Who compensates lost investments?

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 and YouTube livestream Starting on 21 December 2022 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Lecture / discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

Government liability

This Event is organized by the Department of Private Law

Financial scandals like the Wirecard and Commerzialbank Mattersburg affairs are exemplary cases where government financial regulation failed, resulting in thousands of investors losing their money. How could something like that happen? Why did the financial market supervision authorities fail to act? Can the government be held accountable for the losses caused by shortcomings in financial supervision? Together with experts, we’ll be discussing the topic of government liability and the complex issues involved.


Sebastian Mock, Full Professor, Institute for Civil Law and Civil Procedure, WU Vienna

Moderated by:

Elisabeth Fuhrmann, Assistant Professor, Institute for Civil Law and Civil Procedure, WU Vienna


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