Executive Programme 2023

[In-Person] EU Green Financing Law (16-17 February 2023)

This module is conducted in-person at ASSAS.
Participants outside Singapore may choose to attend this module via Zoom.

If managing cross-border deals is a challenge in itself, the task is even more so when the deal involves a different legal system and a host of entirely different rules. Such is the case when dealing with European Union jurisdictions: all belong to the civil law system and are governed, on some level, by European law.

  • But what is European Law exactly, and to what extent does the European law govern the law of those countries?
  • What are the basic principles applicable to subjects governed by European Law?
  • How does the European institutional framework, which adopts these rules, function?

This special programme jointly organised by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas, Singapore Campus (ASSAS) seeks to answer these questions, by giving participants an understanding of the fundamentals of a civil law system, of the European institutional framework as well as of the main rules applicable in substantive fields covered by European law, namely Data Protection, Green Financing, Competition Law and Digital Intellectual Property.

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Jérôme Chacornac

Associate Professor of Law, Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas

EU Green Financing Law (16-17 February 2023)


In 2015, the Paris Agreement emphasised the need to redirect the financing of economic activity to contribute to the fight against climate change and, beyond, to foster sustainable economic activities. Some national laws, such as French law, have already adopted provisions in this regard. Similarly, associations specialising in the promotion of best practices in financing have issued guides or principles for stakeholders in financing operations.

It is in this context that the EU has intervened in recent years to support green finance. These initiatives have focused on the requirements for publishing information on the sustainable nature of the activities financed, notably through the European “Disclosure” regulation. The EU has also aimed to establish a framework for identifying sustainable investments in order to combat the risk of greenwashing. This is the objective of the “Taxonomy” regulation. Even more recently, the EU proposed in July 2021 the adoption of a draft Union regulation on European Green Bonds. The development of a European green finance law is, more broadly, in line with the objectives adopted by the EU in the European Climate Law adopted in June 2021.

The objective of the module will be to present the current state of the EU regulation on green finance, while taking into account the guides.

16 FEBRUARY 2023
09.30am – 10.00am
10.00am – 12.00pm
Instruction by Associate Professor Jérôme Chacornac
12.00pm – 01.30pm
01.30pm – 03.30pm
Instruction by Associate Professor Jérôme Chacornac
17 FEBRUARY 2023
08.30am – 09.00am
09.00am – 11.00am
Instruction by Associate Professor Jérôme Chacornac
11.00am – 11.15am
11.15am – 12.15pm
Panel Discussion

7 Public CPD Points (TBC)

  • Day 1: 3 Public CPD | Day 2: 4 Public CPD
  • Practice Area: Banking and Finance
  • Training Level: Intermediate

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For participants attending the face-to-face activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes on each day of the activity. For those participating via the webinar, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes on each day of the activity. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.