In Conversation: Solving the Brexit puzzle – a diplomatic and foreign policy perspective (April 2018)
Guests joined us for an evening of conversation and analysis with two of the UK’s leading experts on the UK-EU relationship. Anand Menon is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London and Director of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative. Sir Stephen Wall is the former head of the UK’s permanent representation in Brussels.
There is hardly a day when cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (‘BTC’), Ethereum (‘ETH’) and Ripple (‘XRP’) are not on the front page of the newspapers.
In Conversation with Matthew Goodwin – the Labour Party, Corbyn’s prospects, Brexit and the public mood (March 2018)
How close is Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party to power? To what extent is there wider support for his message? What strategic dilemmas do Labour and the Conservatives face in post-referendum Britain?
At this event, two expert panels of partners from Clifford Chance's European regulatory team discussed the progress of the UK's exit negotiations to date, the proposed transitional period, and what may play out in 2018. The panellists also discussed what this all means for the next stage of your Brexit planning, including restructuring and repapering, continuity of contracts and financial markets and infrastructure.
The panel considered a number of themes, ranging from building trust in a competitive environment to inspiring and engaging millennials.
Clifford Chance welcomed Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics at Rutherford College, University of Kent and Senior Visiting Fellow at Chatham House, on Thursday 15 June 2017.
Clifford Chance's London Women's Network welcomed Olympic Gold medallist Dame Katherine Grainger who spoke at Clifford Chance as part of its 2017 Leadership Series, a programme of events celebrating and exploring different approaches to leadership.
The future of bank finance – new EU rules on loss absorbency, subordination and holding companies (February 2017)
In November 2016 the European Commission published its proposals for a wide ranging package of new EU legislation amending the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD5), the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR2) and the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD2).
2017 will be marked by the continued implementation of key elements of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms, as well as renewed debate over the direction for US financial regulation following President Trump's election.
Clifford Chance welcomed Stig Abell who is editor of The Times Literary Supplement and former managing editor of The Sun newspaper. He has a radio show on Sundays on LBC and regularly appears on Sky News.
We were joined by Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, the former head of the UK diplomatic service who was involved in the drafting of Article 50, and Charles Grant, Director of the Centre for European Reform. They discussed the approach that the EU is likely to take in negotiations, and how the UK and Europe may fare in an increasingly unpredictable global political environment.
Clifford Chance and AIMA discussed the consequences of Brexit, with a particular focus on the implications for US hedge fund managers. This session provided an overview of the current situation, next steps, and potential outcomes and their implications for alternative investment managers.
Clifford Chance hosted a special panel discussion where we considered the immediate challenges for the UK following the vote to leave the EU.
Richard Watson, futurist and scenario thinker, shared his insights into the future.
The Clifford Chance Asset Management & Funds team explored the impact of MiFID2 and MiFIR on asset managers and funds.
The imposition of a Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) requirement on G-SIBS, and a Minimum Requirement for Own Funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL) on all EU banks, will radically change the structure of bank financing. Different institutions may choose different subordination structures, and may respond by changing either their points of financing within their groups, or by changing the structure of their groups. Also, we have already seen national legislative proposals aimed at facilitating TLAC issuance, and there may be more of these, at either national or supranational level.
ILA British Branch Conference: New International Order in an Isolationist World (22 & 23 September 2017)
The conference theme New International Order in an Isolationist World will address the pressing challenges faced by international law in the political and economic climate prevailing in many regions of the world.