Speakers

Markus Benzing

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Markus advises clients from the financial sector onall aspects of financial regulatory issues. His clients mainly comprise banks,trading venues, asset managers and other regulated entities. In addition,Markus regularly advises FinTechs and corporates from other sectors on a rangeof regulatory issues relevant to their business. He also helps clients (inparticular listed companies) with regard to capital markets compliance issues (such as market abuse rules of MAR) and represents clients in administrativeproceedings before a number of supervisory authorities, including the ECB (within the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM)) and BaFin, as well as innational and EU courts.

Markus has read law at the Universities of Heidelbergand Cambridge. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg and an LL.M.in environmental, planning and regulatory law from Nottingham Law School.

Alexander Glos

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Alexander is a financial services partner in our global transactions group and a co-head of the firm's financial institutions group as well as its fintech initiative. He has a wide range of regulatory expertise and specializes in financial services and markets regulation, including banking, investment services, payment services and asset management.

In this context he works on M&A and portfolio transactions, as well as restructurings and reorganisations. He has strong expertise in fintech and EU banking matters, particularly the single supervisory mechanism and the single resolution mechanism.

Alexander writes and presents regularly on financial services regulatory issues and is publisher of a handbook for banking supervision law.