International Financial Regulation (103071)


Prof. Dr. Susan Emmenegger
Prof. Dr. Mirjam Eggen


Dienstag, 20.02.2018 - 29.05.2018, 12:15 - 14:00 Uhr

Raum A-122, UniS, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, Bern

Die Vorlesung ist auf Englisch.


5 (RW), 3 (WISO)


This class provides an introduction to the international regulation of financial markets. No prior familiarity with financial regulation is required. The course will begin with a basic review of the principal features and reasons for financial regulation, as well as the anti-competitive and protectionists effects that financial regulation can have. It will also discuss the principal bodies involved in international financial regulation, such as the Financial Stability Board, the International Monetary Fund and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, as well as their principal functions. Extraterritorial regulation (notably by the US), Conflicts of law and cross-border enforcement issues will also be studied, with a particular focus on recent examples.

Written exam: Tuesday, 5 June 2018.


  • Grasp the big picture of the legal underpinnings of financial transactions in an international setting
  • Understand the legal difficulties that flow from the international character of the financial market
  • Get to know governmental agencies, international organizations and other policy makers in international affairs