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On Friday 10 March 2017 the book ‘Regulation of the EU Financial Markets - MiFID II and MiFIR’, published by Oxford University Press, will be presented.

This book provides a comprehensive and expert examination of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II, which comes into force in January 2018 and will have a major impact on investment firms and financial markets. It offers detailed guidance on interpretation of MiFID II, its measure and aims which include: to increase transparency; better protect investors; reinforce confidence; address unregulated areas; and ensure that supervisors are granted adequate powers to fulfil their tasks.

After a thorough overview of the various innovative features of the new legislative framework in comparison with the former MiFID, the book's chapters are grouped thematically to cover the following areas: general aspects; investment firms and investment services; trading; supervision and enforcement; and reform perspectives.

Offering high-quality analysis of both the theoretical and practical aspects of MiFID II, this book is an essential guide to this major EU legislation. It brings together the expert opinions of leading practitioners and legal and economic scholars with access to practice, providing a variety of perspectives on the new regime and the likely effect of the increased regulation.



3:30 - Welcome and introduction

Professor Louise Gullifer (Director of the Commercial Law Centre)

Professor in Commercial Law; Fellow and Tutor in Law, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

Professor Paul Davies QC (hon)  (chair of sessions)

Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, and a Fellow of the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

3:40 – MiFID II/MiFIR – Overview

Simon Gleeson

Partner and solicitor at Clifford Chance London, Visiting Professor University of Edinburgh

4:10 – The Overarching duty to act in the best interest of clients in MIfid II

Professor Luca Enriques

Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law in association with Jesus College, University of Oxford

4:40 – Product governance and product intervention under MiFID II/MiFIR

Professor Danny Busch

Chair of Financial Law, Director, Institute for Financial Law, Radboud University, Visiting Professor at Università degli Studi di Genova, Visiting Professor at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano and Member of the Dutch Banking Disciplinary Committee (Tuchtcommissie Banken)

5:10 – Where are all the “counterparties”' yachts? Conduct and Enforcement in the MiFID era

Jonathan Kelly

Partner and solicitor at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)

5:40 – Closing remarks by Professor Paul Davies QC (hon)

6:00 – Drinks

Celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Oxford Business Law Blog