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FSLA Panel Event: Brexit – What now for financial services?

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An online panel event at 9.30am on Wednesday 21st April 2021

On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA), we invite our members to attend an online event from 9:30am to 11am on Wednesday 21 April 2021 considering risks and opportunities for the financial services industry in a post-Brexit world.

The speakers will include:

  • Thomas Donegan, Shearman & Sterling;
  • Jonathan Herbst, Norton Rose Fulbright;
  • Michael Kent, Linklaters; and
  • Penny Miller, Simmons & Simmons.

If you wish to attend please register on the link below.

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

We look forward to hosting you on 21 April.

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Core Elements of Financial Services Regulation – Recording of Training Session with Herbert Smith Freehills

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On Tuesday 9 March 2021 the Financial Services Lawyers Association and Herbert Smith Freehills invited our members to attend a training session on the core elements of financial services regulation led by FSLA Advisory Board member and HSF Partner Chris Ninan.

The event was aimed at our junior members who have less than 5 years’ experience as the session went back to basics, stopping to consider why regulation is so critical and introducing the UK’s regulatory structure and legislation. The HSF presenters also discussed the importance of good governance, individual accountability and culture within firms. The session also briefly examined some of the most pressing areas of focus for the financial services industry in 2021.

The event was very informative and would be of great interest to our junior members who were unable to attend.

Registered FSLA members can view the recording of the session below. If you wish to become a member or need to confirm your username, please contact fslalondon@gmail.com.

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Trends in Enforcement 2021 – A FSLA and Blackstone Chambers Seminar

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An online seminar at 9.30am on Wednesday 17th March 2021

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’ event, which this year will be run as a webinar. The webinar will be held on Wednesday 17 March, 9.30am to 11am.

The webinar will comprise of a panel discussion chaired by Javan Herberg QC, Blackstone Chambers, that will also feature:

  • Thomas Baudesson, Partner, Clifford Chance, Paris;
  • Andrew George QC, Blackstone Chambers;
  • Helen Marshall, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld;
  • Patrick Meaney, Head of Enforcement, Dubai Financial Services Authority; and
  • Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority.

During the 90 minute webinar, the speakers will discuss the latest trends and current thinking on how to tackle some of the most difficult enforcement issues facing those working in the financial services sector. Log in to the webinar will open at 9am on 17 March, with the webinar beginning promptly at 9.30am. It will conclude with an audience Q&A session that will finish by 11am.

We look forward to welcoming you on 17 March.

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Core Elements of Financial Services Regulation – Training Session with Herbert Smith Freehills

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An online event at 6:00pm on Tuesday 9th March

On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association and Herbert Smith Freehills, we invite our members to attend a training session on the core elements of financial services regulation led by FSLA Advisory Board member and HSF Partner Chris Ninan. The talk will take place online on Tuesday 9 March 2021, 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

The event is open to all but would be most beneficial to our junior members who have less than 5 years’ experience as the session will be going back to basics, stopping to consider why regulation is so critical and introducing the UK’s regulatory structure and legislation. We will also discuss the importance of good governance, individual accountability and culture within firms. Looking ahead, we will examine some of the most pressing areas of focus for the financial services industry in 2021.

If you wish to attend please register on the link below. Once registered you will be sent a link to attend the online event a few days beforehand.

We look forward to seeing you on 9 March.

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Trends in Enforcement – A FSLA and Blackstone Chambers Seminar

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6pm on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at the Royal Society of Arts

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 Tuesday 3 March, 6-8pm, to be followed by a drinks reception. The panel will be chaired by Javan Herberg QC, Blackstone Chambers, and will include:

  • Andrew George QC, Blackstone Chambers
  • Ali Sallaway, Partner and Co-head of Global Investigations Practice, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Caroline Wayman, Chief Ombudsman and Chief Executive, Financial Ombudsman Service
  • Tom Spender, General Counsel, Litigation, Regulatory and Competition, Lloyds Banking Group

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.

We look forward to seeing you on 3 March.

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FSLA Christmas Drinks 2019

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6pm onwards on Tuesday 17th December at the Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall

The Board and ExCo of the FSLA invite all members to the FSLA annual Christmas Drinks Party which this year is taking place in the Library of the Reform Club at 104 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5EW. The Reform Club is one of the finest Victorian buildings in the country, a palatial masterpiece by Sir Charles Barry that has remained largely unchanged since it was completed as a political club for supporters of the Great Reform Bill in 1832 which enlarged the franchise and granted seats in Parliament to large cities. The club is now apolitical, but given its historic origins and the fact of a General Election due to be held on 12th December, the ExCo considered it to be an apt venue for this year’s Christmas party.

For a map see https://www.reformclub.com/home/contact

If you are not a member of FSLA but would like to attend the event please email treasurer@fsla.org.uk to join.

You can register at the link below.

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Personal responsibility in the financial services industry

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6pm on Thursday 28th November at Lincoln’s Inn Old Hall

The Financial Services Lawyers Association and XXIV Old Buildings will be hosting a panel discussion on “Personal responsibility in the financial services industry”.

Joined by speakers from XXIV Old Buildings, our panel will include:

  • Upper Tribunal Judge Herrington;
  • Tracey McDermott CBE, Standard Chartered (Group Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance);
  • Carlos Conceicao, Partner, Clifford Chance;
  • Stephen Moverley Smith QC, XXIV Old Buildings.

The panel will be introduced by Oliver Assersohn, XXIV Old Buildings and FSLA ExCo Member.

During the seminar, the speakers will each discuss an aspect of this important topic following which the audience will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions.

We very much hope that you will be able to join members of XXIV Old Buildings for a drinks reception after the seminar.

The event is being held at the Old Hall, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3QB (https://www.lincolnsinn.org.uk/visit-us/) and is taking place on Thursday 28 November.

Registration will be from 6 p.m. with the talks starting promptly at 6.30 p.m.

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FSLA Junior Lawyers Drinks Reception

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6.00pm on Wednesday 30th October at The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas

FSLA will launch its series of 2019-2020 Junior Lawyer events by hosting a drinks reception at The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas at 6.00pm, Wednesday 30th October.

The evening promises to be a relaxed meeting space for FSLA’s junior lawyer members.

The event is open to all corporate, individual and student FSLA members. Should you wish to become a member of FSLA, please visit our membership page or email treasurer@fsla.org.uk

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PRA Enforcement Talk with Miles Bake

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6.30pm on Tuesday 16th July at Herbert Smith Freehills

On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association and Herbert Smith Freehills, we invite you to attend a talk by Miles Bake, Head of Legal at the Regulatory Action Division of the PRA. 

The talk will take place on 16 July 2019 at Herbert Smith Freehills at 6:30pm, to be followed by drinks and networking. 

Miles will discuss the PRA’s approach to enforcement and give an overview of recent PRA enforcement actions and publications. This will include a discussion of recent changes to PRA policy, the impact of these changes on the PRA’s investigations/enforcement actions, as well as an outline of the challenges the PRA faces in these respects.

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