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Bank Insolvencies in Developing Economies: A Closer Perspective on the EMEA Region

The Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation and Lancaster University Law School are hosting this free one day conference at the University of Reading. The conference is proudly supported by Stephenson Harwood LLP.

The conference will generate discussions on the recent regulatory package to finalise and reform Basel III (Basel IV). In addition, the conference touches on wider issues connected to bank insolvencies, including the role of insolvency law and banking regulation in safeguarding the financial stability of banks.

Speakers will include:

–  Dr. Ravel Jabbour, Credit Suisse – The Fragmentation of International Banking Regulation

–  Dr. Abiodun Layonu, Senior Advocate of Nigeria – Proactive Distress Resolution and Bank Insolvency in Emerging Markets

–  Dr. Horace Yeung and Saleh Al-Barashdi, University of Leicester and Sultan Qaboos University, Oman – Institutional Development of the Dubai International Finance Centre and the Qatar Financial Centre: The Insolvency Law Framework

–  Deji Olatoye, International Finance Corporation – When Death Catches the Hunter: Towards a Systematised Approach to Bank Bailout

–   Dr. Hamiisi Junior Nsubuga, Middlesex University London – Bank Insolvencies in Developing Economies: The Collapse of Crane Bank (Uganda) and its impact on Uganda’s Insolvency Laws – Designing an Efficient Insolvency Model

–   Ms. Sofia Ellina, Lancaster University – The Reformed Insolvency Regime in Cyprus After The Banking Crisis of 2013: The Viewpoint of Banks Towards Rescue Procedures.

We will be joined by four other expert speakers on issues affecting European, African and cross-border markets. We are also delighted to be joined by Professor Andrew Campbell (Emeritus Professor of International Banking & Finance Law, University of Leeds), who will be chairing one of the sessions.

The conference is open to academics, legal and insolvency practitioners, policymakers, and members of the international banking community.

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