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EMIR margin rules for uncleared OTC derivatives – A FSLA and Allen & Overy panel event, 27 September 2017

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) and Allen & Overy (A&O) would like to invite you to attend an evening panel event on Wednesday 27th September, 6.00pm, to be followed by canapés and drinks.

Paul Cluley (Partner, A&O) will chair a panel comprising Heather Pilley (Markets Policy, FCA), Tom Roberts (Partner, A&O), Shalini Sharma (Managing Legal Counsel, NatWest Markets) and Simon Wayne (Senior Managing Lawyer, Insight Investment) to discuss the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) rules which came into effect from 4 February 2017 requiring in-scope counterparties to exchange margin on OTC derivatives that are not cleared through a central counterparty (CCP).

The panel will discuss differences in regulatory regimes and approaches to implementation, substituted compliance, sell-side, buy-side and law firm challenges and experiences, key areas of legal uncertainty and future developments as well as other related topics. The event will close with a Q&A over canapés and drinks.

The event will be held at Allen & Overy’s offices: Bishops Square, London E1 6AD.
Registration will be from 6pm with the event starting at 6.30pm.

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FSLA Summer Drinks

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association would like to invite you to our annual summer drinks hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) in their Terrace Suite on Monday 19th June starting at 6.30pm!

Partners from NRF’s financial services regulation team will be sharing some of their post-election thoughts.

The event will be held at NRF’s offices at 3 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AQ.

Please register your interest via the link below. We would kindly ask you to let us know should you no longer be able to attend.

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The Banking Litigation & Regulation Forum 2017

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association on behalf of Legal Week would like to invite you to attend
The Banking Litigation & Regulation Forum 2017
on Thursday 15 June 2017 at the Hilton London Bankside, London SE1 0UG, United Kingdom.

Over the course of the one day forum, the elite of the banking industry together with the legal profession will gather to hear from leading legal experts on the most pertinent issues facing lawyers and law firms in the financial services industry. A programme of exemplary speakers will deliver vital insights through a range of panel discussions, practical workshops and breakout sessions.

Topics will include:

  • Brexit – the ramifications on enforcement of judgements in Europe and beyond
  • England’s answer to the competition: The Financial List and some key case studies
  • Deferred Prosecution Agreements – From decision through to execution
  • Enforcement of Competition Law and Follow-On Actions in the UK.

Breakout sessions will cover:

  • Data Protection – GDPR is coming
  • Fintech Firms – Small fish in a big pond
  • Maintaining legal privilege in business operations and investigations – Strategy Management
  • Group Litigation & Class Actions
  • Financial Crime – An ongoing battle
  • The Impact of the Senior Managers Regime on Investigations and Enforcement.

To register for the event and benefit from an exclusive discount for FSLA members, please log in and follow the links below.

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FSLA Essay Competition 2017

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association is pleased to announce its annual essay competition.
The title for this year’s competition is as follows:

‘Higher penalties do not mean better behaviour. Discuss.’

The purpose of the essay is to provide students with the opportunity to apply their studies to issues that are of particular industry and social relevance.

Essays should be no longer than 1,500 words. The full competitions rules can be found here: FSLA Essay Competition 2017 Rules

Please submit your essay before Sunday 6th August 2017 to fslalondon@gmail.com

The Chris Stallard Memorial Prize (first prize) is £1,000 plus a six week internship at the FCA!
The runner up prize is £500. Third prize is £250.

Entrants are not required to be FSLA members, though free membership is offered to all law students.

MiFID II v MAR – A FSLA and Linklaters Seminar, 3 May 2017

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) and Linklaters would like to invite you to attend an evening seminar on Wednesday 3rd May, 6.30pm, to be followed by a drinks reception.

Speakers from Linklaters and the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) will discuss key areas of cross-over between the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) which came into force on 3 July 2016 and the recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) which will come into force on 3 January 2018. Topics will include surveillance, data and record keeping, investment recommendations and inducements. The seminar will also cover the standalone topic of market soundings.

The seminar will be held at Linklaters’ offices: 1 Silk St, London, EC2Y 8HQ. Registration will be from 6pm with the talk starting at 6.30pm.

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Trends in Enforcement Seminar, 16 March 2017

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Blackstone Chambers and the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) would like to invite you to attend an evening seminar on Thursday, 16 March 2017, 6-8pm, to be followed by a drinks reception. The seminar, titled ‘Trends in Enforcement’, will be chaired by Charles Flint QC of Blackstone Chambers and will include presentations from a panel comprising:

.      Caroline Binham, Financial Regulation Correspondent, Financial Times

.      Simon Dodds, Co-General Counsel, Deutsche Bank

.      Andrew Green QC, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers

.      Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority

.      Patrick Storey, Chair, Financial Services Group, Grant Thornton

During the 90 minute CPD accredited 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.

Space is limited, so to reserve your place please email KatieLivingstone@blackstonechambers.com or call on 0207 822 7213.

FSLA’s submission to Andrew Green QC on Maxwellisation

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In April 2016, Parliament’s Treasury Committee announced that it had commissioned Andrew Green QC to conduct a review into Maxwellisation. The review was commissioned in part because of concerns Maxwellisation had played a role in the seven years taken to produce a report into the collapse of HBOS. On announcing the review, Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, said ‘the public will want reassurance that Maxwellisation is fair and proportionate, and does not lead to unacceptable delays.’ FSLA’s submission to the review is below:
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Trends in Enforcement – A Blackstone Chambers & FSLA Seminar, 8th March 2016

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Blackstone Chambers and the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) would like to invite you to attend an evening seminar on Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 6-8pm, to be followed by a drinks reception.

The seminar will be chaired by Charles Flint QC of Blackstone Chambers and will include presentations from a panel comprising:

  • Caroline Binham, Financial Regulation Correspondent, Financial Times
  • Simon Dodds, Deputy General Counsel, Deutsche Bank
  • Javan Herberg QC, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers
  • Gareth Rees, Executive Counsel, Financial Reporting Council
  • Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority

During the 90 minute CPD accredited seminar, the speakers will explain the latest thinking on how to tackle some of the most difficult issues in enforcement disputes.

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.

Space is limited, so to reserve your place online here or by emailing treasurer@fsla.org.uk.

 

Global Investigations and Judicial Oversight. 17 November from 6pm

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Outer Temple Chambers and the Financial Services Lawyers Association would like to invite you to attend an evening seminar on global investigations and judicial oversight, to be followed by a drinks reception. The event will be held at Inner Temple Hall and is CPD accredited.

Event Details

The seminar will be chaired by Richard Lissack QC of Outer Temple Chambers and will include presentations from a panel comprising:

– Judge Timothy Herrington, Judge in the Upper Tribunal
– Mark Steward, FCA, Executive Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight
– Stephanie Pagni, Global Head of Litigation, Barclays Bank
– Dorian Drew – Partner, Clifford Chance
– Richard Hitchcock QC, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers

Panellists will address a wide range of issues concerning cross border investigations, their regulatory resolution and judicial oversight.

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 Outer Temple Chambers for a drinks reception after the seminar.

Please register your interest below (selecting ‘FSLA Member’) and we would kindly ask you to let us know should you no longer be able to attend.

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Can women lead the cultural change in the financial services industry? Sept 29 from 6pm

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association would like to invite you to attend a panel discussion on the subject: Can women lead the cultural change in the financial services industry?

The speakers are:
Deborah Sabalot (Chair)
Fiona King (Managing Director, Citibank)
Baroness Susan Kramer (Politician)
Dr Steven Vaughan (Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham)
Mel Wombwell (Partner, Grant Thornton)
Nathan Willmott (Partner, BLP)

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