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Tue 29 January 2019
8.30am - 9.45am
The new EU Securitisation Regulation framework applies in general from 1 January 2019, but the securitisation markets enter the new EU regime with a number of uncertainties remaining, not least because the final texts of some of the new regulatory guidance and technical standards are not made available at the start of 2019. The seminar will provide an opportunity to hear from the A&O securitisation team on the latest position, the key issues from the perspective of different market players and latest practice points.
Wed 30 January 2019
8.30am - 9.30am
2019 promises to be another bumper year for UK and European financial services regulatory change and implementation, irrespective of Brexit. Partners Damian Carolan, Nick Bradbury and Kate Sumpter will consider the regulators’ work plans and discuss expected highlights for UK banks and investment banks, including revisions to the resolution and capital frameworks, operational resilience enhancements and developments in the MiFID II regime.
Wed 6 February 2019
12.30pm - 1.30pm
The government intends to strengthen the Pensions Regulator and make changes to scheme funding rules. As the pensions pendulum swings between, on one hand, minimising the adverse impact of the defined benefit funding regime on the sustainable growth of an employer, and preventing corporate scandals and scheme abandonment on the other, where will the lines be drawn? What are the implications for corporates generally and M&A activity in particular of the Pensions Regulator wielding greater powers and penalties? Partner Neil Bowden and Counsel Jessica Kerslake will guide you through the proposed changes, implications, and expected timing.
Thu 14 February 2019
8.30am - 9.30am
There has been more than a 500% rise in disputes in the English Courts related to derivatives since the financial crisis, with the ISDA Master Agreement subjected to an unprecedented level of judicial scrutiny. In this seminar, our litigation and derivatives experts will explore the key practical lessons learnt from this wave of litigation for those working with, or litigating, the ISDA Master Agreement, and look to the future for issues on the horizon which may give rise to new challenges.This seminar will be of interest to business teams and in-house lawyers at financial institutions, funds and other investment firms, as well as insolvency practitioners.