The Allen & Overy Podcast
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

Podcast: Collaborations with tech companies and IP considerations

Podcast: Collaborations with tech companies and IP considerations

July 13, 2021

Collaborations stimulate innovation and can accelerate entry into markets and broaden market opportunities.

In this podcast, we discuss IP as one of the top concerns for executives considering collaboration.

M&A Insights H1 2021 podcast: A rise in hydrogen-related M&A activity globally

M&A Insights H1 2021 podcast: A rise in hydrogen-related M&A activity globally

July 8, 2021

In this podcast, Goran Galic, a projects, energy, natural resources and infrastructure partner from our Perth office, discusses how hydrogen is emerging as a credible alternative to fossil fuels in a wide variety of applications and markets, and the implications that has on M&A transactions across the world.  Key points addressed in this podcast include:
 
• Why, after several false dawns, hydrogen is finally emerging as a key component in the transition from fossil fuels
• What has driven the rapid advance in the development of “green” hydrogen over the past 18 months
• The growth of hydrogen-related M&A activity globally and the types of deals in the market
• Which markets are most active
• The risks facing investors in this field
• The potential opportunities for investors

For more information on this or any related topics, please get in touch with Goran or your usual A&O contacts.

In conversation with the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) – Navigating impact investing

In conversation with the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) – Navigating impact investing

July 6, 2021

As part of a closer look at impact investing, MaameYaa Kwafo-Akoto from our Institutional Investor practice speaks to Amit Bouri, CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), about what impact investing is and how GIIN supports investors.

MaameYaa and Amit discuss market trends for fund managers and institutional investors, whether there is a difference between sustainable investment and impact investing and how this can positively affect financial returns.

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