Speakers

Dr Andreas Dombret

Member of the executive board of the Deutsche Bundesbank

Andreas Dombret was born in the USA to German parents. He studied business management at the Westfälische Wilhelms University in Münster and was awarded his PhD by the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 1987 to 1991, he worked at Deutsche Bank’s head office in Frankfurt, from 1992 to 2002 at JP Morgan in Frankfurt and London, from 2002 to 2005 as the co-head of Rothschild Germany located in Frankfurt and London, before serving Bank of America as vice chairman for Europe and head for Germany, Austria and Switzerland between 2005 and 2009. He was awarded an honorary professorship from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel in 2009. Since May 2010, he has been a member of the executive board of the Deutsche Bundesbank with responsibility for financial stability, statistics and risk control.

Dr Adam Farkas

Executive director of the European Banking Authority

Adam Farkas is the first executive director of the European Banking Authority, a position he has held since 2011. Previously, he was the chairman of the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority in 2009–2010. Prior to joining the regulatory and supervisory community, he held senior positions in the banking sector including three years as the co-CEO of Intesa Group’s subsidiary in Budapest, and another three years at the helm of Allianz Bank, setting up a retail banking operation for the market-leading insurance company in Hungary. Before that he spent four years as a central banker as a managing director and member of the board of the National Bank of Hungary with responsibility for reserve management and market operations. He started his career as an assistant professor in finance at Corvinus University, Budapest, and was a visiting fellow at London Business School and also at Erasmus University. He holds a doctorate in finance from Corvinus University, and an MSc in computer-based simulation and modelling from Sunderland University (UK).

Dr Rolf Friedewald

Managing director of the Institute for Law and Finance, Goethe University

Rolf Friedewald studied law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn. After his First Legal State Examination he worked as a scientific staff assistant at the Institut für Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht University Bonn (for Prof Dr Marcus Lutter) and wrote his doctoral thesis ‘Die personalistische Aktiengesellschaft’ (published in 1991). Rolf completed his legal education with the Second Legal State Examination in 1991 and attended the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Evanston, IL, USA/WHU Koblenz, where he obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 1999. Rolf started his professional career in 1991 as legal counsel at Feldmühle Nobel Group, Düsseldorf. In 1994 he joined the RWE group of companies and worked in various senior management positions, eg at Berlinwasser Group and RWE Telliance Group. In 2004 he took up the position of head of marketing at RWE Energy AG. Since 2010 he has been managing director of the Institute for Law and Finance at Goethe University in Frankfurt. In addition he has published on deregulation of company law and post-merger integration as well as on marketing strategies and product development. He is an advisory board member of the Chinesisch-Deutscher Energie Verein and Green Excellence GmbH.

Dr Alexander Glos

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Alexander Glos has been a partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer since 2009 and works in the Frankfurt office. He is a member of the law firm’s corporate and finance practice groups and specialises in commercial banking and capital markets law, with a focus on banking regulation. He was on secondment with the legal department of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt in 2006. Alexander was born in Schweinfurt, Germany, in 1974. He completed his legal education, including a Doctor of Laws (Dr iur) degree, at the University of Passau. He also has a French degree (Maître en Droit) from the University of Toulouse. Alexander joined the firm in 2003 and speaks German, English, French and Russian.

Prof Christos Hadjiemmanuil

Professor of International and European Monetary and Financial Institutions, University of Piraeus; visiting professor, Department of Law, London School of Economics

Christos Hadjiemmanuil is an adviser to the governor of the Bank of Greece and a member of the Athens Bar Association. Born in 1964, he studied law at Athens University (LLB) and University College London (LLM and PhD). His first academic appointment was at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary, University of London (QMW, as it was then known). In October 1997 he joined the LSE Department of Law, where he served until December 2007 as lecturer, senior lecturer and then reader in law. A specialist in European and international financial law and regulation, he has acted as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he advised in the Global Bank Insolvency Initiative. He served as a member of the advisory board of the UNDP Regional Centre for Public Administration Reform. He has held a number of visiting academic and consultancy positions and is a member of the Monetary Law Committee of the International Law Association (MOCOMILA). From May 2004 until September 2007, he served as president and CEO of Hellenic Olympic Properties, the special-purpose company responsible for post-Olympic management of the Athens 2004 Olympic facilities. From September 2007 until December 2009 he was chairman and CEO of OPAP SA, one of Greece’s largest corporations. He has been president and is now chairman of the academic advisory board of the Athens-based Center for Political Research, Greece’s oldest non-governmental think tank.

Prof Dr Raffaele Lener

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Raffaele Lener has been a corporate partner in the Rome office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer since 1998, specialising in banking and financial services regulation. He is a full professor (professore ordinario) at the Law Faculty of the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, where he has been teaching commercial law and financial market law since 1998.‎ He is the author of numerous publications on companies and the financial market. He was a member of the Banking and Financial Ombudsman at the Bank of Italy (ABF) from its foundation in 2009 until 2015. He has been a member of the Financial Disputes Ombudsman (ACF) at Consob since its foundation in 2016. He was one of the liquidators of the EFIM group (1996–2006). He is currently the extraordinary commissioner for Gruppo Bancario Mediterraneo (GBM) (since 2015) and liquidator for the insurance company ASSID (since 2009). He was a commissioner in the administration or compulsory liquidation of the following banks: Banca Network Investimenti (2011–2012), Bank Sepah Iran (2007–2008), Banca di Credito di Trieste (1996–2015‎), Banca UBAE (2011–2012) and Cassa Rurale Amaseno (1993–1995).

Sylvie Matherat

Chief regulatory officer and member of the management board of the Deutsche Bank AG

Sylvie Matherat became a member of Deutsche Bank’s management board on 1 November 2015. She is the bank’s chief regulatory officer in charge of regulation, compliance and anti-financial crime. She joined Deutsche Bank in 2014 as global head of government and regulatory affairs. Sylvie came from Banque de France where she was deputy director general and responsible for regulation and financial stability issues, payment and settlement infrastructures, banking services and the Target 2 Securities project. She previously held various positions at the Banking Supervisory Authority and in the private sector. Sylvie studied public law and finance at the Institut d’études politique de Paris, France, and holds a master’s degree in law and political sciences. She was awarded the Légion d’honneur in 2014.

Danièle Nouy

Chair of the supervisory board of the European Central Bank

Danièle Nouy joined the European Central Bank in January 2014 as chair of the supervisory board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism, following a 40-year career in banking supervision. She began her working life as a supervisor at the Banque de France. During the early years of her career Danièle was posted to the United States as the Banque de France representative in New York, returning to spend time as a policy expert in the Foreign Department. She returned to her supervisory roots to head the research department and policy group in 1987 and was appointed director of financial supervision in 1990. In 1993 she became the French member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. She then served as deputy secretary general of the Basel Committee from 1996 to 1998. She was appointed secretary general of the Basel Committee in 1998, a position which she held until 2003. Returning to France, she became the head of the French supervisory authority, which she held for the next 10 years: first as secretary general of the Commission Bancaire and, following its merger with the insurance supervisor, as secretary general of the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution. Danièle was born in 1950. She holds a degree in political science and public administration from the Institut d’études politiques, Paris, and a post-graduate certificate in law. She has authored numerous papers on international and European financial supervision and regulation.

Dr Gunnar Schuster

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Gunnar Schuster has been a partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer since 1999 and works in the Frankfurt office. He is a member of our corporate and finance practice groups, specialising in banking, insurance and investment funds as well as capital markets and takeover work. From 2006 until early 2013 he was also co-head of our financial institutions group (FIG) and holds close contacts with BaFin, the German financial services regulator. Gunnar was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1960. He received his legal education at the universities of Heidelberg and Chicago. Between 1991 and 1994, he worked as a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Public International Law in Heidelberg. He has held various teaching positions at German and foreign universities and has published books and articles on subjects of public international, constitutional and business law. Gunnar is a member of the German–American and the German–Brazilian Lawyers’ associations. Gunnar joined the firm in 1994 and speaks German, English, French and Spanish.

Prof Dr Dr h c Helmut Siekmann

House of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt

Helmut Siekmann has held the Endowed Chair of Money, Currency and Central Bank Law since the summer of 2006. He is currently the deputy managing director of the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability, which he built up as managing director until 2012. Furthermore, he was one of the founders of the Policy Platform of the House of Finance that was transformed in 2013 to the SAFE Policy Center. His main field of work is the stability of financial markets, financial institutions and public finances. His research is focused on all aspects of government finances, the institutional framework of the European System of Central Banks, the European provisions to secure stable government finances, the stabilisation mechanisms in times of crisis, and the supervision and control of financial markets. In addition to his academic work, Helmut has contributed to numerous legislative projects on the national and supranational level. He has worked as counsel to constitutional bodies and represented them in constitutional courts. Helmut has been a visiting professor at several foreign universities: Saint Louis University (1996, 1999, 2001), Université d'Orléans (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), Université Paris-Dauphine (2005, 2007), Université de Luxembourg (2009) and Donau-Universität Krems (2013).