2nd Annual European Compliance and Legal Conference | afme

2nd AnnualEuropean Compliance and Legal Conference

01 - 02 Oct 2018 etc venues St Paul's, London


How can your business be a part of AFME’s 2nd Annual European Compliance and Legal Conference?

As a partner you could:

  • share your thought leadership alongside 400 industry experts as a speaker on our programme
  • meet potential clients and new contacts through eight hours dedicated to networking, which includes a networking drinks reception
  • build your profile through a number of branding and exhibiting opportunities
  • drive the conversation as a lead partner

Please contact Cheryl Chickowski, Sponsorship Consultant on Cheryl.Chickowski@afme.eu or +44 (0)20 3828 2704 to enquire about partnership opportunities. 

Lead Partners

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

    Herbert Smith Freehills

    Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 27 offices spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. We can help you to meet all your legal services needs globally, leaving you time to realise opportunities whilst we manage the risk. 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

    Shearman & Sterling’s success is built on our clients’ success. We have a long and distinguished history of supporting our clients wherever they do business, from major financial centers to emerging and growth markets. We represent many of the world’s leading corporations and major financial institutions, as well as emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises, often working on ground-breaking, precedent-setting matters. With a deep understanding of our clients' businesses and the industries they operate in, our work is driven by their need for outstanding legal and commercial advice.

    We have over 850 lawyers around the world speaking more than 60 languages and practicing U.S., English, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law. Nearly half of our lawyers practice outside the United States. Combining legal knowledge with industry expertise, our lawyers provide commercial advice that helps clients achieve their ambitions.

    We are committed to forging long-term relationships with our clients, providing them with genuine insight and practical advice, and supporting them as they navigate the challenges of our 21st century global economy.

  • EY


    Lead Consultancy Partner

    When the financial services industry works well, it creates growth, prosperity and peace of mind for hundreds of millions of people. No other industry touches so many lives or shapes so many futures.

    At EY Financial Services, we share a single focus — to build a better financial services industry, not just for now, but for the future.

    We train and nurture our inclusive teams to develop minds that can transform, shape and innovate financial services. Our professionals come together from different backgrounds and walks of life to apply their skills and insights to ask better questions. It’s these better questions that lead to better answers, benefiting our clients, their clients and the wider community. Our minds are made to build a better financial services industry. It’s how we play our part in building a better working world.



  • 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.


  • Clifford Chance

    Clifford Chance

    Conference Premium Partner

    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.

  • 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. 

Media Partners

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Compliance Search Group

    Compliance Search Group

    The Compliance Search Group is a uniquely qualified executive search firm solely dedicated to the recruitment of Compliance, Legal, Regulatory, Risk, Audit, Privacy, Anti-Money Laundering and related professionals (generally termed "Compliance"). With over one hundred (100) combined years of Compliance recruitment experience and over 2,000 job placements and counting, let CSG help you find your next Compliance professional today. 

  • Financial News

    Financial News

    Lead Media Partner

    If it matters to the financial services sector, then you can read it in FN. Over more than two decades, Financial News has delivered unmatched insight and coverage of the issues that are most important to career-driven professionals working in the financial services industry. Packaged up in a mobile-friendly website and a weekly print edition, our content is complimented by our well-respected power lists, including FN 100 Women and the Fintech 40, as well as a raft of exciting events.

    Visit www.fnlondon.com

  • 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.


  • ICSA


    Founded in 1988, ICSA is the global organization of securities industry associations. ICSA provides a forum for member associations to understand developments, exchange views, and collaborate to work for better global capital markets.

    ICSA advocates appropriate regulatory policies, regulations, and initiatives across jurisdictions to promote efficient securities markets and the flow of cross-border capital.



  • 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.

  • Practice Insight

    Practice Insight

    Practice Insight is IFLR’s new sister publication analysing how financial institutions are reacting to capital markets rules – from those on the inside. Our team uncovers regulatory-driven uncertainty within banks, asset managers and trading venues in three areas: compliance, conduct and documentation. Sign up to our weekly newsletter: http://bit.ly/2G9L25l

  • TheDESK


    We need to talk about bonds. Liquidity has been sucked out of the credit markets by regulation. It can only be replaced by a structural change in the secondary market, or a change to the issuance model in the primary market. Neither is happening right now. Fixed income trading costs are opaque at best, so achieving best execution in the bond market seems an impossible task. Wedded to illiquidity, a lack of price transparency could threaten to impact issuers.

    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

  • 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.


  • ICMA


    The mission of ICMA is to promote resilient well-functioning international and globally coherent cross-border debt securities markets, which are essential to fund sustainable economic growth and development.

    ICMA is a membership association, headquartered in Switzerland, committed to serving the needs of its wide range of members. These include private and public sector issuers, financial intermediaries, asset managers and other investors, capital market infrastructure providers, central banks, law firms and others worldwide. ICMA currently has 540 members located in over 60 countries.

    ICMA brings together members from all segments of the wholesale and retail debt securities market, through regional and sectoral member committees, and focuses on a comprehensive range of regulatory and market practice issues which impact all aspects of international market functioning. ICMA prioritises four core areas – primary markets, secondary markets, repo and collateral markets, and the green and social bond markets.

  • IRTA


    The International RegTech Association (IRTA) is a united community of individuals and organizations, with a shared vision to innovate, advance, and influence the future of Regulatory Technology (RegTech). 
    Through consultation and collaboration, the IRTA plays a central role in shaping the future of the Financial Services industry. A non-profit Association, the IRTA brings together the people, tools and policies that are required to thrive in today's rapidly evolving RegTech landscape.



    The Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) is the UK’s leading trade association for firms that provide investment management and financial advice to everyone from individuals and families to charities, pension funds, trusts and companies.

    Our full member firms deal directly with clients.

    PIMFA was created in June 2017 as the outcome of the merger between the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) and the Wealth Management Association (WMA) and represents over 2080 full and associate member firms.

    Our mission is to create an optimal operating environment so that our member firms can focus on delivering the best service to their clients, providing responsible stewardship for their long-term savings and investments. We lead the debate on policy and regulatory recommendations to ensure that the UK remains a global centre of excellence in the wealth and investment management and financial advice arena.

  • SSDA


    The Swedish Securities Dealers Association (SSDA) was founded in 1908 and is an association which represents the common interest of banks and investment services firms active on the Swedish securities market. The mission of the SSDA is a sound, strong and efficient securities market. SSDA promotes member's view in regards to regulatory, market and infrastructure-related issues. It also provides a neutral forum for discussing and exchanging views on matters which are of common interest to its members.

  • Women in Banking and Finance

    Women in Banking and Finance

    Women in Banking and Finance is a not for profit membership organisation with branches in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Founded in 1980, we aim to improve diversity in the banking and finance sector.  We are dedicated to increasing opportunity for individual members to network, learn and advise each other at every stage of their career through WIBF’s programme of workshops and events. The annual Women in Banking and Finance Awards for Achievement are prestigious awards which highlight the inspirational work going on every day in pursuit of diversity and excellence in the banking and finance sector.