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Thu 27 February 2020
8.30am - 9.30am

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet: countdown to Brexit

Continuing our series of talks on the implications of Brexit for financial services providers, focusing in particular on EU banks, we will discuss the current state of play, including the Withdrawal Agreement, transitional period and the likely outcome of negotiations of the future UK-EU trade agreement, an update on the regulation of EU market participants in the transitional period and beyond, and a discussion of changes to the legislative and regulatory rulesets in light of the revised Brexit Statutory Instruments and ‘standstill’ directions made by the UK regulators.
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Tue 17 March 2020
8.30am - 9.30am

LIBOR transition – a spotlight on conduct risk

As firms embark on arguably the broadest remediation exercise the industry has seen driven by the expected cessation of LIBOR at the end of 2021, we will explore the UK regulators’ expectations for transition. Bringing together governance, accountability, customer engagement and product development, ‘conduct risk’ remains a broad and somewhat ill-defined church. This seminar will discuss practical approaches to identifying, managing and mitigating conduct risk in the context of LIBOR transition.
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Fri 20 March 2020
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Recent developments in banking and finance law

A review of developments in banking and finance law that have taken place in the last six months.
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Wed 1 April 2020
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Global cartel and merger control enforcement – trends, challenges and looking ahead

In the past year, antitrust authorities across the globe have maintained their appetite for tough enforcement against cartels and intervention in M&A. This comes at a time when they continue to face pressure to adapt their rules and approaches in response to increasing globalisation and digitisation. We have recently published two reports: analysing global trends in cartel enforcement and in merger control activity. In this seminar we present our findings – we will give you the headline points, which include hefty fines, an uptick in frustrated deals and high profile cases. We also highlight what to watch out for in the months ahead. Registration will open on 1 March 2020.
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