Dr Heikki Marjosola joined the LSE in 2016 as an Assistant Professor in financial regulation. Before coming to the LSE he did his PhD research at the University of Helsinki and was a Research Associate at the European University Institute, Florence. He has written on EU financial regulation, OTC derivatives regulation, investor protection, and EU law. Heikki’s current research focuses on the regulation of financial market infrastructures, new financial technologies, securities financing, and the institutional design of financial regulation. Previously, Heikki practiced corporate and securities law in a Helsinki-based law firm. Email: H.L.Marjosola@lse.ac.uk.
Dr Eva Micheler studied law at the University of Vienna and at the University of Oxford before joining the LSE Law Department in 2001. She is an Associate Professor in Law at the London School of Economics and an ausserordentlicher Universitätsprofessor at the University of Economics in Vienna, where she took Habilitation in 2003. Eva Micheler is also on the management committee of the Systemic Risk Centre at LSE. She was a TMR fellow at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford and teaches regularly at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg.
Eva Micheler has written widely on corporate and comparative law. Intermediated securities and holding and transfer systems have been a significant focus of her work. She is a member of the Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee at the European Securities Markets Authority. She recently advised the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills on questions relating to intermediated shareholdings. Professor Micheler’s work has been cited by the UK Supreme Court and by the Austrian Oberster Gerichtshof. She contributes to Gower and Davies, Principles of Modern Company Law and to Gore-Brown on Companies.
Watkin Samuel is a twenty year post qualified solicitor specialising in financial services regulation and compliance. During this period he has held a variety of related roles at leading city institutions including Clifford Chance, NM Rothschild, Fidelity Investments, the Hypo Real Estate Group and Ares Management Limited. Product experience includes lending, investment banking, investment management (retail and alternative), private equity, multi product trading, money services business and Fin Tech. He is currently Head of Compliance at Harwood Capital LLP.
For the past fifteen years Watkin has also lectured part-time at the London School of Economics and spoken at various industry conferences. In 2010 Watkin was nominated Compliance Officer of the Year and was Chair of the British Property Federation Regulatory Committee between 2012 and January 2014. In December 2014 Watkin was included in the FT’s Power Part Time 50 List and he is also a serving Magistrate on the Central Kent Bench.
Edmund-Philipp Schuster joined LSE as an Assistant Professor in 2010. Prior to joining the Law Department, he practiced corporate law with Baker & McKenzie LLP in London and Vienna. From 2004 through 2009 he worked for the Austrian Takeover Commission, serving as head of office (2006-2008) and legal consultant (2008-2009). Edmund taught company and commercial law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and at the University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna. He also worked as a company law expert on an EU project providing pre-accession technical assistance to the Republic of Albania. Edmund holds law degrees from the University of Vienna and the LSE. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Roel Theissen (1968) has worked in the area of banking supervision since 1997; first at the Dutch banking supervisor, then on secondment to CEBS (the Committee of European Banking Supervisors, which has since become the European Banking Authority). He has focused on regulation and policy development both domestically (in the Netherlands) and cross border (within the EU and in the Basel context). His investigation of banks and their functioning also led to work on cross-sectoral cooperation with insurance and securities supervisors.
Since 2009 he has been lecturing and writing on prudential supervision in the financial sector. Apart from prudential supervision on banks in the EU, this relates to related areas including insurance supervision, the back office of trading venues, conduct of business policy, and the interaction between the EU, its member states and third countries. Main publications include a handbook on the content of prudential banking supervision (EU Banking Supervision), and an analysis of how to define and achieve the goals of banking supervision (Are EU Banks Safe?). Roel Theissen is a lawyer specialising in prudential supervision issues'.