• Law, Policy & Markets

  • By: Milbank
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  • Law, Policy & Markets: Milbank Conversations explores key business and legal trends in today's evolving global economy. With candor and a sophisticated understanding of the issues, host Allan Marks and other Milbank partners and guests delve into diverse topics, such as ESG and sustainability, cybersecurity, airlines and aviation, biopharma, global capital markets, climate change and the energy transition, cross-border workouts, private equity, cutting-edge litigation, enforcement policies in securities and antitrust, and values-based innovation in the legal profession. Discover what’s happening, what it means, and what’s next. More details at Milbank.com. Follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify, Google and Audible.
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  • May 20 2022

    ESG Series #11: Investors, borrowers and financial institutions are using Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles and metrics to shape the ways they attract capital, screen investments, set terms in complex transactions, and meet evolving compliance and disclosure requirements. The trend to incorporate ESG and sustainability considerations into debt issuances seems likely only to grow. In Europe specifically, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and the EU Taxonomy Regulation are designed to reorient capital towards a more sustainable economy and to prevent greenwashing while promoting accountability and transparency. 

    In this episode, host  Allan Marks speaks with Milbank partners Alexandra Grant and  Ana Grbec from the firm’s London-based European Leveraged Finance & Capital Markets group.  They discuss how ESG factors have evolved despite market volatility and uncertainty, the difference between green bonds and sustainability-linked debt instruments, and what to expect in capital markets, banking, acquisition finance, and institutional lending.

     

    About the Speakers 

    Alexandra Grant is a European Leveraged Finance/Capital Markets partner in Milbank’s London office. She has extensive experience of advising both lenders and sponsors/borrowers on a wide range of complex and cross-border leveraged acquisition, public to private, and infrastructure financings and restructurings, across the full spectrum of products.

     Ana Grbec is a Capital Markets partner in Milbank’s London office of Milbank LLP. She advises on public and private capital markets and finance transactions with a focus on high-yield bonds and cross-border securities offerings across a broad range of sectors and jurisdictions.

    Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at both the Law School and the Haas School of Business.
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    For more information and insights, follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, SpotifyAmazon Music, Google and Audible.

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    30 mins
  • Apr 28 2022

    Legal recruiting in 2022 is a story of disrupted supply chains. Law firms have faced the same labor pool disruptions as other financial and professional service firms during the Great Resignation. 

    In this episode, “Hiring Professionals is Changing: Culture Wars and the Battle for Talent,host Allan Marks speaks with Milbank hiring partner Alexander Lees and Milbank’s new Director of Global Legal Recruiting, Alexandra Paslawsky, about using innovative outreach and technology to broaden and diversify the firm’s supply of junior and mid-level associates, and how the shift toward more flexibility with remote or hybrid work affects professional development, client service and social cohesion. They also offer advice to law students and lateral candidates on differentiating among firms by asking about values, culture, and purpose, noting that the quest for meaningful work increasingly shapes lawyers’ careers. 

    About the Speakers:

    Alexander Lees is a partner in Milbank’s New York office of Milbank. He is a hiring partner and a member of the firm’s Financial Restructuring and Litigation & Arbitration Groups. Mr. Lees is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses primarily on bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring-related litigation. He has represented creditors, debtors, private equity sponsors, official committees, ad hoc groups, collateral agents, and bidders in bankruptcy proceedings and other litigation matters arising out of insolvency scenarios and financial restructuring transactions.

    Alexandra Paslawsky is the firm’s Director of Global Legal Recruiting, and a former Milbank associate. She was previously a member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group, and her practice focused on regulatory investigations and white-collar defense, as well as complex commercial litigation in federal and state court.

    Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at both the Law School and the Haas School of Business.
    For more information and insights, follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google and Audible.

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    32 mins
  • Mar 22 2022

    ESG Series #10 - "This is a critical moment to accelerate our work to improve domestic cybersecurity and bolster our national resilience."  With these words, on March 21, 2022, the White House released a formal statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on U.S. Cybersecurity “to improve domestic cybersecurity and bolster our national resilience” due to evolving intelligence and heightened risks of “malicious cyber activity against the United States….[C]ritical infrastructure owners and operators must accelerate efforts to lock their digital doors. In the current cybersecurity landscape, how can you reduce your vulnerabilities and manage risk?

    In this episode, host Allan Marks sits down with Milbank partners Joel Harrison and Adam Fee to discuss their toolkit for preserving or restoring operational continuity and the integrity of corporate systems and data.  

    They explore the most effective ways to confront cybersecurity risks, craft an incident response plan, and comply with the latest evolving regulatory requirements in the US, UK and EU for reporting and disclosure of cyber-attacks.

    About the Speakers:

    Adam Fee is a partner in the Los Angeles and New York offices of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group. Adam served for more than five years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Criminal Division, where he was a member of the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit. He has deep experience in a variety of matters, including cross-border fraud and money laundering, corruption, securities and accounting fraud, and data protection and cyber security. 

    Joel Harrison is a partner in the London office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Technology Practice. He advises on everything technology-related, including cloud computing, outsourcing and licensing, as well as disputes and renegotiations. He also specializes in data privacy and cybersecurity, advising on the full range of transactional, regulatory and contentious matters. His clients include some of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions. 

    Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at both the Law School and the Haas School of Business.

    For more information and insights, follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google and Audible.

    Listen to Cybersecurity Part 1 here.

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    41 mins

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