Date: 30 January 2024

 Co-Hosted by


Following the success of the inaugural ICMA and Allen & Overy European Primary Bond Markets Regulation Conference in February 2023 we were delighted to run the Conference for a second time on 30 January 2024. 

We heard from the European Commission, ESMA, various EU national regulators, HM Treasury, the FCA, major stock exchanges and leading market practitioners. 


13:00   Registration
13:30   Welcome remarks 
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
13:35   Opening remarks
Amanda Thomas, Partner - Head of London International Capital Markets group and International Capital Markets Know-How & Training, Allen & Overy
13:40   Fireside chat with the European Commission 
Cesare Posti, Policy Officer – Securities Markets Units, DG FISMA, European Commission
Amanda Thomas, Partner - Head of London International Capital Markets group, Allen & Overy
14:00   Fireside chat with ESMA
Gregory Frigo, Senior Policy Officer, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Virtual speaker
Jennifer Cresswell, Counsel and Head of London ICM Central Know-How, Allen & Overy
14:20   Panel discussion with EU National Competent Authorities
Moderator: Julien Sebastien, Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Ina O’Sullivan, Head of Primary Markets, Central Bank of Ireland
  • Frédéric Pelese, Deputy Executive Director of the Policy and International Affairs Directorate, French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)
  • Agnes van der Geer – Schuringa, Senior Supervision Officer, Prospectus & Takeover Bids, Capital Markets Integrity Supervision, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)
  • Stephan Weinandy, Deputy Head of Division, BaFin
15:10   Coffee break 
15:40   HM Treasury Speech and Q&A
Brandon Thompson, Head of Primary Markets, Securities and Markets, HM Treasury
Q&A led by Ruari Ewing, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
16:00   FCA Speech
Jim Moran, Head of Listing Transactions, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
16:20   Panel discussion with major European stock exchanges
Moderator: Miriam Patterson, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
  • Shrey Kohli, Head of Debt Capital Markets & Product Origination, London Stock Exchange Group
  • Maurizio Pastore, Head of Debt and Funds Listing - International Primary Markets, Euronext
17:05   Panel discussion with market participants 
Moderator: Jamie Durham, Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Charlotte Bellamy, Assistant General Counsel & Director, Bank of America
  • Catherine Casazza, Legal Counsel, Investments, Fidelity International
  • David Hopkins, Head of DCM Legal, NatWest Markets
  • Vikas Katyal, Head of Debt & Equity Capital Markets UK, Legal, BNP Paribas
  • Lorna Kelly, Managing Counsel, Treasury, Virgin Money 
17:50   Closing remarks
Amanda Thomas, Partner - Head of London International Capital Markets group, Allen & Overy
18:00   Networking reception
(This event is operating under the Chatham House Rule)
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