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AI, Big Data and the digital economy Challenges and Opportunities

AI, Big Data and the Digital Economy

Challenges and Opportunities

Fide Foundation is a leading think tank in the legal and economics fields. It is based in Madrid. Its membership is composed of leading professionals from the private and public sectors in Spain and beyond. In September 2018, FIDE’s international committee began to steer work on its inaugural Congress to be held at Jesus College, Oxford University, in September 2019.
The objective of this Congress is to bring together a group of professionals with extensive experience in the subject so that, from different perspectives, drawing on areas of knowledge and expertise from a number of countries, it will be possible to discuss and analyse the issues that have been detailed in the program. Ultimately our aim is to articulate a set of conclusions and recommendations that are intended to be published and disseminated with a view to their consideration by the competent authorities.
With this purpose in mind, we’ll hold a series of presentations, panel discussions, debates, and working sessions. Working Groups will be used to work on the different topics in order to construct a set of conclusions and proposals about the subjects discussed.
Meetings on these subjects are being held in Madrid throughout the 2018/19 academic year leading up to this Congress. The emerging thinking flowing from these groups will be shared in advance and analysed at the Congress.
Participants in the preparatory sessions held in Fide are set out below (*). The dates of the Congress are 16-18 September 2019. The congress will begin on September 16 at 2.00pm and will conclude on September 18 at 3.00pm. 


CB, DL, barrister , consultant to Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP and a member of FIDE’s Academic Council


President and Founder of Fide Foundation.



Managind Director, Fide Foundation.


Academic Coordinator, Fide Foundation.



The Congress will focus on the analysis of the challenges and needs of the European regulatory environment in the face of technological advances in Artificial Intelligence and the digital economy, the opportunities which they offer and the risks which they entail. The Congress will seek to establish its work programme in an inter-state context, taking into account the need for inter-state action where necessary, consistent with the EU’s key concepts of subsidiarity and proportionality. The overall economic context is the starting point for this rigorous analysis. 

To this end, the following thematic blocks have been defined: 
[The Congress will begin with two scene-setting discussions. One discussion will cover the state of the Brexit negotiations and, in that regard, the UK domestic legislative framework which applies. The other discussion will cover the digital economy and its contribution to economic growth.]l 
  • The Congress will then focus on (i) scientific advances in the digital world and the pace of change; and (ii) the economic opportunities which those advances will bring, sector by sector; yet the pace of change will bring risks to the broader public interest. In response, a number of balancing factors will have to be addressed. The Congress will address a selection of those factors.
By way of example, in respect of financial investment in the tech sector and more widely, they will involve consideration of corporate governance factors, such as the need for socially responsible investing. By way of further illustration, the Congress will focus on how far the digital economy will need to be regulated cross border to protect privacy; to safeguard the consumer; to ensure security and commercial confidentiality, and to preserve fair competition and a level playing field. 

Meantime, while the public authorities grapple with the issues, there exists a policy vacuum. How has the Court of Justice of the EU developed its jurisprudence in the absence of policy clarity?.
  • As a part of the overall regulatory framework, there is a clear challenge for the OECD and the EU to consider the creation of new rules on how to tax highly digitalized models to help to ensure a level playing field.
  • The Congress will aim to adopt an analytical approach to the assessment of the opportunities and risks; it will discuss how to balance the different interests involved, and it will make recommendations accordingly.
(*)Participants in the preparatory sessions held at  Fide in Madrid:
National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), Bank of Spain, Spanish Investor Compensation Scheme for Investment Firms (Fondo General de Garantía de Inversiones), Spanish Competition and Regulatory Authority (CNMC), Economic and Social Council, Secretary of State for European Union, The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; 
Grupo BME (Bolsas y Mercados Españoles): Ministry of Development, Directorate General of Treasury, Ministry of Economy and Business, Law firms, big four, Financial institutions, banks, investment banks, asset managers and investment funds, big corporations.
  • Guided tour around Oxford.
  • The challenge of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Brexit: is it the final denouement? Six weeks to go until the new exit day of 31 October
  • The Digital Revolution and the Global Economy.
  • Knowledge and scientific progress: the state of the art in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Digital Identity, Blockchain and other disruptive technologies.
  • Investment and financial knowledge area (I). Digital disruption in Investment, Paradigm Shifts.
  • Investment and financial knowledge area (II). Socially Responsible Investing, (SRI). The ethical implications of technological changes.
  • Regulatory challenges (I): Consumer protection and competition.
  • Regulatory challenges (I): Big Data: Data protection
  • Regulatory challenges (III): Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Economy: Legal & business implications for Industry 4.0
  • Regulatory challenges (IV): Big Tech Banking: regulation.
  • Tax challenges that have arisen for the digitalised economy.
  • The European Court of Justice’s development of its jurisprudence in respect of digital advances.
Monday 16th September

On the first afternoon, the Congress will be opened and will focus on a general analysis of the digital revolution, European economy, Brexit and the UE and the global state of the world economy.

2.00-3.00pm: Guided tour around Oxford with Christopher Muttukumaru. A time for enjoying a unique city.

3.50pm-4.00pm: CONGRESS WELCOME.
  • Cristina Jiménez Savurido, President and Founder, Fide Foundation.
  • Christopher Muttukumaru, CB DL.

4.00pm-4.30pm: Plenary session-Main speaker
  • Sir Nigel Shadbolt FRS, Principal of Jesus College, Oxford; Professorial Research Fellow    in Computer Science at Oxford University; Chair of the Open Data Institute         
4.30pm-4.50pm: Tea / Coffee – The Bastion

4.50pm-5.45: Plenary session-Panel discussion
State of play on Brexit and the UK domestic legal framework.
  • Sir Stephen Laws, KCB, QC (hon), barrister. Formerly First Parliamentary Counsel (2006-2012). Senior Research Fellow at Policy Exchange and Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS).
  • Christopher Muttukumaru, CB DL, barrister. Formerly General Counsel, UK Department for Transport. Consultant, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP and a member of FIDE Foundation’s Academic Council.
  • Daniel Sarmiento, Professor of Administrative and European Union Law at Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Of Counsel, Uría Menéndez. Former legal secretary at the Court of Justice of the EU. Member of Fide´s Academic Council.
 5.45pm-6.30pm: Plenary session-Panel discussion
  1. Digitalization’s impact on the global economy.
  2. Spain, Market Link with Latin America.
  3. Regulation: what we need first?
  • Joe Cassidy, Lead Partner for Global Market Infrastructure, Lead Partner Brexit, Lead Partner Data Ethics, KPMG UK
  • Alejandro Neut, Lead Economist, BBVA.
  • María Álvarez Caro, Public Policy & Government Relations Manager Spain, Google, Law PhD
Moderator:  Paul Henninger, Chief Data Science Officer, Digital Science, FTI Consulting.
7.15pm-7.30pm – Jesus College – Dining Hall

7.30pm–9.15pm – Welcome Dinner – Dining Hall

Tuesday, 17th September

During the second Congress day, the Congress will be focused on the state of the art in the digital revolution,  analysis of scientific advances, investment opportunities and investment criteria and regulatory challenges in respect of  big data, privacy, consumer protection and competition, artificial intelligence and data economy: legal & business implications for industry 4.0 and Tax challenges arisen for the digitalised economy.
9.00am-9.15am: Tea / Coffee – The Bastion
9.15am-10.00am: Plenary session-Panel discussion
  1. Artificial Intelligence: Evolution, State of the Art, Intelligent Automation and Trustworthiness
  2. Big Data: analysis of current information technologies. Examples of application and benefits. Risks in its international development.
  3. State-of-the-art applications of Blockchain and other disruptive technologies.
  • Senén Barro Ameneiro, Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at Santiago de Compostela University.
  • Lasse Rouhiainen, international expert on artificial intelligence, disruptive technologies and digital marketing.
  • Victor García Pastor, CEO, Cripto-Pay.
Moderator: Anthony Lawler, GAM Systematic and Cantab Capital Partners.
10.00am–11.00pm: Plenary session-Panel discussion
  1. How to invest – How to profit from disruption
  2. Artificial Intelligence and Big data revolution – How machine learning is changing the investment landscape.
  3. Crowdfunding – Power to the people.
  4. Capturing the technology momentum for Capital markets Infrastructure.
  • Mark Hawtin, Investment Director, GAM Investments.
  • Anthony Lawler, GAM Systematic and Cantab Capital Partners.
  • Carlos Silva, Co-Founder, Non-Executive Director, Seedrs.
  • Laura Sacristan, Chief Commercial Officer, Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, BME.
Moderator: Pedro Jácome, Director at GAM Investments.

11.00am–11.30am: Coffee break – The Bastion
11.30-12.30pm: Plenary session-Panel discussion
  1. The evolution of socially responsible investing in Europe.
  2. The importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) within the investment process.
  3. How data science is the future of ESG, Environment, Social and Governance criteria investing.
  4. Impact Investing.
  5. Regulatory and compliance challenges.
  • Gareth Davies, Head of Responsible Investment Solutions, Columbia Threadneedle Investments.
  • Ben Constable-Maxwell, Head of Sustainable & Impact Investing, M&G Investments.
Moderator: Professor Luca Enriques, Allen & Overy. Professor of Corporate Law, Oxford University.

12.30pm–1.30pm: Lunch time – Dining Hall
1.30pm–2.30pm – Plenary session-Panel discussion
  1. Big data problems in general from the competition and privacy point of view.
  2. The pros and cons of AI/Big data in action: the case of e-gambling.
  3. Regulation: where to place the starting point.
  • Cani Fernández, Director of the Community Law and Competition Group, Cuatrecasas.
  • Juan Espinosa, General Director/CEO, Directorate General for Gambling Regulation, Ministry of Finance, Spain.
Moderator: Ros Kellaway, Global Head of Competition and Regulation (and         Brexit), Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

2.30pm–3.30pm – Plenary session-Panel discussion
  • Gonzalo Gállego Higueras, Partner in the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology practice, Hogan Lovells.
  • Lupe Sampedro, Partner, Privacy & Data Protection, Bird & Bird.
Moderator: Ros Kellaway, Global Head of Competition and Regulation (and   Brexit), Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

3.30pm-3.45pm: Coffee Break The Bastion

3.45pm-4.45pm – Plenary session-Panel discussion
  • Javier Fernández Lasquetty, Partner at Elzaburu SLP, specialised in Intellectual Property and ICT, Elzaburu. Member of Fide Foundation’s Academic Council.
Moderator: Manuel Desantes, Professor of Private International Law at the University of Alicante. Of Counsel, Elzaburu SLP.
4.45pm-5.15pm: Plenary session-Main speaker
  • Patricia Lampreave, State aid, and EU tax expert. Accredited Tax Professor, Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles, IEB, Madrid. Former policy officer (on-leave) in fiscal state aids, DG Competition, European Commission. Member of Fide Foundation’s Academic Council.
5.15pm-5.45pm: Conclusions of the 1st and 2nd day of the Congress.

7pm-7:30pm: Evening Drinks – Dining Hall

7.30pm–9.15pm: Dinner – Dining Hall

Wednesday 18 th September

During this third day, the Congress will be focused on the analysis of the enforcement of regulatory rights, big tech banking regulation and on other regulatory challenges raised by the digital economy.
09.00am–09.30am: Tea / Coffee – The Bastion
09.30am-10.30am – Plenary session-Panel discussion
  1. Big Tech platforms and the banking industry.
  2. Implications of the entry of Big Tech platforms into retail banking and the appropriate response of regulators and policymakers to this new industry development.
  • Miguel de la Mano, Executive Vice President in Compass Lexecon’s Brussels office.
  • Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe.
  • Francisco Uría, Head Partner of financial services at KPMG for the region of EMA and Senior Partner at KPMG Abogados. Member of Fide Foundation’s Academic Council.
  • María Dolores Ramos Martínez, Head of Digital and Business regulation at Banco Santander.
Moderator: Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe.
10.30am-11.00am – Plenary session-Main speaker
  • Professor Ulla Neergaard, Professor of EU Law, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.
11.00am-11.30am: Coffee Break – The Bastion
11.30am–12.30pm – Parallel working groups on Regulatory challenges:
The attendees at the different working groups will be invited to move on to another room where a debate will take place on each of the group’s issues to be analysed and discussed, and then they will go back to a plenary session in which the leader of each group will present their conclusions and proposals.
  • REGULATORY CHALLENGES (Group I): Consumer protection and competition.
                  Led by Cani Fernández, Director of the Community Law and Competition Group, Cuatrecasas.
  • REGULATORY CHALLENGES (Group II): Big Data, privacy.
                  Led by Gonzalo Gállego Higueras, Partner in the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology practice, Hogan Lovells.
  • REGULATORY CHALLENGES (Group III): Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data economy: Legal & business implications for industry 4.0.
                  Led by Manuel Desantes, Professor of Private International Law at the University of Alicante. Of Counsel, Elzaburu SLP.
  • REGULATORY CHALLENGES (Group IV): Big Tech Banking: regulation.
                  Led by Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe.

12.30pm-1.30pm: Lunch – Dining Hall

1.30pm–2.30pm – Plenary session-Conclusions on Regulatory challenges.
Conclusions and proposals discussed by the working groups will be addressed by leaders of REGULATORY CHALLENGES GROUPS.

Moderator: Juan Mora-Sanguinetti, Senior Economist, Bank of Spain – Eurosystem. (The views expressed are personal and should not be attributed to the Banco de España or the Eurosystem).

2.30pm–2.45pm – Closure of the Congress and conclusions.
2.45pm-3.00pm: Tea / Coffee The Bastion – The Bastion
(*) The schedules specified in the program are definitive,
but they can be altered by last minute adjustments.
Public Policy & Government Relations Manager Google Spain & Portugal since April 2018. She was previously Digital Regulation Principal Economist at BBVA, BBVA Research, since July 2016. Before joining the Spanish Banking group, she worked as a Manager of Public Affairs and Institutional Relations at the Spanish Association of the Digital Economy (Adigital). Associate professor at several universities. Author of the book “Right to be forgotten on the Internet: the new paradigm of privacy in the digital age”, collection of  Digital Law, Editorial Reus, 2015. Google Chair on Privacy, Society and Innovation (San Pablo CEU University) International Research Award (2014). Associate lawyer at ICAM. Degree in Law from the University of Oviedo and Law PhD (summa cum laude) from San Pablo CEU University. MBA by IE Business School. LL.M in Right to Data Protection, Access to Information and Transparency by San Pablo CEU University. Member of the Scientific Committee of the “Digital Law and Innovation” Magazine, Diario La Ley-Wolters Kluwer.
Scientific director of the CiTIUS-Research Center in Intelligent Technologies of the University of Santiago de Compostela. He was born in As Pontes (A Coruña, Spain). He graduated in Physics in the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and he obtained his PhD with distinction in the same university. He is a former rector of his university from 2002 to 2010. He is the scientific director of the CiTIUS-Research Center in Intelligent Technologies of the USC and he is author of seven books and over 300 scientific papers, mainly in the field of Artificial Intelligence. He is one of the founders of Situm Technologies, a spin-off of his university.
Lead Partner for Global Market Infrastructure, Lead Partner Brexit, Lead Partner Data Ethics, KPMG UK. He brings over 30 years of pan-Financial Services experience, across the full range of disciplines–from Retail Banking technology and the design of secure Payments systems, through, Asset Management & Wealth Management, to running Global Business Lines in Capital Markets and the establishment of JV/Shared Service Companies and Utilities. He has also served in a range of Data Leadership roles including Interim Global Chief Data Officer for a Global Bank and represents KPMG on the UK Fintech Strategy Group, helping Fintech’s raise Capital in the areas of Data Services and RegTech.
Head of Sustainable & Impact Investing, M&G Investments. He joined M&G in 2003 as a senior investment writer covering global and European equities. He has since joined the investment specialist team supporting the global equity product range, with particular responsibility for the M&G Global Basics Fund, been Associate Director of Corporate Finance and Stewardship, Director of Corporate Finance, Stewardship and Responsible Investment, and finally, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing. Ben previously spent four years at Invesco Perpetual Asset Management. He graduated from Newcastle University with an honours degree in classics.
Head of Responsible Investment Solutions at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Responsible for the commercial distribution strategy for the firm’s Global Responsible Investment business. He is also a founding Trustee Director of the Columbia Threadneedle Foundation, which aims to grow the firm’s commitment to investing in the community. He previously held the position of Head of Global Strategic Relations, responsible for coordinating the firm’s distribution strategy and sales from global private banking clients. Gareth is involved in a number of industry and government initiatives aimed at directing private capital towards public good and to this end has worked closely with and advised the UK Cabinet Office and Her Majesty’s Treasury on the mainstreaming of social investment, ensuring that more mechanisms to connect private capital with public services emerge. In 2016 he was appointed by the British Government as a member of the UK Social Impact Advice & Distribution Advisory Group. Gareth has previously run for national parliament in Britain and has held a number of advisory and campaign positions within UK national politics for over a decade.
Executive Vice President in Compass Lexecon’s Brussels office.
Professor of Private International Law at the University of Alicante since 1992 and Member Of Counsel of the firm Elzaburu. Vice-President of the Spanish Design Jury, Vice-President of the Valenciá Council of the European Movement, Commissioner of the French government for the creation of the Ecole de l’innovation et de l’immatériel and Correspondent in Spain of the Fondation pour le Droit continental, Paris. Former Vice President of the European Patent Office (Munich), Former Vice-Rector and Acting Rector of the University of Alicante, Former Director and founder of Magister Lvcentinvs (Master in Industrial and Intellectual Property) of the University of Alicante and Former Member of the Service Legal of the European Commission. Member of the Eisenhower Foundation, Member of the Social Council of the City of Alicante and Member of the Board of the Foundation Auditorium of the Diputación Provincial de Alicante ADDA.
Allen & Overy. Professor of Corporate Law, Oxford University. Member of the University of Bologna Faculty of Law (1999-2007). During that period, he was a consultant at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and adviser to the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance. He was a Commissioner at Consob, the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission between 2007 and 2012 and Professor of Business Law at LUISS University in Rome in 2013-14. Nomura Visiting Professor of International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School (2012-13), Cornell Law School (1999 and 2000), the Instituto de Impresa in Madrid (2005), the Radzyner School of Law at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (2013-14) and the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law (2014-15). He has published widely in the fields of company law, corporate governance, and financial regulation. He is the Editor of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) Working Paper Series in Law, ECGI Research Fellow and one of the coeditors of the Oxford Business Law Blog. He studied law at the University of Bologna. LLM at Harvard Law School. Doctorate degree in Business Law at Bocconi University.
General Director/CEO, Directorate-General for Gambling Regulation, Ministry of Finance, Spain. He has been serving as Director-General for Gambling Regulation since his appointment by Royal Decree 753/2016, of December 30th. In such capacity, he leads the organization in charge of regulation, enforcement, and oversight for state-wide gambling, betting and other games of chance, including online gambling and lotteries. Prior to his appointment as Director-General for Gambling Regulation on December 30th, 2016,he served as Deputy Director-General for Gambling Regulation from July 2013. Before that, he worked extensively in the field of Competition Law and Policy, regarding all economic sectors, from his five-year tenure as Deputy Director (Relations with Public Administrations) at the Advocacy Division in Spain´s National Competition Commission, and other previous positions at that Competition Authority. He has also formerly taught the course Administrative Law and Economic Regulation at IE´s University dual LLB-BA Degree. He holds a Degree in Law (University of Granada), an MSc in European and International Politics (University of Edinburgh) and an MA in Economics for Competition Law (University of London- King´s College) and is a member of the High Corps of Civil Service in Spain.
Director of the Community Law and Competition Group of Cuatrecasas. Former referendaire of the European Court of Justice; Officer of the International Task Force of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association; Council member at the International Bar Association; NGA of the European Commission and the Spanish CNMC before the ICN; She teaches competition law at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and the Toulouse School of Economics and European law at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. She advises leading Spanish and international companies on Spanish and EU competition law matters, including advice on merger control, antitrust issues (defending clients in investigations by national and European authorities in relation to cartels and abuse of dominance) and litigation in these fields. She has also represented the European Commission before the ECJ in several public procurement and internal market cases. In 2018 chambers distinguished her withe the “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession Award”
Partner at Elzaburu SLP, specialised in Intellectual Property and ICT, Elzaburu. Appears in the leading international legal directories. Since 1988, he has been a Professor of Intellectual Property at IE Law School, Instituto de Empresa, in various Master of Laws programmes, and since 2002 he has been the Director of that institution’s Advanced IP Programme. Panelist at WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center. President of the Spanish Fashion Law Association. Member of the board at DENAE (Spanish Entertainment Law Association). Active member of professional associations of his sector such as AIPPI, ALADDA, LES and INTA. Member of Fide´s Academic Council and Co-director of its 21st Century Intellectual Property Forum.
Partner in the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology practice at Hogan Lovells, Madrid. He is specialised in data protection and cybersecurity, IT law, copyright law, and commercial IP. He advises on Outsourcing transactions (ITO y BPO); IT and software contracts, data protection and privacy; electronic signatures; telecoms; copyright licensing and distribution (audiovisual works, music, videogames, etc.); e-commerce; domain names and legal issues related to the Internet, personality rights and advertising. He is the author of several publications on IT Law and a regular speaker in courses and conferences on the subject. In addition, he is an associate professor of Informative and Communication Law at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid.
CEO at Crypto-Pay. Entrepreneur and technology geek, who created several businesses in the technology sector. Specialist in digital security. He has worked in this area for over seven years in different public companies and governmental organisms. Now he is the leader of the start-up Cripto-Pay.com, prime manager of payments with Bitcoin & Altcoins in Spain and directs a development team focused on blockchain technology. He is also a mentor in the European institute of entrepreneurship in the area of technology, as well as participating as technology leader in different social projects.
Investment Director responsible for running global long-only and long/short funds investing in the technology sector. Prior to joining GAM Investments in October 2008, he was a partner and portfolio manager with Marshall Wace Asset Management for eight years, managing one of Europe’s largest technology, media, and telecoms hedge funds. Mark Hawtin previously spent seven years at Enskilda Securities, initially as head of sales, before taking responsibility for the international equity business, overseeing pan-European research and trading activities and around a quarter of the investment banking staff. He is based in London.
Chief Data Science Officer, Digital Science, FTI Consulting. He is in the Data & Analytics practice in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. He is a predictive analytics expert and is a subject matter expert on customer strategy and fraud across multiple industries. For 18 years, he has worked to use data and analytics to solve a wide range of commercial, security, customer, fraud and risk problems for clients. He has built analytics businesses at KPMG, BAE Systems, NICE Actimize, and FICO. Most recently he led the Decision Science and Customer Analytics practice at KPMG UK and he built the financial crime solutions business at NICE Actimize working closely with clients to establish a practical approach to risk management, ultimately leading the entire Actimize product organization.
Partner at Finreg360. Previously she has worked in Deloitte where she was a partner responsible for financial regulation, in the Madrid Stock Exchange, in Cuatrecasas Abogados, and in the Inter-American Development Bank. Gloria has a degree in Law by the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and a Master of Laws in Financial & Securities Regulation at Georgetown University. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship. She is a member of the Spanish Compliance Association (ASCOM) board of directors and a founding member of EJE&CON (the Spanish association of women in executive jobs and boards of directors).
Director responsible for building and strengthening relationships in Latin America at GAM. Previously he was a senior fund performance and risk management analyst with a focus on fixed income. Prior to joining GAM Investments in July 2011, he spent five years at Millennium BCP, based in London and Geneva managing private client portfolios. He began his career at Banco Finantia in the Emerging Market Fixed Income desk based in both Lisbon and São Paulo. Pedro Jácome holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon.
Global Head of Competition and Regulation (and Brexit), Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP. Global-co-chair of Eversheds Sutherland’s Competition, EU and Trade Group and has been a Partner in our commercial practice since 1989. She specialises in cartels, competition investigations, distribution, and market studies/investigations, and also advises on all aspects of EU law. She acts for major companies in the automotive, consumer, energy, financial services, food, insurance, and pharmaceutical sectors. Her clients include Pentland Brands, The Finance & Leasing Association, Volkswagen Group, RWE, and Volvo. She has been recognised for many years as a leading individual in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession. She is also consistently recognised in The World’s Leading Lawyers and Legal 500 for competition law and Brexit advice. In March 2017, Ros’ team won the Global Competition Award for “Behavioural Matter of the Year – Europe” for its work on the European Commission’s trucks cartel investigation, which resulted in the first-ever EU settlement post-receipt of a Statement of Objections. Ros is a member of the Joint Bar Council and Law Society Working Party on Competition Law.
State aid and EU tax expert. Accredited Tax Professor. Dr. Patricia Lampreave is a Lawyer with more than 20 years of experience on International/European taxation as Tax Director of MNEs (Group Cepsa, Group Ferrovial or Group ONO). She started her carrier at the European Commission in TAXUD and in 2014 she returned to the same Institution as an International Tax Expert in DG Competition (fiscal state aid) until 2018. She has returned to the academia as accredited Professor by the Spanish ministry of education (ANECA) and she teaches Tax and Financial Law and Tax Planning and EU Tax Policy in several Business Schools International . Her field of expertise is: International Taxation, European Taxation, Fiscal State Aid. She holds a law degree from I.C.A.D.E University, a Maîtrise in International economy and European Law (Université de Lovain-la Neuve), an advanced diploma in economy (UNED) and a doctorate in International Tax Law with extraordinary honours. She has been visiting professor, among others, at Harvard Law School (US), at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), at the Georgia State University (USA), at the Hong-Kong University, at the Shanghai University (China) or at the University College of London. She publishes regularly in Spanish and International tax reviews and collaborate with economic media (radio, economic diaries).
Head of GAM Systematic overseeing GAM’s quantitative investment offering, and portfolio manager for the alternative risk premia strategy. He joined GAM in November 2011 after spending eight years with Man Group based in London and Chicago, latterly as head of portfolio management, leading a global team covering all of Man Investments’ multi-manager mandates. This followed his role as head of hedge fund research at Man Glenwood. Prior to Man Group, he was an equity research analyst at Prudential Securities and a manager at venture capital firm, Castling Group. He began his career as an M&A analyst at Merrill Lynch. He holds an MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BSc (highest Honours) in Finance from the University of Illinois. He is based in London.
KCB, QC (hon), barrister. Formerly First Parliamentary Counsel and Senior Associate Research Fellow, IALS (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies). Senior fellow at Policy Exchange.
Senior Economist at the Bank of Spain – Eurosystem, where he was also President of the Association of economists, and Lawyer (member of the Madrid Bar Association). He is an invited lecturer of Law & Economics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and CUNEF. Between 2010 and 2011 he was an economist at the Economics Department of the OECD (Paris), responsible for the analysis of the economies of Spain and Switzerland. He previously worked for Arthur Andersen, Deloitte and the Department of Economics of Universidad Carlos III. He has been visiting researcher at the University of Iowa (USA) and Singapore Management University. He holds degrees both in Economics and in Law from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He got the award for the best academic record in the double degree and the extraordinary award of the University in Law. He also holds a Master of Research in Economics from the European University Institute in Florence. He received his Ph.D. (European mention) “cum laude” in Economics (Economic History and Institutions) from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. In 2018 he received the award of excellence as an outstanding alumnus of Universidad Carlos III, in celebration of the tenth anniversary of these awards. He is a member of Fide´s Academic Council. He has more than 50 publications, including articles in international refereed journals as Economic Modeling, Small Business Economics, International Review of Law & Economics or European Journal of Law & Economics.
CB DL, barrister. Formerly General Counsel, UK Department for Transport. Consultant, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP. Member of FIDE Foundation’s Academic Council. Muttukumaru was a member of Monckton Chambers in Gray’s Inn in London from 2014 to 2018. Christopher was previously General Counsel to the UK Department for Transport where he was the Chief Legal Adviser to eight successive Secretaries of State for Transport between 2001 and 2013. As General Counsel, he was also a member of the DfT Executive Board. Earlier in his career, he was Legal Director at the Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions, as well as at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. He was the principal legal adviser on EC Law issues in the Attorney-General’s office. He has been involved in advising Ministers on Public Law issues, as well as European and International Law issues, over many years. For example, in the Attorney’s Office, he was involved in the Factortame litigation; in DfT he handled the UK Government’s application for state aid approval for the funding of Network Rail; and, as Deputy Legal Adviser at the Ministry of Defence he was a senior member of the UK diplomatic delegation which negotiated the establishment of the International Criminal Court at the United Nations. Christopher was educated at Oxford University and is a Bencher at Gray’s Inn (the Governing Council of the Inn). He holds a doctorate of laws (honoris causa) from City University (part of London University). He was vice-chair of the Advisory Board of the Law Faculty of City University for many years. Christopher has written extensively, and spoken in the UK and EU, about matters such as international legal cooperation and Brexit legal issues. He is a deputy to the Lord Lieutenant for Greater London. Member of Fide´s Academic Council (based in London).
Professor of EU Law, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. She also has substantial experience in senior non-executive roles in the public sector in Denmark. She was formerly chair of a prominent EU wide legal professional institution, which coordinates expert input on significant issues of EU Law. She has held several appointments as an “expert member” to several boards/committees, Most recently she has been a member of the Appeals Permission Board. She is a member of the advisory boards of the Common Market Law Review and the Nordic Journal of European Law, and is a member of the editorial board of “Europarättsligt Tidskrift”. She is often used as a peer reviewer, among others for Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. She also acts as an assessor of Ph.D. theses and in relation to senior academic appointments. She is responsible for many of the EU-law courses (BA and MA) at the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen, which mainly focus on the internal market. She obtained her Ph.D. at the European University Institute, Florence.
Lead Economist, BBVA. He is the Lead Economist of the Digital Economy Unit, where he leads a team that advances and coordinates research on the impacts of ongoing technological transformations across economies, industries and markets. Previously at BBVA Research, he covered global long-term analysis (Madrid), global financial markets (Madrid), the US economy (New York) and Latin American economies (Madrid). He also worked several years in Paris at the OECD Development Centre, covering Latin America and South East Asia. He earned a PhD in Economics from MIT, as well as an M.S. in Economic Policy, and an advanced degree in Civil Engineer (M.S. equivalent in Mathematics) from Universidad de Chile. Parallel to his main line of work, he has imparted courses at Science Po and Universidad de Chile.
Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe. He is Research Fellow at the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI, Madrid) and teaches competition economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE). He has given expert testimony before the competition authorities and courts of several EU member states, as well as in cases before the European Commission. Dr. Padilla has submitted written testimony to the European General Court, and the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal in cartel, merger control and abuse of dominance cases. He has also given expert testimony in various civil litigation (damages), international arbitration cases, and competition cases in non-EU jurisdictions (Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Israel, Jamaica, South Africa, and Turkey). Dr. Padilla has written numerous papers on competition policy and industrial organization. He is also co-author of The Law and Economics of Article 102 TFEU, 2nd edition, Hart Publishing, 2013.
Head of Digital and Business regulation at Banco Santander since 2015. She is a member of the Digital Exco of the EBF and the Digital Committee of the AEB. Previous experience as a Head of Public Policy in Wholesale Banking at Banco Santander for 3 years, manager of guaranteed, structured and indexed funds in Santander Asset Manager, for 12 years, 8 of them as head of the team. Previously, he worked in sales of organised market derivative products for 7 years at Banesto Bolsa.
International expert on artificial intelligence, disruptive technologies, and digital marketing. He is the author of Artificial Intelligence: ‘101 Things You Must Know Today About Our Future’ and an international expert on artificial intelligence, disruptive technologies, and digital marketing. He is an advisory board member of ROYBI, a company that produces an AI-powered educational robot for young children, and 1MillionBot, an innovative AI-based chatbot provider. He has given keynote presentations, seminars and workshops in more than 16 countries around the world and holds frequent conferences at several universities internationally.
Chief Commercial Officer, Grupo BME. Results-driven professional with Global Business Insight in Technology industries and International financial services. Prior to this position she was managing director and VP in Saxo Bank where she was Managing the institutional business development for the Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America. Prior to Saxo Bank, Sacristán gained large experience on an International Listed Tech Group as Investor and Strategy Director. Sacristan has also worked in international tech companies heading multicultural teams that developed different projects in Spanish banking institutions and brokerages houses. Sacristán earned her degree in Management and Master’s degree in Markets and Financial Assets from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In 2011 she completed a General Management Program at IESE Business School (University of Navarra). She speaks regularly on events and collaborates frequently with some Spanish and Latin American Universities in lectures and technology articles.
Lupe is a partner in Bird & Bird’s International Privacy and Data Protection Area. Her work covers the full range of advice on Privacy and Data Protection, from the creation and development of privacy programmes and the drafting and implementation of BCRs to advice on research and legal proceedings. With extensive experience in the FinTech sector, in addition to her extensive practice in Privacy and Data Protection, she also advises on IT and M&A transactions. Her clients come from a wide range of industry sectors, including Tech & Comms, automotive, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, media, and Retail & Consumer.
Professor of Administrative and European Union Law at Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Of Counsel, Uría Menéndez. Former legal secretary at the Court of Justice of the EU. He is the author of various books “Judicial Power and European Integration” (Thomson-Civitas, 2004), “The Administrative soft law” (Thomson-Civitas, 2007), “Proportionality control of the administrative activity” (Tirant lo Blanch, 2004). Member of Fide´s Academic Council.
Principal of Jesus College, Oxford; Professorial Research Fellow in Computer Science at Oxford University; chair of the Open Data Institute. Since 2009, he has helped transform public access to Government information. With over 500 publications he researches computer science, artificial intelligence, open data and web science. In 2013 he was awarded a Knighthood for services to science and engineering.  He is a member of the Data Advisory Board and in 2015 the Chancellor asked him to Co-Chair the UK French Data Taskforce.  In 2018 he published The Digital Ape: how to live (in peace) with smart machines, described as a ‘landmark book’.
Co-Founder, Non-Executive Director, Seedrs, the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Europe, and Partner at Faber Ventures. He is a founding member of Beta-I, a Portuguese non-profit to promote entrepreneurship and innovation and a mentor at several acceleration programmes (Seedcamp, Lisbon Challenge, Founder Institute, etc.). He also serves as an advisor and board member at multiple innovative start-ups. He has been distinguished with a Young Gun award in the UK, for the most promising individuals under 35, and has been distinguished as one of Portugal’s 40 under 40. He holds a Computer Engineering degree from Instituto Superior Técnico and an MBA from the University of Oxford.
Head Partner of financial services at KPMG for the region of EMA and Senior Partner at KPMG Abogados. He is Ph.D. in Law from Complutense University, State Lawyer (currently on leave of absence) and member of the Madrid Bar Association. Currently he is Senior Partner at KPMG Abogados. Additionally, he also held positions as General Technical Deputy at the Ministry of  (1999-2000), Technical General Secretary of the Finance Ministry (2000-2002), Deputy Minister (Subsecretario) of the Ministry of Finance (2002-2004), General Vice Secretary and Chief of the Legal Department in the Spanish Banking Association (AEB)  (2004–2010). Furthermore, he held positions as Deputy General Secretary and Head of Legal and Tax of the AEB, member the European Banking Federation Legal Committee (2004-2010), and Chairman of the AEB Tax Committee and member of the European Banking Federation Fiscal Committee (2005-2010). He has been director, amongst others, of the National Industries Participations Corporation (SEPI), AENA and the GIF (currently extinguished). He is Member of Fide´s Academic Council.
Formerly Professor of EU Law at Oxford. Formerly. He is a retired law professor. He taught EU Law, International Law and Constitutional Law at Oxford University. He has authored numerous legal publications. He was in legal practice till 2018, arguing more than 100 cases before the European Courts in Luxembourg, and giving legal advice to businesses and Governments. Since the Brexit referendum, he has briefed the media, lawyers, and financial service providers on Brexit issues, and the likely course of future trade negotiations between the UK and the EU. He has appeared before UK Parliamentary Committees and given evidence on the Brexit process and on the effects of a no-deal.
Words by Congress Director, Christopher Muttukumaru


Jesus College combines academic excellence in teaching and research with an informal, vibrant, and supportive community. It was founded in 1571 by Queen Elizabeth I, at the request of a Welsh lawyer and clergyman, Hugh Price.  The compact central College site has beautiful quadrangles tucked away off Turl Street, right in the heart of Oxford.
Website: www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/

Jesus College
University of Oxford
Turl Street, Oxford, OX13DW
Telephone (01865) 279700

Date and place: The program will be held on 16th, 17th and 18th September, at the Jesus College, Oxford. 

Language: English. 

Registration fee: 750€, including lunches, coffees, and dinners during the Congress, documentation, assistance, and support for the arrangements related to the accommodation and transport. Fide Foundation’s Academic Council members and Business Advisory Council will have a 5% discount on the registration fee. Travel and transfers to Oxford and accommodations are not included in this registration fee.

Registration: Fide Foundation (+34 91 435 92 39 or fidefundacion@fidefundacion.es). 

For further information, please contact: carmen.hermida@fidefundacion.es / victoria.dallago@fidefundacion.es 


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