In this webinar, Clifford Chance partners Philip Hertz, Stefanie Ferring, Tim Lees, Ilse van Gasteren and Cristina Weidner reviewed the markets across Europe and provided an update on the tools available for private equity houses, companies, financial institutions and funds for navigating into calmer waters.
The role of the in-house legal team is fast evolving and becoming ever more driven by the relationships it has both inside and outside its organisation. In our recent thought leadership report ‘Defining tomorrow's legal function through its relationships’ we spoke with leaders of legal functions across some of the world’s biggest organisations. In this session moderated by Clifford Chance partner Guy Norman and featuring guest speakers Richard Price (Anglo American), Tom Saunders (RSGI) and Elena Servini (Admiral Group), we explored those relationships, how critical they are to success, how the legal team will operate and how it will evolve in the future.
In this webinar, Clifford Chance partners Devika Kornbacher, Kate Scott, Dessislava Savova, Zayed Al Jamil, Ling Ho and Caroline Dawson examined recent legal developments in a number of jurisdictions, considered key issues affecting the successful deployment and management of AI and machine learning, looked ahead to expected changes to relevant regulatory regimes and discussed what businesses can do to prepare.
As ESG increasingly becomes a legal issue, the role of the in-house legal team in ESG is growing fast. In this webinar, Clifford Chance speakers Kate Gibbons, Naomi Griffin, Dominique Laymand, Roger Leese, Angela McEwan and Michelle Williams considered the challenges ahead and emerging best practice.
The future of banking – can CBDCs and custody of digital assets change the financial markets? (November 2022)
Clifford Chance speakers Monica Sah, Marc Benzler, Lena Ng, Jack Hardman and Diego Ballon Ossio considered some use cases for Central Bank Digital Currencies and how they may impact the financial markets particularly when combined with digital assets. They also provided practical insights for in-house lawyers on novel legal issues that arise from CBDCs and how the role of custodian of digital assets may be evolving.
Space Tech is not just about futuristic colonies on Mars and asteroid-mining, it is also about the constellations of satellites that are already supporting so much of the tech here on earth, including ESG applications such as environmental monitoring. It is also critical infrastructure for the defence sector. In this webinar, guest speakers Adam Gilmour (Gilmour Space Technologies) and Deepika Jeyakodi (Space Lawyer and Senior Commercial Contracts Officer) along with Clifford Chance experts Joshua Berman, Julia Dreosti, David Ho and Alexander Kennedy discussed opportunities in the sector, New Space, financing considerations and the future direction of the industry.
Carbon credits are increasingly playing a significant part in decarbonisation strategies for governments and companies, but there are still unanswered questions around their legal characterisation and regulatory status. In this session, Belinda Ellington from Citigroup Global Markets along with Clifford Chance partners Paget Dare Bryan, Caroline Dawson and Nigel Howorth looked at recent developments in the voluntary carbon markets, the ongoing initiatives to promote trading activity and confidence using derivatives and structured products, and some of the key issues for regulated firms trading these products.
The semiconductor supply chain has seen a turbulent few years, from the global chip shortage to blocked and aborted deals. The future of this critical industry will be shaped by M&A and strategic partnerships, public subsidies, foreign investment control, antitrust and intellectual property law. In this webinar, Clifford Chance experts Chris Grey, Renée Latour, Andrea Andolina, Holly Bauer, Alex Walker and Aniko Adam explored how the semiconductor sector and its many downstream industries are responding to the changing legal and regulatory.
In this webinar, Clifford Chance partners Greg Olsen, Caroline Dawson and Dave Poddar explored the steps that banks can take to stay ahead of antitrust risks when collaborating with competitors in primary and secondary markets, for example, when selling down a take-out bond issuance, participating in syndicated lending, managing the stick in a rights issue and enforcing share security for margin loans. This session also included observations on the failed criminal prosecutions in the Australian ANZ case and its wider implications for competitor co-operation in financial markets.
The UK government and regulators have announced potentially wide-ranging reforms to UK financial services regulation, with the Financial Services and Markets Bill forming a key part of these reforms. Clifford Chance specialists Caroline Dawson, Frédérick Lacroix, Paul Lenihan and Phillip Souta took a closer look at the likely changes, when these are expected to happen, areas of difference between the UK and EU and what firms need to do to prepare.
In this webinar, Clifford Chance lawyers Caroline Dawson, Kikun Alo, Yolanda Ghita-Blujdescu, Hélène Kouyaté and Laura-Isabell Dietz focused on the current status of sustainable finance regulations applicable to banks and investment firms in continental Europe and the UK, and looked at the near future, including upcoming sustainability driven product governance rules under MiFID, requirements for enhanced due diligence, non-financial disclosures and prudential requirements.
In this webinar, Kelly Labritz, Tom Lin, Oliver Marcuse, Sonya Pauls and Vishal Mashru took a global view on the next stage in the evolution of sponsor-led secondaries transactions for investment funds. Our international speaker panel also provided a brief overview of the types of transactions we are seeing in this sector, and then explore: the market perception (and industry concerns) highlighted in recent press coverage; the increasing involvement of regulators; the latest market themes and trends; and what may lie ahead for those participating in this market.
The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and Taxonomy Regulatory Technical Standards will come into effect on 1 January 2023. In this webinar, Clifford Chance partners Paul Ellison, Lily Marcel and Maren Stadler-Tjan, discussed what European and international managers need to do to comply, with a specific focus on the Luxembourg CSSF’s processes.
Activity levels in the syndicated loan and high yield bond markets, for debt finance in the private equity sector, have fallen significantly since February 2022. Our panel of international leveraged finance specialists featuring Richard Day, Folko de Vries, Elizabeth Hundt Russell, Drew Rundus, Katherine Sinclair and Andrew Young, explored the drivers of that market dislocation, including the extent to which private credit has filled the gap, and made their predictions for Q4 and into 2023.