Guernsey's leading Risk & Regulatory Team will once again be hosting a conference on directors' duties and risk, joined by two prominent and highly engaging English barristers.
Nick, a silk who recently had success acting for the FCA in the Court of Appeal in Burns v The Financial Conduct Authority , a matter involving directors’ fiduciary duties and conflicts of interest, and James, a leading junior who is regularly instructed on heavy offshore matters in the Channel Islands, are both highly regarded barristers in their field.
The conference will cover important, topical and practical issues for directors, senior managers and senior compliance professionals working in Guernsey's regulated financial services businesses.
WHERE: Somerset Suite, The Duke of Richmond Hotel, St Peter Port
WHEN: Wednesday 25 April 2018
TIMINGS: Registration from 8:30am onwards. Speakers commence at 9am sharp, close at 12:15pm.
Session one: Directors and conflicts of interest - what must I disclose...and what if I don’t?
Nick Vineall QC, Barrister, 4 Pump Court
Nick is a true specialist in the field of financial services regulation. With over 25 years of hands-on experience of perimeter enforcement, he is equally popular with the FCA and the regulated.
Much of his work in this area is at the cutting edge of the regulatory landscape where he appears at all levels in the UK courts, including in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court as well as in a wide range of arbitral tribunals in London and internationally.
Nick is highly ranked as a leading Silk in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 for his financial services, construction, energy and shipping practices.
Nick will focus on the liabilities of directors including non-executive directors from a regulatory angle following a recent success in the Court of Appeal.
Session two: Don’t get burned by your BRA
Known for their straight-talking approach and meticulous eye for detail, Collas Crill's Risk & Regulatory team in Guernsey is made up of key lawyers from the firm's commercial and dispute resolution teams, bringing with them a wide range of knowledge and experience.
Wayne, Michael and Nin will run one of their popular interactive sessions on the key issues and pitfalls with business risk assessments, including:
- Managing problems and governance of risk;
- Ongoing modification;
- Out of scope business; and
- Planning for growth and an uncertain future.
Session three: D&O Insurance – how it works, what to look out for and traps for the unwary
James Purchas, Barrister, 4 Pump Court
James has extensive experience and a stellar reputation for a range of financial services, commercial and insurance/reinsurance matters. His instructions often include issues arising in multiple jurisdictions. He is highly regarded and often instructed by the FCA and other regulators. He is equally popular with those in the regulated sector and on its cusp.
James’ commercial practice is wide ranging and extends to acting for directors and professionals - including recent cases in Guernsey and Jersey. James’ insurance practice sees him advising insurers on major coverage disputes and professional indemnity claims, as well as commercial disputes between insurance providers and cover-holders.
James is ranked as one of the leading juniors at the Commercial Bar for his insurance and financial services work.
Amplifying and expanding on the latter part of his talk last year, James will consider what D&O insurance is and how it works in practice, with a focus on some of the key recurring policy coverage issues and their potential impact for those in the offshore world.
To book your place, please click here.