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Trends in Enforcement – A FSLA and Blackstone Chambers Seminar, 7 March 2019

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On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) and Blackstone Chambers, we would like to invite you to attend our annual ‘Trends in Enforcement’ seminar on Thursday 7 March, 6-8pm, to be followed by a drinks reception. We are very grateful to Sara George, Stephenson Harwood, for agreeing to chair our panel, which will include:

  • Elizabeth Barrett, Executive Counsel and Director of Enforcement, Financial Reporting Council
  • Andrew George QC, Blackstone Chambers
  • Javan Herberg QC, Blackstone Chambers
  • Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority

During the 90 minute seminar, the speakers will discuss the latest thinking on how to tackle some of the most difficult enforcement issues facing those working in the financial services sector. The seminar is being held at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ. Registration will be from 6pm with the talks starting promptly at 6.30pm. We very much hope that you will also be able to join members of Blackstone Chambers for a drinks reception after the seminar.

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Risks and Opportunities of a Hard Brexit

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On 21st January 2019, FSLA members are invited to attend an event considering risks and opportunities for the financial services industry in the event of a hard Brexit.*

The event will be chaired by Joanna Perkins, CEO of the Financial Markets Law Committee. Speakers are Thomas Donegan (Shearman & Sterling), Jonathan Herbst (Norton Rose Fulbright), Michael Kent (Linklaters) and Penny Miller (Simmons & Simmons).

FSLA Members please sign up for the event below. If you are not a FSLA member but would like to attend the event please contact treasurer@fsla.org.uk.

Location: Shearman & Sterling, 9 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2AP
Date: 21st January 2019
Start Time: 6pm

*In the event that Parliamentary events result in a hard Brexit no longer being a possibility prior to 21st January, the event will be cancelled or replaced with a more appropriate discussion.

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Does ENRC provide a panacea for corporate internal investigations – A FSLA and Linklaters Panel Discussion, 5 November 2018

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association and Linklaters LLP would like to invite you to attend a panel discussion on Monday 5 November 2018 to discuss the long-awaited Judgment of the Court of Appeal in ENRC that was handed down earlier this Autumn. The Court of Appeal’s decision raises several issues of real and practical importance to lawyers advising corporates and individuals involved in criminal and regulatory investigations.

The panel discussion will be chaired by Martyn Hopper (Partner, Linklaters) and attended by:

  • Therese Chambers, Director of Retail Investigations, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Richard Lissack QC, Fountain Court Chambers
  • Andrew Onslow QC, 3 Verulam Buildings
  • Judith Seddon, Partner, Ropes & Gray

The event will be held at Linklaters, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ. Registration and drinks will be open from 6pm, with the panel discussion starting at 6:30pm.

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FSLA Summer Drinks, 14 June 2018

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association would like to invite you to join us for relaxed summer drinks, canapes and live music at the 50th anniversary of the Legal Charities Garden Party on Thursday 14th June from 6pm-8.30 pm.
 
FSLA are pleased to host a designated area at the event. The Garden Party supports a number of legal charities including Law Care and SBA The Solicitors’ Charity, other guests include the President of the Law Society and various Law Firms and Barristers Chambers.

For more information on the charities being supported, please click here.

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Trends in Enforcement – A FSLA and Blackstone Chambers Seminar, 8 March 2018

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) and Blackstone Chambers would like to invite you to attend an evening seminar on Thursday 8 March, 6-8pm, to be followed by a drinks reception.

This annual panel discussion, titled ‘Trends in Enforcement’, will be chaired by Charles Flint QC and will include a keynote presentation from Andrew Tyrie, the former Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee. We are also very fortunate to be joined on the panel by:

  • Miles Bake, Head of Legal, Regulatory Action Division, Bank of England
  • Margaret Cole, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, PwC
  • Javan Herberg QC, Blackstone Chambers
  • Helen Marshall, Partner, Akin Gump
  • Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority

During the 90 minute seminar, the speakers will discuss the latest thinking on how to tackle some of the most difficult enforcement issues facing those working in the financial services sector. The seminar is being held at the

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Funds Disputes & Partnership Law Forum, 31 January 2018

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Funds Disputes & Partnership Law Forum

31 January 2018 at Crowne Plaza London – The City


Do not miss the Fund Disputes & Partnership Law Forum – the only European conference delving deeper into the developing areas of private equity, hedge funds and asset management funds disputes both onshore and offshore.

This conference will bring together leading specialists and serve as a key source of information to litigators and corporate advisers in private practice who are involved in acting for funds, partners and investors as well as in-house counsel in the sector keen to gain a better understanding of what litigation risks arise and how best to mitigate them.

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Conference highlights include:

  • Discretionary decision making in funds structures post-Braganza
  • Suing fund directors and service providers: where next after Weavering and Primeo?
  • Insolvent funds: offshore round-up
  • Fraud & corruption: the developing risks of criminal and civil liability
  • Understanding the reforms to limited partnership law
  • Partner issues: privilege and rights to information
  • Financial regulation and funds disputes
  • Reputation and the dynamics of funds litigation
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FSLA Festive Drinks, 11 December 2017

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We will be rounding off this year’s event programme with our annual festive drinks on Monday 11 December from 6pm onwards.

The event will be hosted by Clifford Chance at their offices in 10 Upper Bank Street, London, E14 5JJ.

The partners at Clifford Chance will be sharing their thoughts on the prospects and potential challenges for financial services in 2018.

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The Financial Institutions Litigation Conference, 12 October 2017

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association on behalf of KNect365 would like to invite you to attend

The Financial Institutions Litigation Conference

on Thursday 12 October 2017 at the Novotel London Bridge, 10 Pepys Street, London EC3N 2NR.

This one-day conference is an essential briefing for litigation counsel in the financial industry. A programme of distinguished speakers will be delivering a series of presentations, panel discussions and case reviews.

Key presentations include:

  • Considering the new OFSI arrangement
  • Expert Witnesses: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • Funding litigation pros and cons
  • Criminalisation of compliance failures
  • Hacking, cybercrime and transaction interception – legal liability without regulatory breach

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MiFID II v PRIIPs – A FSLA and Latham & Watkins Seminar, 10 October 2017

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) and Latham & Watkins would like to invite you to attend an evening seminar on Tuesday 10th October, 6.30pm, to be followed by a drinks and canapés reception.

Nicola Higgs and Anne Mainwaring from Latham & Watkins and Lucia Pivetta from Morgan Stanley who also chairs the British Banker’s Association’s (BBA) working group will discuss key areas of cross-over between the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation (PRIIPs) which will apply from 1 January 2018 and the recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) which will apply from 3 January 2018. Topics will include product scope, costs and charges disclosure, overlaps with the product governance regime as well as instances where reliance on PRIIPs KIDs is permitted under MiFID II.

The seminar will be held at Latham & Watkins’ offices: 99 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3XF. Registration will be from 6pm with the talk starting at 6.30pm.

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