School of Law

Banking Law Workshop: Who Wants Big Banks?

26 June 2013 - 27 June 2013

Time: 7:00 - 6:30pm
Venue: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

This is a two-day event starting at 19.00 - 22.30 on 26 June and from 9.00 - 18.30 on 27 June 2013. For full details view the Banking Law Workshop programme.

A critical evaluation of regulatory, size, governance, resolution and competition issues

Organised by the Banking Law Symposium

Views are emerging that banks are simply too big and should be broken up so that taxpayers are not again put at risk. A former Chairman and CEO of Citibank said that “It wasn’t that one or two institutions did stupid things. It was, we all did, and the whole system came down”. As well, the former Chairman of Merrill Lynch noted that he was one of the people who led the charge to get rid of Glass-Steagall and he now regrets having done that.

Banks have increased in size and complexity and become global institutions challenging the reach of national regulators. What have we learned from the great financial crisis? What steps are policy makers taking to avoid similar events in the future? Has the risk culture of banking changed so dramatically? What is the future of financial regulation?

Sponsored by: Queen Mary, University of London, Warwick Law School, University of OttowaCentre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation, University of Reading, The Conference Board of Canada and Patterson & LaBrosse Financial Consultants Ltd.


How to Book

Register online via the Queen Mary e-shop.

The prices are listed in CND but due to technical constraints they can only be generated in GBP at the moment of processing the payment. Therefore, due to the exchange rate of the day there might be a slight variation on the day that the payment is processed.

Registration: C$225


Residence Inn Ottawa Downtown (Marriot). One Bedroom Suite with 2 Doubles CAD169 per night (Ref: Banking Law Symposium Event in Association with the University of Ottawa)

  • Check-in: Wed Jun 26, 2013
  • Check-out: Fri Jun 28, 2013

Special rate available until Monday 27 May 2013.

Link to make online reservations: Book One Bedroom Suite with 2 Doubles at Residence Inn Ottawa Downtown for $169 per night


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