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Global Financial Markets Perspectives Series

Autumn 2022 Events Programme

Clifford Chance are committed to helping our clients stay ahead of legal and market trends, and hold regular seminars, training and events.

 

Explore the sessions in the Autumn 2022 Global Financial Markets Perspectives Series:

Russia sanctions – emerging evasion risks – September 2022

Sinéad Goss (Citi), David DiBari, Jamal El-Hindi, George Kleinfeld, Michael Lyons, Dorothée Vermeiren

The unprecedented evolution in global sanctions and trade controls, enacted in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, has had an impact on nearly every sector of the economy. Most companies have now transitioned from crisis management to assessing how to manage the complexities of the new risk landscape. A key developing risk is the growing attempts by sanctioned parties to undertake activities that would be considered money laundering under many regulatory regimes. We examined this new risk through sanctions, trade controls and AML lenses, and discussed government expectations, enforcement risk, and best practices for mitigating these risks.

For the most up-to-date information on Sanctions, please visit Clifford Chance's Thought Leadership page on Russia and sanctions.

 

Leveraged acquisition finance – what happened, and what’s next? – September 2022

Richard Day, Folko de Vries, Elizabeth Hundt Russell, Drew Rundus, Katherine Sinclair, Andrew Young

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 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.

View a recording of the session 'Leveraged acquisition finance – what happened, and what’s next?'

SFDR and Taxonomy – the final countdown (online attendance only)

Tuesday 27 September

Webinar starts: 13:00 BST
Webinar ends: 14:00 BST

 

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and Taxonomy Regulatory Technical Standards will come into effect on 1 January 2023. We will discuss what European and international managers need to do to comply, with a specific focus on the Luxembourg CSSF’s processes.

Register for the session 'SFDR and Taxonomy – the final countdown'

GP-led secondaries – the next chapter (online attendance only)

Wednesday 5 October

Webinar starts: 13:00 BST
Webinar ends: 14:00 BST

 

In this session we will take a global view on the next stage in the evolution of sponsor-led secondaries transactions for investment funds. We will provide 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.

Register for the session 'GP-led secondaries – the next chapter'

Sustainable finance regulations – getting closer to the finish (online attendance only)

Thursday 6 October

Webinar starts: 13:00 BST
Webinar ends: 14:00 BST

 

This session will focus on the current status of sustainable finance regulations across the board in continental Europe and the UK and a look at the near future, including upcoming sustainability driven product governance rules under MiFID.

Register for the session 'Sustainable finance regulations – getting closer to the finish'

Where next for UK regulation – evolution or revolution? (in-person attendance only)

Tuesday 11 October

Client registration:    from 4:30pm
Seminar start time:  5:00pm
Seminar end time:    6:00pm

 

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. We will take 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.

Register for the session 'Where next for UK regulation – evolution or revolution?'

Antitrust issues in bank primary and secondary market coordination (online attendance only)

Tuesday 18 October

Webinar starts: 13:00 BST
Webinar ends: 14:00 BST

 

We will explore 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. The talk will include observations on the failed criminal prosecutions in the Australian ANZ case and its wider implications for competitor co-operation in financial markets.

Register for the session 'Antitrust issues in bank primary and secondary market coordination'

How M&A and regulations are reshaping global semiconductor supply (online attendance only)

Tuesday 1 November

Webinar starts: 13:00 GMT
Webinar ends: 14:00 GMT

 

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, vast public subsidies, regulatory interventions, antitrust and intellectual property law. We will explore how the semiconductor sector and its many downstream industries are responding to the changing legal and regulatory environment.

Register for the session 'How M&A and regulations are reshaping global semiconductor supply'

The future of carbon credits – we’ll always have Paris (in-person attendance only)

Wednesday 2 November

Client registration:    from 4:30pm
Seminar start time:  5:00pm
Seminar end time:    6:00pm

 

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. We will look 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.

Register for the session 'The future of carbon credits – we’ll always have Paris'

Space Tech – a universe of ‘here and now’ investment opportunities (online attendance only)

Tuesday 8 November

Webinar starts: 13:00 GMT
Webinar ends: 14:00 GMT

 

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. Our panellists will discuss opportunities in the sector, New Space, financing considerations and the future direction of the industry.

Register for the session 'Space Tech – a universe of ‘here and now’ investment opportunities'

The future of banking – can CBDCs and custody of digital assets change the financial markets? (online attendance only)

Tuesday 15 November

Webinar starts: 13:00 GMT
Webinar ends: 14:00 GMT

 

In this session we will consider some use cases for Central Bank Digital Currencies and how they may impact the financial markets particularly when combined with digital assets. This session will provide 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.

Register for the session 'The future of banking – can CBDCs and custody of digital assets change the financial markets?'

ESG – the role of the in-house lawyer (online attendance only)

Tuesday 22 November

Webinar starts: 13:00 GMT
Webinar ends: 14:00 GMT

 

As ESG increasingly becomes a legal issue, the role of the in-house legal team in ESG is growing fast. In this session, our panellists will consider the challenges ahead and emerging best practice.

Register for the session 'ESG – the role of the in-house lawyer'

Managing AI in an evolving legal landscape (online attendance only)

Tuesday 29 November

Webinar starts: 13:00 GMT
Webinar ends: 14:00 GMT

 

Our experts will examine recent legal developments in a number of jurisdictions, consider key issues affecting the successful deployment and management of AI and machine learning, look ahead to expected changes to relevant regulatory regimes and discuss what businesses can do to prepare.

Register for the session 'Managing AI in an evolving legal landscape'

The future of the in-house legal team – building stronger relationships (in-person attendance only)

Tuesday 6 December

Client registration:    from 4:30pm
Seminar start time:  5:00pm
Seminar end time:    6:00pm

 

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, we spoke with leaders of legal functions across some of the world’s biggest organisations. This session will explore those relationships, how critical they are to success, how the legal team will operate and how it will evolve in the future.

Register for the session 'The future of the in-house legal team – building stronger relationships'

Restructuring and insolvency – is winter coming (again)? (online attendance only)

Tuesday 13 December

Webinar starts: 13:00 GMT
Webinar ends: 14:00 GMT

 

A review of the markets across Europe and an update on the tools available for private equity houses, companies, financial institutions and funds for navigating into calmer waters.

Register for the session 'Restructuring and insolvency – is winter coming (again)?'