Teaching

Virág Blazsek completed a two-semester Excellence in Teaching in Higher Education Certificate Program at the Central European University during her doctoral training, download the certificate here

Forthcoming Lectures/Webinars

  • Invited Speaker, Berger International Speaker Series, Cornell University School of Law, Ithaca, NY [via recorded Webinar, March 1, 2022]
  • Discussant, Guest Speaker event with Professor Emeritus Arthur Wilmarth, moderated by Dr Steven Montagu-Cairns, University of Leeds School of Law, Centre for Business Law and Practice, Leeds, UK [via Webinar, Nov. 17, 2021]

Courses taught in AY 2021-22 at the University of Leeds School of Law

Contract Law I-II (LLB); Commercial Law (LLB); International Banking Law (MS)

Guest speaker lectures / other teaching activities

Panel discussion – Banking Bailout Law: A Comparative Study of the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union, Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, U.K. [via recorded Webinar, see panel details here] [Oct. 6, 2021]

Speaker at Financial Regulation Faculty Webinar, Book Talk – Banking Bailout Law: A Comparative Study of the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union, bi-weekly Webinar for Banking Law Faculty from various U.S. Law Schools, invited by Professor David Zaring of The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA [via video call] (Jan. 26, 2021)

Guest Speaker Lecture, “Finance@CEU expert speaker series” – Book Talk – Bankruptcy, Bank Resolution, Bank Bailout, and the Bail-in: What Business Leaders Need to Know, Central European University, Vienna, Austria [via video call] (Jan. 21, 2021)

Moderator of the Panel discussion, ‘Investor-State Disputes, International Finance, and Economic Crisis’ at the International Law Weekend 2020 (online due to COVID-19); Panel Members: Anna de Luca (Milan, Italy), Professor Michael Waibel (Vienna, Austria) and David L. Attanasio (Dechert LLP, Washington, D.C.); Organizer: International Investment Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association, New York, NY [via video call, see Kluwer Arbitration Blog post about the panel here, full conference program here] (Oct. 24, 2020)

Invited Speaker, Consumer protection law and regulation in the financial sector as a preventive building block of banking bailout Law — A comparative overview of the status quo in the U.S. and the E.U. Conference – The Protection of the Collective Interests of Consumers, Union University Law School and the Institute for Comparative Law, Belgrade, Serbia [via video call, see conference program here] (Oct. 24, 2020)

Guest Speaker Lecture, Banking Bailout Law: A Comparative Study of the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union, Book Talk for the Business and Finance Law Program at the George Washington University School of Law, Washington, DC [via webinar for Faculty and Business and Finance Law Students] (Sept. 3, 2020)

Guest Speaker Lecture, Banking Bailout Law: A Comparative Study of the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union, Book Talk, OTP Bank Plc, Budapest [via video call for the Legal Department and the Chief Economist] (June 11, 2020)

Invited Guest (Seminar Contribution), Columbia Law School, New York, NY, a guest, contributed to Georges Ugeux’s International Banking and Finance: The Challenges Seminar and reflected on the 2019 financial crisis in Italy (March 8, 2019)

Bail-in or Bailout — What’s Next? The Case of Italy, Workshop Talk with Professor Jeremiah Pam at the George Washington University School of Law, Washington, DC [download poster here] (Feb. 22, 2019)

Invited Guest (Lecture Contribution), Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law, Budapest, contributed to Virginia Greiman’s International Business Transactions & Agreements and summarized the main research findings of my doctoral dissertation on bank bailouts (Professor Greiman’s course was taught as part of Boston University’s Executive LL.M. program in International Business Law in Budapest) (June 29, 2018)

The Building Blocks of Bank Bailout Law — A Comparative Analysis of Bank Bailouts in the United States and the European Union with Special Regard to the United Kingdom, Spain and Hungary, Public Defense of Doctoral Dissertation at Central European University, Budapest (click here for information on public doctoral dissertation defense, download the poster here) (June 28, 2018)

Decoding Bank Bailouts, Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition at Central European University, Budapest (June 18, 2018)

A Comparative Analysis of the Bad Asset Management Companies of Spain and Hungary: the Devil is in the Details, 7th Annual Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Research Conference at Queen Mary Law School, London, UK (June 3, 2016)

Sovereign Debt-ceiling Rules in the Spanish and Hungarian Constitutions and their Interplay with the Relevant EU Laws, International Conference on Trade, Business, Economics and Law at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK (Nov. 16, 2015)

Graduate Courses

Lectures

Jury member, final group project presentations (simulation of a lobbying statement for the financial industry in response to a draft far-reaching EU legislation) for the Regulatory and Policy Environments (International Financial Regulation) course, Executive MBA Program, Central European University, Vienna, Austria  [via video call] (took part in the design of the project and the marking process) (June 3 and 7-8, 2021)

Guest Speaker Lecture – New Financial Regulators Meet the Post-Crisis Reality, Regulatory and Policy Environments (International Financial Regulation) course, Executive MBA Program, Central European University, Vienna, Austria  [via video call] (May 11, 2021)

Guest Speaker Lecture – Book Talk, Visiting Professor Seminar for SJD Students and Faculty, Department of Legal Studies, Central European University, Vienna, Austria [via video call, download evaluations here] (March 24, 2021)

Guest Speaker Lecture – Book Talk, Legal Science Students Association (“TDK”), Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law, Department of Fiscal and Financial Law, Budapest [via video call, download poster here] (March 4, 2021)

Guest Speaker at the LLM in International Legal Studies Program, Book Talk – Banking Bailout Law: A Comparative Study of the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain [via recorded video call] (Jan. 28, 2021)

Guest Lecturer, Book Talk – Banking Bailout Law: A Comparative Study of the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union, Hungarian National Bank Institute, Corvinus University, Budapest [via video call; Modern Trends in Economics (in Hungarian: “Modern irányzatok a közgazdaságtanban”) course, download evaluations here] (Feb. 17, 2021)

Guest Lecturer, Corporate Finance course: Bankruptcy, Bank Resolution, Bank Bailout, and the Bail-in, What Business Leaders Need to Know, Hult Business School, Cambridge, MA [via video call for 3 classes of Masters’ Students from 140 countries, took part in the marking process, download class outline here, poster here, and evaluations here] (Nov. 20, 2020)

Visiting Assistant Professor (Teaching Fellow), Budapest Business School, Budapest (2018): taught two banking law courses for master’s students (download one of the syllabi here, and download here and here the Course Evaluations by Students) [class size: 20, age of students: 25-40]

Teaching activities during doctoral training, Central European University, Budapest (2014-2018):
• Organized and held various Visiting Professor, Work-in-Progress and Reading Seminars for Faculty and SJD Students
• Designed and taught a full course on Computer-based Legal Research for masters students in the International Business Law Program (took part in the marking process with end responsibility, download here the Course Evaluation by Students and download here the Course Information Sheet)
• Designed the syllabus and taught one section of a WTO-GATT Law course

Seminars

Legal-Regulatory Challenges of the Post-2008 Bank Resolution Regimes, a Comparison of the US and the EU, SJD Seminar, Central European University, Budapest (Sept. 20, 2017)

The European Aspects of the Global Financial Developments and the Post-2008 Bank Bailouts, Faculty Workshop Seminar at Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA (watch the recorded presentation and Q/A) (Apr. 20, 2017)

Comparative Analysis of the Legal Framework of Bank Bailouts in the US and EU, Visiting Scholars Forum at Columbia Law School, New York, NY (Apr. 12, 2017)

Comparative Analysis of the Legal Framework of Bank Bailouts in the US and EU, Visiting Researchers Seminar at Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY (Nov. 30, 2016)

Other Professional Presentations

Overview of US sanctions laws and regulations from an investor’s perspective, recommendations for compliance, Presentation and Q/A for Legal and Compliance Teams, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, Office of Investment Management [via MS Teams video call] (June 30 and July 24, 2020)

The EU’s anti-tax avoidance and tax disclosure rules: impact on the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, Circulation of One-pager and Q/A call for Operations Team, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, Office of Investment Management [via MS Teams video call] (July 13, 2020)

Recent Regulatory Developments in Mortgage Enforcement, Consumer Protection and Competition Law Related to the Financial Sector, Annual Workshop for In-house Counsels at OTP Bank Group, Budva, Montenegro (Sept. 13, 2013)

Legal and regulatory changes related to the financial sector on the following areas: EU Law, Banking and Financial Law, Real Estate Law and Mortgages, Secured Transactions, Consumer Protection and Competition Law, approx. 50 workshops and talks at OTP Bank Plc, Budapest (2007-14)

Other Teaching Activities

Taught several classes in Spanish language on the Constitutional System of Spain at Madách Imre High School, Budapest as part of the Volunteer Teaching Program of Central European University (class size: 20, age of students: 15-17) (2018)

Taught English language private classes twice a week for a year in Girona, Spain (age of student: 10-11) (2001-02)