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6 October 2020
London, UK,
(Or Choose to Attend The Virtual Conference)

Competition Law Challenges in the Financial Services Sector

Whether you join us face-to-face or digitally, benefit from in-depth analysis of the current regulatory landscape, share best practice to ensure compliance and network with your peers from across the financial services sector

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In light of COVID-19, there are extra health & safety measures in place for our 2020 events. Or if you wish, you can choose to attend the event digitally - whichever option you choose, you'll be able to change your preference at a later date.

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We can't predict the future but we can plan for it! At this time of uncertainty, we will be offering you the opportunity to join our Competition Law Challenges in the Financial Services Sector conference either face-to-face or digitally. For the digital conference, we will be using a sophisticated platform which will provide you with not only all the content but also a networking app, including a matchmaking algorithm so you don't miss out on the usual networking benefits.

Benefits of Attending a Hybrid Conference:

New Booking Options

You can either:

  • Attend the face-to-face event in London AND enjoy the benefits of the digital event too
  • Or a book a digital only pass and get remote access to the same speakers, insights, attendees and experts without leaving the comfort of your home or office

If you book a physical or digital pass and change your mind further down the line, we can easily switch it for you. 

Digital Conference, Not Just Another Webinar:
  • Benefit from our innovative networking app which uses an AI powered matchmaking algorithm to recommend the best people for you to connect with. 
  • Reach out to other attendees through the app, and start a conversation by scheduling 1-1 meetings before, during and for two weeks after the conference 
  • Join interactive polls, Q & A's and discussions during the event
Additional Flexibility, Cost & Time Savings:
  • Key sessions will be offered on-demand allowing you to watch them at a time that works for you 
  • You can re-watch the content to refresh your memory and to come back to specific details  
  • Save on travel and other costs associated with traditional conferences

Highlights from the conference include:

Hear from Key Regulators

Hear directly from the FCA and CMA on their enforcement priorities in the sector and analyse regulatory developments affecting the 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.


Merger 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 the FCA's recent market study into the insurance sector, the 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 the FCA's concerns with the credit information market and what is next for this market study.   

Why attend Informa Connect's competition law conferences?

“The speakers were on top of their subjects!”

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“Extremely interesting conference. The choice of speakers made this event very enjoyable and worth every minute to be there.”

Associate, Mayer Brown International LLP

“Very good structure of presentations!”

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