ILF 10th Anniversary Celebrations on 4 and 5 May 2012

On 4 and 5 May 2012, the ILF held its 10th anniversary celebrations at Campus Westend of Goethe University. The event started on Friday, 4 May, with keynote addresses being delivered by

  • Prof. Dr. Werner Müller-Esterl, President of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
  • Dr. Thomas Schäfer, Minister of Finance of the State of Hesse
  • Dr. Klaus-Albert Bauer, Partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Cahn, Executive Director, Institute for Law and Finance

This was then followed by a dinner held in the ballroom of the Casino Building dinner attended by 220 participants. During the dinner, a special tribute was given to ILF lecturers who have been teaching in the LL.M. Finance program and ILF staff since the very beginning, that is, for 10 years from 2002 to 2012! The lecturers are:

  • Dr. Klaus-Albert Bauer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Mr. Okko H. Behrends, Allen & Overy
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Cahn, Institute for Law and Finance
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Hackethal, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main 
  • Mr. Stephen Hodgson, Norton Rose
  • Dr. Thomas F. Huertas, Ernst & Young
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Gasteyer, Clifford Chance 
  • Dr. Manuel Lorenz, Baker & McKenzie
  • Dr. Rainer Magold, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
  • Prof. Dr. Raimond Maurer, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
  • Mr. Stefan Nießner, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Prof. Dr. Hanns-Christian Salger, Salger Rechtsanwälte 
  • Prof. Dr. Reinhardt H. Schmidt, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main 
  • Dr. Peter Stenz, Allen & Overy
  • Mr. Pedro Gustavo Teixeira, European Central Bank 
  • Prof. Dr. Mark Wahrenburg, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main 
  • Dr. Michael Weller, Clifford Chance 
  • Dr. Dr. Chiara Ziliol, European Central Bank

The ILF staff are: 

  • Ms. Christina Hagenbring
  • Ms. Jeanine Koch

In the morning on Saturday, 5 May, a panel discussion on the topic “The ILF and the Impact of the Financial Crisis- How did the ILF training help you deal with it?” was conducted. The panelists who included 4 alumni members and a student as well as Dr. Wolf Klinz, Member of the European Parliament shared their views on this topic with the participants. The panelists were:

  • Dr. Wolf Klinz, Member of the European Parliament, Strasbourg
  • Joana Baublyte, Class of 2007, Lithuania
  • Francesco Dialti, Class of 2004, Italy
  •  Pieter Kortbeek, Class of 2008, Belgium
  •  Aoife McCabe, Class of 2010, Ireland
  •  Konstantin Vassilev, Class of 2012, Bulgaria
  •  Shen Dee Kobbelt, Program and Marketing Manager, ILF, Frankfurt (Moderation)

In the afternoon, the participants could join the various excursion tours in Frankfurt am Main which have been specially organised by the ILF for them. The celebrations ended conversation over final drinks offered at the House of Finance.