Banking on Certainty - Commercial Issues in the Financial Services Sector

Date: 14 September 2011

The Bird & Bird Associates presented the fifth seminar of the In Focus series entitled 'Banking on Certainty - Commercial Issues in the Financial Services Sector' on 14th September 2011.

The seminar provided an overview of some of the commercial issues that can arise when dealing in the financial services sector.

For further information, or to register to attend this seminar please contact the Events Team at or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000.


Karl Delport
Welcome and introduction

Siobhan McManus
Issues to consider when using market data

  • A look at some of the common provisions and restrictions contained in data licensing agreements affecting both data licensors and data licensees and pitfalls to be aware of.

Jonathan Emmanuel
Outsourcing in financial services 

  • An overview of the legal, regulatory and contract management issues to be dealt with when outsourcing in a financial services environment.

Peter Lee
Emerging technologies and financial service organisations

  • An update of the emerging technologies impacting the financial services organisations and how they do business including a focus on cloud computing and open source software.

James Froud
Team Moves

  • A summary of the employment law issues arising from the departure of business critical teams from a financial organisation. The 'patent cliff' and beyond