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Thursday 08/04/2021 - 09:00-15:00
Integrated and efficient markets require the existence of sound and stable market structures. The smooth functioning of the markets can boost public confidence and create economic growth. Market abuse harms the idea of integrated markets and undermines people’s confidence in the financial system. It is essentially the product of insider dealing and market manipulation.
On the other hand, persons who work for a public or private organisation or are in contact with such an organisation in the context of their work-related activities are often the first to know about threats or harm to the public interest which arise in that context. By reporting breaches of Union law that are harmful to the public interest, such persons act as ‘whistleblowers’ and thereby play a key role in exposing and preventing such breaches and in safeguarding the welfare of society. However, potential whistleblowers are often discouraged from reporting their concerns or suspicions for fear of retaliation. In this context, the importance of providing balanced and effective whistleblower protection is increasingly acknowledged at both Union and international level (Directive (EU) 2019/1937)
Participants of this seminar will attain an understanding of the basic actions that constitute market abuse and become familiar with the obligations for listed companies, their management teams and employees, as well as other professionals. Furthermore, they will attain an understanding of the key new EU provisions in relation to whistleblowing.
The training style will include the presentation of all the material using slides and handouts. The trainer will use practical examples to elaborate various concepts. Participants will engage in exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge on the subject matter. Participants will also be able to ask questions and obtain clarifications from the trainer on all the material covered.
This programme may be approved for up to 5 CPD units in Financial Regulation. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.
Who Should Attend
The programme is aimed at all professionals employed in Financial Institutions, Credit Institutions, Investment Firms and Funds who need to have a sound understanding of the market abuse framework, and will be of particular benefit to those within the compliance function.
Furthermore, it will be of benefit to Fund Managers, Fund Administrators and other Professionals who wish to refresh their knowledge on Market Abuse Regulation, such as Lawyers, Accounting Firms and Corporate Service Providers.
Dr. Christina Livada is currently working as a Special Legal Advisor at Alpha Bank in Greece, being responsible for regulatory issues and their implementation.
Before her appointment, Christina has worked for seventeen years at the Hellenic Bank Association as a Special Legal Advisor, also responsible for the regulatory issues pertaining to banking, capital markets and consumer protection law.
She has been member of the Corporate Governance working group of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council for the review of the Greek Corporate Governance Code. She is also member of the Hellenic Association of Banking and Capital Markets Law. Her main fields of expertise are company law, corporate governance, banking and capital markets law, as well as consumer protection law.
Furthermore, Christina has obtained her PhD from the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2004. Also, Christina is an Assistant Professor of Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is the author of several known books and articles in the abovementioned fields.