Digital payment solutions – the transformation of the payments sector

25 Juni 2021
10:00  - 13:00

In co-operation with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the Institute for Law and Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt


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Technology is shaping the financial services landscape and payments are a focus of innovation. We will look at the role of the European Central Bank within an evolving payments ecosystem and discuss industry-led initiatives in the European payments sector such as the European Payments Initiative and the European Mobile Payment Systems Association. The conference will also address regulatory developments based on legislative initiatives of the European Commission.

With the following guest speakers and panellists (listed in speaking order), we will discuss legal and economic issues involved in the evolution towards a digital payments ecosystem:

  • Fiona van Echelpoel, Deputy Director General, Market Infrastructure and Payments, European Central Bank
  • Patrik Pohl, Managing Director, Head of Cash Products Germany, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Céu Pereira, Team Leader for Retail Payments in the Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, DG FISMA, EU Commission
  • Christian Pirkner, Co-Chair, Interoperability Working Group, European Mobile Payment Systems Association and CEO, Blue Code International AG
  • Markus Benzing, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Eva Schneider, Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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