18 November 2020: 7th Annual Conference on the Banking Union in Cooperation with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

The Annual Conference on the Banking Union brings together European and domestic supervisors and regulators, financial industry experts, legal advisers and academics which discuss the current state of play in the banking sector with a strong focus on regulatory and supervisory issues. The conference is jointly organised by the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the Institute for Law and Finance, Goethe University in Frankfurt. Since inception in 2014, the conference has become a highly respected regular banking industry forum for key decision-makers from supervisory and regulatory authorities as well as academics and practitioners from all over Europe. This year’s conference will also be held in cooperation with Euro Finance Week.

Please note that this event is free of charge and will be held virtually.

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Part I - The regulatory agenda for the decade ahead


9.00 - Welcome

9.15 - 1st speech
(followed by 15 minutes Q&A)

10.00 - 2nd speech

10.30 - 3rd speech

11.00 - Coffee Break

11.30 - 1st panel discussion
(including Q&A time)


12.30 - Lunch Break

Andreas Cahn, Executive Director, Institute for Law and Finance
Alexander Glos, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

The Yin and Yang of banking market integration – the case of cross-border banks 
Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank

AML – on the brink of a new regime
Thorsten Pötzsch, Chief Executive Director of Resolution Directorate, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)

Single Resolution Fund Contributions – Recent Developments
Karen Kuder, General Counsel, Deutsche Bank AG

Elizabeth McCaul, Member of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank, Thorsten Pötzsch, Karen Kuder, Silvia Schmitten-Walgenbach, Chair of the Board, The Association of Foreign Banks in Germany

Moderator: Markus Benzing, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Part 2 - BigTech and financial regulation


13.30 - 4th speech


14.00 - 5th speech


14.30 - Coffee Break

15.00 - 2nd panel discussion
(including Q&A time)

16.00 - Closing remarks

Cloud-driven innovation in the European banking sector. Strengthening operational resilience: technology and regulatory aspects.
Ksenia Duxfield-Karyakina, Public Policy and Government Affairs Manager, Head of Finance Policy, Google Cloud EMEA

Overseeing critical ICT providers - the Commission proposals in the digital operational resilience act
Jan Ceyssens, Head of Digital Finance Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

Jan Ceyssens, Maria E. Tsani, Head of Financial Services Public Policy EMEA at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Andreas Krautscheid, Chief Executive of Bundesverband deutscher Banken e. V., Torsten Schreier, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Moderator: Georg Ringe, Professor of Law & Finance and Director of the Institute of Law & Economics at the University of Hamburg, Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law

Alexander Glos, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer