Banking and Finance - Focus on Change series

Event Details


United Kingdom | 2018-19

Our 2018/19 client webinar series looks at the key changes ahead for the banking and finance industry, from Brexit to blockchain.

For further information on these webinars please contact Natasha Lawrence.

Topic Summary Speakers Date
Focus on BEPS and banking transactions We will look at the impact on banking and finance clients of recent and future tax reforms, at bothan international and domestic level, aimed at addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). Matthew Hodkin
Judy Harrison
Focus on Basel IV We will examine recent proposals published by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to amend Basel III and their potential impact on the banking and finance sector. Kenneth Gray 7June
Focus on Brexit and transitional arrangements In this webinar we will look at the current state of the Brexit negotiations, with a particular focus on future trading arrangements. Emma Giddings
Milagros Miranda Rojas
21 June
Focus on recent case law affecting finance documents This webinar will focus on recent case law affecting banking and finance clients, including penalty clauses, amendments to contracts and general principles of construction. Richard Calnan
Andrew Sheftel
13 September
Focus on the Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations In this session we will look at the draft Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations. We will discuss the purpose of the new regulations as well as the impact in practice of the new legislation when taking security over receivables. Richard Calnan
Rebecca Oliver
4 October
Focus on Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain) and Smart Contracts In this webinar we will look at the potential applications and impact of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and smart contracts, and the key legal and regulatory considerations in relation to the use of DLT and smart contracts, with a particular focus on the banking and finance sector. Smart contracts, in conjunction with DLT, have the potential to deliver significant disruptive changes to the way in which business transactions are undertaken. Hannah Meakin
David Shearer
Michael Sinclair
Adam Sanitt
15 November
Focus on alternative benchmarks This webinar will track developments in the regulation of benchmarks, adoption of fallback provisions by trade bodies in various markets (including the LMA, ISDA and ICMA) and transition to alternative benchmarks in anticipation of the retirement of LIBOR at the end of 2021. Emma Giddings 24 January