Regulators, in-house counsel and thought leaders sharing insights in 2021:
Highlights for the 2021 conference include:
Hear from regulators on how financial sector regulation and competition law interact, including concurrency and co-operation between regulators, as well as how the CMA is approaching regulation post-Brexit and its relationship with its EU counterparts. Also, join the debate on the role of consumer protection and fairness in the financial services sector.
Merger Control & FDI
Consider practical consequences of the CMA, the Bundeskartellamt and the ACCC's joint statement on mergers and what lessons can be learnt from recent mergers in the sector.
Then, analyse Foreign Direct Investment rules in the EU and UK and their consequences for the financial services sector.
Open Banking/Open Finance, FinTech & Blockchain
Discuss how Open Banking/Open Finance, FinTech & Blockchain are disrupting the financial services world, what problems they present for the financial services sector and how regulators are approaching them.
Cartels & Private Enforcement
Join the first of these sessions to see where we are now with FX, bonds and syndicated loans decisions, and then consider how private enforcement is developing in light of recent decisions including Merricks.
Payment Systems & Insurance Sector
We have dedicated two sessions to spotlight specific sectors. Gain an update on Apple Pay investigations and the Dutch investigation into Big Tech in payment market study.
Examine how competition law is developing in the insurance sector, including the FCA’s market study and competition law concerns surrounding Compare the Market and price comparison websites.
Green Finance & Sustainability
How should the green economy be financed? Should there be collaboration to support green initiatives? How should ESG products be constructed? Consider these questions in detail during this interactive panel discussion.
RECONNECT WITH THE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMUNITY
After the hiatus caused by COVID-19, it is time to reconnect with the financial services community. Join us after the conference for a drinks reception to catch up with your peers and make new connections in an informal setting.