Legal aspects of central bank digital currencies

Joint conference organised by the BIS Innovation Hub (BISIH) and the Financial Stability Institute (FSI), Basel, Switzerland, 27 September 2023.



Welcome address
Legitimacy, privacy, integrity, choice: towards a legal framework for central bank digital currencies

Agustín Carstens, General Manager, BIS
Introduced by: Fernando Restoy, Chair, FSI


Introduction and organisation

Ross Leckow, Head of Strategy and Operations, Deputy Head of the BIS Innovation Hub
Rastko Vrbaski, Senior Advisor, FSI


Session 1

Chair: Cristiano Cozer, General Counsel, Central Bank of Brazil
David Geen, Senior Technical Advisor, Legal Directorate, Bank of England
Stefan Lindskog, former President of the Supreme Court of Sweden
Panagiotis Papapaschalis, Senior Lead Legal Counsel, European Central Bank


Session 2

Chair: Ross Leckow, Head of Strategy and Operations, BISIH Masaki Bessho, Head of Fintech Center, Bank of Japan Timothy Massad, Research Fellow and Director, Digital Assets Policy Project, at the Harvard Kennedy School Rosa María Lastra, Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law and Chair of the Institute of Banking and Finance Law the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London


Session 3

Chair: Yan Liu, Deputy General Counsel, International Monetary Fund
Jiaying Jiang, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jean Pesme, Global Director, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation, World Bank
Luc Thévenoz, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Banking and Financial Law, University of Geneva


Session 4

Chair: Rastko Vrbaski, Senior Advisor, FSI
Douglas Arner, Professor in Law, University of Hong Kong
Simon Gleeson, Consultant, Clifford Chance
Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht, Professor of Law, University of Basel