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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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Annual Summer drinks & Prize Giving – June 5th

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association would like to invite you to our annual summer drinks and prize giving, hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright. The event will be open to all FSLA members and will serve as an opportunity to award prizes for our 2015 student essay competition judged by Eva Lomnicka, Justice Cranston and Tim Herrington.

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March 5 – Trends in Enforcement seminar

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Blackstone Chambers and the Financial Services Lawyers Association would like to invite you to attend an evening seminar on Thursday, 5 March 2015, 6-8pm, to be followed by a drinks reception. This event will be held at the Royal Society of Arts and is CPD accredited.

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FSLA 2015 Student Essay Competition

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) is pleased to announce the title of its annual student essay competition.

Competition vs Regulation: Could there come a time when truly competitive markets no longer need FCA rules?

This competition aims to provide a platform for students and trainee practitioners (trainee solicitors and pupils) to research and discuss a topic under legal and policy debate in the industry.

Essays should be no longer than 1,500 words and submitted before Friday 1 May 2015 to treasurer@fsla.org.uk marked ‘Essay Competition 2015’. Please read the full competition rules here.

The Chris Stallard Memorial Prize (First Prize) is £1,500 plus a six week internship at the FCA (two weeks with the Regulatory Decisions Committee, two weeks with the Enforcement Division, and two weeks with the General Counsel’s Division). Second prize is £500. Third prize is £250.

Entrants need not be FSLA members, although students are entitled to free FSLA membership. To join, please email treasurer@fsla.org.uk.

FSLA Christmas Drinks. 16th December from 6pm

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You are invited to join Richard Hitchcock QC, FSLA Secretary, for festive drinks at Outer Temple Chambers on Tuesday the 16 December 2014 from 6pm onwards.

This year’s guest speaker is Graham Nicholson, who will say a few words about his time as the Bank’s of England’s Chief Legal Adviser and an Adviser to the Governor, a role he has held since 2009. 

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Workshops: MiFID II – An Industry Perspective and Key Themes. 11 November 2014

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FSLA is pleased to announce our workshops event which will be held in the offices of  Arnold & Porter LLP on November 11th from 1:30 – 6pm.

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The first in our series of MIFID 2 workshops considering key themes in the new legislation. This workshop will focus on issues the industry see as likely to be particularly relevant in the legislation.

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Women in Financial Services: A Panel Discussion

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Women in Financial Services

Mayer Brown and FSLA would like to invite you to an evening panel discussion on Tuesday September 23rd, 6 – 8pm at the offices of Mayer Brown, 201 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3AF.

Deborah Sabalot (Barrister and FSLA advisory board member) will chair discussions from a panel compromising:

  • Iona Levine (Barrister, Minerva Chambers and ex GC of LCH Clearnet)
  • Alex Carr (Of Counsel, Mayer Brown)
  • Huong Hauduc (‎Senior Director and Associate General Counsel – EMEA at CME Group)
  • Fiona Taylor (Director of European Policy, ISDA)
  • Caroline Dawson (Senior Associate, Clifford Chance)
  • Caroline Binham (Financial Times Legal Correspondent)

Panellists will share views and experiences as successful women in the financial services industry and on a range of current topics covering:

  • MiFID II
  • EMIR
  • Benchmark Regulation
  • Dodd-Frank

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FSLA Summer Drinks & Prize Giving, 25th June 2014

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FSLA thanks Norton Rose Fulbright for again hosting its annual summer drinks event on their Terrace Suite on Wednesday 25th June 2014.

The event will be open to all FSLA members and will serve as an opportunity to award prizes for our 2014 student essay competition, the title of which was:

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