS 40th Anniversary Lecture and Q&A
23 June 2020
Event recording: ‘How to manage the coming sovereign debt crisis?’
17 June 2020
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
‘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
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)
Professor Lastra chaired a panel on ‘The future of central banking'
23 March 2020
Visiting Professorial Fellow Lee Buchheit discusses sovereign debt with Stephen Cole
10 December 2019
Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, and founding member of the Sovereign Debt Forum, Lee Buchheit is interviewed by Stephen Cole on The Agenda on sovereign debt.
Matching liability to power: A proposal for a two-tier equity structure for banks and SIFIs
28 November 2019
Professor Rosa Lastra discusses her upcoming paper with Professor Charles Goodhart for the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation.
Sovereign Debt Forum
13 November 2019
Queen Mary collaborates with Georgetown and Duke to address debt distress
Queen Mary University of London and HSBC host inaugural lecture on financial crime
24 September 2019
Opinion: A new era of global payments is coming
2 September 2019
CCLS-Bank of England Conference explores the theme of 'Borders'
2 August 2019
What is money today? Legal and economic perspectives
5 July 2019
Prof. Rosa Lastra talks money, banking & innovation with Simon Gleeson
27 June 2019