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About the event

For the last six years, AFME’s European Compliance and Legal Conference has brought together over 250+ professionals for high-level networking and discussion. This event is designed by our members to address the most pressing issues and trends affecting the European compliance and legal industry.

The programme, comprised of specialist keynote presentations, industry expert panel discussions and interactive networking, brings together senior industry stakeholders from across Europe.

The conference is a great opportunity for attendees to gain valuable insights, hear from industry experts, earn CPD hours and make connections with fellow colleagues.

Registration fees:
AFME Member: €949 + VAT
Non Member: €1,249 + VAT

Multi-booking discount:
• 10% off when booking 3 or more delegates at the same time
• 20% off when booking 5 or more delegates at the same time

For group bookings, please email events@afme.eu

Complimentary subject to verification:
• Regulator: promo code REGULATOR
• Press: promo code PRESS

Note: Promo codes are case sensitive

Accommodation:
Please click on the following link for preferential room rates at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam:
€159 per night + €12.83 room tax per night

https://bookings.travelclick.com/113896?groupID=3550231#/guestsandrooms

Interested in becoming a partner of AFME’s 6th Annual European Compliance and Legal Conference?

As a partner you could:
Engage with 250+ European attendees across three days of high value content, videos and live Q&As with unparalleled exposure
Interact with polls, surveys and more
Participate in panels on key industry topics
Align with excellence and associate your brand with the leading European capital markets industry body
Gain visibility via our social media channels, website and bespoke promotional marketing to our database of 22,000 industry professionals
Network and connect with industry influencers

Packages can be tailor-made to suit your company's aim and aspirations. To discuss particular opportunities, please contact Cheryl Chickowski at cheryl.chickowski@afme.eu or on +44 (0)20 3828 2704.

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Who attends?

  • Heads of Compliance
  • Heads of Regulatory Affairs
  • Heads of Government Affairs
  • Risk officers
  • General counsel
  • Financial crime professionals
  • MLROs
  • Compliance professionals
  • Regulatory Affairs professionals
  • Data protection officers
  • Investors
  • Law firms
  • Lawyers
  • Regulators
  • Policymakers
  • Central banks
  • Data services
  • Consultants
  • Technology providers
  • Financial press

Why attend?

  • Keynote speeches from heads of global financial regulators.
  • 65 speakers representing global banks, policymakers, regulators and leading European thought leaders.
  • Global audience of over 300 senior registrants.
  • 10 hours of dedicated networking.
  • 16 hours of content over two days of debate and discussion

Registration enquiries

For registration enquiries, please contact Events on events@afme.eu for assistance.

Tuesday 11 October

17:30
Registration and refreshments
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18:00
Pre-conference welcome drinks reception
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Wednesday 12 October

08:30
Registration and refreshments
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09:00
Opening remarks
Speakers:
Bharat Samani,
Managing Director, Head of Compliance, Europe, BBVA and Co-Chair, AFME's Compliance Committee
James Kemp,
Managing Director, Global FX, Technology and Operations and Policy Divisions, GFMA and AFME
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09:15
Keynote address
Moderator:
Louise Rodger,
Director, Compliance Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Speaker:
Laura van Geest,
Chair, Dutch Authority Financial Markets (AFM)
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09:35
AFME/EY Paper Update
Speaker:
James Lown,
Partner, EY
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09:45
Panel discussion: ESG: Compliance Considerations
  • ESG for Compliance
  • Future pipeline
  • Key areas to focus on
Moderator:
Nicola Higgs,
Partner, Latham & Watkins
Speakers:
Javier Munoz,
Global Head of Conduct and Reputational Risk, SCIB
Natalie McManus,
Chief of Staff, Independent Compliance Risk Management (Institutional Clients Group), Citigroup
Stuart Crotaz,
Partner, Banking & Capital Markets Conduct and Compliance, EY
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10:40
Networking break
11:00
Panel discussion: Global Heads of Compliance
  • Upskilling the compliance function
  • Embracing innovation and technology
  • New working models and structures
  • What keeps EU regulators and Heads of Compliance awake at night?
Moderator:
Richard Middleton,
Managing Director, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Speakers:
Guillaume Loeuille,
Chief Compliance Officer, Global Financial Services, Natixis
Jacqueline Joyston-Bechal,
Managing Director, J.P Morgan
Seung Earm,
Head of Regulatory & Territory Office, BNP Paribas
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11:45
Keynote address
Moderator:
Pablo Portugal,
Managing Director, Advocacy, AFME
Speaker:
Rodrigo Buenaventura,
Chairman, Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV)
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12:15
Networking lunch
13:15
Panel discussion: Trends in Surveillance
  • What are the evolving approaches to surveillance?
  • How will new products and technology influence surveillance considerations?
  • What are the regulatory and supervisory considerations for surveillance?
Moderator:
Louise Rodger,
Director, Compliance Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Speakers:
Alex Viall,
Director of Regulatory Intelligence, Global Relay
Julien Leprun,
Deputy Executive Director, Data and Surveillance, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)
Megan Carroll,
Head of Global Market Surveillance, Natixis
Stephen Strombelline,
Manging Director, J.S. Held
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Panel discussion: Compliance and Digital assets
  • What are the compliance considerations for digital assets?
  • What is the legal and regulatory framework for digital assets and how do firms navigate it?
  • Will the rise of digital assets lead to compliance challenges and/or opportunities?
Speakers:
Clare Jenkinson,
Partner, Financial Regulation, Deloitte
Diego Ballon Ossio,
Senior Associate, Clifford Chance
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14:00
Panel discussion: The EU AML Package
  • What is the current state of play for the EU AML Package?
  • How will AMLA operate and supervise AML/CFT
  • How will information sharing support the fight against money laundering?
Moderator:
Johanna Lybeck,
Executive Adviser, Nordea
Speakers:
Cédric Perruchot,
Head of AML regulatory affairs and advocacy, BNP Paribas
Jose Arevalo,
Director – Compliance Governance, Regulatory Risk and Control, Commerzbank AG
Marcus Pleyer,
Dep. Director General, German Ministry of Finance Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany
Nicolò Brignoli,
Policy Officer – AML/CFT, European Commission (EC)
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Panel discussion: Compliance Issues for Compliance Officers
  • What are the biggest challenges and effective
  • solutions for compliance officers?
  • How can compliance manage competing
  • priorities and new ways of working?
  • What are the new ways of working
  • across the lines of defence
Moderator:
Lucy McNulty,
Editor, Following the Rules
Speakers:
Georgi Korchev,
UK Global Advisory Compliance Officer, Rothschild & Co
Mark Cross,
Head of Central Surveillance, StoneX Financial
Rob Mason,
Global Head of Regulatory Intelligence, Relativity
Ted MacDonald,
Senior Technical Specialist, Financial Markets Standards Board (FMSB)
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14:45
Networking break
15:15
Presentation: Sanctions and trade compliance –A view on political risk
  • Geopolitical sitrep – the outlook for political risk – Russia/ Ukraine, Iran and other flashpoints
  • Navigating complex sanctions regimes Unintended consequences: hidden sanctions and proxy traders
  • Advice for institutions and regulators on the sanctions landscape
Speaker:
Philip Worman,
Senior Managing Director, J.S. Held
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15:45
Day one closing remarks
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16:00
Networking drinks reception

Thursday 13 October

08:30
Registration & refreshments
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09:00
Conference day two opening remarks
Speakers:
Alastair Stables,
Head of International Regulatory Relations, Bank of America
Louise Rodger,
Director, Compliance, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
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09:15
Keynote address
Moderator:
James Kemp,
Managing Director, Global FX, Technology and Operations and Policy Divisions, GFMA and AFME
Speaker:
Natasha Cazenave,
Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
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09:45
Keynote address
Speaker:
Tanya Pieters-Gorissen,
Head of Capital Markets Integrity supervision, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)
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10:10
Panel discussion: MiFID - The Future of EU Bond Markets
  • Achieving transparency - a better calibrated framework for corporate and sovereign bonds
  • A consolidated tape for bonds that is meaningful for investors
  • EU bond markets in the global context
Moderator:
Tilman Lüder,
Head of Securities Markets Unit – Directorate General for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission
Speakers:
Hannah Meakin,
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Matthew Coupe,
Global Head of Cross Asset Market Structure, Barclays
Matthijs Geneste,
Project Lead CT sandbox, AFM
Natasha Adams,
IB Market Structure and Regulatory Adherence, Deutsche Bank
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10:45
Networking break
11:10
Panel discussion: MiFID - The Future of EU Equity Markets
  • Market structure and transparency for equity markets
  • Consolidated tape for equities (pre and post trade)
  • EU and UK priorities
Moderator:
Tilman Lüder,
Head of Securities Markets Unit – Directorate General for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission
Speakers:
Ellie Beasley,
Executive Director Securities Division, Goldman Sachs
Floortje Nagelkerke,
Norton Rose Fulbright
Keshava Shastry,
Global Head of Capital Markets, DWS
Nick Dutton,
Chief Regulatory Officer, Cboe Europe
Philippe Guillot,
Managing Director, Data and Markets, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)
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11:45
Panel discussion: MiFID - Investor Protection
  • European priorities
  • PfOF and Best Execution
  • Retail Investment Strategy
  • Impact of the UK Consumer Duty on EU wholesale firms
Moderator:
Alessandra Atripaldi,
Deputy Head of Securities Markets Unit – Directorate General for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission
Speakers:
Elisa Menardo,
Director, Public Policy Europe and UK, Credit Suisse
Jean-Philippe Cavrois,
Senior Strategic Advisor, Société Générale
Stephen Hanks,
Manager – Trading Policy, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
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12:20
Networking lunch
13:20
Keynote address
Moderator:
James Kemp,
Managing Director, Global FX, Technology and Operations and Policy Divisions, GFMA and AFME
Speaker:
Benoît de Juvigny,
Secretary General, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)
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13:45
Panel discussion: Market Abuse: The MAR Review and new areas of focus
  • Anticipated changes to the Regulatory framework
  • Evolution of the Regime
  • New risks and challenges
Moderator:
Rob Moulton,
Partner, Latham & Watkins
Speakers:
Alessandra Atripaldi,
Deputy Head of Securities Markets Unit – Directorate General for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission
Felix Flinterman,
Head of Capital Markets & Data Division, Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)
Natalia Kotarska,
Credit Suisse
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14:20
Leadership session: Culture, diversity of thought and an inclusive workforce
  • Diversity and inclusion in financial services
  • The role of Leaders in establishing culture
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Regulators expectations
Moderator:
Jacqueline Mills,
Managing Director, Head of Advocacy, Association of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Speakers:
Jasmin Kölbl-Vogt,
Head of Legal Germany, Austria & Northern Europe Division Counsel, Citi
Sarah Caldwell,
Partner, Reed Smith
Ted MacDonald,
Senior Technical Specialist, Financial Markets Standards Board (FMSB)
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14:55
Closing remarks
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15:00
Conference close

Keynote Speakers

Benoît de Juvigny

Secretary General, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)

Laura van Geest

Chair, Dutch Authority Financial Markets (AFM)

Natasha Cazenave

Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Rodrigo Buenaventura

Chairman, Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV)

Tanya Pieters-Gorissen

Head of Capital Markets Integrity supervision, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)

Other Speakers

Alessandra Atripaldi

Deputy Head of Securities Markets Unit – Directorate General for Financial Services,

Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission

Alex Viall

Director of Regulatory Intelligence, Global Relay

Cédric Perruchot

Head of AML regulatory affairs and advocacy, BNP Paribas

Clare Jenkinson

Partner, Financial Regulation, Deloitte

Diego Ballon Ossio

Senior Associate, Clifford Chance

Felix Flinterman

Head of Capital Markets & Data Division, Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)

Georgi Korchev

UK Global Advisory Compliance Officer, Rothschild & Co

Hannah Meakin

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Jacqueline Joyston-Bechal

Managing Director, J.P Morgan

James Kemp

Managing Director, Global FX, Technology and Operations and Policy Divisions, GFMA and AFME

James Lown

Partner, EY

Jasmin Kölbl-Vogt

Head of Legal Germany, Austria & Northern Europe Division Counsel, Citi

Jean-Philippe Cavrois

Senior Strategic Advisor, Société Générale

Johanna Lybeck

Executive Adviser, Nordea

Jose Arevalo

Director – Compliance Governance, Regulatory Risk and Control, Commerzbank AG

Keshava Shastry

Global Head of Capital Markets, DWS

Lucy McNulty

Editor, Following the Rules

Megan Carroll

Head of Global Market Surveillance, Natixis

Natalie McManus

Chief of Staff, Independent Compliance Risk Management (Institutional Clients Group), Citigroup

Nicola Higgs

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Nicolò Brignoli

Policy Officer – AML/CFT, European Commission (EC)

Philip Worman

Senior Managing Director, J.S. Held

Philippe Guillot

Managing Director, Data and Markets, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)

Rob Moulton

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Sarah Caldwell

Partner, Reed Smith

Seung Earm

Head of Regulatory & Territory Office, BNP Paribas

Stephen Strombelline

Manging Director, J.S. Held

Ted MacDonald

Senior Technical Specialist, Financial Markets Standards Board (FMSB)

Tilman Lüder

Head of securities markets, DG FISMA, European Commission (EC)

Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission