What role for IOSCO in the development and implementation of cross-border regulation and equivalence?

General information

Event date:
05/10/2018 @ 08:00 - 17:00
Event location:
Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce - 7, Rue Alcide de Gasperi L-2981 Luxembourg
University of Luxembourg / Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg / Max Planck Institute Luxembourg


  • 08:30 Registration
  • 09:00 Welcome by 
    • Carlo Thelen, CEO of the Chambre de Commerce, Luxembourg
    • Pierre-Henri Conac, Professor of Law, University of Luxembourg
    • Hélène Ruiz-Fabri, Director, MPI Luxembourg
  • 09:10 Keynote speach
    • Jean-Paul Servais, Vice-chair of IOSCO, Chair of the FSMA (Belgium)
  • 09:30 I. The possible role of IOSCO in cross-border regulation and equivalence
    • Anne Héritier Lachat, Professor of Law, University of Geneva, and former Chairman of FINMA and of the IOSCO Task Force on Cross-Border Regulation
  • 10:00 Panel
    • Chair: Jennifer Hill, Professor of Law, University of Sydney
    • Speakers:
      – John Coffee, Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
      – Marc Robert-Nicoud, CEO of Clearstream Holding AG, Luxembourg
      – Eric J. Pan, Director of the Office of International Affairs, CFTC
  • 10:30 Discussion
  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:30 II. The EU approach to equivalence and the case of Brexit
    • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics (LSE)
  • 12:00 Panel
    • Chair: Tanguy van de Werve, Managing Director, AFME
    • Speakers:
      – Jakub Michalik, Senior Officer, ESMA
      – Jean-Marc Goy, former Head of the Department of International Affairs, CSSF
      – Peter de Proft, Director General of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)
  • 12:30 Discussion
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:15 III. Europe and the strengthening of IOSCO
    • Pierre-Henri Conac, Professor of Law, University of Luxembourg
  • 14:45 Panel
    • Chair: Patrick Starkman, Samman Law firm (Paris), former Senior Advisor to the Chair of ESMA on International Affairs
    • Speakers:
      – Arlene McCarthy, Special Advisor to the Chairman of Bloomberg and former Vice-President of the ECON Committee of the European Parliament
      – Paul Andrews, General Secretary of IOSCO
  • 15:15 Discussion
  • 15:45 Coffee break
  • 16:15 IV. IOSCO and the WTO model of dispute settlement
    • Hélène Ruiz-Fabri, Director, MPI Luxembourg
  • 16:45 Panel
    • Chair: Pierre-Henri Conac, Professor of Law, University of Luxembourg
    • Speakers:
      – Chris Dickens, Head, Regulatory Analysis and Design, Global Banking and Markets Business, HSBC Bank plc – also Chair, Cross-Border Regulation Forum
      – Eilis Ferran, Professor of Company and Securities Law, Cambridge University
      – David Wright, former General Secretary of IOSCO (2012-2016), former Deputy Director-General for Securities and Financial Markets at the EU Commission
  • 17:15 Discussion
  • 17:45 Closing remarks
    • Pierre Gramegna, Minister for Finance, Luxembourg (invited)
  • 18:00 End of conference and cocktail


Contact person: Martina Winkel • Phone: (+352) 26 94 88 – 923 • events@mpi.lu • Participation is free of charge.


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