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The branding and uniqueness of self-driving vehicles – an overview of design law

The branding and uniqueness of self-driving vehicles – an overview of design law

January 28, 2021

In this installment of A&O’s podcast series on autonomous vehicles, NY partner Paul Keller interviews our own David Stone, the Global Head of Intellectual Property, and author of a leading textbook on EU trademark and design law, to discuss the fascinating new customer facing elements of self-driving cars – the logos, slogans, sounds, voices, shapes, and components – and the design law that may be available to protect these innovative features.

Great Fund Insights podcast: spotlight on opportunities in alternative investments in the US

Great Fund Insights podcast: spotlight on opportunities in alternative investments in the US

January 26, 2021

New York based partner, Jillian Ashley and Middle East based counsel, Kamar Jaffer put the spotlight on the US as they discuss opportunities in alternative investments and market trends from both the manager and investor perspective.

Topics discussed in this podcast include:

  • Recent trends in the US fund raising environment
  • How managers have navigated the challenges of Covid-19
  • Investment strategies and opportunities in the US
  • Impact of Biden’s administration and upcoming legal and regulatory developments
  • Institutional investors focus on good citizenship and governance
  • Shifts in fund terms in favour of investors
  • Creativity of fund managers and product developments
  • Developments in secondaries
  • The industry’s emphasis on ESG

This Great Fund Insights podcast will be of interest to sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, family offices, fund managers and portfolio companies with a focus on the US.

The Legal Aftermath of the January 6th Capitol Breach

The Legal Aftermath of the January 6th Capitol Breach

January 21, 2021

Washington D.C. Investigations and Enforcement partner, Billy Jacobson, hosts a discussion about the pending prosecution of individuals who breached the Capitol following the events of January 6, 2021. Billy speaks with Andy Wise of Miller & Chevalier and Jon Jeffress of Kaiser Dillon about various factors the Department of Justice may take into consideration as they weigh the evidence at hand against those who participated in this event.

The views reflected in this podcast are that of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of Allen & Overy LLP.

Financing the Economy: how private credit will cope in an uncertain economic outlook

Financing the Economy: how private credit will cope in an uncertain economic outlook

January 13, 2021

In this podcast, Kamar Jaffer, Counsel in A&O’s Middle Eastern funds and asset management team is joined by Jiri Krol Deputy CEO of the Alternative Credit Council and Todd Koretzky, Partner in A&O’s Leveraged Finance practice, to discuss how private credit will cope in an uncertain economic outlook, what investment opportunities could arise and the challenges that face the sector globally. Such themes were examined in the latest Financing the Economy report, exploring why private credit is vital to continued economic growth and a key source of financing to businesses.

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