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International Summer School Banking and Capital Markets Law - online special edition 2020

Course type
Summer & Winter School
Subject area
Banca, finanza e assicurazioni
Professional field
Banca, finanza, assicurazioni


Starting date 09/07/2020
End date 25/09/2020

Application deadline 24/09/2020

Due to the restrictive measures adopted by several countries in response to the spreading of the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional International Summer School on "Banking and Capital Markets Law" will not take place in Milan and Lake Como as it used to. We decided anyway to address to PhD researchers, post-docs, junior faculty members and young professionals proposing a Summer Programme in a virtual space.
We firmly believe that, today more than ever before, the university has the task of disseminating knowledge, fostering dialogue between academics, students, practitioners and supervisory authorities and offering appropriate keys to understanding the really strong impact that COVID-19 is having on the banking and financial system. With the aim of investing in young people and their future, Università Cattolica has decided that this online special edition of the summer school will be free of charge. Without paying any fee but only presenting an application to the programme, you will be able to take part in a virtual class and to listen to lectures given by high-level speakers and attend some live round tables that will take place in the second part of July.

Watch the introductory video - prof. Antonella Sciarrone Alibrandi, prof. Danny Busch - Programme directors

Call for participants Contact us

Participant profile

  • PhD researchers;
  • Post-docs;
  • Junior faculty members and young professionals;
  • Students

Key features

  • an eminent international and national faculty
  • attendance available wherever you are
  • the opportunity to take part, without any registration fee, in an international virtual class
One of the most important objectives of Higher Education is the development of talents among the youngest generations by strengthening their versatility and their abilities to find innovative solutions to the challenges posed by unpredictable global scenarios. In the banking and financial field, in particular, problems such as technological evolution and sustainability require ever evolving professional skills that we have been enhancing with our Summer School.


The aim of this special edition of the Summer School is to provide junior researchers and young professionals in the field with exposure to cutting-edge research in banking and capital markets law. In particular, this online special edition focuses on COVID-19 crisis regulation: the role of ECB and the role of banks in general to overcome the crisis and on the impact of the crisis on the CMU plan in consideration of the issues raised by the climate change challenge and the need of a new vision for Europe's capital markets.


The International Summer School on Banking and Capital Markets Law - online special edition - consists of pre-recorded lessons of 30-40 minutes each, which will be made available from Thursday 9th July 2020 until Friday 25th September 2020. The participants can watch them through a dedicated website whenever they like.

  1. SSM+EBA measures on micro- and macro-prudential regulation (C. Gortsos)
  2. BVerfG’s decision on the Weiss case (F. Annunziata)
  3. The pandemic and digital finance (D. Arner)
  4. Short selling and pandemic crisis (P. Lucantoni)
  5. The recapitalization needs of European banks in the post crisis phase and their potential implementation (T. Troeger)
  6. The ECB’s Mandate: Implications of the COVID-19 crisis (K. Alexander)
  7. COVID and the corporate governance of sustainability (G. Ferrarini)
  8. Restrictions on Shareholders’ Distributions in the COVID-19 Crisis Insights on Corporate Purpose (C. Frigeni, A. Sciarrone Alibrandi)
  9. G. Pitruzzella, ECJ (The architecture of the European Monetary Union in the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice)
  10. Stock Exchanges regulation and the COVID-19 crisis (M. Siri)
  11. D. Valiante, European Commission (A new vision for Europe’s capital markets)
  12. EBA’s response to the COVID-19 crisis (E. Noble – P. Haben, EBA)

  13. The COVID-19 crisis and the ECB's mandate (Monday 20 July 3 pm):
    C. Gortsos, National Kapodistrian University of Athens (CHAIR)
    K. Alexander, University of Zürich
    F. Annunziata, Università Luigi Bocconi
    C. Zilioli, European Central Bank

  14. The role of the banks to overcome the COVID-19 crisis (Tuesday 21 July 3 pm):
    A. Sciarrone Alibrandi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (CHAIR)
    P. Haben – E. Noble, EBA
    B. Joosen, Regulatory Counsel – Financial Services
    M. Lehmann, University of Bonn
    T. Troeger, Goethe University Frankfurt

  15. COVID-19 and its implications for financial markets regulation (Wednesday 22 July 3 pm):
    D. Busch, Radboud University Nijmegen (CHAIR)
    D. Arner, University of Hong Kong
    P. H. Conac, University of Luxemburg
    V. Novembre, ESMA
    D. Valiante, Università di Bologna and European Commission


  • K. Alexander
  • F. Annunziata
  • D. Arner
  • D. Busch
  • P. H. Conac
  • G. Ferrarini
  • C. Frigeni
  • C. Gortsos
  • P. Haben
  • B. Joosen
  • M. Lehmann
  • P. Lucantoni
  • E. Noble
  • V. Novembre
  • G. Pitruzzella
  • A. Sciarrone Alibrandi
  • M. Siri
  • D. Valiante
  • T. Troeger
  • C. Zilioli



Free attendance subject to online registration.

Registration Fee
FREE - No registration fee is required.



In partnership with:

  • AEDBF (European Society for Banking and Financial Law)
  • EBI (European Banking Institute)

Universities involved in the project

  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Goethe University Frankfurt
  • University of Genoa
  • University of Honk Kong
  • KU Leuven University
  • University of Luxemburg
  • University of Zürich
  • National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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