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The enormous volatility of January to February 2016 in the global financial markets reminds us of the credit crisis of 2008. The 2008 credit crisis caused a huge wave of regulatory reform in finance and banking in both the US and the EU. The burdens and benefits of the new regulations have had an enormous impact on major areas of politics, business and the legal practice. However, very few assessments exist examining the advantages and disadvantages, opportunities and threats of regulatory compliance to industry and to professional practice.

This conference aims to inform students, the faculty and the general public of the burdens and benefits of compliance to financial regulations. Questions will be put to financial law experts about the ethics of compliance, including:

  • Is compliance to the new financial regulations good for business and society? 
  • Are the burdens of compliance so onerous that the laws have simply become requirements for more noise? 
  • Can there be good compliance in the ethical sense? 
  • Can we have compliance that is not merely about superfluous checklists, but about improving the social wealth of individuals and companies, beneficial for society and the environment? 

Co-Chairs: Joseph Tanega and Matt Fink

  • Dr. Viktoria Baklanova
  • Professor Edmond Curtin
  • Professor Iain MacNeil
  • Professor Mark Watson-Gandy
  • Lukas Stahl, Attorney at Law
  • Elizabeth Factor, Attorney at Law 

Contact Joseph Tanega at [email protected] for more information and to sign up.