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4 June 2020
London, UK

Competition Law Challenges in the Financial Services Sector

Join regulators, in-house counsel & top legal minds to analyse regulatory landscape, recent market studies & impact of disruptive technologies on the financial services sector, then share best practice to ensure compliance

Highlights from the conference include:

Hear from Key Regulators

Hear directly from the Commission on their enforcement priorities in the sector and analyse regulatory developments affecting financial services sector including HM Treasury’s Financial Services Future Regulatory Framework Review, Open Banking and PSD2 as well as whether there will be divergence of regulation after Brexit.


Mergers Control Developments

Review recent trends in mergers in the financial services sector including killer acquisitions, acquisition of data analytics by exchanges and the relationship between mergers and public policy. Consider whether financial services are becoming too concentrated and whether more consolidation is on the horizon.

FinTech, Blockchain & Open Banking

What challenges do FinTech, Blockchain & Open Banking cause for competition law? How are the regulators approaching disruptors? What abuse of dominance concerns does big data cause in the sector? Analyse this and other questions shaping the future of competition law in the financial services sector.  

Cartels in Wholesale & Investment Banking

Examine recent FX decisions, where we are now with SSA bonds and whether syndicated loans and cooperation are anti-competitve. This timely session will analyse practical implications of some of the biggest recent competition law cases in the sector. 

Payment Systems & Follow on Damages

Gain an update on Mastercard/ Visa interchange fees and consider practical strategies for follow on damages and private enforcement in light of the case. During this session we will examine the Commission’s investigation into Apple Pay and PSR’s market review into card-acquiring services.

Review Recent Market Studies

Consider FCA's recent market study into the insurance sector, CMA's market investigation into private motor insurance and where we are now with aviation insurance as well as what challenges platforms pose for competition law in the sector. Analyse FCA's concerns with credit information market and what is next for this market study.   

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Associate, Mayer Brown International LLP

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