6 November 2015 | Symposium Crisis Management in the Banking Sector

“The definitive work on banking sector crisis management in the EU”

The coming days will see the publication of the Research Handbook on Crisis Management in the Banking Sector, edited by prof. Matthias Haentjens, professor of Financial Law, and prof. Bob Wessels, emeritus professor of international insolvency law.This handbook on bank insolvency law is already regarded as the definitive work on banking sector crisis management, especially in the EU. More than thirty prominent academics, practitioners and regulators give a comprehensive overview of the rules around the insolvency of banks. The book covers all recent legislative developments from the whole spectre of banking sector crisis management, from the perspective of the bank itself to the perspectives of the relevant authorities and of the bank’s counterparties. In addition, the book contains (macro) economic introductory chapters and country reports of all major jurisdictions.

In the words of prof. E. Avgouleas (University of Edinburgh): "It will prove an invaluable companion to all those seeking to demystify this most complex area of legal and regulatory practice."

On Friday November 6 2015, the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law and EURO-CEFG will organize a symposium on the occasion of the publication of this book. Prominent contributors will give presentations. At the symposium, the book will be offered at a discount of 50%.


  • 14:30        Coffee/tea
  • 15:00         Word of welcome prof. Bob Wessels, prof. emeritus of international 
                    insolvency law, Leiden Law School 
                    Presentation first copy of the book to dr. Nout Wellink,  
                    former president of the Dutch Central Bank and currently 
                    chairman of Leiden University

  •  15:15        Presentations by:
                      - Prof. Qingjiang Kong, China University of Political Science and Law 
                      - George Zavvos, Legal Service of the European Commission 
                      - Prof. Andrew Campbell, University of Leeds 
                      - Prof. Matthias Haentjens, Leiden Law School

  • 16:30         Discussion

  • 17:00         Reception drinks

Practical information

Date: 6 November 2015

Time: 14:30 – 18:00

Place: Kamerlingh Onnes Building (Leiden Law School), Steenschuur 25, room A051 (Grotiuszaal)

Costs: none

Registration: mailto: events@euro-cefg.eu

Last Modified: 29-10-2015