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May 21
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration & Refreshments
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:10 - 09:50 40 mins
Contemplation from the Commission
  • Sari Suurnäkki - Head of Unit - Antitrust: Payment Systems, European Commission
09:50 - 10:40 50 mins
Regulatory Developments
  • Co-operation and information sharing between authorities
  • A new concept of equivalence?
  • How are financial services readying themselves?
  • Deal/no deal implications for payments
  • Continuity of carrying out euro payments within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
  • Preparing for cross-border contract prohibition
  • Potential difficulties in securing niche insurances
  • Hartmut Seibel - Legal Counsel, European Payments Council
  • Sophie Bertin - Senior Advisor, Covington & Burling LLP
10:40 - 11:00 20 mins
Morning Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 45 mins
How to Overcome Competition Challenges in the FinTech Sector
  • Access to customer data
  • PSD2 and the how to prevent risk of foreclosure
  • Innovation hubs and regulatory sandboxes to stimulate innovation
  • Matthew Readings - Partner, Shearman and Sterling
  • Mari Scimemi - Director, Global Competition Team, Barclays
  • Gordon Youngson - Corporate Counsel for UK and Europe, TransferWise
11:45 - 12:30 45 mins
Payment Systems Including Private Enforcement Progress
  • Increased acquisitions e.g. First Data/Fiserv
  • Visa/Mastercard interchange fees for non-EU cards
  • Mastercard fine
  • Follow on damages from private enforcement
  • Scott McInnes - Partner, Bird & Bird
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
Networking Lunch
13:30 - 14:10 40 mins
Spotlight on Blockchain
  • Blockchain and risks of collusion, including exchange of commercially sensitive information
  • Blockchain and abuse of dominance concerns including technical standards and gating effects
  • Will the authorities be able to access blockchain data?
  • How will blockchain change the competitive landscape in financial services?
  • Crypto-assets – the dawn of security tokens
  • Antonio Capobianco - Senior Competition Expert, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Ajinkya M Tulpule - Senior Legal Counsel, Ferrero
14:10 - 14:50 40 mins
Open Banking
  • Retail/consumer current accounts
  • Broadening to ‘open finance’
  • Secure API development
  • Importance of transparency and monitoring
  • Price discrimination - bundling
  • Daniela Bowry-Blum - Head of Competition, Santander
14:50 - 15:35 45 mins
Wholesale and Investment Banking Updates
  • SSA Bond Cartels
  • Credit Default Swaps
  • How to best navigate a probe and avoid fines
  • Gerben Pauwels - Legal Director, Argenta
15:35 - 15:55 20 mins
Afternoon Coffee Break
15:55 - 16:40 45 mins
Policing Competition within the Insurance Markets
  • General Insurance super complaint
    • Pricing practices: ‘Inert consumers’ as a barrier to entry
    • Possible remedies/potential radical effects
  • Takeaways from the Wholesale Insurance Broker market study
  • Consumer loyalty penalties
  • FCA and CMA working closely on investigations
  • Robin Lince - Associate General Counsel - Head of Commercial Legal, AIG
  • Emily Chissell - Project Director, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
16:40 - 17:30 50 mins
Compliance for the Financial Services Sector
  • Passive sales restrictions – how to remain compliant
  • How to build an effective compliance programme
  • Dawn raids
  • The diversity challenge in FS
  • Irene De Angelis - Head of Antitrust and Competition Policy, Intesa Sanpaolo
17:30 - 17:40 10 mins
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference