Call For Papers The Future of Banking & Finance in the Digital Era



Event Date: 

03/9/20 to 03/10/20

Location name: 

Singapore, Singapore


The Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS Law)

Call For Papers
The Future of Banking & Finance in the Digital Era

09 Mar 2020 - 10 Mar 2020, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore

The Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS Law) is holding a conference on the Future of Banking and Finance in the Digital Era on 9 - 10 March 2020. Speakers will present papers on a variety of topics addressing the conference theme. CBFL is making a limited number of places available via this call.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested scholars should submit a title and abstract of not more than 3,500 characters, as well as a one-page biography (in jpeg format) to by 15 December 2019. Selection criteria will include the potential of the paper to contribute to the conference theme, and to the range and diversity of topics, as well as the potential for the paper to be published in a peer reviewed journal.

Successful applicants will be notified between 15 December 2019 and 15 January 2020. Working drafts must be submitted by 1 March 2020.

PAPER TOPICS: The list below is indicative, but not prescriptive, of the topics/themes that the convenors would like to explore at the conference:
- New business models in the financial services sector
- Legal concepts that need adaptation in a digital environment
- Finance and smart contracts
- Money, crypto-assets, and digital currencies
- Distributed ledger technology
- FinTech, RegTech
- AML, financial crime and compliance
- Capital markets, ICOs
- Big data, open banking, data protection and customer confidentiality
- Financial dispute resolution
- Ethics, trust and consumer protection
- AI & Central Banking

Interested scholars are welcome to submit proposals on related topics that would be relevant to the conference theme.

FUNDING: CBFL will sponsor the attendance of successful applicants through an economy flight approved by CBFL and hotel accommodation for three nights in a hotel selected by CBFL. Meals and refreshments during the conference will be provided.

PUBLICATION: Conference papers will be published as working papers on the CBFL website. Funded speakers selected via this call for papers must, if requested, also make their papers available for publication in a journal selected by the convenors, such as but not limited to, the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies and the Asian Journal of Comparative Law. Authors will be expected to cooperate in the refinement of their papers with a view to such publication. Papers will be subject to a peer review process. Any publication of the paper must include an acknowledgement of your participation in our conference.

Dora Neo is Director of the Centre for Banking & Finance Law at the NUS Law School, where she was previously Vice-Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) and Director of its Continuing Legal Education Programme. Her publications include Neo, Sauve & Streho, Services Trade in ASEAN (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Neo, Tjio & Lan (eds), Financial Services Law & Regulation (Academy Publishing, 2019) and Booysen & Neo (eds), Can Banks Still Keep a Secret? Bank Secrecy in Financial Centres Around the World (Cambridge University Press, 2017). She teaches contract law, credit & security and international banking law at NUS. Her works in progress include edited volumes on secured transactions law in Asia, on trade finance law and on ending and changing contracts. She has taught at institutions such as the University of Aix-Marseille III (France), the East China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai), and the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies (London). She is a graduate of Oxford University (first class honours) and Harvard Law School, and was called to the Bar in England and in Singapore.

Dr Sandra Booysen is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore and Deputy-Director of the Centre for Banking and Finance Law in the Faculty of Law. Sandra serves on the editorial board of two academic journals: the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies and Brill's Research Perspectives: International Banking and Securities Law, and is a foreign contributing editor for the Banking and Finance Law Review. Sandra's research interests straddle private law, particularly contract, banking law and the intersection of the two. Sandra's most recent publication, in the Law Quarterly Review (July 2019), examines the role of the courts in protecting consumers in the bank-customer contract. Sandra has co-edited a volume Can Banks Still Keep a Secret? Bank Secrecy in Financial Centres Around the World, published by Cambridge University Press and is currently working on a project that investigates the protection of retail investors from the mis-selling of financial products. Sandra studied at Rhodes University and the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, before practicing law in London and Johannesburg, with a focus on commercial litigation. She is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, and as an attorney and notary in South Africa. Sandra undertook her LLM and doctoral studies at the National University of Singapore.

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