On April 6, 2016 the financial services team will be holding their latest 40 minute briefing that will take a further look at MiFID II and MiFIR. Places are still available and to register please click here.

As advertised, the focus of the briefing will be on MiFID II and MiFIR and the road ahead. However, the road has become more difficult to navigate with the uncertainty created by Brexit.

Recently, Kay Swinburne, MEP and member of the European Parliament’s Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee has warned that even if the UK votes to leave the EU firms will still need to comply with EU financial services legislation. She stated: “Let me burst that bubble right now. Ask Norway, ask Switzerland, for that matter ask South Africa. If you want to have access to the EU market, you have to comply with EU rules.”

In the 40 minute briefing we will focus on:

  • Highlights from recent MiFID II / MiFIR papers
  • Third country firms – what should they be thinking about?
  • MiFID II / MiFIR implementation projects – what should I be doing now?

In addition, we will look at the different types of Brexit and some of the key issues that financial services firms need to be aware of.