Hot Topic Briefing: Passport To The Regulators

Brexit is coming – Where Will You Be Regulated?

Do you know which Home State is right for you?
The EPA has uniquely gathered six leading regulators to present in a showcase at our next Hot Topic Briefing, “Passport to the Regulators” on 3rd October at K&L Gates, St. Pauls, London.

Who’s presenting?
This one day event will consist of keynote presentations and Q&As from the following six EU regulators:


This event is a follow up to the EPA’s ‘Passport to the Future’ report (launched in January 2017). It will host regulators of potential alternative Home States for regulated entities, should full passporting from the UK no longer be possible.The regulators will present the process, options, costs and timelines for obtaining licences within their jurisdiction. Audience members will have an unparalleled opportunity to ask regulators burning questions about their specific situation, compare ‘Home State’ options and take the first steps in identifying the right future home market regulator.

Who is this event for?
This event is designed for the entire UK FinTech community and is a unique opportunity to hear from these regulators directly. This will be particularly valuable for those involved in legal, regulatory, policy, economics, business development, strategy and compliance roles.

What are the key takeaways?
Delegates will be able to identify the best home market regulator for their organisation.

Conference Chair

Anthony Browne, Former Chief Executive , British Bankers’ Association
Anthony Browne was chief executive of the British Bankers’ Association from 2012 to 2017, leading UK and international regulatory and political engagement for the industry in the wake of the financial crisis and the Brexit referendum. He worked with banks, HM Treasury, UK and EU regulators, the European Commission and other EU governments to establish negotiating priorities for Brexit, to help ensure customers across Europe can still get access to financial services when the UK leaves the EU. At the BBA, he also set up a digital banking policy team. Before the BBA, he lead regulatory and government affairs for Morgan Stanley; was responsible for economic and business policy in London during Boris Johnson’s first term as Mayor of London, including championing London as the digital capital of Europe; he worked with Number 10 to launch the TechCity initiative and was chairman of the Mayor’s Digital Advisory Committee; was director of Policy Exchange, Britain’s largest free market think tank; and was a national journalist for two decades, with roles including economic correspondent of the BBC, Europe correspondent for the Times and chief political correspondent of the Times. He is currently an advisor and investor in various technology firms. He has a degree in mathematics.

Panel speakers: “UK Businesses is it time to start planning?”

Judith Rinearson, Partner, K&L Gates
Judith Rinearson is a partner in K&L Gates New York and London offices and co-leads the firm’s Fintech team. Judith concentrates her practice in prepaid and emerging payment systems, electronic payments, crypto/virtual currencies, reward programs, ACH and check processing. She has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 18 years at American Express’s General Counsel’s Office. Her expertise focuses particularly in the areas of emerging payments and compliance with state and federal consumer protection laws, anti-money laundering laws, state money transmitter licensing laws and abandoned property laws.

Charlotte Jee, Editor, Techworld
Charlotte Jee is editor of Techworld. She previously covered tech in government, politics and the public sector for Techworld, CIO UK and Computerworld UK, and before that was assistant editor of Government Computing magazine. She has contributed to the New Statesman, Private Eye and Radio Four.

Sarah Francis, Non Executive Director, Kompli Global Ltd
Sarah Francis has worked with tech companies, Issuers and Acquirers over the past 20 years specializing in what she terms ‘product compliance’ encompassing product design, fraud and risk prevention/minimisation, AML and consumer engagement. Her experience encompasses the roles of Fraud Prevention Product Design, MLRO, Compliance and Risk Direct as well as complete left of field Sales Manager and Market Development. Recognising that every country has its own payment culture as differing as its language, Sarah works with clients to ensure consumers and merchants are offered every opportunity to transact whilst ensuring that financial systems are protected against abuse by Fraudsters, Criminals and Terrorists.

Siobhan Moore, European Head – Cards and Payments, Locke Lord LLP
Siobhan Moore is the European Head of Locke Lord’s Cards and Payments Team.  She leads clients with niche payment solutions through the financial regulatory maze. Siobhan works with retailers, mobile phone operators, financial institutions, e-money institutions, payment institutions, programme managers and resellers.  She is a commercial lawyer who liaises with regulators, drafts and reviews B2B/ B2C agreements, advises on product structure, business strategy and runs workshops. Siobhan regularly speaks at industry conferences throughout the world. She works closely with regulators and industry bodies including; the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Payment Services Regulator (PSR) and the following trade associations; Prepaid International Forum (PIF) and the UK Gift Card & Voucher Association (UKGCVA).

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Oct 03 2017


09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


K&L Gates
1 New Change, London EC4M 9AF