Regulatory Round-Up Business Breakfast
Join us for a Business Breakfast where our speakers will discuss the following topics:
- The changing payments landscape: APP Fraud and Confirmation of Payee Proposals, the New Payments Architecture, and what’s next for Open Banking?
- An update on the FCA’s continued consumer protection focus.
- Cyber: A discussion of the continued challenges presented by data in 2019/20.
08.30 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 Introduction and Speakers
10:15 Close & Network
Lauren McCarthy, Solicitor, Pinsent Masons
Lauren is a solicitor in our Financial Regulation team, where she provides advice to financial services institutions on a range of retail regulatory and commercial issues.
She acts for a number of retail and wholesale banks, building societies, credit providers, insurers and other financial service providers.
Lauren has experience in advising on all aspects of FSMA and related rules and regulation, but her practices focuses in particular on consumer credit issues and payment services. She regularly provides advice on whether proposed activities fall within the UK regulatory perimeter and she has experience in reviewing and drafting terms for consumer contracts, appointed representative arrangements and debt sale agreements. She also provides advice in relation to other regulatory compliance issues, including in relation to unfair terms rules, financial promotions and marketing rules, and collections procedures.
Alice Hallewell, Solicitor, Pinsent Masons
Alice is a solicitor in our Financial Regulation Team. She advises a wide range of businesses including banks, payment firms, insurers, investment firms, and other financial service providers on regulatory and commercial issues.
Alice has experience advising on a range of regulatory matters including advising on: the impact and implementation of the senior managers and certification regimes; payment services regulations compliance; issues arising in connection with money laundering regulations; and regulated activities and financial promotions. She has experience in reviewing and drafting product terms and conditions for major UK retail banks, payments businesses and other financial institutions.
She also provides advice in relation to authorisations, cancellations and changes in control, including advising more generally on acquisitions involving regulated entities – conducting due diligence, drafting due diligence reports and advising on transaction documents, for both buyers and sellers.
Victoria Baron, Solicitor, Pinsent Masons
Victoria focuses on TMT Disputes and Cyber, specialising in media litigation and data protection litigation, including data breaches.
She has experience of managing data breaches for corporate and insurer clients. This includes instructing IT forensics teams, managing regulatory investigations (ICO), engaging with credit monitoring services providers and dealing with third party claims arising out of data breaches.
Victoria has experience advising on media law issues including privacy and data protection. Technology is increasingly at the core of disputes, where the battleground is now focused on data, technology and online issues. Victoria has experience in assisting to defend high profile ‘Right to be Forgotten’ claims in respect of online content.
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