Denise Bauer-Weiler

Head Group Compliance, Regulatory & Governance and Member of the Management Board, UBS Europe

Member of the Management Board & Head Group Compliance, Regulatory &Governance 0f UBS Europe SE
Head of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs EMEA in UBS
Denise is a qualified lawyer and worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as Associate & Principal Associate in the Banking Supervison & Capital Markets Law department with secondments to Credit Suisse Luxembourg & Deutsche Bank Frankfurt and London. In 2016 she took a role as Head of Regulatory Affairs for Europe, Middle East & Africaat UBS Europe SE. In 2021, Denise was appointed as the Management Board member responsible for non-financial risk management including regulatory, compliance, anti-money laundering, operational risk & governance topics. In 2023, her responsibilities have been extended to cover HR & Legal.

Denise is a member of the Management Board of AGV Banken & the Management Board of the Swiss German Business Club e.V. FrankfurtRheinMain. She acts as a Co-Chair of the Business and Corporate Law Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce and holds a membership of the Committee of Foreign Banks of the Association of German Banks. Denise writes and presents regularly on financial services regulatory topics including Sustainability.

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Société Générale

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi is currently the Chairman of Société Générale.
He is also the Chairman of the Pecci Museum of Contemporary Art in Prato.
He is Honorary Professor at University College London’ Policy Lab and CEPR Distinguished Fellow. He is Honorary President of the Italian Alumni of the University of Chicago.

From June 2005 to December 2011 he was a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. Over the last 20 years he held several positions as Chairman of the board (Italgas, SNAM and SACE) and member of the Board (Finmeccanica, MTS, the European Investment Bank, Morgan StanleyInternational and Tages Holding). He was Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the first Chairman of Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, a cultural institution in Florence. He started his career in 1983 as an Economist in the Research Department of the Banca d’Italia. He moved in 1994 to the European Monetary Institute to head the Policy Division, preparing for the creation of the ECB. In 1998 he was appointed Director General for International Affairs in the Italian Treasury. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Chicago.

He is author of several articles and books on international and European monetary and financial issues (available at www.lorenzobinismaghi.com), in particular "Austerity: European Democracies against theWall" (CEPS, July 2013), "33 false verità sull'Europa" (Il Mulino, April 2014) and “La tentazione diandarsene: fuori dall’Europa c’è un futuro per l’Italia?” (Il Mulino, May 2017).

Karen Braun-Munzinger

Deputy Head of the Banking and Financial Supervision department, Deutsche Bundesbank

Karen Braun-Munzinger joined the Deutsche Bundesbank in 2021 as deputy director general for banking and financial supervision.
She began her career in financial regulation, financial stability and supervision at HM Treasury when she worked on rescue schemes and bank liquidity during the global financial crisis as well as an assistant private secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. She subsequently moved to the Bank of England, with roles focussing on bank capital, structural reform in the banking sector and markets. In 2016, she moved to the European Central Bank, where she most recently held the position of head of division for financial regulation and policy.

Karen holds an M. Sc. in Economics from Birkbeck College and a D.Phil. in Physics from the University of Oxford, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar.

Frank Elderson

Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Frank Elderson is a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. He oversees the ECB’s Legal Services and is Vice-Chair of the ECB’s Supervisory Board.

Mr Elderson previously served as Executive Director of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). At DNB he held several senior positions before joining its Governing Board in 2011. Frank Elderson co-chairs the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Risks of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. From January 2018 to January 2022 he served as the first Chair of the newly founded Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System.

Mr Elderson studied various courses at the University of Zaragoza, Spain. He graduatedin Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam in 1994 and obtained an LL.M. Degree atColumbia Law School, New York, in 1995.

Alexander Glos

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Alexander is a financial services partner in our global transactions group and co-head of the firm's financial institutions group as well as its fintech initiative. He has a wide range of regulatory expertise and specializes in financial services and markets regulation, including banking, investment services, payment services and asset management.

In this context he works on M&A and portfolio transactions, as well as restructurings and reorganisations. He has a strong expertise in fintech and EU banking matters, particularly the single supervisory mechanism and the single resolution mechanism.

Alexander writes and presents regularly on financial services regulatory issues and is publisher of a handbook for banking supervision law.

Hendrik Haag

Executive Board Member, Institute for Law and Finance

Dr. Haag was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
He studied law at the universities of Mannheim, Heidelberg, Lausanne (Switzerland) and Freiburg and was admitted to the German Bar in 1985. He received the degree of doctor iuris from the University of Heidelberg in 1988. After spending two years working with law firms in the United States, he joined Hengeler Mueller in 1987 and became a partner in 1992.

He is an active member of the International Bar Association where he was Co-Chairman of the Banking Law Committee (2005-2006) and Chairman of the Legal Practice Division (2009-2010) with more than 40,000 business lawyers from around the world as members.

Dr. Haag joined the Executive Board of the ILF in November 2021.

Janina Heinz

Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Janina is a counsel in our global transactions group based in Frankfurt. She specialises in financial services regulation and also advises clients on general corporate and commercial banking law and capital market compliance. She provides specialist advisory support and works on M&A transactions in the financial services sector.

She also advises clients in relation to internal and external investigations and represents her clients in supervisory proceedings. Having worked as legal counsel for the European Central Bank (Banking Supervision), Janina has particular expertise in Banking Union matters and is familiar with the supervisory practices of the ECB.

She writes regularly on financial services regulatory issues.

Constant Lambers

Transaction Services Partner in the Financial Advisory team, Deloitte

Constant joined Deloitte recently as a Partner within the Transaction Services Department. He has had a long career to date within Corporate development and M&A with extensive experience within the financial services industry in The Netherlands and abroad.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Constant has worked at the Dutch Central Bank DNB for five years as supervisor-expert on the fit and proper testing of (supervisory) board members of banks and insurers, at ABNAMRO for more than 17 years of which over 10 years as Head of Corporate Development M&A and for over ten years at Fortis. He was supervisory Board member (2019-2022) of Waarborgfonds voor de Zorgsector.

Guest speaker New CFO executive program Erasmus University.

Rosa Lastra

Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law, Queen Mary University of London

Professor Dr Rosa María Lastra is the Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London. She is co-director of the Sovereign Debt Forum, Vice-Chair of MOCOMILA, member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (ESFRC), the European Banking Institute (EBI), the European Law Institute (ELI) and P.R.I.M.E inter alia.

She is a renown author in her areas of expertise and has consulted for the IMF, the ECB, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, United Nations (UNCTAD), the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the European Parliament and the House of Lords.

She is currently acting as specialist adviser to the Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords in their inquiry into the operational independence of the Bank of England.

Frank Müller-Rosentritt

Member of the German Federal Parliament

Born on June 13, 1982 in Chemnitz; married; three daughters. In 2001 gained higher education entrance qualification at the Lessing-Gymnasium in Hohenstein-Ernstthal. Military Service 2001 to 2002 as medical soldier - Corporal in Army Band III in Erfurt - Officer Training
Captain in the air force commando.

From 2002 to 2005 he studied at the Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg, graduated in business administration, B.A.

Since 2002 Employee Deutsche Bank AG, 2005 Deutsche Bank New York, from 2005 to 2010 Deutsche Bank Baden-Baden and from 2011 to 2017 Head Private Banking, Deutsche Bank Dresden.
Since 2015 Managing Partner of the asset management companies Chemnitzer Grundbesitzgesellschaft and Kamenica Immobilien GmbH.

Since September 2017 Member of the German Bundestag (electoral district 162, Chemnitz). Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Rapporteur for China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Taiwan, Korea, Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand. Member of the Finance Committee. Rapporteur for banks, union of banks, rules of capital markets.