Seminar on "Bail in" on 18 September 2014

The European Society for Banking and Financial Law (AEDBF), a European association of professionals, which is specialized in the legal aspects of banking, financial and capital market sector (<link typo3>, and the Institute for Law and Finance (ILF) at the Goethe University Frankfurt ( will be holding a conference on resolution mechanisms with a special focus on Bail in - its concept, scope and practical challenges on 18 September 2014.

In July 2014, the Directive establishing a framework for recovery and resolution of credit institutions (BRRD) has come into force in the EU. As part of the BRRD, several resolution tools are introduced, amongst which is a bail-in mechanism. The bail in will allow resolution authorities to apply debt to equity swaps to banks which are otherwise expected to fail. However, the scope, the practical application and its implications still are subject to many questions. We would therefore like to discuss these topics with you and have assembled a panel of practitioners, representatives from authorities, academics and bankers being experts in this field.  

Date: Thursday, 18 September 2014

Location: House of Finance, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend, Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323, Frankfurt am Main 


3.30pm            Registration

4pm                  Panel 1: Institutional environment of resolution mechanisms

Panelists:     Adam Ketessidis, BaFin

                      Sabino Fornies-Martinez, European Commission

                      Dr. Eva Hüpkes, Financial Stability Board

                      Prof Michel Tison, Ghent University (moderator)

  • International standards (FSB et al.) and broader picture (resolution of banks, insurers, CCPs, etc.)
  • EU context (BRRD, SRM, separate legislation on non-banks)
  • Interaction with corporate law and insolvency regimes
  • National application (resolution authorities vs. supervisors vs. financial stability authorities)

5pm                Panel 2: Resolution tools with a focus on bail-in

Panelists:          Holger Hartenfels, Deutsche Bank

Andreas Dielehner, KPMG

Prof. Dr. Tobias Tröger, LL.M., Goethe University, Frankfurt

Dr. Sven Schelo, Linklaters (moderator)

  • Prerequisites (sequence, prioritisation, limitations)
  • Bail-in (scope, effects)
  • Impact on banks (liquidity, need to restructure)
  • Minimum amount of bail-in eligible liabilities (MREL/GLAC)

6pm                Discussion

Followed by a reception with drinks and snacks





15:30–19:00 hrs


House of Finance, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Campus Westend, Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323, Frankfurt am Main