Welcome to the website of Peter and Alice Follak. This website contains information about our biographies, qualifications and skills, publications and contributions and our interests.
Dr. jur. Klaus Peter Follak
International Lawyer and Economist
Independent Counsel and Consultant
Licensed for Investment Consulting / Brokerage and Real Estate Transactions (§34f, Abs. 1, Nr. 1-3 GewO) – Reg. IHK München D-F-156-6 GH2-39
Principal of Petal Consulting UG (ltd.-haftungsbeschr.)
Updates and News
Current updates and news about my contributions, publications and participations (by Peter Follak)
30 Nov- Association of German Pfandbrief Banks, annual reception, Berlin
23 Nov – IHK Trade Connect, Munich
22 Nov – UnternehmerTUM International Entrepreneurs’ Night, Munich Meets Slovenia, attended by HE Matevz Frangez, State Secretary,Slovenia and HE Dragica Urtelj, Consul General
7-8 Nov –EIF/EIB conference “Empowering Equity”, Luxembourg
13 September – European Covered Bonds Council (ECBC) Plenary Meeting, Munich
4 July – Bayerisch Chinesischer Sommerdialog
16-17 June – Conference and Committee on International Monetary Law, hosted by the Banque de France, Paris
20 April – Forum Central Asia, Bavarian Chamber of Commerce, Munich
18 April –Munich Conference on Chinese/German cooperation, arranged by the Province of Shanxi, attended by HE Tang Zhiping (Vice Governor)
27 March – Munich conference on Chinese/German cooperation, attended by HE Lu Zhicheng, Lord Mayor of Shenyang
23 March – Ceremony in Vienna on the occasion of the edition of the glossary on the Austrian Covered Bond Act (PfandBG) ed. by Heindler/Wolfbauer, co-author Peter Follak
1-2 December – Conference and Committee on International Monetary Law, hosted by the Bank of England, London; Panelist on “Stablecoins and Financial Stability”, chaired by Diego Devos, General Counsel of the BIS BoE_Crypto_Panel
13 October – Token Summit, Vaduz
04 October – Japan Breakfast Japan German Real Estate Bridge
3 October – Lecturer at ARS Conference on the Austrian Covered Bond Act (PfandBG), Vienna pfandbriefseminar_wien
29 September – 26th Pfandbrief-Forum, VdP, Frankfurt/M
24 June – Panelist on legal issues of financial sanctions, hosted by the Banco de Portugal, Lisbon. Presentation “EU Procedures re. Autonomous Sanctions and the EU Blocking Regulation” (incl. latest ECJ Judgement) mocomila_lisbon_CB
23 June – Aspects of sovereign debt restructuring, Research Centre on Financial Regulation and Supervision, University of Lisbon
20-24 June – International Law Association, bi-annual Conference, Lisbon. Committees on International Monetary Law (MOCOMILA) and International Securities Regulation, Co-Rapporteur mocomila_lisbon_report ilasec_crypto
12 May – Breakfast workshop on Pfandbriefe (covered bonds), Assoc. of German Pfandbrief Banks, Munich
04 May – Kick-off meeting (Vienna) re. glossary on the Austrian Covered Bond Act (PfandBG) – co-author, Österreich-Verlag
29 June – Virtual Senegal Economic Forum & Trade Fair, Munich – organized by Bayern International/Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and EU Tech Chamber; Special Guests HE Macky Sall, President of Senegal (Patron) and HE Markus Soeder, Prime Minister of Bavaria
17 – 18 June- Conference and Committee on International Monetary Law, ECB Frankfurt (virtual), presentation “The Classification of Crypto-Assets as Property, Including a Recent German Law on Electronic Securities”
08 – 11 December – International Law Association, bi-annual Conference. Committees on International Monetary Law (MOCOMILA) and International Securities Regulation, Rapporteur on “Crypto-Assets – European Perspectives”. The MOCOMILA Committee was also attended by Mr. Masaki Bessho, Bank of Japan (Assoc. Dir.-General). Kyoto (virtual).
28 November – Committee on International Monetary Law (virtual meeting).
09 – 10 November – German/Nigerian Business Forum (virtual conference), Munich.
12 September – 02 November – ESCB Legal Conference 2020 (consecutive virtual meetings), ECB, Frankfurt.
15 September – Omani/German Joint Economic Commission, 15th session (virtual meeting), Berlin.
15 – 16 November – Conference and Committee on International Monetary Law, BIS, Basel.
11 – 14 November – Economic Forum Morocco/Germany, Munich/Berlin.
03 June – Forum “Alliance for the Future of Africa”, attended by HE Dr. Gerd Müller, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation, Munich.
26 – 27 April – Conference and Committee on International Monetary Law, HK Monetary Authority, Panelist on The Regulation of Crypto.Assets, presentation “The EU Perspective”, Hong Kong.
14 March – Reception by and meeting with the Foreign Representative Offices of the State of Bavaria, Munich.
21 – 21 October – Business delegation to Pakistan (Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs), Islamabad/Karachi.
6 – 7 September – ESCB Legal Conference 2018, ECB Frankfurt.
20 – 24 August – International Law Association, bi-annual Conference, Committee on International Monetary Law, report contribution “Update on the Current Regulatory State of Finch in the EU”, Sydney.
18 – 19 May – Conference and Committee on International Monetary Law, IESE Business School, panelist on “Brexit and the Financial Sector”, presentation “EU Licensing for UK Banks Moving into the Euro Area”, Barcelona.
18 – 19 April – 12th International Conference on e-Commerce with Focus on e-Security of Banks and Commerce, Head of Scientific Committee – organized by the ITM Research Group, University of Isfahan, and supported by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Iranian Ministry of Trade and Industry, chaired by Prof. Ali Sanayei and attended by board members of leading Iranian banks, Munich.
01 December – AFME Covered Bonds Conference, Berlin.
30 November – Association of German Pfandbrief Banks – annual reception, Berlin.
28 November – Germany/Africa Business Forum (Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs), attended by several African ministers and ambassadors, Munich.
6 – 7 July – Conference and Committee on International Monetary Law, Bank of England, London.
14 – 15 April – International Conference on eCommerce, Member of Scientific Committee. Presentation: Innovative Finance Methods for Healthcare and Tourism Projects – Private Public Partnerships (PPP) and Crowdfunding, Isfahan.
3 October – Iranian / German Joint Economic Commission (attended by HE Dr. Ali Tayebnia, Minister of Economics and Finance for the Islamic Republic of Iran and HE Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology for Germany).
07 July – Iranian-German DIHK Chamber of Commerce, Investment and Banking Commission. Presentation: Re-Integration of the Iranian Finance Industry into the International Markets – How to master the challenge.
02 – 04 May – Iranian / German Business Forum (attended by HE Dr. Mohammad Khazaei, Vice Minister of Economics and Finance for the Islamic Republic of Iran and HE Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology of Germany).
04 – 05 September – Committee on International Monetary Law (International Law Association) 100th Meeting, Deutsche Bundesbank Berlin.
01 – 02 September – ECB Legal Conference: From Monetary Union to Banking Union, on the way to Capital Markets Union.
09 – 10 April – Committee on International Monetary Law (International Law Association) Meeting, People’s Bank of China, Beijing. Opened by HE Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, attended by HE Deputy Governor Guo Qingping. Presentation: International Aspects of Private Public Partnership Finance.
Details: press release (People’s Bank of China).
28 November 2014 – Oman / German Joint Economic Commission (attended by HE Sayyid Badr Al Busaidi, General Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman), Berlin. Presentation: Private Public Partnership (PPP): Financing Public Sector Projects.
18 – 19 September 2014 – Committee on International Monetary Law (International Law Association) Meeting, Vienna. Academic session at OeNB (Austrian National Bank), opened by HE Governor Prof. Ewald Nowotny, presentation EU Sanctions and the Rule of Law.
8 September 2014 – Anniversary Celebration, 80 Years of NuMOV (attended by HE Sigmar Gabriel, German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy and HE Gerhard Schröder, former German Prime Minister), Berlin.
11 – 12 March 2014 – Middle East Business Conference Munich, German Near and Middle East Association, Munich.
07 – 11 April 2014 – International Law Association, bi-annual Conference, Committees on International Monetary Law and International Securities Regulation, Rapporteur, Washington.
08 April 2014 – Committee on International Monetary Law (International Law Association) Meeting, IMF, Washington. Implications for Finance of the Recent Developments in Ukraine.
28 November 2013 – Oman Business Table, Berlin.
15 November 2013 – The Future of Banking Regulation and Supervision in the EU, Conference ECB Legal Committee, Frankfurt.
19 – 20 September 2013 – Committee on International Monetary Law (International Law Association) Meeting, Banco de Espana, Madrid.
15 – 16 April 2013 – Business and Investment in Qatar Forum (attended by H.E Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs for the State of Qatar and Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany), Berlin.
30 January 2013 – 1st session of Egyptian-German Joint Economic Commission (attended by HE Prof. Mohammed Mursi, President of Egypt), Berlin.
28 November 2012 – Kuwait-German Joint Economic Commission.
6 – 8 January 2012 – Committee on International Monetary Law (International Law Association) Meeting, Riyadh, SAMA.
25 – 30 August 2012 – International Law Association, bi-annual Conference, Sofia. Rapporteur on behalf of Committee on International Monetary Law.
29 – 30 April 2011 – Committee on International Monetary Law, (International Law Association) Meeting (Fed NY).
September – Committee on International Monetary Law (International Law Association) Meeting, Banca d’Italia, Rome.
November – lecture at University of Lausanne (LLM course).
19 – 21 December 2011 – 8 th International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance. Presentation: Property Finance Based on Sukuk and Conventional Covered Bonds – Requirements for Establishing a Liquid Market: a Comparative Study, Doha, Qatar.
6 July 2010 – ECB covered bond meeting, Frankfurt.
08 – 10 July 2010 – Society of International Law, Barcelona.
15 – 18 August 2010 – International Law Association. Annual Conference, The Hague. Rapporteur on behalf of Committee on International Monetary Law. MOCOMILA The Hague Report, Presentation Regulatory Update.
30 September 2010 – ZENIT NRW.Europa, Presentation: Property Finance Based on Covered Bonds and Sukuk: Requirements in Respect of Legal Certainty of Property Rights.
1st October 2010 – BAFin workshop, Berlin: presentation on Pfandbrief cover pool assets under French jurisdiction (on behalf of Assoc. of German Mortgage Banks).
4 – 5 November 2010 – Panelist at 14th Central European Covered Bond Conference, Palace of Justice, Vienna.
29 – 31 Jan 2009 – ECB Conference, 10 Years of European Monetary Union: A Legal Perspective.
20 – 21 March 2009 – Committee of International Monetary Law (International Law Assoc.) Meeting (Banque de France / Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton), Report on Credit Crisis (see PDF “Update on Regulatory Issues in Respect of the Credit Crisis”).
29 – 31 May 2009 – Qatar Law Forum.
29 – 31 May 2009 – Publication Credit Crisis and Islamic Banking.
26 – 27 Aug 2009 – Wiesbaden Euroforum Pfandbriefe (Presentation on German True Sales Issues).
Sept 2009 – Committee on International Monetary Law (International Law Assoc.) Meeting (National Bank of Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia, Banking and Financial Law School, Islamic Financial Services Board), KL Regulatory Update.