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About the conference

AFME’s 4th Annual European Compliance and Legal Virtual Conference takes place on 7-9 October 2020. It will bring together a high-level audience to engage with leading industry experts and discuss key issues shaping the legal and compliance functions in the European financial sector. Individuals will hear from the regulators on the latest developments, network with senior legal and compliance officers and discover how their peers and clients are navigating the new market landscape.

This event is designed for European legal and compliance professionals, the programme has been created by AFME members, regulators and our sponsors.

Registration fees:
AFME Member: £149 + VAT
Non-member: £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

Complimentary subject to verification:
• Regulator: promo code REGULATOR
• Press: promo code PRESS
Note: Promo codes are case sensitive

How can your business be a part of the 4th Annual European Compliance and Legal Virtual Conference?

As a partner you could:

Engage with 250+ European attendees across two days of high value content, videos, live Q&As
Interactive with polls, surveys and more from your office or home
Participate in panels on key industry topics
Sponsor hub and feature multiple pieces of content to ensure your brand and messaging is reaching the right audience
Gain visibility via our social media channels, website and bespoke promotional marketing to our database of 22,000 industry professionals
Network and connect with attendees via live-chat

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

Partners

Premium Partners
Partners

Who attends?

  • Heads of Compliance
  • Risk Officers
  • General Counsel
  • Heads of Regulatory Affairs
  • Heads of Government Affairs
  • Financial Crime Professionals
  • MLROs
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Investors
  • Law Firms
  • Regulators
  • Policymakers
  • Central Banks
  • Data Services
  • Consultants
  • Technology Providers
  • Financial Press

Why attend?

  • Keynote speeches from heads of global financial regulators
  • A global audience of over 300 senior registrants
  • 90 leading speakers representing global banks, policymakers and regulators
  • Over 6 hours dedicated to networking in the exhibition space
  • Over 15 hours of content over three days of high-level debate and discussion

Registration enquiries

For registration enquiries, please contact Events on [email protected] for assistance.

Wednesday 7 October

08:30
Opening remarks
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08:45
Keynote address
Speaker:
Robert Ophèle,
Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)
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09:15
Networking break
09:30
Panel discussion: The Future of The Compliance Function in The Wake of Global Emergencies
  • What keeps global heads of compliance awake at night?
  • Compliance after COVID-19: lessons learnt and the way forward
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10:20
Networking break
10:40
Panel discussion: The EU Regulatory Framework for Sustainable Finance
  • Recent regulatory reforms: EU taxonomy, disclosure, European green deal and the renewed sustainable finance strategy
  • Coordination and harmonisation between EU, national and international initiatives
  • Developing transition finance and mainstreaming green products
  • The need for transparent, reliable information and adequate methodologies/metrics
  • ESG investments: key sustainability factors, short-termism and risk mitigation
Moderator:
Nicola Higgs,
Partner, Latham & Watkins
Speaker:
Judson Berkey,
Managing Director, Group Head of Sustainability Regulatory Strategy, UBS
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11:30
Networking break
11:45
Panel discussion: Financial Crime and The New EC Action Plan
  • Implementation of the fifth AML directive
  • Towards a maximum harmonisation approach in AML legislation
  • AML/CFT risks affecting wholesale markets
  • Developments in AML/CFT supervision in Europe
  • Public-private partnerships to fight financial crime
Speaker:
Jo Swyngedouw,
Vice Chair, European Banking Authority (EBA) and Deputy Director, Head of Financial Stability, AML Supervision and Prudential Policy, National Bank of Belgium
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12:30
On demand session: Sustainable Finance Paper Update
Moderator:
Nicola Higgs,
Partner, Latham & Watkins
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On demand session: TBD
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Thursday 8 October

08:30
Opening remarks
08:45
Keynote address
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09:15
Networking break
09:30
Panel discussion: Conduct Regulation and Supervision in Europe
  • The current supervisory landscape and priorities in key European markets
  • Drivers of evolution and expected future supervisory themes
  • Practical implications for firms: compliance, conduct and culture
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10:20
Networking break
10:40
Panel discussion: New Trends in Conduct and Culture
  • Measuring corporate culture: an impossible challenge?
  • Complexity of culture and behaviour: lessons for Senior Management
  • Covid-19: challenges and opportunities
Moderator:
Stephen Strombelline,
Managing Director, Capital Forensics, Inc.
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11:30
Networking break
11:45
Panel discussion: The Market Abuse Regulation Under Review
  • ESMA’s technical advice to the Commission
  • Practical consideration for firms
Speaker:
Anne Mainwaring,
Senior Associate, Latham & Watkins
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12:30
On demand session: IBOR Transition
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On demand session: Enforcement Cases
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Friday 9 October

08:30
Opening remarks
08:45
Keynote address
Speaker:
Verena Ross,
Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
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09:15
Networking break
09:30
Panel discussion: MiFID Review: An Overview
  • State of play
  • Interaction with the MAR review
  • MiFID and the new sustainability framework: the new delegated acts
  • MiFID and CMU: diverse trading modalities and the role of third country firms
  • Priorities after Covid-19
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10:20
Networking break
10:40
Panel discussion: MiFID In-Focus: Investor Protection
  • Appropriate calibration of requirements for different needs
  • The way forward for inducements
  • Proposals for changes to the research regime
  • Product governance
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11:30
Networking break
11:45
Panel discussion: MiFID In-Focus: Market Structure
  • Market access, competition, and consolidated tape
  • Market structure changes: interaction between the ESMA reports and the Commission consultation
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12:30
On demand session: Surveillance and Governance
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On demand session: Supervision of Behaviour and Culture
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Keynote Speakers

Robert Ophèle

Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)

Verena Ross

Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Speakers

Anne Mainwaring

Senior Associate, Latham & Watkins

James Kemp

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

Judson Berkey

Managing Director, Group Head of Sustainability Regulatory Strategy, UBS

Nicola Higgs

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Rodrigo Buenaventura

Market Directorate General Director, Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores

Stephen Strombelline

Managing Director, Capital Forensics, Inc.