The Coronavirus is the biggest challenge the world has faced in a very long time, with survival strategies at the forefront of most businesses. As the world is slowly finding its “new normal”, Financial Services institutions are starting to contemplate the move back to normality and what it means for them.

It’s never been more important to share ideas and encourage discussions. While physical events might not be possible for now, getting together as a community and sharing advice and concerns can still be achieved.

Our In-house Financial Services virtual event will finish on the 9th July at 11:00am with a 45-minute post-event virtual roundtable on Planning for coming out the other side of CV 19: What do financial services firms need to do?

Our expert speakers, joined by a small number of in-house lawyers, will tackle the following questions in a lively and interactive discussion:

  • What were the previous challenges?
  • What are the current challenges?
  • What are the FCA’s expectations?
  • How can firms respond – the ideal and what is realistic?

Facilitators:

Ian Mason, Partner & Head of UK Financial Services Regulation, Gowling WLG

Ian Mason has more than 20 years’ experience as a financial services regulatory lawyer providing advice on a broad range of matters, including FCA/PRA authorisation, supervision and enforcement. He is a former Head of Department in the Enforcement Division at the financial services regulator, as well as having worked in-house, and advising firms and individuals in private practice.

He advises on a broad range of financial services regulatory issues, both non-contentious and contentious. He has significant experience in regulatory investigations, both in enforcement and on the defence side, representing firms and individuals such as CEOs, Heads of Compliance, MLROs and Heads of Trading.

Sushil Kuner, Principal Associate, Gowling WLG

Sushil advises on all aspects of financial services regulatory law and FinTech, having spent eight years working within the Supervision and Enforcement Divisions of the Financial Conduct Authority. During her time in Enforcement, Sushil was a lead investigator and project managed several high profile investigations against both individuals and institutions.
She was formerly a member of the FCA’s Relationship Management and Strategy team in Enforcement and was responsible for vetting and selecting suitable cases for Enforcement action. She was also one of the FCA’s ‘Skilled Persons Champions’ and oversaw large scale redress and remediation exercises involving millions of banking customers. She advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues and was named a Key Lawyer in the 2020 edition of the Legal 500 for FinTech.

Please note that the virtual roundtables have very limited availability, so if you are interested in joining this session please contact Emma Bower for more information.

This free to attend virtual roundtable is part of the In-house Financial Services virtual event taking place between 30 June – 2nd July.

For more information on the conference, a copy of the agenda, or to register for any of the 10+ sessions available, please visit the event website.