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Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law

Research

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 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. Therefore, particular attention is given to the convergence of different systems of law in financial law. Research is not only conducted on the intersections between national branches of law, such as company law, public law and private law, but also 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

Public and Private Regulation of Financial Markets

The Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law conducts research within the research programme Public and Private Regulation of Financial Markets. This programme covers the topical question how jurisdictions, both on the national and on the supra-national level, should handle the interaction between public and private law where it regards the 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. Thus, 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. 

Tailor-made research

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. For instance, 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.

For instance, 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.

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