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PRIMEtime Virtual Events

P.R.I.M.E. Finance was formed in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis with a mission to ensure that the best expertise was available for the settlement of complex market disputes. The COVID-19 pandemic is, most immediately, a health crisis. Yet it is already becoming a financial crisis. In response to the urgent need for market participants and their advisers to understand the key issues now arising, P.R.I.M.E. Finance announces PRIMEtime Virtual Events, its virtual conference programme

PRIMEtime Virtual Events are taking place with support from LexisNexis and Mlex. 


Markets in a Pandemic - 14 July 2020 at 10:00 EDT / 15:00 London / 16:00 CET

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How is the pandemic leading to market disruption, valuation and structural issues? What is the impact on liquidity and trading relationships? Do market disruptions create increased opportunity for financial crimes, and have they revealed systemic financial stability risks? What are the implications for innovation and technology? 

Gay Huey Evans, Chairman of the London Metal Exchange and a leader in the financial industry for over three decades, and Blythe Masters, former J.P. Morgan executive and CEO of blockchain fin-tech company Digital Asset will discuss the reaction of financial markets to the pandemic. Tom Jasper will moderate this session. 

This event has taken place Dispute Resolution in a Pandemic - 24 June 2020 at 10:00 ET / 15:00 London / 16:00 CET

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Why does market volatility lead to disputes? What type of disputes are most likely to arise? How are courts, arbitrators and parties dealing with complex financial and business disputes in this time of pandemic? How are disputes being managed and determined remotely? Is now the time to break away from convention and seek creative solutions for dispute resolution? 

Join Sir William Blair, the Hon. Elizabeth Stong, Jean Messinesi and Rick Grove (moderating) to consider the issues. 

This event has taken place Regulation: What does the Pandemic mean for Financial Regulation? 7July 2020 at 10:00 ET / 15:00 London / 16:00 CET

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The pandemic has caused a more severe recession than the 2008-9 Global Financial Crisis, and provoked a governmental response that is similar in many respects to the response to that crisis. What does this say about the regulatory changes made following the 2008 crisis? What worked? What didn't? And what changes are we likely to see to financial regulation as a result of the pandemic? 

Join Tim Massad, former Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Kay Swinburne, Vice Chair of Financial Services KPMG UK and former Member of the European Parliament and Vice Chair of the European Parliament's Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee, to discuss the implications of the pandemic for financial regulation. Robert Pickel will moderate this session. 

Upcoming Events 

Registration details for future events will appear on this page in due course. In the meantime, if you are interested in participating please contact secretary@primefinancedisputes.org and we will add you to the invitation list.

Please note that sessions will be recorded and your participation will serve as your express consent to such recording.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available. By sponsoring, you will demonstrate your continued support of P.R.I.M.E. Finance which, as a not-for-profit entity, faces significant challenges in this difficult market. Sponsorship will also reaffirm your reputation in the field of dispute settlement and financial markets. You will also get exposure to an audience of leading professionals in financial markets, finance law and dispute resolution, including bankers, regulators, lawyers and many more. Please support this important initiative. 

Please contact secretary@primefinancedisputes.org for more information.