IFLR 7th EU Prospectus Rules Conference



27 September 2016, Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

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This year's speaker line-up includes contributions from:


Julia Lemonia Raptis

Julaia Lemonia Raptis
policy officer
European Commission

Julia Lemonia Raptis is policy officer in the unit for Securities Markets at DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) of the European Commission since 2013 where she works notably on the Prospectus Directive and Regulation, the Market Abuse Regulation and the Criminal Sanctions for Market Abuse Directive. Prior to joining DG FISMA's Securities Unit, Julia was assistant to the Executive Board of the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA), where she had also worked as senior officer in the Division for Markets and Exchanges Supervision before. Julia started her professional career as research and teaching associate at the Department for Constitutional and Administrative Law of the University of Vienna. Julia graduated in law from the University of Vienna and Columbia Law School (Fulbright and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) and in business sciences from the Vienna University of Economics.


François-Régis Benois

Francois-Regis Benois
head of listed corporates regulation division
Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)

Francois-Regis Benois graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce of Paris and Sciences Po Paris and holds a Masters in Business Law from the University Panthéon-Assas.

Benois contributes to regulation strategy and AMF influence, negotiation and implementation of international, European and national regulations or soft law, including compliance with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and level 1 proposals and ESMA. Benois also advises on AMF policy in topics related to listed companies and public offerings.

Benois has particular expertise in financial information under prospectus and transparency regimes, takeover bids, SME financing, corporate governance, 
shareholders’ rights and proxy advisory firms, securitisation vehicles, credit rating agencies, corporate social responsibility and equity crowdfunding


Ronan Dunne

Ronan Dunne
corporate finance
European Securities & Markets Authority (ESMA)

Ronan joined the Corporate Finance team of ESMA in 2012 as a seconded national expert from the Central Bank of Ireland where he is the Corporate Finance Policy and Strategy Manager. Ronan specialises in the area of prospectuses and has over 10 years experience working in structured finance. Prior to joining the Central Bank of Ireland, Ronan worked for William Fry Solicitors and the Irish Stock Exchange. He is a qualified solicitor in Ireland, England & Wales and is admitted as an attorney in the State of New York. He is also a former member of the CESR Standing Committee on Credit Rating Agencies.


Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson
director - head of DCM transaction management
Credit Suisse

Richard Johnson is a senior capital markets and structured finance lawyer with extensive experience of working with many global corporates and financial institutions.

Johnson is a risk and regulatory specialist with a seat on several industry body committees and is also a regular speaker and commentator on market regulation, in particular Basel 3/CRD 4, EU Prospectus Directive and retail bonds.

In February 2015, Johnson was named as one of Financial News' Rising Stars of the financial legal profession. Johnson also led IFLR's 2016 and 2014 "In-house Teams of the Year".



Laurent Deckers

Laurent Deckers
executive director, assistant general counsel
JP Morgan Securities

Laurent Deckers is head of the “securities and funds” legal team within structured investments in EMEA.

Deckers is responsible for the legal team supporting the securitised derivatives practice (securities and funds) across asset classes: including
  • Maintenance of the global EMTN issue programme and infrastructure and;
  • The J.P. Morgan Mansart funds platform (UCITS and AIFs).


Carolyn Boey


Director, associate general counsel
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Carolyn Boey is a director and associate general counsel, and co-heads the EMEA DCM IG legal team of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Boey has extensive experience in a wide range of debt capital markets products (in Reg S, Rule 144A or SEC registered format) including: regulatory capital/hybrid securities; covered bonds; and liability management transactions for a broad spectrum of financial institutions and corporate issuers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Ruari Ewing

Ruari Ewing
director, primary markets
International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

Having previously worked as a debt capital markets transaction lawyer, Ewing has been with the ICMA since 2007. His primary focus is on the primary debt markets, where he represents ICMA's lead manager constituency. Supporting the ICMA Primary Market Practices Committee, Legal & Documentation Committee and related working groups, he facilitates discussions among and within ICMA members and liaises on their behalf with other market constituencies and national and international authorities. Ewing is responsible for administering the ICMA Primary Market Handbook (previously the IPMA Handbook), which sets out recommendations, guidance and standard wording and documentation for syndicated cross-border debt securities issuance.


Gregory Frigo

Gregory Frigo
supervision officer
Autoriteit Financiële Markten, Netherlands

Gregory Frigo is senior supervision officer at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. Gregory grew up in the United States and attended Pitzer College, Boston University and the University of Wisconsin Law School. Gregory then studied at the University of Amsterdam, where he received a Masters degree in Dutch law. After completing his studies, Gregory worked in the finance practice at the Amsterdam office of a large international law firm and then went on to work at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Gregory is currently involved in the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets’ supervision of prospectuses and is also responsible for policy matters in relation to prospectuses. Gregory represents the AFM in relation to corporate finance matters within ESMA and has also participated in task forces within the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). Gregory was seconded to the Dutch Ministry of Finance during the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Gregory has particular expertise in prospectuses, takeover bids, SME finance and securitisations.


Gerard Scully

Gerard Scully
director of international primary markets
Irish Stock Exchange

Gerard Scully is Director of International Primary Markets with responsibility for the promotion and development of the ISE’s markets for international debt and investments funds. He joined the ISE in March 2004 and is currently a member of the ESMA Corporate Finance Consultative Working Group.

From 1987 until 1997 he worked in London as a legal advisor, including 6 years as legal advisor on derivatives and capital markets matters covering some of the first “euro” debt transactions. On his return to Ireland in 1997, Gerard worked in a variety of legal and compliance roles. Gerard is qualified as solicitor in Ireland, England and Wales.



Hubert Grignon Dumoulin

Hubert Grignon Dumoulin
member of the executive committee
Luxembourg Stock Exchange

Hubert Grignon Dumoulin is member of the executive committee of the Exchange, in charge of trading and regulatory activities. He joined the Luxembourg Stock Exchange in October 2004 in charge of issuers and market regulation.

He studied Economics and Finance at Paris University and at the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques.

In 1991, he joined the French securities regulator (Commission des Opérations de Bourse) in the enforcement division. In 1994, he moved to the corporate finance division where he gained experience on scrutiny of prospectuses and primary markets activities.

Grignon Dumoulin joined the European Commission, Internal Market Directorate in October 1, 2000 as a detached national expert in the new unit in charge of securities and organised markets. He was responsible for the drafting of the Prospectus Directive and its implementing measures and participated to the drafting of the Directive on transparency obligations.



Darko Hajdukovic

Darko Hajdukovic
head of analytics, fixed income and funds
London Stock Exchange Group

Darko Hajdukovic is head of analytics, fixed income and funds for the London Stock Exchange’s capital markets, responsible for primary market offering for international companies, debt and investment funds. Darko has extensive experience in equity and fixed income transactions on public markets. 

Darko joined the Exchange in 2007 as debt product manager looking after primary fixed income business. Before joining the Exchange, he was an independent consultant specialising in financial regulation and regulatory economics. His previous engagements include working for the European Commission and DLA Piper, where he focused on various projects assessing the effectiveness of the EU regulation and its impact on the economic development. He also acted as a consultant on several privatisations in Central and Eastern Europe. 

Darko holds a doctorate in economics from University of London and is a member of the Royal Economic Society.



Pamela Gachara

Pam Gachara
manager, capital markets team
The Investment Team

Pamela is an experienced policy and regulatory affairs professional within the financial services sector, with an excellent track record of stakeholder engagement including engaging with policy makers, investors
and corporates.

Pamela is currently manager of the Capital Markets team of The Investment Association. Previously she was a policy adviser in the Investment Affairs team at the Association of British Insurers.



Lucia Pivetta

Lucia Pivetta
Executive Director, legal & compliance
Morgan Stanley

Lucia Pivetta is an executive director in the legal and compliance division of Morgan Stanley, where she provides legal coverage to their structured products business across EMEA, with a focus on retail distribution and governance.

Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2007, Pivetta was an associate in the Milan office of Clifford Chance, specialising in regulatory and debt capital markets. She is a qualified Italian and English solicitor.


Ben Pugh


senior legal counsel, derivative securities group, CIB legal
BNP Paribas

Ben Pugh is a senior legal counsel in the Derivative Securities Group in CIB Legal, BNP Paribas. He has extensive experience in securities law and regulation, including retail structured products and fixed income securities.


Charlotte Bellamy

Charlotte Bellamy
director
International Capital Markets Association (ICMA)

Charlotte is a director in the Market Practice and Regulatory Policy team of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), supporting the ICMA lead manager constituency. As part of that role, Charlotte is Secretary to the ICMA Legal & Documentation Committee and co-ordinates ICMA’s work on the Prospectus Regulation. Charlotte joined ICMA in 2013 from Allen & Overy LLP, where she was an Associate in the International Capital Market department, working on a range of debt capital markets products and programmes. Charlotte graduated from the University of Nottingham with an LLB in Law in 2007.   


Fatema Caderbhoy

Fatema Caderbhoy
head of X-markets, repack & equity derivatives legal
Deutsche Bank

Fatema Caderbhoy is senior counsel at Deutsche Bank. She is responsible for the retail structured products and the quantitative investor solutions businesses of DB. She has wide experience in capital markets and derivatives.


Maria Kronström

Maria Kronstrom
head of merchant banking
Nordea

Maria Kronström heads the legal team in the Nordea Group supporting Group Treasury & ALM and Wholesale Banking including Corporate and Investment Banking (including Debt Capital Markets), and Markets FICC.

She has wide experience in structured products, derivatives and debt capital markets products, including regulatory capital securities and covered bonds, both representing Nordea as an issuer and for Nordea’s clients.



Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas
Partner
Allen & Overy

Amanda is head of the International Capital Markets Know-How & Training team and is responsible for the development and management of internal and external knowledge resources and training programmes. She is actively involved in many industry working groups on debt capital markets related issues, including the impact of the Prospectus Directive, Transparency Directive and MiFID on the markets. Prior to taking on a knowledge role Amanda worked as an associate at Allen & Overy gaining experience of a wide range of international capital markets transactions, including structured and equity linked issues, covered warrant issues, straight debt issues, ECP, Global CP and EMTN Programmes.
 


Andrew Sulston

Andrew Sulston
partner
Allen & Overy

Andrew specialises in derivative securities and other derivative products linked to a wide range of underlying asset classes. Working primarily with major financial institutions, he is heavily involved in equity-linked, fund-linked, credit-linked and FX products for both institutional and retail markets. Andrew and his team work on a wide range of structured product platforms. He has advised the ISDA/ICMA Joint Association Committee (JAC) on the Priips initiative and the Aifmd. He continues to help clients meet the requirements of the amended Prospectus Directive regime for a wide range of structured products, as well as in planning for the effect of the IOSCO/EU benchmark initiatives on synthetic index business. 


Simon Gleeson

Simon Gleeson
Partner
Clifford Chance

Simon was seconded to the UK Financial Services Authority to assist with the development of the market abuse regime, and advised the World Economic Forum on its 2009 Report on The New Global Financial Architecture. His experience includes advising governments, regulators and public bodies as well as banks, investment firms, fund managers and other financial institutions on a wide range of regulatory issues.

Simon is an active participant in industry committees and working groups including the Financial Stability Board's Legal Advisory Panel on Legal Issues in Cross-Border Resolution and the Institute for International Finance's Special Committee on Effective Regulation and chairing its working group on cross-border resolution issues. Simon is also a member of the Financial Markets Law Committee,  the Institute for International Finance's Special Committee on Effective Regulation and the FSB Legal Technical Advisory Committee.



Lachlan Burn

Lachlan Burn
partner
Linklaters

Lachlan Burn is a specialist since 1976 in banking and capital markets issues. His expertise includes:

  • debt securities
  • GDRs
  • convertible bonds
  • derivatives of all types
  • repackagings


Regina Schou Stanton

Regina Schou Stanton
Senior chief legal adviser
Danske Bank

Regina works as Senior Chief Legal Adviser in Corporates & Institutions, Legal in Danske Bank where she works notably on Danske Bank’s funding issues covering a wide range of debt capital markets products. Prior to joining Danske Bank, Regina was working as Attorney-at-Law in the Finance and Capital Market department of Bech-Bruun law firm in Copenhagen. During the period working for Bech-Bruun, Regina was seconded to Holman Fenwick Willan in London. Regina has graduated in law from University of Copenhagen and from University of Bristol with an LL.M.


Maria Kronström


head of merchant banking
Nordea




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