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Paris Event: Preventing and Resolving International Financial Crises

11 June 2019

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP), 9 Rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris

We are delighted to announce our forthcoming seminar on:

Preventing and Resolving International Financial Crises

While the globalization of private capital markets has generated important welfare gains, it has also been responsible for episodes of financial instability, often with devastating economic and social consequences. Drawing on his experience as a former senior official at the IMF, Professor Hagan will analyze the underlying causes of international financial crises and assess the efforts of policy makers to both mitigate their impact and prevent their recurrence.

Speaker: Professor Sean Hagan, former General Counsel at the IMF

Professor Hagan was the IMF’s General Counsel for fourteen years (2004-2018). In this capacity, Professor Hagan advised the IMF’s management, Executive Board and membership on all legal aspects of the IMF’s operations, including its regulatory, advisory and lending functions. He also led a number of policy initiatives, including, most recently, the reform of the IMF’s anti-corruption policy. Professor Hagan has published extensively on both the law of the IMF and a broad range of issues relating to the prevention and resolution of financial crisis, with a particular emphasis on insolvency and the restructuring of debt, including sovereign debt.

Prior to beginning work at the IMF, Professor Hagan was in private practice, first in New York and subsequently in Tokyo. Professor Hagan received his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center and also received a Masters of Science in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

During the 2018-2019 Academic year, Professor Hagan has been Visiting Fellow at Oxford University (Exeter College).

Chair: Dr Costanza Russo, Senior Lecturer in International Banking Law and Business Ethics

Dr Costanza Russo is the Senior Lecturer in International Banking Law and Business Ethics at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies. She is also the Academic Director for the LLM in International Banking and Finance in Paris, France and the Co-Director of the Institute for Regulation and Ethics.
There is no fee to attend.

Please note that in registering for this event, your contact details may be used by CCLS to invite you to future events.

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