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Welcome to the 2018 Allen & Overy Seminar Programme

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Thu 6 September 2018
8.30am - 9.30am

Brexit - Managing implementation

Firms affected by Brexit need to consider how and when to transfer businesses into new operating entities. We would like to invite you to a panel discussion to hear A&O’s experience on the key legal issues, risks and challenges for financial services businesses in implementing their Brexit contingency plans. The panel will consist of A&O partners Nick Bradbury (Banking), Damian Carolan (Banking), Duncan Bellamy (Corporate) and Tom Roberts (Capital Markets) who will share their understanding of the applicable transfer mechanisms, the implications for legacy as well as new business and how best to approach repapering.
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Tue 11 September 2018
8.30am - 9.30am

Insolvency litigation: how to navigate troubled waters

From the long-running Lehman saga to highly expedited trials, we will show you how the right litigation strategy can protect your interests and maximise your claim. This seminar will be of interest to business teams and in-house lawyers at financial institutions, funds and other investment firms, as well as insolvency practitioners.
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Wed 19 September 2018
4.30pm - 5.30pm

Evolution and Innovation: Aircraft financing and trading

The seminar will examine innovation across the range of capital markets, debt and Islamic financing structures available to aircraft lessors and airlines, issues arising from the implementation phase of the Cape Town Convention and how legal technology platforms and products are generating efficiencies on aviation transactions.
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Tue 25 September 2018
8.30am - 9.30am

Will the English scheme still be the procedure of choice post Brexit?

Through the use of a simple case study, Jennifer and Lucy will consider the impact of Brexit on European cross-border insolvency and restructuring proceedings (including the English scheme of arrangement). They will consider where the Brexit discussions seem to be heading in this area, what other sources of cross-border insolvency law will remain available and how Brexit might impact on some of the choice of law safe-harbours that are important to those structuring transactions.
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Thu 27 September 2018
8.30am - 9.30am

Extension of the FCA’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime


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Thu 18 October 2018
8.30am - 9.30am

Bond Litigation: playing hardball

Whether willing or unwilling, bondholders, issuers, and trustees are often ensconced in litigation before the English courts. In this seminar our litigation and capital markets specialists will explore the emerging issues facing those involved in bond litigation, from Brexit to jurisdiction disputes to secondary market liability, and give guidance and practical views on safely navigating this complex territoryThis seminar will be of interest to business teams and in-house lawyers at financial institutions, funds and other investment firms, as well as insolvency practitioners.
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Mon 22 October 2018
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Recent developments in banking and finance law

A review of developments in banking and finance law that have taken place in the last six months. Registration will open for this seminar on 1 September.
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Thu 15 November 2018
8.30am - 9.30am

Misselling claims: ten years on from the financial crisis

In this seminar, we explore the key principles that can be derived from the court’s approach to financial misselling claims over past decade, recent cases and potential areas for future disputes. We also offer practical tips for how to maximise your chances of avoiding misselling claims and successfully defending them.This seminar will be of interest to business teams and in-house lawyers at financial institutions, funds and other investment firms, as well as insolvency practitioners.
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Wed 5 December 2018
8.30am - 9.30am

Look before you lend: top risks for lenders and how to manage them

In this seminar we will discuss the key legal issues and tactics commonly encountered in loan disputes. Our litigation and banking experts will share drafting tips and practical strategies that will help lenders avoid and manage litigation risks, or deploy them to their own advantage. This seminar will be of interest to business teams and in-house lawyers at financial institutions, funds and other investment firms, as well as insolvency practitioners.
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Thu 31 January 2019
8.30am - 9.30am

Derivatives Disputes: Testing the ISDA Master Agreement

There has been more than a 500% rise in disputes in the English Courts related to derivatives since the financial crisis, with the ISDA Master Agreement subjected to an unprecedented level of judicial scrutiny. In this seminar, our litigation and derivatives experts will explore the key practical lessons learnt from this wave of litigation for those working with, or litigating, the ISDA Master Agreement, and look to the future for issues on the horizon which may give rise to new challenges.This seminar will be of interest to business teams and in-house lawyers at financial institutions, funds and other investment firms, as well as insolvency practitioners.
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