Academics give evidence on financial regulation and supervision

Financial district, Canary Wharf, London
13 September 2017

The EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee begins its inquiry into financial supervision and regulation following Brexit by taking evidence from academics from the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics.


Wednesday 13 September in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster
At 10.15am

  • Professor Eilís Ferran, Professor of Company and Securities Law, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics

Likely areas of discussion

The Committee will hear evidence on how financial regulation and supervision can evolve following Brexit in order to ensure financial stability and preserve market access.

The witnesses are likely to answer questions on the following areas:

  • The impact Brexit might have on the direction of EU financial governance
  • The role played by the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) in shaping the EU's financial regulation and how the UK might continue to influence the process
  • The main legal obstacles to an agreement on financial services
  • How the EU (Withdrawal) Bill process might interact with the negotiation of an agreement
  • The options for a transitional arrangement covering financial services
  • The regulatory position of FinTech
  • The scope for the UK to innovate on financial services regulation in future

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