As 2021 comes into view, what can we expect to be at the top of regulators’ agendas? As well as continuing priorities like sustainability, innovation and consumer protection, we think prudential reform will be a key issue in 2021, along with the reshaping of the UK regulatory landscape beyond Brexit. We’re delighted to share our predictions in our briefing What does 2021 hold?, which explores regulatory hot topics for financial institutions to watch in 2021. Key themes featured in the briefing include:

  • Financial crime and market conduct
  • Sustainability
  • Tech, innovation and data
  • Crypto
  • Risk, governance and oversight
  • Consumer protection
  • Prudential reform
  • The future UK financial services framework

Our financial services regulatory experts discussed these themes further in our four-part virtual series in order to help our clients navigate the regulatory landscape in 2021 – starting with a panel discussion for UK and EU financial institutions on moving beyond Brexit. You can access the recordings here.


Kim is a Knowledge Lawyer within the Financial Services Regulatory group at Baker McKenzie. Her expertise covers both contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters across a wide range of sectors. She is particularly interested in issues relating to investigations and enforcement, vulnerable customers, regulatory reform and change, and the impact of Brexit on financial services regulation.