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Law and Finance Event 2019


Law and Finance Networking Event 

This year the popular Law and Finance networking reception is moving online – given restrictions due to Covid19 – and is once again being hosted by Slaughter and May in partnership with Girton College on Wednesday March 3rd from 19.30 to 21.00

Our main keynote speaker is Baroness Kingsmill who will be speaking on 'Life in the Law and beyond', introduced by Dr Guy O’Keefe, Senior Partner at Slaughter and May, and following a welcome to alumni from the Mistress, Professor Susan J. Smith.

The draft programme is: 

18.00-19.00  Student Career Panel (current students only)

Welcome from the Mistress, Professor Susan J. Smith

Introduction to our keynote speaker by Guy O’Keefe

19.40 Talk by Baroness Kingsmill CBE on 'Life in the Law and beyond' followed by a live Q&A moderated by the Mistress

All attendees will move to their pre-arranged Breakout Groups which are:


Finance Group 1:  Ongoing impact of Covid 19 on macro-economics and the possibilities of recovery? hosted by Dr Carolina Alves and Atul Aggarwal 


Finance Group 2:  Discussion on the implications of the UK Budget announcements of today hosted by Dr Mia Gray and Jimmy Anderson, Bursar.


Law Group 1: Ongoing discussion on Life in the Law and Beyond hosted by Baroness Kingsmill and Professor Susan J. Smith


Law Group 2:  From Percy Pigs to Financial Services: will Brexit let us take control of our Laws?” Hosted by Guy O’Keefe and Dr Stephanie Palmer.


During these workshop discussions the Zoom Chat line will be open for alumni to network with each other

20.50 Everyone to return to main zoom meeting for the Mistress to give an update from College
21.00 Event Ends


Baroness Kingsmill CBE  

Baroness Kingsmill has enjoyed a diverse and varied career spanning fashion and design, the law and regulation, business, the arts and charity, as well as politics and people.

She spent the early years of her career in the fashion industry in Paris and New York, after graduating from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Economics and Anthropology.  She then qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court, and, after a 20 year legal career, was appointed Deputy Chair of the Competition Commission, the UK’s anti-trust regulator.

In 2000 Baroness Kingsmill was awarded a CBE and in June 2006 she was appointed to the House of Lords as a Life Peer. She has been awarded various honorary degrees by several universities. She is a member of the International board of IESE, the Spanish business school.

Baroness Kingsmill is a member of the board of Inditex SA (Zara). Until very recently she was also a member of the boards of E.ON SE, IAG SA, and Telecom Italia and in 2015 she became founding Chair of Monzo Bank, a mobile-only Internet bank.

Guy O'Keefe

Guy O’Keefe is a senior partner at Slaughter and May, and is our host for the evening.

Guy has a wide ranging financing practice which covers banking, capital markets, securitisation and structured finance in which he advises issuers, borrowers, lenders and counterparties of all types. He also advises governments and financial institutions, funds and lending platforms on various assignments emanating from the financial crisis, including restructurings and asset sales.