Universität Wien FIND

030534 SE International Financial Law - Public and Private (2021W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

UPDATE 22.11.2021
Due to the current circumstances, the lecture will be held exclusively digitally from the 22nd of November until the end of this year. We hope to welcome you back in person in January and will do our best to provide you with the best possible support during this difficult time.

Wednesday 13.10. 15:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 19.01. 09:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Thursday 20.01. 12:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM33 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the course is for students to acquire in-depth knowledge in the area of international financial and capital market law through intensive research. At the end of the course, the participants should be able to analyse financial market law issues and form their own legal opinion on arising problems. In addition, they will acquire competences in the area of comparative law as well as private international law and European law.
At the beginning of the course, the students will be assigned a current topic from the field of international financial law. They will then write a 20 to 25-page seminar paper on this topic. The main findings are to be presented in a short lecture at the end of the course and then discussed in the plenum.

The seminar thesis is to be written in English.

Please send your preferred topics to brigitte.weidinger@univie.ac.at before Monday, 11 October 2021. List three topics, starting with your favourite one. If you do not send us a list of your preferred topics, we will simply assign a topic to you. In any case, we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned a topic from the list.

Assessment and permitted materials

The assessment will be based on the quality of the paper (70%), the presentation (20%) and the participation in the discussion (10%). All available materials are permitted.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students must demonstrate their ability to do research in a new area and present their results in an understandable and interesting way. They must also show rhetorical skills in oral presentation and the ability to participate in a discussion with sound and convincing arguments.

Assessment standard:
The grades will be based on the comprehensiveness, soundness and accuracy of the student’s paper and participation in the discussion. The quality of the English language will not affect the grade except where a lack of language skills leads to an incomprehensible paper.

Examination topics

International financial law

Reading list

I. General literature references for the preparation of the seminar paper
- Büdenbender/Bachert/Humbert, Hinweise für das Verfassen von Seminararbeiten, JuS 2002, 24–27.
- Byrd/Lehmann, Zitierfibel für Juristen, 2016.
- Möllers, Juristische Arbeitstechnik und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten, 2018.
- Nolan/Meredith (eds.), OSCOLA, The Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities, Oxford 2012.
- Dax/Hopf/Maier (eds.), Abkürzungs- und Zitierregeln der österreichischen Rechtssprache und europarechtlicher Rechtsquellen, 2019.
II. Literature to introduce and deepen the general topic
• Introductory literature
- Lehmann, Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht, 2016
- Buck-Heeb, Kapitalmarktrecht, 2020
- Claussen, Bank- und Börsenrecht, 2014
- Einsele, Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht, 2018
- Poelzig, Kapitalmarktrecht, 2018
- Grunewald/Schlitt, Einführung in das Kapitalmarktrecht, 2020
- Blair/Walker/Purves, Financial Services Law, 2009
• Advanced reading
- Lehmann, Internationales Finanzmarktrecht, in MüKo-BGB, Band 13, 2021
- Schimansky/Bunte/Lwowski, Bankrechts-Handbuch, 2017
- Busch/Ferrarini, Regulation of the EU Financial Markets, 2017
- Moloney, EU Securities and Financial Markets Regulation, 2014
- Ellenberger/Clouth, Praktikerhandbuch Wertpapier- und Derivategeschäft, 2018
- Langenbucher/Bliesener/Spindler, Bankrechts-Kommentar (3. Teil), 2020
- Schwark/Zimmer, Kapitalmarktrechts-Kommentar, 2021
- Kümpel/Mülbert/Früh/Seyfried, Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht, 2019
- Schwintowski, Bankrecht, 2018

Association in the course directory

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