Competition law developments in the financial sector
Originally broadcast on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 15:30
Out of the banking crisis of the late 2000s arose calls for more stringent financial regulation. The ICB Report aims to better regulate the banking sector but this may have significant repercussions for competition law. Furthermore, the decision by the European Commission to prevent an allegedly anti-competitive merger between NYSE Euronet and Deutsche Boerse, demonstrates the stance that the EU has taken towards competition law. With stringent European influences having a significant bearing on the UK competition regime it is important that you keep abreast of the latest developments.
This highly relevant and fully interactive webinar will discuss the importance of the EU’s rhetoric of free trade to competition law, whilst analysing the relationship between this and the UK stance.
This webinar will cover:
- Developments in the financial services sector
o ICB report and implications of the recommendations
o NYSE Euronext/Deutsche Boerse merger decision
- EU guidance and case law update
o Guidance development
o Article 101 and 102 case law for the financial sector
- The role of the Financial Conduct Authority
- State aid
o Relationship between the Banking Commission’s proposals and the European Commission’s state aid decisions
- Developments in the insurance sector