Call for Papers: Extra-Territoriality and Financial Regulation



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Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC


The Journal of Financial Regulation

The Journal of Financial Regulation is seeking submissions for their annual conference, Extra-Territoriality and Financial Regulation to be held on June 26th at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. The conference will explore how extraterritoriality can generate a range of legal and economic tradeoffs and papers should examine this topic from an interdisciplinary, international and/or comparative perspective.

To submit a paper, e-mail a copy to Geneveive Helleringer at with the subject line “JFR Conference Submissions” byMarch 10, 2015.

"Extra-Territoriality and Financial Regulation" - Annual Conference of the Journal of Financial Regulation
Conference Announcement & Call for Papers

June 26, 2015, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

The editors of the Journal of Financial Regulation invite submissions for their annual conference as described below.

OVERVIEW: Attempts by national regulators to give their regulatory standards extra-territorial effect beyond their own borders have become increasingly popular in fields as diverse as banking, securities and derivatives regulation. The attractiveness of extra-territorial regulation for policy-makers is obvious: in a world still reeling from the 2008 financial crisis, regulators can export policy preferences unilaterally while preventing some of the most malicious forms of regulatory arbitrage that can undermine their effectiveness.

But extraterritoriality can also generate a range of legal and even economic tradeoffs. At a most basic level, when practiced haphazardly it risks clashing with principles of public international law and the comity of nations, in particular when such regulation is enforced with public authority. Furthermore, extra-territorial rules can increase, as opposed to decrease the potential for conflicting or duplicative regulatory policies as other regulators respond in kind. This can lead to increased compliance costs for market participants that reduce liquidity and subject market participants to operational and legal risks that themselves can potentially introduce new forms of systemic risk.

TOPICS: The conference Extra-Territoriality and Financial Regulation, the annual conference of the new Journal of Financial Regulation, will seek to enhance our understanding of these and other important problems. More specifically, the conference will seek to explore topics including, but not limited to:
- the policy motivations for writing extra-territorial rules and the conditions for selecting this approach - this would include considerations from political economy, political science, and state organization theory;
- the advantages and the limits of extra-territorial financial regulation, with particular regard to the different current policy initiatives and their impact on both financial innovation and prudential oversight;
- the relationship between extra-territorial rules and the growing consensus on international standards and global soft law, in particular through international bodies such as the G20, the FSB, the Basel Committee, and others;
- regulatory responses in other jurisdictions, including the likelihood of retaliation or counteracting measures;
- responses by regulated market participants, in particular theoretical or empirical accounts of reactions by the financial industry to the adoption of extra-territorial standards;
- legal considerations for enforcing extra-territorial standards, possibly including problems from all of public international law, conflict of laws, and democratic accountability.

The conference organizers invite papers from scholars, policymakers and practitioners on each of these topics. The organizers encourage the submission of papers that examine these topics from an interdisciplinary, international and/or comparative perspective.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers should be submitted via email to Genevieve Helleringer at

The subject line of the email should state "JFR Conference Submission".

To facilitate blind review, names and other identifying information should be redacted from the submitted paper (but clearly identified in the message). Authors who wish to have their conference submission considered for publication in the Journal of Financial Regulation should also submit their paper via the ScholarOne link available on the journal's website: (-> submit -> submit now).

Deadline for submission of papers for the conference is March 10, 2015. Authors will be notified regarding whether their paper has been accepted for presentation at the conference by April 30, 2015.

The Journal of Financial Regulation is a peer-reviewed journal. Papers selected for presentation at the conference are not guaranteed to be accepted for publication in the Journal, but will be offered a fast-track peer review process. Non-acceptance of the paper for the conference does not per se exclude a potential later consideration for publication in the journal through the regular submission procedure.

ABOUT THE JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL REGULATION: The Journal of Financial Regulation is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to examining theoretical, policy and practice-related issues in the area of financial regulation. The Journal seeks to publish world class scholarship which examines these issues from an interdisciplinary, international, and comparative perspective. The Journal is published by Oxford University Press. Further information about the Journal - including its contents, aims and objectives, submission process, and subscription details - is available on the Journal's website:

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THE JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL REGULATION IS EDITED BY: Dan Awrey, University of Oxford; Thierry Bonneau, University Paris II/Pantheon-Assas; Chris Brummer, Georgetown University Law Center; Genevieve Helleringer, Essec Business School Paris-Singapore and University of Oxford; Wolf-Georg Ringe, Copenhagen Business School and University of Oxford; Marco Ventoruzzo, Bocconi University and Pennsylvania State School of Law.

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