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Bird & Bird Payments Regulatory Outlook 2020

Bird & Bird LLP


During this webinar members of the Bird & Bird LLP international payments team will share their insights into the state of payments regulation and some of the legal issues that arise for businesses. Among other issues, the webinar will cover:

  • the EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2) open banking and UK open banking;
  • PSD2 strong customer authentication;
  • the EU Interchange Fee Regulation;
  • the EU Cross-Border Regulation; and
  • the European Banking Authority (EBA) guidelines on outsourcing.


Scott McInnes
Scott McInnes is a partner in the Brussels office of Bird & Bird. With more than 15 years' experience of competition law and regulation, he has considerable expertise in payments regulation and competition law across Europe.

Scott advises payment schemes, payments services providers (eg, card issuers and merchant acquirers), processors, merchants and other stakeholders in the payments value chain. He advises clients on payments regulation, such as PSD2 and the level 2 documents under PSD2 such as the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on Strong Customer Authentication, the EU Interchange Fee Regulation, the EU Cross-Border Regulation and the EU SEPA Regulation.

Before joining Bird & Bird in 2016, Scott was senior regulatory counsel at Mastercard for four years. He is a regular speaker at events and conferences relating to the payments industry and is fully bilingual, with dual French and British nationality.

Trystan Tether
Trystan Tether has been a partner at Bird & Bird for over 20 years. Having started as a banking lawyer, he is now best known now for his expertise in the fields of payments, electronic banking and financial services.

Trystan often finds himself working with commercial colleagues and bringing the 'fin' to their 'tech'. He is a frequent speaker on these topics and is currently updating the chapters on payment mechanisms and financial services in both editions of the book Internet Law & Regulation.

Trystan has advised a significant number of clients in relation to projects involving an interface between finance/payments and telecoms/technology, including advice in relation to mobile payments, remote banking, electronic cash and payment card schemes. His advice has included the navigation of relevant regulatory aspects, the drafting of consumer-facing documentation and the negotiation of commercial and joint venture documentation with and for service providers.

Annette Printz Nielson
Being passionate about technology and innovative solutions as much as financial regulation is Annette Printz Nielson’s first priority as a dedicated fintech legal adviser. She advises on regulatory issues impacting the payments sector in particular, including the Danish Payments Act (PSD2 in an international context), Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS), the EU Interchange Fee Regulation and the EBA guidelines on outsourcing. I advise on licensing requirements and applications for payment service providers including the new licence requirements for account information service providers and payment initiation service providers.

Annette works closely with colleagues in the international payments team advising payment services providers, large international merchants and various stakeholders in the payments value chain on regulatory matters, market analysis and product reviews. As the former general counsel of Saxo Payments Banking Circle, she has first-hand experience with the challenges of taking a fintech to the next level.

Gavin Punia
Gavin Punia is a senior financial services regulatory specialist with a particular focus on advising firms which are digitally transforming the way financial services are being delivered.

Gavin has developed a diverse range and in-depth experience of retail and wholesale financial services, including advising firms in the banking, payments and electronic money sectors. Gavin provides advice to payment service providers across the payment chain, including issuers, merchant acquirers and merchants. He has extensive experience in advising on products, contracts and transactions for payments, e-money, virtual currency and consumer finance providers.

The UK and EU regulatory framework has constantly evolved over the last decade and the combination of advising clients on new financial services regulation with the development of new digital technology enables Gavin to give practical and pragmatic advice.


Scott McInnes
Trystan Tether
Annette Printz Nielsen
Gavin Punia


21 January 2020
14:00 - 14:55 UTC
55 min