Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law
Research by the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law covers financial law in a broad sense.
Intersections of law
Financial law is a functional field of law where various branches of law meet and affect each other. To further a better understanding of the financial world and financial law, one has to take into consideration, without limitation, public law, private law, company law, European law and insolvency law. Particular attention is given to the convergence of different systems of law within financial law. Research is conducted on the intersections between national branches of law, such as company law, public law and private law, and on the intersections between supranational and national law, and on matters of private international law.
Research by the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law covers financial law in a broad sense and encompasses, inter alia:
- financial supervision
- the functioning of financial markets
- finance transactions
- market abuse
- payment systems
- duties of care in the banking sector
- bank insolvency
- liability in the financial sector
- corporate governance of financial institutions
Securing the Integrity of Financial Markets in Times of Crisis
The Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law conducts research within the research programme Securing the Integrity of Financial Markets in Times of Crisis. This programme covers the topical question how to secure safe financial markets, as its objective is to secure financial integrity. This programme builds on the previous programmes European Integration in Finance and Public and Private Regulation of Financial Markets. The programme is a part of the Leiden Law School’s research programme Interaction Between Legal Systems which focuses on national legal convergence as well as international legal convergence.
Science and practice
Research of the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law is reflected in both national and international publications. Through these publications and by taking part in (international) conferences and symposiums, the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law participates in the academic debate at the highest level. Moreover, the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law organises conferences and symposiums itself, which are of a multidisciplinary and international nature.
The Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law conducts, alongside the research within the research programmes, commissioned research projects and it offers tailor-made legal advice to governments and companies.
At the European level, the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law submits contributions to consultations of the European Commission, it has advised the board of appeal of the European financial supervisory authorities and it submitted a contribution to the consultation for the Implementation Act for the European Framework for the Recovery and Resolution of Credit Institutions and Investment Firms (BRRD). By this way, we are able to put our (international) expertise into practice.
Furthermore, the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law has advised the board of appeal of the European financial supervisory authorities and the Dutch Ministry of Finance about amendments to the Wet giraal effectenverkeer. See about the Wet giraal effectenverkeer:
- M. Haentjens, J.M. van Dijk & S.H.M.A. Dumoulin, ‘Wet Giraal Effectenverkeer en Wet op het financieel toezicht’, in: J.D.A. den Tonkelaar (red.), Tekst & Commentaar Ondernemingsrecht en Effectenrecht, Deventer: Kluwer 2013.
- W.A.K. Rank, ‘Segregatie en portabiliteit: de Wge als panacee voor MiFID en EMIR’, Maandblad voor Vermogensrecht 2014, p. 214-223.
This way, we are able to put our (international) expertise into practice.