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Legal innovation podcast: How outsourcing can enhance the operational effectiveness of the in-house legal function

Legal innovation podcast: How outsourcing can enhance the operational effectiveness of the in-house legal function

September 20, 2021

Catie Butt, A&O Consulting’s executive director, and senior consultant Tom Wilkinson discuss the role and value of outsourcing and how it can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the in-house legal function’s operations. They outline the main issues that General Counsel, heads of legal operations and those responsible for legal innovation should consider and highlight some of the common pitfalls to avoid.

Podcast #6: Trustees, tech and the end of LIBOR

Podcast #6: Trustees, tech and the end of LIBOR

September 13, 2021

In our latest edition of Trust Us, a podcast addressing hot topics for trustees in Asia Pacific, Holly Hart from our Corporate Trust & Agency team moderates a discussion covering the role of Advanced Delivery services in creating efficiencies and considerations for LIBOR remediation.

Trustees, agents and tech - competing in an advanced-delivery world

Technology is rapidly changing the way we work.  Alana Burton from our Dubai office talks about the latest in Advanced Delivery and how trustees and agents can maximise the benefits of advanced delivery, such as LegalTech, project management or flexible resourcing options, to create significant project efficiencies.

The LIBOR Sunset - trustee and agent readiness and how we can help

The end is near for LIBOR and trustees and agents are preparing for the transition. Louisa Ingham from our London office shares the latest on the transition to risk-free rates and explains the types of deals that could fall under LIBOR remediation, as well as key considerations for the process.

You will also hear from Tim Beech, Head of our Asia Pacific Corporate Trust & Agency team on what he is keeping in view at present, such as the growing trend for holders to consider replacing trustees on defaulted bonds.

The Trust Us series presents succinct overviews of hot topics for trustees in the APAC market and these podcasts are based on webinars hosted for clients.  Please note this episode was recorded on 9 September 2021 and references developments occurring at that time.

Blockchain: Opportunities and IP risks

Blockchain: Opportunities and IP risks

August 18, 2021

Blockchain is becoming a technology deployed in many innovations across a wide range of industry.

In this podcast, Michelle Wang and James Reed, associates in our IP litigation team consider the patenting landscape and the potential opportunities and IP risks associated with digital ledger technologies.

Market trends: are SPACs here to stay?

Market trends: are SPACs here to stay?

August 12, 2021

In this podcast series EFIC1 Chief Investment Officer, Ben Davey, talks about its choice to do a SPAC IPO and how to find a suitable business combination.

Business combinations “de-SPACing”: what do investors look for in a company?

Business combinations “de-SPACing”: what do investors look for in a company?

August 12, 2021

In this podcast series EFIC1 Chief Investment Officer, Ben Davey, talks about its choice to do a SPAC IPO and how to find a suitable business combination.

Why has Amsterdam Euronext attracted so many SPAC IPOs?

Why has Amsterdam Euronext attracted so many SPAC IPOs?

August 12, 2021

In this podcast series EFIC1 Chief Investment Officer, Ben Davey, talks about its choice to do a SPAC IPO and how to find a suitable business combination.

Why raise capital through a SPAC? EFIC1 tells us all.

Why raise capital through a SPAC? EFIC1 tells us all.

August 12, 2021

In this podcast series EFIC1 Chief Investment Officer, Ben Davey, talks about its choice to do a SPAC IPO and how to find a suitable business combination.

Standard Essential Patents and the Self-driving Industry

Standard Essential Patents and the Self-driving Industry

July 29, 2021

SEPs and FRAND – two legal issues that have resulted in global patent disputes in the mobile device space is now beginning to make its presence known in the automotive industry.  

Paul Keller, our New York partner and host of Propel, sits down with three legal experts to discuss the issues from a global perspective:  From China, Jill Ge, one of A&O’s IP litigation colleagues; from France, partner David Por; and from the United Kingdom, partner Mark Ridgway.  

Collectively, this group has over 25 years of experience addressing SEP/FRAND issues, and in this episode, they walk us through a basic understanding of what these patents are, the legal issues they raise, and what to consider as the global disputes begin to take shape.

APAC M&A Insights: De-SPAC considerations in Southeast Asia

APAC M&A Insights: De-SPAC considerations in Southeast Asia

July 19, 2021

There is increased SPAC activity in the Asia Pacific region, with most of the recent activity focused on business combinations or ‘de-SPAC’ transactions. A growing number of SPACs are targeting companies in Indonesia and Vietnam, and in this 10-minute podcast we highlight the considerations and challenges for de-SPACs in these markets, from tax implications, to legal structures to foreign ownership limits. The speakers provide their thoughts on how companies can work within these constraints to ensure an attractive capital structure.

Singapore-based US capital markets partner Felipe Duque discusses these developments with Tina LeDinh, Vietnam-based M&A and capital markets partner and Sugianto Osman, a Jakarta-based partner who has advised on some the market-leading tech transactions in Indonesia.

Institutional Investor Forum: How I Made It

Institutional Investor Forum: How I Made It

July 16, 2021

Following the launch of the Institutional Investor Forum, Allen & Overy’s client facing diversity and inclusion initiative, we publish our first podcast in the How I Made It series with a number of women leading the way in their organisation.

In this podcast, MaameYaa Kwafo-Akoto speaks with Nouar H. Albahli to learn about Noaur’s career journey in Saudi Arabia and shares her tips for others in the institutional investor space

To sign-up to our next seminar, please email the institutionalInvestorForum@allenovery.com

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