The recent financial crisis and the continuing wave of corporate scandals are forcefully bringing to the fore the need to reshape corporate behaviour. They have also dramatically changed the boundaries of companies’ duties and responsibilities to include more sustainable financial activities and a greater degree of engagement with different constituencies.
Being aware of the pivotal role played by Academia in educate future generations in these areas, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary is offering a whole postgraduate module on Ethics in Business and in Finance with a strong practical imprint. As part of the module, Dr Costanza Russo, course leader, is pleased to announce the details of this year's series of open lectures that will be held by distinguished guest speakers.
Classes will be open to all Queen Mary postgraduate students and are targeted particularly at those with an interest in the fields of Banking and Finance; International Commercial Law; Insurance Law; Company Law and Corporate governance. Topics will vary from the LIBOR scandal to fraud and economic crime and to the analysis of episodes of questionable regulatory behaviour. Students will also benefit from the personal experience of prominent practitioners that have witnessed and have been themselves faced with many ethical dilemmas.
Please note that some lectures are open to Queen Mary students only.
The open lectures will take place at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3JB, London, unless otherwise noted.
- 2 November 2015: Basil Zotiades, Latham & Watkins, Late Trading and Market Timing: Unethical Practices [Internal event open to Queen Mary students only]
- 9 November 2015: Dr Joanna Perkins, Financial Markets Law Committee, Benchmark Manipulation (LIBOR and FOREX) and Legal Responses. Are They Effective? [Internal event open to Queen Mary students only]
- 23 November 2015, Alan Brener, Banking Standards Board, How to Raise Standards in Banking? The Role of the Banking Standards Board and the Bank of England Fair and Effective Markets Review [Internal event open to Queen Mary students only]
- 20 October 2014: Michael Imeson, Financial Times and The banker, The Banking Standard Review: Will It Work? [Internal event open to Queen Mary students only]
- 01 December 2014: A. Whittaker, Group General Counsel Lloyds Banking Group, “Ethical Intelligence” for Lawyers [Internal event open to Queen Mary students only]
- 02 February 2015: Dr Kara Tan Bhala, President of Seven Pillars Institute and University of Kansas, The Philosophical Foundations of Ethical Behaviour [Internal event open to Queen Mary students only]
- 09 February 2015: The Hon Mr Justice William Blair, QC, Between Law and Markets: Is there a Space for Ethics in Financial Regulation? [Internal event open to Queen Mary students only]
- 23 February 2015: Mr Philip Wood, Special Global Counsel Allen & Overy, The Ethics of Money [Internal event open to Queen Mary students only]
- 09 March 2015: Dr Miriam Goldby, Centre for Commerical Law Studies, Queen Mary University London, Economic Crime: Money Laundering Prevention Requirements: Are They Effective? [Internal event open to Queen Mary students only]
- 16 March 2015: Dr Andreas Koutras, ICTM, Economic Crime: Bribes and Facilitation of Payments [Internal event open to Queen Mary students only]
How to Book
Attendance is free of charge for Queen Mary postgraduate students, but you must register online in advance. If you are on the LLM programme, please specify your area of LLM specialisation (if any). Registration information is available on the individual events pages.
Dr Costanza Russo email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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