P.R.I.M.E. Finance Conference 2020

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Conference 2020

Camilla Macpherson, Head of Secretariat at P.R.I.M.E. Finance, discusses P.R.I.M.E. Finance’s key achievements in 2019, the main issues discussed at the P.R.I.M.E. Finance conference 2020 and aims for P.R.I.M.E. Finance ahead.

What are P.R.I.M.E. Finance’s key achievements from the past 12 months?

We have increased the size and scope of our Expert Panel. We now have nearly 200 internationally recognised finance and dispute resolution experts on our panel, with more to be added soon.

We also held two major conferences. Our ninth annual meeting at the Peace Palace in The Hague took place in February 2020, attracting more than 250 participants from the worlds of finance and law. The conference feedback has been exceptional, with participants commending ‘the quality of panels and their presentations’ and describing the conference as ‘outstanding’, ‘a great success’, ‘very well-organised and inspiring’ and ‘thoroughly enjoyable’.  In October 2019, we also welcomed nearly 100 participants to our second New York conference.

We have continued our special judicial training program, training judges in a range of locations—most recently in Taiwan and Lisbon—in complex financial instruments and standard documentation. We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Halsbury Award for Rule of Law at this year’s LexisNexis Awards in recognition of our work in this area.

What did P.R.I.M.E. Finance set out to achieve at its Hague 2020 conference?

The Hague conference is traditionally a reporting out event for experts on our panel in respect of developments that lie at the intersection of financial markets and dispute resolution.

This year, we devoted an afternoon to discussing climate change and sustainable finance to enable a deeper dive into this

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About the author:

Meet Emma:

1.Banking and finance lawyer with experience in derivatives, debt capital markets, securitisation and structured finance in London and Paris

2.Likes ballet, playing the harp and holidays

3.Thinks the law is always changing!

Emma trained and qualified at Allen & Overy LLP and worked in their derivatives and structured finance teams in London and Paris.  She then joined the foreign exchange prime brokerage legal team at Deutsche Bank before spending 4 ½ years with Crédit Agricole CIB advising the fixed income and derivatives desk.