The question of equivalence is expected to play a central role in the definition of a future EU-UK relationship. Reference to “reviewed and improved equivalence mechanisms” has been made in recent negotiations surrounding the status of financial services in particular.
This panel seminar will look at the concept of equivalence as it is understood by the EU today, its current application in the financial services sector as well as how equivalence mechanisms may evolve in the future.
Professor Danuta Hübner, MEP
Peter Bevan, Linklaters,
Marcus Mecklenburg, BVI
MEP - EPP - PL | European Parliament
Professor Danuta Hübner MEP, chair of the European Parliament’s influential Constitutional Affairs Committee, charged with scrutinising the Brexit negotiations and considering whether the Parliament should approve the eventual withdrawal agreement. Professor Hübner has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2009 and became the chair of the Constitutional Affairs committee in 2014. She served as the European Commissioner for trade and regional policy in the first Barroso Commission, as well as Poland’s Minister for European Affairs before accession in 2004.
Global Head | Linklaters LLP (Brussels)
Peter Bevan, Global Head of the Linklaters Financial Regulation group. Peter Bevan’s practice includes all aspects of financial markets regulatory advice for financial institutions. He advises investment managers, private banks, hedge funds and private equity funds on regulatory issues affecting them, including on cross-border restructuring and corporate governance projects prompted by regulatory changes. He also assists clients on large redocumentation exercises, including in the context of MiFID II and Brexit.
Head of Legal | BVI Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management e.V.
Marcus Mecklenburg is head of legal at BVI, the German Fund and Asset Management Association. In this capacity he deals with all kinds of relevant legislation on EU and national level, such as the AIFM and UCITS Directives, MiFID II and PRIIPs as well as all issues relating to the German Capital Investment Code. Along with the Brussels office of BVI Marcus is coordinating the dialogue with EU institutions, ESAs and other European fund associations. He chairs the Fund Regulation, Asset Protection and Service Providers Standing Committee of EFAMA, the European investment management association, as well as the International Regulatory Affairs Working Committee of the International Investment Funds Association IIFA. Marcus is attorney at law (Frankfurt bar) and qualified banking professional (Bankkaufmann).