European Compliance and Legal Conference | afme

European Compliance and Legal Conference

19 - 20 Sep 2017 De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London


Thank you to our partners.


Lead partner

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

    Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

    Lead Partner

    Described as "the firm with the greatest number of FTSE100 relationships" (The Lawyer Market Intelligence Unit, 2017) Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, with 26 offices spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. Our global Financial Services Regulatory practice has a deep knowledge and understanding of regulations and of the regulators who devise and enforce them. We are specialists in financial products and markets, acting as trusted advisors to our clients on their most complex and sensitive issues, providing technical expertise, sound judgement and a practical commercial outlook. 

  • Linklaters



    As one of the leading global law firms, we undertake the most important and challenging assignments for the world's leading companies, financial institutions and governments, helping them to achieve their objectives by solving their most complex and important legal issues.

    Our market-leading financial regulation global group advises on all aspects of regulatory compliance, risk management and enforcement work across multiple jurisdictions. Our contentious and non-contentious lawyers act as key advisers on the most sensitive and reputation-threatening regulatory issues, delivering strategic, technical and commercial advice. Our relationships with banks, investment managers, trading platforms and exchanges worldwide are unrivalled and longstanding. As a result, we understand the challenges that affect our clients at national, European and international levels, enabling us to deliver incisive advice on critical financial regulatory issues.

  • Shearman & Sterling

    Shearman & Sterling

    Lead Partner

    Shearman & Sterling LLP is a global law firm with approximately 850 lawyers in many of the major commercial centers around the world.  Our award-winning global Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory group works on complex cross-border issues and transactions and has advised on a significant number of high profile, first-in-kind, complex regulatory and compliance matters.

    Our practice is truly multi-jurisdictional in its scope, with our core group practicing in London, New York and Washington, DC, and additional regulatory expertise in Toronto, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Brussels, Singapore and Beijing, among other offices. This allows us to match the global presence of many of our clients and provide seamless coverage in core jurisdictions. In the current environment, when so many of the rules are generated out of the Financial Stability Board and the Basel Committee, our cross-border regulatory practice allows us to stay ahead of regulatory trends and developments, including Brexit, to anticipate any issues that may be relevant to you.

    We provide a full global service to banks, investment firms, brokers, insurance and reinsurance companies, exchanges, SEFs/MTFs, clearing and settlement providers, fund firms, payment service providers and corporations on the laws and regulations of the world’s key financial and commercial centers. Capitalising on our regulatory knowledge and insight, we provide innovative solutions on a cross-border and local basis and assist clients in cultivating their relationships with regulators.


  • Axiom Law

    Axiom Law


    Axiom is the recognised leader in the business of law. We employ over 2,000 lawyers, legal professionals, process engineers, and technologists to deliver legal, contracts, and compliance solutions to the Fortune/FTSE 100.

    We empower in-house legal teams to manage regulatory change more effectively. Supporting the world’s largest financial services institutions, we have completed dozens of major regulatory contract remediation projects over the last couple of years.

    Axiom partners with its clients to devise thoughtful, process-driven, and tech-enabled solutions. With the GDPR deadline fast approaching, we are keen to share market insights, and to encourage innovative discussion around delivering best-in-class compliance.

    Click here to find out more.

  • Allen & Overy

    Allen & Overy

    Allen & Overy is one of the world’s leading international law firms with a strategy of global growth and a culture built on a philosophy of continual improvement to meet its clients’ changing needs. Our expanding network of 44 offices in 31 countries spans Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, North America and Central and South America and Africa, and means we have one of the broadest footprints of any legal practice. Our full-service capabilities are delivered by approximately 5,200 people, including some 530 partners worldwide who work in a highly integrated manner, both across our own office network and with our partner law firms in over 100 other countries.

  • Capital Forensics

    Capital Forensics


    Capital Forensics, Inc. (CFI) provides data analysis, expert testimony, litigation support, and a broad range of compliance, regulatory and operations-related consulting services.

    Since 1993, our professionals have delivered sound guidance and cost-effective solutions to address complex, high-stakes challenges, including risk management issues, employment disputes, fraud and other internal investigations. CFI’s clients include banking, insurance and financial institutions, public and private companies, and their legal counsel.

    Our value proposition and track record of success are based on industry-specific expertise combined with extensive data-driven technology. CFI fosters an operating culture that demands rigorous analysis, integrity and strong collaboration with clients. 

  • Clifford Chance

    Clifford Chance


    We are one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working.

    We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, lenders, funds, investors, insurers, government bodies, trade associations and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm's global standards with in-depth local expertise.

  • Financial News

    Financial News


    Financial News is the voice of London's financial centre, providing must-have news and sharp analysis onfthe City's most influential decision makers.Our unique access to the biggest names allows us to break news and deliver unparalleled insight on the stories that matter, allowing us to set the agenda for the City and to keep our readers ahead of the competition. 

    To activate a subscription to Financial News, visit

  • Latham & Watkins

    Latham & Watkins


    Latham & Watkins is a leading full service global law firm serving investment managers, investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, sovereign wealth funds, governments and other organisations from its offices across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. The firm has over 80 partners based in London, specialising in transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory fields.  The firm’s pre-eminent financial services regulatory practice is widely recognised for its market-leading expertise and credentials in relation to MiFID II and SMCR, among other topics of importance to financial institutions.  

  • Luminance



    Luminance is a new class of document analysis software that will transform our approach to handling big data. The revolutionary technology is founded on breakthroughs in artificial intelligence at the University of Cambridge, and trained by legal experts. The company is backed by Invoke Capital, an investment fund dedicated to unlocking the potential of European technology. Luminance allows the computing power of artificial intelligence to complement the sophisticated human mind. By understanding language as humans do, recognising patterns and uncovering hidden risks, Luminance provides both a global overview and a forensic insight into a company. 

  • Slaughter and May

    Slaughter and May

    Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm providing corporate, financing, competition, dispute resolution, real estate, IP and regulatory advice. The firm is recognised throughout the business and legal community for its ability to help its clients realise their objectives, no matter how challenging the setting. The firm’s clients range from governments to entrepreneurs, from funds to leading financial services companies, from retailers to entertainment companies.  The firm advises on all aspects of regulation and compliance, including regulatory investigations, and has a market-leading fintech practice.

  • eShare



    eShare is a global company striving to improve governance by providing software to revolutionise meetings. Enable your board to make better decisions by putting everything they need at their fingertips – board agendas, documents, risk management and decisions. Our electronic paperless meeting solution is available on iPad, Android and Windows tablets, increasing security of your most sensitive documents and taking the effort out of meetings. Our software is used by over 500 clients in the UK and overseas including Credit Suisse, VP Fund Solutions and Banque Havilland.

  • Smarsh



    Key MiFID II Recordkeeping Requirements Impact Voice and Electronic Communications

    Carrier direct capture is the most reliable and automated method to capture content for archival, and it’s easily deployed without the need for additional device software. Smarsh clients can quickly and securely search, analyse, monitor and produce voice and audio content alongside all other electronic information content such as SMS/text messages, email, and social media. Audio content can be found using phonetic search capabilities and cutting-edge transcription technology, and conversations can be reconstructed in their proper context across different communications channels. Learn more at

Media partners

  • Best Execution

    Best Execution

    Best Execution reviews the issues that impact the achievement of best execution in the global securities markets throughout the trading lifecycle (from pre-trade to trade execution to post-trade). Increasingly driven by regulation we report on the seismic shifts that are occurring in capital markets across asset classes, with a key focus on the cutting-edge technology solutions and services that are needed to meet these changes.

  • GlobalCapital


    GlobalCapital is a leading news, opinion and data service for people and institutions using and working in the international capital markets. To find out more take a free trial and gain unlimited access to our service. Stay ahead, read GlobalCapital.

  • IFLR


    International Financial Law Review (IFLR) is the market-leading ­ financial law publication for lawyers specialising in international finance in ­financial institutions, corporates and in private practice.

    IFLR was first published in 1982. Today, with journalists based in the US, UK and Asia, IFLR offers everything from practical, actionable insight on the latest deal structures and regulatory developments to interviews with regulators and in-house counsel worldwide.

    “I really rate the fact that IFLR interacts so closely with such a large number of people across the financial law community.  They always seem to know the right people to consult on a given topic […], covering key legal and regulatory issues of the moment, for many different constituents of the market”.

    Mark Bicknell, MD and Associate General Counsel, BAML, London, UK

    "IFLR was a pioneer in producing timely, actionable commentary on current issues of vital interest to practicing deal lawyers. Over three decades it has remained the leader in the field and an indispensable resource."

    Robert DelaMater, Corporate Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York City, US

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  • MLex


    MLex is an independent media organization providing exclusive market insight, analysis and commentary on regulatory risk. Our customers, the world’s leading law firms, corporations, advisory firms and regulators, rely on our reporting to ensure they are well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities posed by regulatory change as well as to mitigate the risks.

    We have a track record of uncovering regulatory risk before it breaks in other news outlets. Offering up-to-the-minute coverage of regulatory threats and opportunities from the perspectives of M&A, antitrust and trade defense, as well as data privacy and security, we also specialize in sector-specific regulation across TMT, energy and financial services.

    MLex’s coverage spans the world’s foremost regulators in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

  • TalklawGlobal


    TalklawGlobal specialises in publishing topical comparative law, thought provoking management articles, surveys and reports such as the ground breaking The Profitable Legal Department for senior in-house counsel. Our topical comparative law resource is created by and for GC, with each edition chaired by a General Counsel. For more visit:

  • TheDesk


    The DESK provides buy-side traders with precise detail on the macro-drivers, events and plans that are shaping liquidity and price discovery in fixed income markets. Published quarterly, The DESK delivers facts from the frontline of trading, opinion on the potential of new initiatives and support for fixed income desks across investment firms. Talking about bonds starts at The DESK.

Event endorsers

  • APCC


    The Association of Professional Compliance Consultants, or APCC, is the body for compliance consultants who advise firms regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.

    The APCC is active in enhancing the professional standards of compliance consultants and is recognised as a trade body by the FCA. This relationship with the FCA provides our members with significant benefits in terms of direct access to the Regulator.  The APCC often works in conjunction with the FCA to pilot or test new initiatives, and we also provide the FCA with valuable feedback on specific subjects as requested by them.

  • ICA


    International Compliance Association is a professional organisation dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in compliance, anti-money laundering and financial crime prevention. ICA offers internationally recognised professional qualifications that help improve knowledge, enhance skills and minimise risk for firms. For novice and experienced practitioners alike, ICA certificate and diploma programmes are a benchmark of competence and excellence. Being a member of ICA, a global community, demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of practice and conduct, enhances your professional reputation and employability and significantly, protects and improves the performance of your organisation.