EU Financial Services Law for Non-Lawyers: Institutional and Regulatory Framework – What’s New?

Project number: 2051601

European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL), Luxembourg (LU)

Date & pricing

19/11/2020 - 20/11/2020
Register before: 29/10/2020

€ 1.000,00 per attendee

€ 900,00 for EIPA members*

EU Financial Services Law for Non-Lawyers: Institutional and Regulatory Framework – What’s New?

From:  900,00

This tutorial will enhance your knowledge about the legal framework for the regulation and supervision of financial services. You will learn about the different roles and powers of various institutions participating in the decision-making process at the EU level as well as about the possibilities of the Member States to intervene in this process.

About this seminar

In March 2019, the European Parliament and the Member States reached a political agreement to reform the current system of financial supervision with a view of strengthening the macro- and micro-prudential supervision at the EU level. This seminar explains the legal system for financial services regulation and supervision before and after the reform and it clarifies the distribution of competences between the national and the EU level and the implementation of laws at both levels. The participants will learn about the respective roles and powers of various actors involved in the decision-making in financial services, with a particular emphasis on the tasks of the EU supervisory authorities (ESAs). On the basis of practical examples, the participants will have the opportunity to discuss the concrete actions taken by the ESAs, their first achievements as well as clear lessons for improvement.

Who will most benefit?

EU regulatory affairs professionals, officials in the national regulatory and supervisory authorities; professionals from financial institutions who wish to obtain solid understanding of fundamental legal concepts, principles and procedures in EU financial services; translators who need to acquaint themselves with the legal terminology as well as other professionals wishing to systematise their knowledge of financial markets regulation.

The objectives of this seminar are three-fold:

  • To present the institutional set-up for the regulation and supervision of financial institutions, the system of regulation and decision-making in financial services;
  • To discuss the first lessons learned from the ESAs activities, the ongoing reform and the outlook for the future;
  • To inform about the legal remedies available to challenge the legality of ESAs actions and to discuss the recent litigation in financial services.

The seminar will consist of presentations, question & answer sessions and a panel discussion.

Practical information

Course venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
8 rue Nicolas Adames
1114 Luxembourg

Programme Organiser
Ms Juliette Boussuge-Mollicone
Tel: +352 426 230 304

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

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.

Early bird discount
For this course, EIPA offers an early bird discount of 50 euro. The early bird deadline is 8 October 2020.

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, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

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.


Luxembourg Centre

  • Grand Hotel Victor Hugo (Best Western Plus)****, at the rate of €175 (main building) or at the rate of €155 (annex building) (booking code: EIPA BWP 2020), via tel.: +352 26 27 440 or via e-mail:

City Centre

Railway Station Area

  • Hotel City****, at the rate of €200 (Monday to Thursday) and €150 (Friday to Sunday), tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail:; (Reservation code: EIPA)
  • Hotel JJ32**, at the rate of €135, tel.: +352 20 33 32 68; e-mail:; (Reservation code: EIPA BWP 2020)

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

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.). 

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The programme

08.30 Registration of participants
09.00 Welcome of participants
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer and Roberta Ribeiro Oertel, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg (LU)
09.30 EU Institutional Framework for Financial Regulation and Supervision (I)
Eugenia Siracusa, Legal Officer, Legal, Convergence & Enforcement, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), Paris
10.30 Questions and answers
10.45 Coffee break
11.00 EU Institutional Framework for Financial Regulation and Supervision (II)
Eugenia Siracusa
11.45 Questions and answers
12.15 Lunch break
13.45 The reform of the ESFS and the outlook for the future – Panel discussion
Eugenia Siracusa and Fred Reinertz Barriera, Financial Sector Consultant, Luxembourg
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 ESAs as Entities Subject to EU Administrative Law
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
17.00 End of the first seminar day and reception
09.00 Sources of Financial Services Law
Roberta Ribeiro Oertel
10.30 Coffee break
10.45 Procedures for the Adoption of Level 1 and Level 2 Acts (DA and IA)
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
12.15 Lunch break
13.45 Challenging the legality of actions taken by the ESAs and the ECB
Silvère Lefèvre, Legal Secretary at the General Court, Luxembourg
15.00 Q&A session
Silvère Lefèvre and participants
15.15 Coffee break
15.45 Challenging the legality of Member States actions: Infringement procedure
Roberta Ribeiro Oertel
17.00 End of the seminar