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Competition in Financial Services

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28th February 2018

Time: 14:30-18:00 (Registration from 14:00)

Venue: Berwin Leighton Paisner, Adelaide House, London Bridge, London EC4R 9HA

BIICL's inaugural conference in Competition in Financial Services convenes at a time where Brexit is looming, "fintech" innovation is rapid and the regulators are highly active. In light of these factors, our panels of experts will consider the practical implications of the interplay between antitrust and other conduct rules. Experts will also examine information exchange in financial services with a focus on lessons learned from the insurance sector and syndicated lending investigations.


  • Carole Begent, General Counsel and Head of Regulatory and Competition enforcement (Payment Systems Regulator)
  • Ilaria Filippi, Director and Legal Counsel EMEA (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe)
  • Andrew Hockley, Head of Antitrust and Competition, Partner (Berwin Leighton Paisner)
  • Anneli Howard, Barrister (Monckton Chambers)
  • Polly James, Partner, Financial Services Investigations (Berwin Leighton Paisner)
  • Deb Jones, Director of Competition (Financial Conduct Authority)
  • Chloe D. MacEwen, Vice President, Public and Regulatory Affairs (Western Union)
  • Chris Newby, General Counsel (AIG EMEA), Chief Operating Officer (AIG Europe)
  • Rameet Sangha, Director (AlixPartners)
  • Josh Sherer, Associate General Counsel, Competition (HSBC)
  • Patrick Smith, Partner (RBB Economics)

This event is convened by Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Director, Competition Law Forum and Senior Research Fellow (BIICL) and Andrew Hockley, Head of Antitrust and Competition, Partner (Berwin Leighton Paisner).

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Indicative Agenda

2.00pm - 2.30pm - Registration

2.30pm - Keynote presentation and Q&A - Deb Jones, FCA's Director of Competition

3.15pm - Panel discussion - Information exchange in financial services

Networking break

4.15pm - Panel discussion - the impact of Brexit on passporting and enforcement in financial services - the essentials.

4.45pm - Panel discussion - Managing the interplay between antitrust and financial conduct rules

  • impact of compulsory FCA disclosure on leniency options
  • cross-jurisdiction investigations
  • practical tips on compliance

Followed by a drinks reception

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 3.5 CPD hours.

Pricing and Registration

Free to attend. Advance online registration is required.


If you have any queries, please contact the events team.

Becoming a member of the CLF

The Competition Law Forum is a centre of excellence for European competition and antitrust policy and law at BIICL. It provides a forum in which the practical application of competition policy is considered by lawyers, economists, senior business managers, public servants, public affairs professionals, consumer bodies and other specialist practitioners. The Forum identifies areas requiring debate and analysis, and provides the required forum and experts, thereby contributing to policy initiatives. In doing so it also produces leading-edge applied research, analysis and recommendations on the content, methodologies and application of competition policy at all levels of governance - national, European and global.

To enquire about becoming a member of the Forum, please contact Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Competition Law Forum Director

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