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About the event

The 8th Annual European Compliance and Legal Conference is meticulously curated to attract a diverse audience, including Heads of Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, Government Affairs, Risk professionals, General Counsel, law firms, and financial press. This event provides a unique opportunity for attendees to gather valuable insights, accumulate CPD hours, and establish connections with global experts. Renowned speakers, representing banks, policymakers, and regulators, will share their perspectives on the evolving regulatory landscape.

Set against a backdrop of the complex and dynamic regulatory environment, the conference serves as a pivotal hub for over 200 professionals annually. The program includes keynote presentations, expert panels, and interactive sessions, delving into topics such as Markets Regulation, Compliance, Risk, AML, Financial Crime, Culture, Governance and Accountability, Diversity and Inclusion, Technology, and more. The aim is to provide a comprehensive exploration of the multifaceted aspects shaping the compliance and legal landscape in Europe.

We invite you to join us for the 8th Annual European Compliance and Legal Conference—an immersive experience where industry leaders converge, insights flow freely, and meaningful connections take root. Be a part of this dynamic event, where thought leaders and professionals come together to navigate the intricate terrain of regulatory challenges and emerging trends.

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.

Super Early-bird Registration fees: valid until 25th June 2024
• AFME member: £489+ VAT
• Non member: £679 + VAT

Early-bird Registration fees: valid until 30th July 2024
• AFME member: £679+ VAT
• Non member: £849 + VAT

Regular Registration fees:
• AFME member: £849 + VAT
• Non member: £1119 + 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


To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cheryl Chickowski at [email protected] or on +44 (0)7824 874 391.

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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 250 senior registrants.
  • 4 hours of dedicated networking.
  • 16 hours of content over two days of debate and discussion

Registration enquiries

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

Monday 23 September

08:30
Registration and refreshments
09:00
Opening remarks
Speaker:
Bharat Samani,
Managing Director, Head of Compliance UK and Europe, BBVA
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09:15
Keynote address
Speaker:
Sébastien Raspiller,
Secretary General, AMF
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09:45
Panel discussion: Global Heads of Compliance
  • Key regulatory priorities
  • Current trends affecting the compliance function
  • What keeps Heads of Compliance awake at night?
Speakers:
Christine Lowthian,
Chief Compliance Officer, Europe, HSBC
Es Nelson-Jones,
Head of Compliance & Conduct, Natwest Group
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10:30
Networking break
11:00
Keynote address
Speaker:
Verena Ross,
Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority
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11:30
Panel discussion: Global Regulatory Landscape
  • Progress on key files in the UK and EU
  • Practical challenges for firms operating across borders
  • Expectations for the future
Speakers:
Elisa Menardo,
Governmental Affairs EMEA, UBS Group
Nick Bradbury,
Partner, A&O Shearman
Petra Bukhalenkova,
Managing Director, EMEA Head of Regulatory Strategy, J.P. Morgan
Tilman Lueder,
Head of securities markets, DG FISMA, European Commission
Zertasha Malik,
Head of International Policy & Strategy Division, Bank of England
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12:15
Networking lunch
13:15
Panel discussion: Investor Protection
Track A
  • Current areas of focus in the EU and UK
  • Navigating the wholesale/retail split
  • Supervisory expectations
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Panel discussion: Anti Money Laundering Reform
Track B
  • Implementation of the EU AML Package
  • Global standards and alignment
  • The role of AMLA
Speakers:
Endija Springe,
Policy Expert, European Banking Authority
Jo Swyngedouw,
Deputy Director Head of the Unit Financial Stability, AML Supervision and Banking Prudential Policy, National Bank of Belgium
Jose Arevalo,
Director, Regulatory Risk and Control Oversight, Commerzbank
Marcus Pleyer,
Dep Director General, Federal Ministry of Finance Germany
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13:55
Panel discussion: Market Abuse Regulation: Latest Developments
Track A
  • Progress on EU changes to MAR
  • Assessing the UK landscape
  • Challenges arising from new products
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Panel discussion: Advancing the Fight Against Financial Crime and AML
Track B
  • Views from the FIUs
  • Information sharing and public private partnerships
Speaker:
Cédric Perruchot,
Head of AML regulatory affairs and advocacy, BNP Paribas
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14:35
Panel discussion: Governance & Accountability
Track A
  • Post-implementation reflections on SEAR
  • Progress on the UK Edinburgh Reforms changes to SMCR
Speakers:
Andy Atkinson,
Director of Product Management, StarCompliance
Paul Brione,
Head of Division, PRA Authorisations, Bank of England
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Panel discussion: Trends in Surveillance
Track B
  • Surveillance data management
  • Regulatory and supervisory considerations
  • Impact of technological advancements
Speaker:
Mark Gillert,
Head of Division, BaFin
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15:15
Networking break
15:45
Keynote address
Speaker:
Derville Rowland,
Deputy Governor Consumer & Investor Protection, Central Bank of Ireland
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16:15
Panel discussion: Diversity & Inclusion
  • State of play on the UK D&I proposals
  • Views from industry leaders on what works – and what doesn’t
  • What does the industry need to focus on next?
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17:00
Closing remarks
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17:15
Drinks reception

Tuesday 24 September

08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:00
Opening remarks
Speaker:
Lisa Walker,
Head of Compliance UK & Middle East, ING Bank
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09:15
Keynote address
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09:45
Panel discussion: General Counsels Discussion
  • Legal perspectives on the key challenges facing banks in the EU
  • Priorities for 2025 and beyond
  • How the legal function is changing from a skills, risk and technology perspective
Speakers:
Ben Macdonald,
Head of Group Legal, Rothschild & Co
Elisabetta Pagnini,
Head of Group Legal, Intesa Sanpaolo
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10:30
Networking break
11:00
Panel discussion: 2LoD Alignment - Compliance & Risk
Track A
  • How are roles and expectations changing?
  • How can second line functions work together most effectively?
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Panel discussion: Trends in Enforcement
Track B
  • What can we learn from recent regulatory actions
  • Where to focus in 2025 and beyond
Speakers:
Dee O Sullivan,
Interim Head of Department, Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority
Victor Maurin,
Advisor, AMF
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11:40
Panel discussion: ESG Compliance Implications
Track A
  • Assessing the regulatory landscape
  • Interoperability of standards
  • Key challenges for Compliance & Legal functions
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Panel discussion: Handling Regulatory Investigations
Track B
  • Best practices for conducting internal reviews
  • Maintaining independence while satisfying regulator expectations
  • Challenges when representing the company and employees
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Future Leaders Round Table
Track C
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12:20
Networking lunch
13:20
Keynote address
Speaker:
Therese Chambers,
Joint Executive Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority
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13:50
Panel discussion: The Culture Journey
  • Taking stock of culture change in the industry
  • Cultivating a good risk culture
  • Identifying and addressing non-financial misconduct
Speakers:
Aurelien Dubus,
UK Head of Compliance, BNP Parabis
Ted MacDonald,
Senior Technical Specialist, Financial Markets Standards Board
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14:35
Panel discussion: Impact of Technology on Compliance & Legal
  • Developing a strategy for embedding technology
  • Governance and conduct considerations
Speaker:
Rachel Cockshutt,
Head of Regulatory Change, Europe, Royal Bank of Canada
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15:20
Closing remarks
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Keynote Speakers

Derville Rowland

Deputy Governor Consumer & Investor Protection, Central Bank of Ireland

Sébastien Raspiller

Secretary General, AMF

Therese Chambers

Joint Executive Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority

Verena Ross

Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority

Other Speakers

Andy Atkinson

Director of Product Management, StarCompliance

Ben Macdonald

Head of Group Legal, Rothschild & Co

Bharat Samani

Managing Director, Head of Compliance UK and Europe, BBVA

Cédric Perruchot

Head of AML regulatory affairs and advocacy, BNP Paribas

Christine Lowthian

Chief Compliance Officer, Europe, HSBC

James Kemp

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

Jo Swyngedouw

Deputy Director Head of the Unit Financial Stability, AML Supervision and Banking Prudential Policy, National Bank of Belgium

Jose Arevalo

Director, Regulatory Risk and Control Oversight, Commerzbank

Lisa Walker

Head of Compliance UK & Middle East, ING Bank

Marcus Pleyer

Dep Director General, Federal Ministry of Finance Germany

Mark Gillert

Head of Division, BaFin

Michael Phillips

Head of UK Wholesale Banking Compliance, Société Générale

Nick Bradbury

Partner, A&O Shearman

Paul Brione

Head of Division, PRA Authorisations, Bank of England

Petra Bukhalenkova

Managing Director, EMEA Head of Regulatory Strategy, J.P. Morgan

Ted MacDonald

Senior Technical Specialist, Financial Markets Standards Board

Tilman Lueder

Head of securities markets, DG FISMA, European Commission