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We are committed to helping our clients stay ahead of legal and market trends and hold regular seminars, training and events at our offices around the globe.

Please see below for further details of our various seminar programmes held globally.

London Perspectives Series

This programme, held in London, addresses a wide range of topical issues for financial institutions. Each seminar is held at our offices in Canary Wharf on Tuesday evenings and is repeated in the City on Wednesday mornings. Online videos are also available. If you are a client of the firm and would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact the Perspectives team.

London Academic Series

Clifford Chance collaborates with academics at leading Universities. We regularly invite them to speak to us on areas of mutual interest.

We have a new series of events – The Academic Series – designed for people with a particular interest in the academic aspects of the law which showcases our academic connections. Each session will be held at Clifford Chance's offices in London.

If you are a client of the firm and would like to be added to the distribution list so you are invited to future events in The Academic Series, please click here to subscribe

Insights for Asset Managers – New rules on asset segregation: what will they mean for managers of AIFs and UCITS? (13 December)

Clifford Chance invites you to the next call in the Insights for Asset Managers series.

In July 2018, the European Commission adopted new rules clarifying depositaries' safe-keeping duties under the AIFMD and UCITS Directive, which came into force on 19 November 2018 and apply from 1 April 2020.

The new rules follow on from ESMA's opinion on asset segregation, where ESMA asked the Commission to clarify certain obligations of depositaries where they delegate safe-keeping functions to third parties, and although aimed primarily at depositories, will have an indirect impact on their asset manager clients. On this call the panel will discuss the implications of the new rules for managers of UCITS and AIFs.

The call will take place on Thursday 13 December 2018 at 9.00 am and will last approximately 30 minutes.

If you would like to register for this event or have any queries, please contact Janice Alleway.


In Conversation with Dr Patricia Lewis (13 December)

We are delighted to welcome Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director for International Security at Chatham House, to bring to a close this year's 'Pioneering Women' Series which we organised to celebrate the centenary of women's suffrage in the UK in collaboration with our London Women's Network.

Dr Lewis has a long and distinguished career in relation to the important subject of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament and the prohibition of chemical weapons. Patricia has served as Deputy Director and Scientist in Residence at the Center for Non-proliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; been a Director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research, and a member of the 2010-11 Advisory Panel on the Future Priorities of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. In 2009 she received the American Physical Society's Joseph A Burton Forum award for 'outstanding contributions to the public understanding or resolution of issues involving the interface of physics and society'.

Do join us for what promises to be an exceptional insight into the search for world peace appropriately during the December season of goodwill.

If you would like to register for this event or have any queries, please email the Events Team or call +44 (0)20 7006 4848.