Mr. Hans Weenink is Senior Counsel in the Legal Department at the IMF. He works on central bank governance, payment system oversight, and European law issues. Prior to joining the IMF, he was in the European Central Bank’s Legal Department. As Deputy Head of the Financial Law Division he worked on governance & institutional law, monetary policy, payment systems, and EU competition law. He has also worked in De Nederlandsche Bank on governance issues and the legal preparation of EMU, as well as in the European Commission where he was a competition lawyer. He started his career in the Dutch Ministry of Finance after studying law at the University of Utrecht.