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Wed 26 January 2022
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - 2022 - The year in regulation

Our annual financial services horizon scanning seminar will again provide an overview of upcoming and expected changes for UK firms. Partners from our UK team will consider developments including the latest MiFID Review and other financial markets regulation initiatives, resolvability assessments and operational resilience, the Banking Package, updates in relation to the regulation of digital assets and ongoing changes to the UK regulatory framework in light of Brexit.
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Thu 27 January 2022
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Virtual seminar - Could a cookie detox get online advertising into shape?

After a brief hiatus during the Covid lockdowns, programmatic advertising and Real-Time-Bidding are firmly back on the agenda for data protection regulators and privacy rights activists. Indeed, some of the biggest fines under the GDPR have been issued in respect of companies’ advertising activities, and even the online advertising industry’s trade body (the Interactive Advertising Bureau) has not been able to escape scrutiny of its role under data protection laws. In this session we will provide an overview of the rapidly evolving adtech ecosystem and the interplay between adtech, data ethics and AI technologies, before taking a look at some of the high-profile data protection and adtech cases in Europe, and discussing the key data protection considerations that organisations need to take into account when engaging in online behavioural advertising and, in particular, when undertaking Real-Time-Bidding.
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Thu 3 February 2022
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - After the Fog: Mind the (TTP) Gap

On 31 March the FCA, PRA and BoE main and prudential Brexit transitional directions will expire. This session will explore what the end of the regulators’ temporary transitional powers (TTP) means for both UK and EEA firms and what steps firms could or should be taking to prepare.
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Fri 11 February 2022
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Virtual seminar - Guarantor liability - discharge by variation of the underlying transaction and how to avoid it

It is common practice for well-drafted contracts of guarantee to include clauses that permit variation of the underlying transaction without discharging the guarantor. But the ‘purview doctrine’ may limit the effectiveness of such clauses. This is particularly relevant where guaranteed loan agreements are amended or varied. The seminar will examine the issue in the light of recent case law, including Brown-Forman Beverages Europe Ltd v Bacardi UK Ltd [2021], and provide guidance on how lenders might protect their security.
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Tue 15 February 2022
1.00pm - 2.00pm

Virtual seminar - International sanctions update

International sanctions developments have been grabbing the headlines throughout 2021 and look set to do the same in 2022. Sanctions remain high on the political agenda and businesses must remain alert to ensure compliance with existing and new regimes. In this virtual webinar, members of our global sanctions practice will discuss recent U.S., EU, UK and PRC sanctions developments. In particular, we will take a look at specific sanctions developments regarding Russia, Belarus, China, Myanmar, South America (including Cuba and Nicaragua) and Iran. We’ll also touch upon enforcement related developments and discuss practical steps that companies can take to keep on top of these changes and remain compliant.
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Wed 23 February 2022
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - The year ahead in ESG update for UK financial services firms

2021 was a busy time for ESG, with COP26 and a long list of policy papers and proposals from the FCA and HMT generating lots of activity. 2022 shows no signs of slowing down, so in this seminar our financial services regulatory team will provide an overview of recent ESG updates and highlight the items you should have on your agenda for the rest of the year.
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