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Recordings of PRIMEtime Virtual Events are added in due course.

Series Two

Sustainability in a Pandemic - 12 November 2020

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How can Finance build back better? How resilient are ESG portfolios proving to be, and why? What does the global picture look like? What can investors do to support Covid recovery?

Jonathan Maphosa, Managing Partner of Maphosa Attorneys and former Nedbank Group Chief Legal Counsel, Wendy Miles QC of 20 Essex Chambers, and Meryam Omi, Head of Sustainablity and Responsible Investment Strategy at Legal & General Investment Management, are confirmed to speak. Ida Levine, also of the Impact Investing Institute, will moderate. 

Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Pandemic – 27 October 2020

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Market volatility prompted by the pandemic has led to the collapse of several financial institutions.  This session will discuss how an ad hoc ADR mechanism was developed to successfully – and quickly - resolve claims between a hedge fund and a number of the fund’s bank creditors.

The Hon. James Peck and Rick Grove, CEO of Rutter Associates and former CEO of ISDA, are confirmed to speak. Stanford Professor of Finance Darrell Duffie will introduce this session.

Insolvency and Business Rescue in a Pandemic – 14 October 2020

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From SMEs to entire industries, COVID-19 has changed the landscape for insolvency and business rescue. How has insolvency law and practice adapted to this situation, what lessons have been learned, and what changes can we expect in the future?

Paul Heath QC, Mr Justice Nick Segal and James Sprayregen, Restructuring partner at Kirkland & Ellis speak, with US Bankruptcy Judge the Hon Elizabeth Stong moderating. 

Innovation in a Pandemic – 30 September 2020

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Technology drives the future of financial markets, so it is no surprise that technological innovations continue apace, alongside the pandemic financial crisis. This session is presented in two parts, each lasting one hour. The first panel focuses on harnessing technology to manage complex information sets, including in the context of regulation, financial risk and the digitisation of legal agreements and advice. The second session focuses on the growth of digital currencies, including those being considered by central banks. 

Brock Arnason of Droit Legal Technologies, Akber Datoo, CEO of D2 Legal Technology, and Walter Gontarek, CEO of Channel Capital Advisors, speak on harnessing technology. Lisa Curran, Senior Counsel at Allen & Overy LLP, moderates.

Duke University Professor Steven L. Schwarcz and University of Hong Kong Professor Douglas Arner speak on digital currencies. Joyce Hansen, Former Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York moderates.

Series One

PRIMEtime Session 1: Dispute Resolution in a Pandemic - 24 June 2020

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Why does market volatility lead to disputes? What type of disputes are most likely to arise? How are courts, arbitrators and parties dealing with complex financial and business disputes in this time of pandemic? How are disputes being managed and determined remotely? Is now the time to break away from convention and seek creative solutions for dispute resolution? 

Sir William Blair, the Hon. Elizabeth Stong, Jean Messinesi and Rick Grove (moderating) consider the issues. 

PRIMEtime Session 2: Financial Regulation in a Pandemic - 7 July 2020 

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The pandemic has caused a more severe recession than the 2008-9 Global Financial Crisis, and provoked a governmental response that is similar in many respects to the response to that crisis. What does this say about the regulatory changes made following the 2008 crisis? What worked? What didn't? And what changes are we likely to see to financial regulation as a result of the pandemic? 

Tim Massad, former Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Kay Swinburne, Vice Chair of Financial Services KPMG UK and former Member of the European Parliament and Vice Chair of the European Parliament's Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee, discuss the implications of the pandemic for financial regulation, with Robert Pickel moderating. 

PRIMEtime Session 3: Markets in a Pandemic - 14 July 2020

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How is the pandemic leading to market disruption, valuation and structural issues? What is the impact on liquidity and trading relationships? Do market disruptions create increased opportunity for financial crimes, and have they revealed systemic financial stability risks? What are the implications for innovation and technology? 

Gay Huey Evans, Chairman of the London Metal Exchange and a leader in the financial industry for over three decades, and Blythe Masters, former J.P. Morgan executive and CEO of blockchain fin-tech company Digital Asset discuss the reaction of financial markets to the pandemic, with Tom Jasper moderating. 

PRIMEtime Session 4: Legislating in a Pandemic - The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 - 27 July 2020

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The new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act brings about significant changes to the insolvency framework in the UK. The Act was brought in quickly to support businesses dealing with the consequences of Covid-19, but many of the changes will be permanent. What are the key reforms and likely consequences? What is the impact for financial services? How has the Act been received by businesses?

Jennifer Marshall, partner in Allen & Overy's global restructuring group, Joanna Perkins, Chief Executive of the Financial Markets Law Committee, and Philip Wood CBE QC discuss the issues.

This event was sponsored by 3 Hare Court.