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Fri 7 October 2022
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Hybrid 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.
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Wed 12 October 2022
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - FCA & PRA Enforcement themes and trends

Post-pandemic, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have enthusiastically resumed their enforcement agendas. We saw an unprecedented flurry of enforcement actions announced at the end of 2021 and there appears to be a healthy pipeline of actions yet to be announced. In our eighth annual review of FCA and PRA enforcement themes and trends, Calum Burnett, Sarah Hitchins, Arnondo Chakrabarti, Marc Teasdale and Oliver Palmer 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 focus such as governance and culture, individual accountability, the crypto-horizon, customer treatment, market abuse, financial crime, ESG and operational resilience; • share insights into how the FCA and the PRA are conducting their enforcement investigations, using supervisory tools to intervene when they identify potential harm and “measuring success”; and • look ahead to the next year to predict future key areas of focus for the FCA and the PRA from an enforcement perspective. 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. 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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Thu 13 October 2022
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - The Financial Services and Markets Bill: What happens next?

Following on from our September session which considered how to fortify the position of London as a premier financial centre we will consider how we get there. The Financial Services and Markets Bill provides for the revocation of hundreds of pieces of onshored EU legislation and their replacement with regulator’s rule. What does this mean for firms and how should it be managed?
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Tue 25 October 2022
2.00pm - 3.00pm

Virtual seminar - International Perspectives on Remuneration Policies and Reporting: Tips and Pitfalls

Upon the fourth anniversary of SRD II coming into force, members of our global employment and benefits team will offer recommendations and outline challenges in remuneration policies and reporting faced by listed companies in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands, compared to the UK. We will explore the legal landscape of governing remuneration policies and reports and compare views and market practice across jurisdictions, on matters such as: • What have the themes and trends in remuneration policies and reporting been in the past four years? • What do clients worry about most in relation to remuneration policies and reporting disclosures? What are the pitfalls to avoid? • How are remuneration policies and reporting rules influencing executive compensation design? • What are our top tips for clients putting their remuneration policy up for approval next year? This webinar will be of interest to anyone in company secretarial, HR, compensation and benefits and Legal departments at listed companies or companies preparing to list in the European Union or the UK, as well as institutional investors in such companies.
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Wed 2 November 2022
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - Loan defaults – pressing the accelerator

The current worsening financial conditions will inevitably place a greater strain on borrowers and are likely to lead to defaults. In this session, we will cover the key contractual issues and tactics commonly encountered in loan defaults. Our litigation and restructuring experts will discuss potential pitfalls and practical strategies that will help lenders manage litigation risks.
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Tue 8 November 2022
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - Bond litigation – playing hardball

The frequency of court disputes relating to bonds since the financial crisis in 2008 has increased significantly; a trend that is likely to continue as we enter an uncertain economic climate. In challenging market conditions, bondholders, issuers and trustees are habitually involved in litigation before the English courts. In this session, our litigation and corporate trustee specialists will explore issues facing those involved in distressed bond deals and defaults and give practical guidance on safely navigating this complex territory.
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Wed 9 November 2022
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - Behavioural risk management

Understanding how to approach and manage Behavioural Risk within organisations. Best practice and where firms need to focus their efforts. Creating a structural behavioural risk management approach? Common themes such as the difference between risk culture and behavioural risk; the difference between conduct risk and behavioural risk and the regulatory focus on this topic. Using real life examples to bring the above to life.
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Thu 10 November 2022
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - Regulating service providers ‘critical’ to the financial sector: what will this mean?

Technology and other services provided to the financial industry have been an increasing focus of the financial services regulators in recent years. Now the UK government intend to bring ‘critical third parties’ within the net, subjecting them to direct oversight by the PRA and FCA. In this seminar we will consider who may be subject to this regime, what it might look like and how it may impact banks’ and other financial institutions existing agreements with such third party providers.
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Tue 15 November 2022
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - Derivatives disputes in a time of crisis

Much of the last 15 years has seen the global markets impacted by a succession of crises, bringing unforeseen disruption to financial markets and resulting in both novel questions being raised in relation to the ISDA Master Agreement and a significant increase in derivatives disputes. In this session, our litigation and derivatives specialists will discuss key lessons learned in recent years, and practical tips and best practices to mitigate your risk as we head into a period of increased economic uncertainty.
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Tue 22 November 2022
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - Can’t pay, won’t pay

When a debt remains outstanding it can become necessary to take enforcement steps against debtors who are unable, or unwilling, to pay. A key part of tackling this is through the tracing and recovery of assets, which can be a complex process with multiple approaches available. In this session, our fraud and asset recovery specialists, with insights from our insolvency and restructuring experts, will cover what institutions should be aware of, and what remedies and strategies are available, when navigating, or anticipating, a challenging enforcement process.
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Thu 24 November 2022
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - Will EU and UK Fintech Regulation stay aligned?

UK regulation in the Fintech space remains heavily based on EU laws. Now, nearly two years after Brexit, a variety of legislative initiatives are making their way through the EU and UK pipelines. In this session, our Fintech experts will discuss which measures are comparable and the impact where the EU and UK approaches diverge.
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