The second annual IFLR Bank Capital Seminar was held in London on February 26, 2015. The event welcomedd over 100 of Europe’s top banking and regulatory lawyers met to discuss the best methods of structuring regulatory capital deals.
After a frantic 12 months of activity, the Seminar provided critical updates to the latest regulations: October saw the results of stringent stress testing, Basel III entered the final stages of reform and the EBA pushed for a more standardised approach. All of these led to a large amount of lessons for the market, which could be capitalised on in 2015.
AT1 and Tier 2 was also ripe for discussion. The former is still a hotbed for innovation, whereas the latter is increasingly used as going-concern capital. The IFLR Bank Capital Seminar saw leading European in-house counsel and top private practice lawyers explain successful strategies and points of discussion across all of these topics, including tax and comparisons between national finishes.