The Allen & Overy Podcast
Institutional Investor Forum: How I Made It - an interview with Michelle Thomsen

Institutional Investor Forum: How I Made It - an interview with Michelle Thomsen

June 15, 2022
In this episode, Paul Sampson, speaks with Michelle Thomsen, General Counsel at Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) about her career and advice for others in the institutional investor space.
EU/UK Securitisation Regulations and restrictions on the use of third country SPVs

EU/UK Securitisation Regulations and restrictions on the use of third country SPVs

June 14, 2022

This episode of Allen & Overy’s Market Horizons podcast series focuses on the EU Securitisation Regulation and the UK Securitisation Regulation regimes, in particular, restrictions on the use of third country special purpose vehicles (SPVs). 

Crypto M&A with Bitstamp and Imperii Partners part II

Crypto M&A with Bitstamp and Imperii Partners part II

June 6, 2022

New York-based M&A partner Dario de Martino is joined by head of corporate development at Bitstamp Eva Gartner, and Chief Executive Officer at Imperii Partners Tony Scuderi in our latest crypto-focused podcast. Covering the key drivers of blockchain M&A, and valuation and due diligence trends and issues.

Crypto M&A with Bitstamp and Imperii Partners part I

Crypto M&A with Bitstamp and Imperii Partners part I

June 1, 2022

New York-based M&A partner Dario de Martino is joined by head of corporate development at Bitstamp Eva Gartner, and Chief Executive Officer at Imperii Partners Tony Scuderi in our latest crypto-focused podcast. Covering the key drivers of blockchain M&A, and valuation and due diligence trends and issues.

How brands should prepare for the Metaverse

How brands should prepare for the Metaverse

May 18, 2022

What role does intellectual property play in the metaverse and do clients need to change their behaviour towards their brands and copyright?

In this podcast, members of A&O’s global IP group, Victoria Pied, Elise Romelly and Beverley Potts, discuss the trade mark, design and copyright issues raised by the metaverse.

Evolution of the in-house legal function in Belgium

Evolution of the in-house legal function in Belgium

May 11, 2022

In this edition of our Allen & Overy Advanced Delivery podcast we discuss how the in-house legal function has changed, what this means for law firms and how technology plays a key role in the evolution of the legal landscape. We invited Caroline Coesemans (Head of Legal BeNeLux & Nordics at Google Belgium) and Laurens De Koster (Legal Counsel at BNYM in Belgium) to share their experiences and views with us! 

Introduction to the Metaverse

Introduction to the Metaverse

May 5, 2022

What is the metaverse, who controls it and what does it look like?

In this podcast, members of A&O’s international IP group, Victoria Pied, Elise Romelly, Laetitia Nicolazzi and Beverley Potts, discuss the fundamentals of the metaverse and how it is quickly evolving to mimic reality.

Market Horizons podcast: Digital Bonds – are they the future of capital markets?

Market Horizons podcast: Digital Bonds – are they the future of capital markets?

May 3, 2022

In this episode of Allen & Overy’s Market Horizons podcast series, partners in A&O’s Debt Capital Markets team, Daniel Fletcher (London), Hervé Ekué (Paris), Salvador Ruiz (Madrid) and senior associate Philippe Noeltner (Luxembourg) look at what the future may hold for the capital markets. Together, they discuss Digital Bonds – which some are calling the future of debt capital markets – and look at some of the potential benefits and challenges of adopting these new structures.

Glossary: 

  • Digital Bond / Blockchain Bond - a wholly dematerialised bond that is issued, registered, settled, transferred and custodied natively using DLT.
  • DLT / Distributed Ledger Technology  -  a set of protocols which enable data to be securely and accurately created and stored on a shared, de-centralised database, generally using cryptography. New information – representing records of transactions – is recorded on the distributed ledger only after validation by multiple computers (referred to as nodes) using a pre-agreed consensus mechanism. 
  • Blockchain -  the most common example of DLT, and is so-called because each new transaction or bundle of transactions is recorded in a new ‘block’ of data which, once validated by the system, is added to the end of the existing sequential blocks of information (like adding links to a chain). 
NJDOT Commissioner Gutierrez-Scaccetti and the Trenton NJ MOVES Program

NJDOT Commissioner Gutierrez-Scaccetti and the Trenton NJ MOVES Program

April 29, 2022

In this episode, New York Intellectual Property partner Paul Keller sits down with New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. 

New Jersey recently announced a $5 million grant for the Trenton Mobility & Opportunity: Vehicles Equity System or MOVES Project. The grant to the City of Trenton will support the planned start up and eventual deployment of 100 Autonomous Vehicles that will provide an on-demand automated transit system to serve the 90,000 residents of Trenton.

SEC climate-related disclosure proposal: Implications for SEC registrants and foreign portfolio investors

SEC climate-related disclosure proposal: Implications for SEC registrants and foreign portfolio investors

April 6, 2022

In this episode, Diana Billik, head of our Paris Capital Markets practice, and New York-based Capital Markets partner Justin Cooke give a concise overview of the proposed climate disclosures put forward by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that SEC registrants (both domestic and foreign) would be subject to.

They discuss: corporate governance and risk management in relations to a climate focused framework; climate related impacts to financial statements; greenhouse gas emission under the proposal (Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 disclosure mandates), including companies’ own emissions and their supply-chain emissions; and how the proposal could apply to current net-zero carbon emission goals.

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