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How EasyMile is tackling the under-30mph market and the impact of the pandemic on the autonomous vehicle industry

How EasyMile is tackling the under-30mph market and the impact of the pandemic on the autonomous vehicle industry

September 30, 2020

In the first installment of a new podcast series about self-driving vehicle, New York partner Paul Keller is joined by Sharad Agarwal, Senior VP at EasyMile, to discuss how that company is tackling the under 30 mph market, a market it believes provides one of the best growth opportunities in this revolutionary space.  They also cover the impact the pandemic is having on EasyMile specifically and the industry generally, and conclude with thoughts that the questions over the autonomous vehicle world should focus on when, not if.

Podcast #2: Insights for trustees in Asia-Pacific - Virtual bondholder meetings and e-signatures

Podcast #2: Insights for trustees in Asia-Pacific - Virtual bondholder meetings and e-signatures

September 11, 2020
Episode Two

The second episode of Trust Us, a podcast hosted by Allen & Overy’s APAC Corporate Trust and Agency team, focuses on our virtual world. Tim Beech along with Holly Hart and Regina Lui discuss the following:

  • Virtual bondholders’ meetings. Is this possible under the terms of a Trust Deed and, if so, what does it entail?
  • E-signatures. Are e-signatures valid and what are some best practice considerations for Trustees and Agents? 

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. 

Podcast #1: Insights for trustees in Asia-Pacific

Podcast #1: Insights for trustees in Asia-Pacific

September 1, 2020
Episode One

This is the first in a series of podcasts hosted by Allen & Overy’s Corporate Trust and Agency team and based on webinars organised for our clients. The Trust Us series provides succinct overviews of hot topics for trustees in the APAC market. In this episode, Holly Hart is joined by Katherine Signy and Tim Beech, head of our APAC Corporate Trust and Agency team, who discuss the following:

  • Defaults in APAC: an overview of current trends in bond defaults, including key takeaways for trustees; and
  • Stand By Letters of Credit: the increasing role of these products as credit enhancement in the market, and the sticking points for trustees in negotiating and enforcing such instruments.
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