Time: 12:30 - 2:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, The Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB
Professor Steven L Schwarcz is the Stanley A Star Professor of Law and Business at Duke University and Founding Director of Duke’s interdisciplinary Global Capital Markets Center. His areas of research and scholarship include insolvency and bankruptcy law; international finance, capital markets, and systemic risk; and commercial law.
Prior to joining the Duke faculty, he was a partner at two leading international law firms, where he represented top banks and other financial institutions in structuring innovative capital market financing transactions, both domestic and international. He also helped to pioneer the field of asset securitisation, and his book, Structured Finance, a Guide to the Principles of Asset Securitization (3rd edition), is one of the most widely used texts in the field.
Professor Schwarcz has been the Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford, Visiting Professor at the University of Geneva Faculty of Law, Senior Fellow at The University of Melbourne Law School and an adviser to the United Nations. He has given numerous endowed or distinguished public lectures, including at The University of Hong Kong, the University of Oxford (the Leverhulme Lectures 2010), Georgetown University Law Center, National University of Singapore and The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. He also has given numerous keynote speeches, including at conferences of the European Central Bank, the Corporate Law Teachers Association of Australia, New Zealand, and Asia-Pacific, Moody’s Corporation, and the Asian Securitisation Forum.
Additionally, he has testified before the US Congress on topics including systemic risk, securitisation, credit rating agencies and financial regulation and has advised several US and foreign governmental institutions on the financial crisis. Professor Schwarcz is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a Founding Member of the International Insolvency Institute, a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and Business Law Advisor to the American Bar Association Section on Business Law.
Professor Schwarcz’s lecture will be based on his article ‘The Governance Structure of Shadow Banking: Rethinking Assumptions About Limited Liability’.
Chair: Professor Alan Dignam
Commentator: Dr Andromachi Georgosouli
This event is accredited for 1 CPD Point.
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