Representatives of the National Assembly of Vietnam visited the ILF on 9 June 2016 during a research stay at different leading institutions (German Parliament, German Central Bank, Associations of German Banks, German Stock Exchange, European Central Bank and German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)) in the fields of law and finance in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main which was organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) to inform themselves about the regulation and supervision of financial markets in German and Europe.
The Managing Director of the ILF, Dr. Rolf Friedewald, welcomed the delegation and introduced the lecturers of the ILF who held speeches on the economic and legal backgrounds of financial regulation. Dr. Rüdiger Litten, Partner of the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and lecturer at the ILF, presented on the topic “Regulation of financial instruments and principles of FI Regulation”. Prof. Dr. Mark Wahrenburg, Chair of Banking and Finance of Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, spoke on “Banking Regulation in Europe, trends and current issues”.
The Vietnamese delegation was headed by Dr. Nguyen Duc Kien, Vice-Chairman of the Economic Committee, and by Dr. Tran Van, Vice-Chairman of the Financial & Budgetary Committee and included Ms. Thái Quỳnh Mai Dung, Ms. Prof. Dr. Trần Thị Vân Hoa, Prof. Dr. Đặng Ngọc Đức, Ms. Đỗ Thị Bích Hồng, Dr. Nguyễn Thành Trung and Mr. Tạ Lê Thanh. The delegation was accompanied by Dr. Tieu Dung Tien, Academic Associate of the FES Hanoi Office.
Prof. Dr. Hanns-Christian Salger, Partner of the law firm Salger & Partner and also lecturer at the ILF, who had organized the visit to the ILF contributed his experince via his special knowledge of Vietnam-German relations and his international network. The ILF also provides postgraduate training to students from Vietnam during its one-year Master Programs in Finance which are conducted in the English language.
In the academic year 2015/2016, 66 students from 30 nations, including one Vietnamese student, Ms. Judy Huỳnh Yen Nhu, who was also present at the meeting with the Vietnamese delegation, are currently studying in the two master programs at the ILF at one of the centers of the European banking and financial industry.