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Competition Law in the Financial Services Sector
September 2024
London, United Kingdom

September 2024
London, United Kingdom

Competition Law in the Financial Services Sector

The only event in Europe focusing on competition law challenges specifically in the financial services sector - examine the latest initiatives by the CMA, FCA, PSR & the European Commission

FinTech, mergers, cartels, damages, horizontals & much more...

Thank you to all those who attended in 2023!

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We have started putting the 2024 programme together. If you would like to be kept up to date, you can register your interest by downloading this year's agenda here.

Competition Law in the Financial Services Sector 2023 Insights:

Regulating the Financial Services

An update on the latest initiatives from the CMA, FCA and PSR impacting financial services regulation, as well as how concurrent regulation is working in practice. Then, a panel of in-house counsel discussed their perspectives on regulation. 

FinTech, Open Banking & AI

A review of the implications of the DMA and UK Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers (DMCC) bill for FinTech, as well as how to define relevant markets and market power, barriers to entry, the risks of AI, the role of data and the latest developments in blockchain and crypto currencies.

Merger Control, FDI & FSR

What lessons can be learnt from recent mergers, including UBS and Credit Suisse? Followed by a discussion on how to manage transactions in a more complex environment, including Article 22, foreign direct investment considerations and foreign subsidy regulations. 

Cartels & Private Enforcement

The latest update on European Government Bonds and Libor, and an examination of novel cartels, including labour market restrictions, ESG and buyer cartels.

Followed by a session on private enforcement to hear the latest on FX appeals, ongoing credit card interchange litigation, umbrella and carriage disputes at the CAT.

Horizontals, JVs & Information Exchange

An analysis on the updated EU horizontal block exemption regulation, including its implication for ESG and sustainability. Then, a panel of expert speakers focused on how to avoid the pitfalls of horizontal cooperation and JVs.

Payment Systems, including CBDC

A review of the PSR’s market study into card scheme fees and cross-border interchange, along with a look into alternatives to car payments - such as prospects of new payment rail, including the PSR’s work and the Bank of England’s central bank digital currency. What are the implications of central bank digital currencies on competition, including for the blockchain?


Attendees connected at our post-conference drinks reception! An opportunity to catch up with their peers and make new connections in an informal setting.

Economist and Competition Expert


The Competition Law in the Financial Services Sector 2022 event had everything - lively and engaging panel discussions and knowledgeable speakers. The chairs were excellent and brought in the audience for lively Q&A sessions. Definitely the place to be for up-to-date information on competition in the financial services sector.

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