EU Financial Services Law for Non-Lawyers

06/11/2017 - 07/11/2017
Location: Luxembourg (LU)
Project number: 1750001

EU Financial Services Law for Non-Lawyers

From:  900,00

This seminar gives you a practical understanding of the EU legal framework for financial services as well as the EU law-making process in this field. You will gain insight to the institutional framework for financial services regulation and supervision. The course will help you to better understand the different features of legal acts that you analyse or translate on a daily basis. You will also understand the level of these legal acts in the hierarchy of EU law.

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This seminar gives you a practical understanding of the EU legal framework for financial services as well as the EU law-making process in this field. You will gain insight to the institutional framework for financial services regulation and supervision. The course will help you to better understand the different features of legal acts that you analyse or translate on a daily basis. You will also understand the level of these legal acts in the hierarchy of EU law. By the end of the course, you will feel confident about the different procedures and principles governing the EU financial law system. The course will also offer valuable networking and experience-exchange opportunities between you and your colleagues.

Who will benefit most?
This seminar is ideal for:

  • EU regulatory affairs professionals, officials in the national regulatory and supervisory authorities
  • Professionals from financial institutions who need to obtain a solid foundation of the legal framework for EU financial services
  • Translators wanting to inform themselves with the legal terminology used in this sector
  • Other professionals wishing to systematise their knowledge will also benefit from this course.
MONDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2017
 
Legal instruments and Institutional framework for financial services
   
08.30 Registration
   
09.00 Welcome and introduction to the seminar
Alina Domaradzka, Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg
   
09.15 EU institutional framework for financial regulation and supervision
·       Macro-prudential and micro-prudential regulation at EU level
·       Key functions of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB)
·       Institutional framework for micro-prudential supervision at EU level –European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS)
·       Key constituents and tasks of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs)
   
10.30 Coffee break
   
11.00 General principles of EU administrative law
·       Main regulatory and supervisory principles
·       Principle of proportionality
·       Better Regulation
Peter Gjortler, Director at LexNet European Information SIA, Attorney-at-law at Grayston & Company, Brussels
   
12.15 Lunch break
   
13.15 Regulatory instruments for the financial services sector (I)
·       Legislative vs non-legislative acts
·       Delegated acts vs Implementing acts
·       Guidelines and recommendations
Alina Domaradzka
   
14.15 Coffee break
   
14.30 Workshop: Recognising delegated and implementing acts and their effect
Alina Domaradzka, Peter Gjortler and participants
   
15.30 Coffee break
   
15.45 Regulatory instruments for the financial services sector (II)
·       Regulatory technical standards
·       Implementing technical standards
Peter Gjortler
   
16.45 Discussion: Recognising regulatory and implementing technical standards
Peter Gjortler and participants
   
17.30 End of day one and reception
   
   
TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2017
 
Decision-making in the financial services area
 
09.00 Procedures for the adoption of legislative and non-legislative acts for the financial services sector
·       Legislative procedure for the adoption of Level 1 measures
·       Comitology procedure vs Lamfalussy procedure
·       Lamfalussy procedure for the adoption of Level 2 and 3 measures
Peter Gjortler
   
10.30 Coffee break
   
11.00 Procedures for the adoption of Level 2 and 3 measures (II)
·       Detailed overview of the Lamfalussy procedure for adopting regulatory and implementing technical standards
·       Examples
Peter Gjortler
   
12.15 Lunch break
   
14.00 Workshop exercise: Recognising Level 1 and Level 2 steps
Alina Domaradzka
   
15.00 Coffee break
   
15.30 Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU in the financial services area
·       Preliminary rulings and infringement proceedings
·       Direct actions: Actions for annulment and actions for failure to act
Alina Domaradzka
   
16.30 End of the seminar

Course venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
Circuit de la Fiore Internationle 2
1347 Luxembourg

Fee
The fee includes documentation, two lunches, one reception and refreshments. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts
EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount
For a limited number of training courses, EIPA offers an early bird discount.

Meals
Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All rates are including breakfast and tourist tax. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the reservation code: EIPA, unless indicated otherwise.

Kirchberg area

City centre

Railway Station area

Surroundings

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation. Please indicate the method of payment on the registration form.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants. EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.). The mention of a speaker’s name in the programme does not commit EIPA. In the event that an announced speaker does not appear, EIPA will do its utmost to find a suitable replacement.

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