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Welcome to the 2020 Allen & Overy Seminar Programme

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Thu 1 October 2020
1.00pm - 2.00pm

Virtual Seminar - A looming sovereign debt crisis? What are the challenges and do we have the tools?

As the Covid-19 pandemic is stretching the finances of all sovereigns, in this seminar our team of experts from around the world will consider the: • various proposals under discussion; • lessons learned from previous crises; • tools previously available to us; • outstanding challenges; and • possible new policy and contractual tools to address and avoid a systemic crisis. This seminar will be of interest to lenders including banks and funds, as well as sovereigns and central banks globally. Speakers are to be confirmed.
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Tue 6 October 2020
4.00pm - 5.00pm

Virtual Seminar - IBOR Transition Litigation and Conduct Risks

The transition from IBORs to alternative risk-free rates continues apace in advance of the expected cessation of LIBOR after the end of 2021. In this seminar, we will discuss the potential litigation and conduct risks arising out of IBOR transition from a UK and US perspective, including practical points to think about now and in the coming months.
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Fri 9 October 2020
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Virtual seminar - 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. This seminar is being run as a virtual seminar only. Please register for the seminar in the usual way and you will receive dial in details via email in a week prior to the seminar.
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Wed 21 October 2020
8.30am - 9.30am

Virtual Seminar - FCA and PRA enforcement themes and trends

Although Covid-19 has dominated the agendas of both the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the UK Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) over the last few months, both regulators continue to progress their enforcement agendas. Although levels of enforcement action and financial penalties remain relatively modest, the enforcement appetite of the FCA and the PRA across a broad range of firms and topics shows no sign of waning. In our sixth annual review of FCA and PRA enforcement themes and trends, Calum Burnett, Sarah Hitchins, Stacey McEvoy and Hayley Humphries from our Litigation & Investigations team will: • Analyse enforcement themes and trends that have emerged from FCA and PRA enforcement investigations and actions over the last year; • Highlight the key areas of focus for the FCA and the PRA from an enforcement perspective, including areas of particular enforcement focus such as governance, culture, individual accountability, non-financial misconduct, treating customers fairly, market abuse, financial crime, cyber security, data breaches and operational resilience; • Share insights into how the FCA and the PRA are conducting their enforcement investigations, especially in light of the FCA's sustained high volume of investigations and the impact of Covid-19 on current enforcement investigations; and • Look ahead to the next year to predict future key areas of focus for the FCA and the PRA from an enforcement perspective, including likely areas of enforcement focus relating to Covid-19. This seminar will be of interest to those in Legal, Compliance, Competition, Risk and Regulatory Relations professionals who work in regulated financial services firms with operations in the UK.
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