Options for EU Financial Market Access After Brexit

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CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies, 1 Place du Congrès/Congresplein, 1000 Brussels

The purpose of this roundtable is to discuss the framework under which the UK-based financial services sector could access EU markets post Brexit. The discussion will focus on four themes: i) scope of and criteria for access, ii) mechanisms for assessing and maintaining regulatory alignment, iii) regulatory and supervisory cooperation, and iv) dispute resolution. Each theme will be introduced by an expert in the field. It will be followed by a roundtable discussion with a small group of experts drawn from European policy circles, the financial sector and legal and consultancy firms.


09:00 Opening & Welcome

  • Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK
  • Karel Lannoo, CEO, CEPS

Introductory remarks: Professor Georg Ringe, Director, Institute of Law & Economics, University of Hamburg

Theme 1. Scope of and criteria for access

  • Mark Hoban, Chair, International Regulatory Strategy Group
  • Alexis Lautenberg, Chairman, Swiss Finance Council

Theme 2. Mechanisms for assessing and maintaining regulatory alignment

  • Rachel Kent, Partner, Head of Financial Institutions Group, Hogan Lovells International LLP

Theme 3. Regulatory and supervisory cooperation

  • Nigel Phipps, UK Country Head and Managing Director, Government and Public Affairs, Moody’s Investors Service
  • Lenko Lenkov, Program Director, America for Bulgaria Foundation
  • Georges Baur, Assistant Secretary-General, EFTA

Theme 4. Dispute resolution

  • Alan Houmann, Managing Director, Government Affairs, EMEA, Citigroup

10:30 Conclusions and end of the meeting


  • Registration is upon request/invitation only.
  • If you are interested in participating, please contact Maarja Kuusik directly via e-mail: maarja.kuusik@ceps.eu.
  • This event is open for CEPS and ECMI Corporate Members and to CEPS Institutional Members.