At Leiden Law School several Advanced Master programmes start again in September 2018. One ofe them is the programme on International Civil and Commercial Law, in which I lectured on matters of international restructuring and insolvency law. Since my retirement the present staff, professor Reinout Vriesendorp and Ilya Kokorin, asked me for some guest lectures. See https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/international-civil-and-commercial-law. This time my focus on a very interesting programme indeed, the full year programme of the Advanced Master on Law & Finance, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/law-and-finance, or see https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/advanced-llm-programme-law-finance-call-matthias-haentjens/.
The programme too has quite some output, to wich many international scholars or other financial experts contribute, including a programme of periodically inviting non-Dutch speakers. I was fortunate to work together with the director of this programme, professor Matthias Haentjens. The titles of the examples reflect the subjects lectures, such as Bank Recovery and Resolution – A Conference Book, The Hague: Eleven International Publishing 2014, a large Research Handbook on Crisis Management in the Banking Sector, in the series Research Handbooks on Financial Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 2015, and last year with the second edition of Gabriel Moss, Bob Wessels and Matthias Haentjens (eds.), EU Banking and Insurance Insolvency, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2017 (see http://www.bobwessels.nl/blog/2017-04-doc1-eu-banking-and-insurance-insolvency-2nd-ed-2017/) and the books published or forthcoming in the research together with Chinese professors and backed by the Netherlands Academy of Academic Science (KNAW) on New Bank Insolvency Law for China and Europe. Input is also delivered by a Dutch and a Chines PhD researcher, working in the Leiden staff. In 2017 the institute where this all is taking place celebrated its first lustrum, see http://www.bobwessels.nl/blog/2017-04-doc5-first-lustrum-of-hazelhoff-centre-for-financial-law/, and presently my colleague and I are in the final phase of editing a Research Handbook on Cross-border Bank Recovery and Resolution, with contributions on global and regional solutions to banks in distress, rules on corporate governance and risk taking by large banks, issues of law applicable to banks when measures taken must have effect outside the jurisdiction in which they are taken and an overview on cross-border cases (such as Lehman Brothers Treasury) and the way cross-border bank resolution is handled in Japan and China. Law & Finance covers global banking and financial matters, so the Advance Master welcomes candidates from all over the world.