Clifford Chance welcomed Sir Dermot Turing, the acclaimed author of Prof, a biography of his famous uncle Alan Turing OBE FRS. Dermot discussed his latest book 'X, Y and Z – the real story of how Enigma was broken' and told how French, British and Polish secret services came together to unravel the most important secret of World War 2 – and what became of the people involved.
Clifford Chance was delighted to host the Rt Hon Sir John Key, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, in partnership with the NZ-UK Link Foundation via a live video link from Auckland. Sir John discussed his observations on Brexit and other events that are challenging global systems. This was then followed by an expert panel discussion, chaired by journalist Mary Fenwick and including Sam Lowe, Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for European Reform; Janet Whittaker, international Trade partner at Clifford Chance; and Eric Tracey, Chairman of the NZ-UK Link Foundation.
Clifford Chance partner Simon Gleeson, whose new book 'The Legal Concept of Money' has been published by Oxford University Press, discussed some key questions such as: does money need a Government, what do we mean by money, can Cryptocurrencies become money, and why does it matter? Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor of the FT chaired the discussion was. He was joined by Professor Rosa Lastra of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London and Professor David Fox, Chair of Common Law at the University of Edinburgh who have recently co-written the book 'Cryptocurrencies in Public and Private Law'.
Clifford Chance welcomed Alex Edmans, professor of finance at London Business School and managing editor of the Review of Finance, for our Ethics Series talk entitled 'How not to succumb to confirmation bias – an examination of evidence and its usefulness' which was based on Professor Edman's TED talk 'What to trust in a "post-truth" world'.
We were delighted to welcome Dr Pippa Malmgren, megatrends analyst, co-founder of H Robotics and former White House presidential adviser, as part of our Pioneering Women Series – a celebration of the centenary of women’s suffrage produced in collaboration with our London Women’s Network. Pippa discussed her new book ‘The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century’, a must-read for anyone who wants to make a difference and build an empathetic, stable and strong leadership path.
The latest session in our Ethics Series explored the relationship between AI and Ethics. Our panellists considered a range of challenges including how algorithms can be made accountable, if it is safe to kill off money, how to create a global regulatory regime, and whether the tensions between transparency and privacy can be successfully navigated.
To celebrate the centenary of women's suffrage, Clifford Chance in partnership with The Fabian International Policy Group were delighted to introduce Baroness Amos, the former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator on Thursday 19 July. Baroness Amos served in her role at the UN between 2010-2015. She was also the first black woman to serve in the British cabinet, as International Development Secretary and later as Leader of the House of Lords.
Clifford Chance launched the first session in its new Ethics Series. It comprised of a panel event organised jointly with the Canary Wharf Multifaith Chaplaincy exploring how people's values inspire the way they do business – what happens when values are in conflict with business or organisations, and how our values influence business.
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.
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.
Clifford Chance were delighted to welcome Nouriel Roubini, Professor at the Stern Business School in New York, a leading economist and co-founder of Rosa & Roubini Associates, to look at the rise of populism internationally and specifically across Europe. Joined in the discussion by Brunello Rosa of Rosa & Roubini Associates, together with Jeroen Ouwehand, Jessica Gladstone and Michel Petite from Clifford Chance, they discussed whether the process of European integration is likely to be impacted over the coming years, and the significance that would have in Europe and more broadly.