• Law, Policy & Markets

  • By: Milbank
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  • Law, Policy & Markets: Milbank Conversations analyzes the business and legal implications of today's evolving economic situation and governmental responses to it. Allan Marks and other Milbank partners from around the globe delve into a range of topics – from airlines, energy, commercial real estate and antitrust to international capital markets, derivatives, bankruptcy and pro bono legal services. With candor and a sophisticated understanding of the latest developments in law, markets and public policy, this podcast explores issues of valuation, liquidity, solvency, opportunity and risk. 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, Audible, Google and Spotify.
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  • Battery Metals Charge the Green Energy Transition: “I’ve Got My Ion You”

    Apr 15 2021

    As the world transitions from fossil fuels to renewable power and other clean energy technologies, we are entering a “super cycle” of demand for new materials. The digitalization of the global economy also drives this demand, as power grids become smarter, sustainable and more resilient.  What do all these green initiatives have in common?  Batteries. The World Bank has forecasted that the production of metals such as lithium, cobalt, zinc and graphite will need to increase by as much as 500% by 2050 to meet the exploding demand for batteries in EVs, energy storage and electronic devices. In this episode of Law, Policy & Markets Global Project, Energy & Infrastructure Finance partners Allan Marks and Alec Borisoff take a deep dive into the world of battery metals with two guests from Swiss-based Pala Investments: General Counsel Kate Southwell and Head Strategist Jessica Fung.

    About the Speakers:
    Kate Southwell  General Counsel for Pala Investments, a private equity investment firm based in Zug, Switzerland. She provides legal, commercial and strategic advice to Pala’s portfolio companies and specializes in the management of international M&A and joint ventures and the negotiation of complex construction and commercial contracts. She also advises on alternative finance structures, including streams, royalties and mezzanine finance.

    Jessica Fung is Head Strategist at Pala Investments. She researches emerging technologies such as electric vehicles, renewables, recycling and blockchain and forecasts how these trends will impact commodity markets and how investors will finance the future economy.

    Alec Borisoff is a partner in the New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm's Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group. He represents project sponsors, financial institutions, and export credit and multilateral development agencies in a wide range of US and cross-border projects and structured financings, investment transactions and restructurings, with a particular emphasis on mining, oil & gas, infrastructure and power-related financings.

    Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance and corporate lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex energy and 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, visit Milbank.com and follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Audible, Google and Spotify.

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    35 mins
  • Europe’s Equity Boom and the First German IPO of 2021: “Wir Kaufen Dein Auto1”

    Mar 31 2021

    European companies are benefitting from investors’ huge appetite for new equity offerings. Showing the strength of European capital markets in 2021, Germany's first IPO of the year closed in February: AUTO1 Group SE, a multi-brand technology company that develops solutions for online car buying and selling. In this episode of Law, Policy & Markets, Milbank Global Corporate partners Norbert Rieger and Sebastian Heim speak with Global Project, Energy & Infrastructure Finance partner Allan Marks about how the AUTO1 IPO shows investors’ collective confidence in future growth from tech companies that are accelerating the digitalization of commerce. Norbert, Sebastian and Allan also discussed connections between public markets and private equity, broader trends in Europe, and corporate governance.

    About the Speakers

    Norbert Reiger is Global Head of Milbank's Corporate Group. He is one of the three founding partners of the Munich office and has almost 30 years of experience in all types of corporate transactions. Norbert's broad practice covers all areas of corporate/M&A and private equity including public M&A and corporate reorganizations (Umwandlungsrecht).  He is well known for his expertise in public takeovers and public-to-private transactions.

    Sebastian Heim is a partner in Milbank's Global Corporate Group in Munich. His practice focuses on corporate law and M&A, specializing in private equity transactions. Sebastian also advises clients with respect to restructurings and insolvency law.

    Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance and corporate 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, visit Milbank.com and follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Audible, Google and Spotify.

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    28 mins
  • Brazil’s Hot IPO Market: “Que legal!”

    Mar 10 2021

    Brazil’s capital markets are surging, with new IPOs and follow-on equity offerings in 2021 extending the hot market from last year, the best in over a decade.  Brazil is a bellwether for emerging markets globally.  What is causing this flurry of activity, and how long will it last?  In this episode of Law, Policy & Markets, São Paulo Global Capital Markets partners Fabiana Y. Sakai and Tobias Stirnberg speak with Milbank Global Project Energy & Infrastructure Finance partner Allan Marks about the state of the Brazilian market and what it means for domestic and international investors,  for companies seeking to diversify capital sources, and for sustainability and ESG goals.

    Fabiana Y. Sakai is a partner in the São Paulo office of Milbank. Her practice focuses on capital markets, finance and corporate matters, and her clients include Brazilian corporations and US and Brazilian banks and underwriting firms. She has extensive experience across a broad range of industries, including infrastructure, financial services, real estate, manufacturing and retail.

    Tobias Stirnberg is a founding partner of Milbank’s São Paulo office. He represents Brazilian and international companies, sponsors and lenders in their cross-border work, and he has extensive experience in finance, M&A and restructuring matters across a broad range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, transportation, financial services, metals and mining and industrials.

    Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance and corporate 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, visit Milbank.com and follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Audible, Google and Spotify.

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    30 mins

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