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Tue 19 January 2021
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - 2021 - The Sunlit Uplands

2021 promises to be another bumper year for UK and European financial services regulatory change and implementation. Our financial services regulatory specialists Damian Carolan, Nick Bradbury, Kate Sumpter and Oonagh Harrison will consider what’s in the regulatory pipeline for the year and discuss expected highlights for UK firms, including the latest updates from the MiFID Review and other financial markets regulation initiatives, measures being adopted to drive the economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic, plans to reform the UK regulatory framework following the end of the transition period, the special administration regime for payments & e-money firms and LIBOR transition.
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Wed 27 January 2021
9.00am - 10.00am

Virtual seminar - The Legal Impact of Brexit on the Securitisation Market

Please join the A&O Securitisation team for a panel discussion around the implications of Brexit for securitisation and covered bond markets. Salim Nathoo, Lucy Oddy, Alex Moezi, Andreea Toma, Poppy Latham and Daniel Hill will discuss practical considerations and key issues that are coming into focus as the industry is moving into the new post-Brexit reality.
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Thu 28 January 2021
8.30am - 9.30am

Virtual seminar - ESG/Sustainability – an update for banks, investment firms and asset/fund managers

ESG/sustainability continues to be top of the agenda in the financial services industry, with a vast array of new policy proposals and requirements targeting the financial services sector coming in to force imminently in the EU and UK, as well as international standards and initiatives. In this seminar we will provide an update on recent developments of particular interest, consider what each will mean in practice and outline immediate steps financial services firms should be taking now.
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Thu 25 February 2021
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Virtual seminar - Good medicine: a prescription for a healthy UK financial services industry post-Brexit

Following on from our January seminar in which we will run through planned forthcoming changes for the UK regulatory environment in 2021, we will be stepping back and considering the broader future direction of the UK financial services industry. Following its exit from the single market, the UK government now carries significantly greater autonomy over the UK legal and regulatory system, but is also faced with potential cross-winds from Europe, the US and (longer term) China. We will run through the macro picture – and in particular the tension between domestic reform and international commitments - and present our view of how to fortify the position of London as a premier financial centre.
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Fri 26 February 2021
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Virtual seminar - Mis-selling of financial products: advisory duties and how to avoid them

This seminar will review the recent case law that indicates when a bank is likely to be held to have assumed responsibility to advise its customer as to the suitability of a transaction. Key questions for consideration include: When does the bank "cross the line" between providing information and giving advice? What is the content of an advisory duty? What measures can the bank put in place to reduce the risk of an advisory duty arising in the first place?
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