PLI To Host Securities Regulation Conference

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 01:00

The Practising Law Institute has scheduled a two-day conference, Securities Regulation in Europe: A Contrast in EU & U.S. Provisions, for Monday and Tuesday, January 25 and 26, at the Clifford Chance Auditorium in London.

This, the ninth annual conference, promises to be the most comprehensive securities program in Europe. It will feature leading practitioners active in U.S. and European securities law as well as government regulators, investment bankers, and in-house counsel. They will put the historic events of the past two years in perspective and prepare attendees for what will happen in 2010. They will focus on the increased globalization and interdependence of the financial markets and how this has affected how regulators respond to critical issues and how they are working together to repair the financial infrastructure.

The following critical issues will be covered: the latest innovations in capital raising; developments in mergers and acquisitions and private equity; the market response to the new regulatory environment; timely competition law developments and emerging enforcement issues.

Meredith B. Cross, director, Division of Corporation Finance for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will open the conference with the keynote address. Among the other scheduled speakers are Mark Harding, group general counsel, Barclays'; William E. Kovacic, commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; Guillaume Loriot, European Trade Commission; Scott V. Simpson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (U.K.) LLP; and Stephen G. Williams, general counsel & chief legal officer, Unilever PLC.

For information see CLE Events at The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To make a reservation, call (800) 260-4PLI or go to