Since its inception, the goal of the Banking Law Symposium has been to foster a dialogue on important public policy issues affecting the financial services industry. The Symposium highlights a topical theme and brings together well-known academics, policymakers and practitioners. In 2009, the Symposium addressed questions surrounding bank crisis management and it exposed weaknesses and strengths in financial crisis management and bank resolution regimes, and took place at Warwick University, School of Law. The 2010 Banking Law Symposium focused on the issue of managing systemic risk in detail and was held at the University of Warwick, School of Law. In 2011, the Symposium focused on financial crisis management and the use of government guarantees, and took place in Paris at the OECD.



Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 16,900 students and 3,800 staff, it is one of the biggest University of London colleges. Based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London, it is the only London university able to offer a completely integrated residential campus, with a 2,000-bed award-winning student village at our Mile End home.

Following the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), The Guardian ranked Queen Mary 11th in the UK for the quality of our research.

Queen Mary is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group, that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

The School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London is one of six law schools in the federal University of London. The School is firmly established as a centre of national and international excellence in legal study and research.

The School is ranked seventh in the England and third in London for Law, based on the percentage of our staff rated  3* & 4* (4* being the highest) in the UK government 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, denoting research excellence of international importance.

The School of Law at Queen Mary recently excelled in the Guardian’s University 2012 Guide. The School was ranked 4th in the UK for law. This is an even higher assessment than the Times Good University Guide 2012 and the Complete University Guide both of which placed us seventh overall in the UK.

In the most recent National Student Survey (NSS) 2011, the School of Law scored an impressive 96 per cent for student satisfaction. The School outperformed the top ranking law faculties within the Russell Group of British Universities as well as the 1994 group of British Universities.

The School of Law consists of two departments: the Department of Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS).

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) specialises in the knowledge and skills in commercial law that can be placed at the service of government, public bodies, overseas institutions, the legal profession, industry and commerce. CCLS is based in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.



The School of Law was established in 1969 and has since developed into one of the leading Law Schools in the UK. Its teaching standards and research quality consistently receive high ratings, and the University itself ranks amongst the leading half-dozen research and teaching institutions in the UK.

The School of Law is located in the Social Studies Faculty of the university. The School has a strong research culture and all staff are active researchers in their own areas of expertise.

Two distinctive features of the School of Law are its contextual approach to the study of law and its commitment to offering an international perspective on law.



Since 1848, the University of Ottawa has been Canada’s university: a reflection, an observatory and a catalyst of the Canadian experience in all its complexity and diversity. Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, the University has emerged as a vibrant “centre of learning”, with a total population including students, teaching and support staff – of 40,000. The largest bilingual university in North America, the University is a major player in the cultural and economic development of the National Capital Region. The University of Ottawa plays a vital role in the area as a major employer and a major purchaser of goods and services. Using an economic, demand-driven perspective, we can estimate how the University’s consumption of goods and services affects the region’s expenditure flow.

The University of Ottawa is one of Canada’s top 10 research universities, ranking ninth in sponsored research income according to Research Infosource’s Canada’s Top Research Universities 2011 report. As a major research engine and source of innovation, University of Ottawa contributes to productivity gains in the Ottawa-Gatineau economy.  This contribution, measured as the increase in total factor productivity attributable to research conducted at University of Ottawa since 1971, has an annual cumulative value of $1.27 billion.



The Conference Board is the foremost independent, not-for-profit applied research organization in Canada. The Conference does not lobby for specific interests. The Conference is funded exclusively through the fees charged for services to the private and public sectors. The Conference is formed by specialists in economic trends, as well as organizational performance and public policy issues. The Conference is not a government department or agency, although it is often hired to provide services for all levels of government. The Conference is independent from, but affiliated with, The Conference Board, Inc. of New York, which serves nearly 2,000 companies in 60 nations and has offices in Brussels and Hong Kong. The Conference Board builds leadership capacity for a better Canada by creating and sharing insights on economic trends, public policy and organizational performance.



The University of Reading, School of Law, and the ICMA Centre have established the Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation (CCLFR). This Centre constitutes a forum for stimulating and conducting research and disseminating knowledge on international commercial law and financial regulation. The Centre focuses on advancing legal scholarship, bring together scholars, policymakers and practitioners in law and finance and influence the development and application of commercial law and financial regulation in practice through research projects, conferences, teaching and publications. The Centre aims to become one of the leading Centres for the study of commercial law and financial regulation in the UK and globally. It aims to constitute a catalyst for dialogue, thought leadership and scholarship. The CCLFR contributes to the evolution and sustainability of financial markets at a global level.


Patterson and LaBrosse Financial Consulting Ltd.

Patterson and LaBrosse Financial Consulting Ltd. specializes in the provision of advice and technical assistance related to the establishment and strengthening of deposit protection arrangements internationally. The firm has provided policy advice on the design of deposit insurance systems for a number of countries including Malaysia, Hong Kong (SAR), South Africa, Ukraine, Mexico, the Western Balkans, the UK, several countries in central Asia, Jersey and Montenegro.The firm also provides leadership in education relating to deposit insurance through the services of John Raymond LaBrosse who is currently a visiting fellow at Warwick University in the UK and he has delivered lecturers at the University of Warwick, Oxford Brookes University, Leeds University, the University of London, and the London School of Economics. He was a co-organizer of three highly acclaimed Symposiums on Banking Law and was the founding Secretary General of the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI). Mr. LaBrosse is a member of the IADI Guidance Group Advisory Panel, an author of four books, numerous articles, a contributor and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Banking Regulation.