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PRIMEtime Virtual Events

P.R.I.M.E. Finance was formed in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis with a mission to ensure that the best expertise was available for the settlement of complex market disputes. The COVID-19 pandemic is, most immediately, a health crisis. Yet it is now also a financial crisis. In response to the urgent need for market participants and their advisers to understand the key issues now arising, P.R.I.M.E. Finance announces PRIMEtime Virtual Events, its virtual conference programme

PRIMEtime SERIES TWO 

Thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting PRIMEtime! To find out more, contact the following: 

FTI Consulting: Franck Risler, Senior Managing Director & Leader, Securities, Commodities and Derivatives Practice, +1 212 841 9348, franck.risler@fticonsulting.com

Morrison & Foerster LLP: Jessica Sohn, Senior Business Development Coordinator, JSohn@mofo.com

Rutter Associates: Rick Grove, Chief Executive Officer, +1 212 949 1181, rgrove@rutterassociates.com; Bob Selvaggio, Head of Analytics, +1 212 949 1184, rselvaggio@rutterassociates.com

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.

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?

Dame Elizabeth Corley, former CEO of Alliance Global Investors and Chair of the Impact Investing Institute, Jonathan Maphosa, Managing Partner of Maphosa Attorneys and former Nedbank Group Chief Legal Counsel, and Wendy Miles QC of 20 Essex Chambers are confirmed to speak, with Ida Levine, also of the Impact Investing Institute, moderating. Other speakers TBA.

Sustainability in a Pandemic is sponsored by Channel Capital Advisors. For more information, contact Briana Long  at Briana.Long@channelcapital.co.uk.

We also plan an Asia Virtual Conference.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available. By sponsoring, you will demonstrate your continued support of P.R.I.M.E. Finance which, as a not-for-profit entity, faces significant challenges in this difficult market. Sponsorship will also reaffirm your reputation in the field of dispute settlement and financial markets. You will also get exposure to an audience of leading professionals in financial markets, finance law and dispute resolution, including bankers, regulators, lawyers and many more. Please support this important initiative. 

Please contact secretary@primefinancedisputes.org for more information. 

Insolvency and Business Rescue in a Pandemic – 14 October 2020

This event has now taken place. Click here to access a recording.

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, are confirmed to speak. US Bankruptcy Judge the Hon Elizabeth Stong will moderate this session. 

Innovation in a Pandemic – 30 September 2020

This event has now taken place. Click here to access a recording.

Technology drives the future of financial markets, so it is no surprise that technological innovations continue apace, alongside the pandemic financial crisis. This session will be presented in two parts, each lasting one hour. The first panel will focus 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 will focus 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, are confirmed to speak on harnessing technology. Lisa Curran, Senior Counsel at Allen & Overy LLP, will moderate.

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

PRIMEtime SERIES ONE - sponsored by Droit Financial Technologies

All events in Series One have now taken place.

Legislating in a Pandemic: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 - 27 July 2020 at 10:00 ET / 15:00 London / 16:00 CET

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 will discuss the issues.

This event is sponsored by 3 Hare Court. 

Dispute Resolution in a Pandemic - 24 June 2020 at 10:00 ET / 15:00 London / 16:00 CET

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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? 

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

What does the Pandemic mean for Financial Regulation? 7July 2020 at 10:00 ET / 15:00 London / 16:00 CET

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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? 

Join 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, to discuss the implications of the pandemic for financial regulation. Robert Pickel will moderate this session. 

This event has taken place Markets in a Pandemic - 14 July 2020 at 10:00 EDT / 15:00 London / 16:00 CET

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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 will discuss the reaction of financial markets to the pandemic. Tom Jasper will moderate this session. 

Upcoming Events 

Registration details for future events will appear on this page in due course. In the meantime, if you are interested in participating please contact secretary@primefinancedisputes.org and we will add you to the invitation list.

Please note that sessions will be recorded and your participation will serve as your express consent to such recording.