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The Regulatory Tightrope: Struggles Shaping Europe's Capital Markets

What is the future of the European Capital Markets? Does regulation help or hinder its development? How can Europe make sure it keeps up with the US?

Join us for an exciting in-person event at King's College London, located at Strand, London, UK. This event will delve into the challenges and complexities faced by Europe's capital markets in navigating regulatory frameworks. Discover the strategies and solutions employed by industry experts to maintain balance on this regulatory tightrope. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, gain valuable insights, and network with professionals in the field. Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of European capital markets!

Professor Douglas Arner is the Kerry Holdings Professor in Law of the Faculty of Law at The University of Hong Kong. Douglas is an internationally renown expert in Corporate and Financial Law, Regulation and Development. Douglas has served as a consultant with, among others, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UN, APEC, Alliance for Financial Inclusion, and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Dr Joachim Schwerin is Principal Economist in the unit responsible for the Digital Transformation of Industry within the Directorate-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission. He is responsible for developing the policy approach of DG GROW towards the Token Economy and Distributed-Ledger Technologies as well as their applications for industry and SMEs. In 2020, he contributed to the Digital Finance Strategy, including the MiCA Regulation. Joachim holds a PhD from Dresden University of Technology and was Post-Doc Research fellow at the London School of Economics' Economic History Department before he joined the European Commission in 2001.

Tom Hambrett is Revolut group's General Counsel and Company Secretary. He joined Revolut in 2017 and is responsible for defining and executing the group's global legal and regulatory strategy. This includes the structuring of investments, navigating complex regulatory environments in multiple markets, working with domestic and international policymakers to facilitate innovation in financial services and establishing an award winning global legal operations function. Before joining Revolut, Tom was at Herbert Smith Freehills, where he advised clients on a wide range of corporate and securities law matters. Tom received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Macquarie University, Australia.

Izabella Kaminska is the founder and editor of The Blind Spot, a new media venture that aims to shine a light on stories being missed by the wider journalistic pack. The site focuses on finance, market and media news in both short and long-form. Izabella is an alumni of the Financial Times, where she spent 13 years in reporting roles, most recently as the editor of FT Alphaville, the Financial Times’ award-winning markets and finance blog. Izabella was also an FT columnist and opinion writer focused on tech, finance and markets.

At this event

Christoph Kletzer

Professor of Law, Vice Dean Engagement and Executive Education

Michael Schillig

Professor of Law, Vice Dean Research

Event details

Room K 0.20
Strand Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS