The Competition Law in Financial Services Summit

Delivering Fresh Insights and Perspectives on the Latest Developments and Specific Challenges Facing Financial Services Sector Competition Specialists.

In-person | 30th April 2024 | Central London


Complimentary Attendance for In-House Counsel

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With an agenda developed by experienced sector leaders you can be assured of gaining new knowledge and insights into today’s key areas.

Unlike many other events that give one sided perspective on each topic, each issue will be addressed by deliberate mix of private practice, in house counsel and regulatory professionals. Therefore, you will benefit from a more balanced and real-world perspective on topics resulting in a more accurate insight into where each issue is likely lead in practice.

This event has been specifically scheduled for April 2024 in order to allow discussion on impending developments including the CMA’s review of concurrency arrangements and the evolving implications of Big Tech on Financial Services. Plus, you can be assured that any perennial topics on the agenda will be addressed from a fresh view-point allowing attendees to gain new knowledge and insights into these key areas.


Complimentary Attendance Available to In-House Counsel


This is a premium event without the premium price resulting in an affordable opportunity to meet and network with a significant number of your peers throughout the sector. Not only that, but in-house practitioners may attend the event at no cost ensuring their vitally important point of view will be heard across all issues. In just one day, be assured that you will receive maximum benefit from your investment of time in attending this unique event.

Hear direct from several leading regulatory representatives:



Key Topics You Will Hear Addressed:



- Preserving competition law without impeding

the development of FinTech 

- Investment practices from FinTech firms 

- Consumer duty 


Payment Systems

- Open banking

- Digital currencies from central banks

- Platform reform

- Impacts of the acquisitions made

by Visa and MasterCard 


ESG and Sustainability

- How firms are reaching

their ESG goals

- Regulation guidance on ESG

- How the EU regulated and enforces

the Damages Directive


Litigation and Class Actions
in Financial Services

- The impact that litigation and class actions

are having on financial service firms

- Litigation funding arrangements

- Litigation arising from interchange fees

- Competition in labour markets



- Recent cases involving roll-up

mergers and acquisitions 

- Trends and projections in deal activity 

- Implications of minority investment in

and acquisitions of startups 

- How agencies and authorities

monitor these acquisitions 


Collaboration Between
Financial Service Firms

- Information sharing between institutions

and the impact of it 

- Understanding how firms can interact

without hindering competition 

- Regulation guidance on interaction

between firms 

Featuring In-House Counsel and Policy Perspectives from:

Simon Burden
Simon Burden Head of Competition Law
Daniela Bowry-Blum
Daniela Bowry-Blum Head of Competition
Michelle Yip
Michelle Yip Managing Associate General Counsel, Competition Law
Christopher Duff
Christopher Duff Senior Legal Counsel
Crédit Agricole
Eliza Petritsi
Eliza Petritsi Director, Antitrust Compliance
Deutsche Bank
Adam Scarrott
Adam Scarrott Director, Issuing and Acceptance
UK Finance

Meet your expert chair:

Your additional expert speakers from private practice include:

Josh Holmes KC
Josh Holmes KC Barrister
Monckton Chambers
Daniel Schwarz
Daniel Schwarz Senior Associate
Clifford Chance
Julia Woodward-Carlton
Julia Woodward-Carlton Partner
Eversheds Sutherland
Ingrid Vandenborre
Ingrid Vandenborre Partner, Antitrust/Competition
Tom Smith
Tom Smith Partner
Geradin Partners
Julian Stait
Julian Stait Partner
Sarah Abram KC
Sarah Abram KC King's Counsel
Brick Court Chambers
Bruce Kilpatrick
Bruce Kilpatrick Partner
Rikki Haria
Rikki Haria Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Mark Padley
Mark Padley Associate

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