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Competition Section

Webinar: Competition at the FCA: An update for lawyers (13 May 2016)

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Join this webinar and discover how innovation and competition are encouraged within the financial sector and gain an understanding of the FCA’s key priorities in competition.

Why listen?

The session will cover:

  • A look at the Competition Division’s work at the FCA over the last 3 years
  • What our total portfolio of work looks like, including:
    • Market studies
    • Competition Act
    • Promoting competition across wider FCA work

Who should participate?

  • Financial Services (Banking, Insurance, Asset Management, Fintech etc); in-house counsel and compliance officers
  • Competition lawyers

Speakers

Deb Jones, director of Competition, FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)

Deb Jones is Director of Competition at the Financial Conduct Authority, a role which she job-shares with Mary Starks. The FCA has had a competition mandate since its inception in 2013, unlike its predecessor, the FSA. Deb and Mary built the Competition Division from a standing start to a 90-strong team, encompassing lawyers, economists and financial services specialists. Since 2013, the Division has launched various in-depth market studies, such as into Cash Savings, Credit Cards, and Investment and Corporate Banking. Investigations under the Competition Act are handled jointly with the Enforcement Division. The work of the Division also includes advising colleagues across the FCA on competition issues or how policies might impact on competition. Deb was previously a director at the OFT where she led enforcement cases and policy work. Her OFT career spanned 10 years and included major cartel cases such as collusion between BA /Virgin Atlantic (passenger fuel surcharges) and bid-rigging practices amongst over 100 construction companies. Prior to joining the OFT, Deb was a practising solicitor at Slaughter and May.

Details

Date: 13 May 2016

Duration: 15:30-16:30

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Benefits of Membership*

Competition Section renewals

The Competition Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Advisory Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • Compliance and regulation
  • Brexit
  • Abuse of dominance
  • Damages actions
  • Mergers
  • Cartel enforcement
  • Dawn Raids
  • Sector Inquiries

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Podcasts, Conference, Annual Dinner, Webinars and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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