Thanks to Professor Philipp Zurkinden, AEA-EAL Past President and Professor Michael Hahn, Director of the World Trade Institute, University of Bern, we organised for the second time a highly successful conference on the legal parameters of market access and market fragmentation including international and unilateral standards.
The conference brought together high level speakers representing perspectives of various state and non-state actors. Conference speakers focused on specific sectors and problems like: Financial Services: International Standards and Market Access in the Post-Crisis Era, Strategies for Swiss Financial Market, Cross-border coordination and cooperation: A Supervisor’s Perspective, question on EU Market Access – an Uphill Battle for the Swiss Finance Industry? Defying Gravity: The Switzerland – UK Agreements of 2019 and the challenges of extricating from regional market access regimes, Internalizing Environmental, Social and Governance Standards in Investment Banking: Tackling the long-term in a short-term world, Market Access for Pharmaceuticals, and Market Access for Med-tech Products.
After discussion panels, a roundtable took place with participation of Marion Jansen, ITC Geneva, Monica Mächler, Zurich Insurance Group, Professor Michael Hahn and Professor Philipp Zurkinden.