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May 22
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration & Refreshments
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
  • Vincent Brophy - Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft
09:10 - 09:50 40 mins
A View from the Commission: Current Priorities in the Financial Services Sector
  • Jean Bergevin - Head of Unit, Financial Institutions, DG Competition, European Commission
09:50 - 10:40 50 mins
Info
Regulating the Financial Services Sector
  • Moderator: Elizabeth Morony - Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Carole Begent - General Counsel and Head of Regulatory and Competition Enforcement, Payment Systems Regulator
  • Chris Prevett - Legal Director, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
  • Interaction between financial sector regulation and competition law
  • Concurrency powers
  • Co-operation between regulators
  • Tensions between privacy and transparency
10:40 - 11:00 20 mins
Morning Coffee Break
11:50 - 12:35 45 mins
Info
Payment Systems
  • Scott McInnes - Partner, Bird & Bird
  • Update on the Payment Services Directive and SEPA instant payments
  • The impact of digitalisation and role of data  
  • Liberalisation in payments
  • Review of recent interchange fees litigation including Visa and MasterCard 
12:35 - 13:35 60 mins
Lunch
13:35 - 14:20 45 mins
Info
The Future of the Financial Services Sector after Brexit
  • Antony Manchester - Managing Director, UK Public Policy, BlackRock
  • Greg Sachrajda - Head of International Delivery, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Dorothy Livingston - Consultant, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Equivalence vs passporting
  • How are the CMA and FCA preparing for Brexit? What will be their future role?
  • Scenario planning for the financial services industry
  • Commission’s current work in preparation for Brexit
14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
Info
Competition Law Developments in Wholesale Banking
  • Duncan Liddell - Partner, Ashurst
  • Fall-out from the financial crisis: update on FX, precious metals
  • Focus on syndicated loans
  • Private enforcement and damages
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Afternoon Coffee Break
15:20 - 16:05 45 mins
Info
Insurance Sector under the Spotlight
  • Andrew Hockley - Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Robin Lince - Associate General Counsel - Head of Commercial Legal, AIG
  • Review of live and recent investigations, including the EC Aviation Insurance Broking investigation
  • Co-insurance and pooling arrangements - the position after expiry of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation
  • Comparison and aggregator sites
  • The FCA’s Wholesale Insurance Broking Market Study
  • Insights for the broader financial services sector
16:05 - 17:00 55 mins
Info
Compliance for Financial Services
  • Gerben Pauwels - Legal Director, Argenta Bank
  • Aiste Slezeviciute - Legal Counsel, EU & Competition, Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Moderator: Matthew Readings - Partner, Shearman and Sterling
  • Current competition law compliance challenges
  • Understanding broader compliance challenges for financial services: sanctions, anti-money laundering and data protection
  • GDPR: what are banks doing to comply with the new regulation?
  • Cyber security
  • Competition law damages – impact on compliance
  • Information exchange: what is and isn’t permissible?
  • Proper systems and controls
  • Reporting
  • Best practice in working with the regulators including coordination between regulators  
17:00 - 17:45 45 mins
Info
Asset Management and Investment Consultancy: Recent Developments
  • Martin McElwee - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Update on FCA’s statement of objections on asset management
  • CMA’s investment consultancy market investigation
  • Lessons learned from the asset management market study
17:45 - 17:50 5 mins
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference