Frankfurt, Mannheim & Heidelberg – Banking & Finance


Banking and finance is becoming a hotly debated and controversial topic. The current exit of the United Kingdom from the EU, the monetary policy of the central banks in Europe and the shift in global economic power relations are testing the economic potency and currency stability of the European countries. Furthermore, the banking and finance sector has undergone constant change since fintechs and cross-border payments have shaken up the traditional structures of the capital markets.

The Brexit creates new opportunities for Frankfurt am Main and the Rhine-Neckar Region and the large banking houses in London have to realign themselves. We offer you the chance to discover Frankfurt with its financial institutions and large variety of global leading law firms first hand. Moreover, you will explore Mannheim - with one of the leading universities in the field of business and economics and cultural diversity - which is only a few minutes from the beautiful and ancient city of Heidelberg. Heidelberg is one of the most famous medieval cities in Germany and is well known for its beauty and its university which was founded in 1386.

Key aspect of the 6th edition of our Summer ELSA Law School will be the academic programme, which will include about 26 hours of brilliant lectures and workshops. We not only aim to have the best speakers from big financial institutions, renowned universities and law firms in each field of law covered, but also to give a practical reference, providing opportunities for interactive involvement and discussions.

Each day after the academic programme of the Summer ELSA Law School on Banking & Finance there will be a thrilling and diverse social programme in order to give you, the participants, not only the opportunity to see the unique region of South-West Germany but also to get to know each other in a less formal way, e.g. through a brewery tour, a trip to Heidelberg, riding a party tram and a great and diverse evening programme.

In brief: If you want to meet dedicated people, experience a new field of law and have a great week with us we are looking forward to your application!

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Maximum participation fees
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 400€
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 360€
Alumni of ELSA – 450€
Members of a partner organisation – 450€
Non-member - 500€
Maximum extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Frankfurt am Main, Mannheim and Heidelberg in Germany
Youth hostel in Mannheim, Meininger Hotel in Frankfurt am Main
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Academic Partner
University of Mannheim
Academic Programme

Our Summer ELSA Law School on Banking and Finance Law follows the concept of being an international conference concerning the current issues of importance in the field of Banking and Finance. The aim of our one-week programme is to offer you the opportunity to provide yourselves with detailed knowledge in the area of European and International Banking and Capital Market Law.

Our academic programme is dominated by lectures from renowned professors and internationally experienced lawyers, who will share their different views and expertise on the topic with the participants.

At the beginning we want to focus on Capital Markets and their special regulation within the European Union. In the second half of the week the focus shifts to a more practical view on Banking Law and therefore to the financial centre of Europe – Frankfurt (Main). During our stay in Frankfurt we will listen to interesting lecturers, visit one of the largest banks in Europe and meet lawyers from leading law firms and institutions. We even plan to have the opportunity for you to get a little more practical in our Negotiation Competition and a Client Interviewing Competition.

The following lectures and sessions are planned:


  • Introduction to banking law
  • Issues in cross-boarder litigation
  • Case Study: Volkswagen vs. Stakeholders


  • Leveraged Finance
  • Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings
  • Market Abuse Regulations


  • The ECBs responsibilities in supervising and regulating banks in the EU
  • Negotiation Competition: Trust funds


  • EU and US banking regulatory law in comparison
  • Client Interviewing Competition: Approvals of shareholder agreements


  • “Democratizing the monetary system by demurrage money and complementary currencies?”
  • Monetary Policy
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