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Shearman & Sterling is hosting a series of webcasts on industry trends, including answers to your COVID-19 questions, such as the government’s responses and the legal and business implications to the pandemic.

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FAMILY OFFICES AND INVESTING FOR IMPACT - WEBINAR

SEP 18, 2020

Partner Chris Forrester led a recent webinar discussion with City Light Capital partners Josh Cohen and Tom Groos.

 

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STRATEGIES FOR NAVIGATING THE FLOOD INSURANCE REGULATIONS - WEBINAR

SEP 18, 2020

Shearman & Sterling’s Real Estate group produced a webinar on the strategies that can be employed by bank lenders to comply with the National Flood Insurance Program regulations.

 

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AFRICA INSIGHT SERIES: PART 3 MANAGING BUSINESS CRIME RISKS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA - WEBINAR

SEP 16, 2020

Shearman & Sterling hosted a series of live webinars, focusing on Africa, where our multidisciplinary team of lawyers explored the future challenges, opportunities and risks facing those doing business across the African continent.

 

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FINAL REGULATIONS UNDER CODE SECTION 163(J)

AUG 20, 2020

The Shearman & Sterling Tax team hosted a two-part discussion about the recently issued final regulations under Code Section 163(j) on August 19th and August 20th.

 

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FAMILY OFFICE WEBINAR: IMPACT INVESTING – ALIGNING VALUES & SOCIAL IMPACT GOALS

AUG 19, 2020

Shearman & Sterling Family Office Group hosted a webinar discussion led by partner Gillian Emmett Moldowan with Ramanan Raghavendran, co-founder and managing partner of technology-focused venture capital firm Amasia.

 

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PROPOSED REGULATIONS ADDRESSING THREE-YEAR CARRIED INTEREST RULES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PRESERVE LONG-TERM CAPITAL GAIN TREATMENT

AUG 13, 2020

Partner Todd Lowther, Derek Kershaw and associate Matthew Behrens will discussed the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed regulations providing guidance under Section 1061 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BANK LENDING REGULATORY UPDATE - WEBINAR

AUG 04, 2020

Shearman & Sterling’s Real Estate group produced a webinar on a variety of regulations currently affecting U.S. commercial real estate bank lenders. The panel included partner and Global Head of Real Estate Malcolm Montgomery, counsel Michael Pettingill and associate Zachary Aries.

 

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RENEWABLE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN EUROPEAN INFRASTRUCTURE POST-COVID-19

JUL 15, 2020

European infrastructure experts from Shearman & Sterling, Daiwa, DC Advisory and Green Giraffe discussed the latest renewable energy opportunities in European infrastructure for Japanese investors, and how COVID-19 impacted them.

 

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LIBOR TRANSITION

JUL 13, 2020

Shearman & Sterling partners Mark Chorazak, Reena Agrawal Sahni (both New York–Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory), partner Patrick Clancy (Derivatives & Structured Products), and Bradley Ziff (Senior Advisor and Operating Partner–Sia Partners) hosted a webinar discussion on current developments in the LIBOR Transition.

 

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CREDIT FUNDS: ON THE FRONT LINE OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS

JUL 11, 2020

Shearman & Sterling hosted a webinar titled "Credit Funds: On The Front Line Of The Financial Crisis", on Tuesday, 7 July at 11:00 am (BST).

 

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CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN DATA PRIVACY FOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, FINTECH AND NON-BANK LENDERS

JUL 2, 2020

Partners Emma Maconick and Reena Agrawal Sahni hosted a webinar discussion on current developments in data privacy.

 

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CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS AND LOOKING AHEAD IN AML AND SANCTIONS

JUN 23, 2020

Partners Reena Agrawal Sahni, Philip Urofsky and counsel Katherine Stoller hosted a webinar discussion on current developments in AML and sanctions.

 

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AFRICA INSIGHT SERIES: PART 2 | IS A COMBINATION OF COVID-19 AND A LOW OIL PRICE A TURNING POINT FOR THE OIL & GAS SECTOR IN AFRICA?

JUN 17, 2020

Shearman & Sterling hosted a series of live webinars, focusing on Africa, where our multidisciplinary team of lawyers explored the future challenges, opportunities and risks facing those doing business across the African continent.

 

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COMPLIANCE AND INVESTIGATIONS IN AN AGE OF TURMOIL AND DISRUPTION – CHILE

JUN 15, 2020

Shearman & Sterling partner Philip Urofsky and senior associate Mathew Orr, with partners Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, Santiago Bravo, and Alex Van Weezel of Claro & Cia. discussed the various challenges of conducting a compliance program remotely, from the U.S., U.K. and Chile perspectives.

 

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FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION SERIES — RE-OPENING AND EXTENDED REMOTE WORK: CONSIDERATIONS FOR BANKS AND BROKER-DEALERS

JUN 11, 2020

Partners Gillian Emmet Moldowan (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA), Reena Agrawal Sahni (New York-Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory), Russell Sacks (New York-Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory), and associate Steven Blau (New York-Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory) hosted this webinar discussion.

 

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COMPLIANCE AND INVESTIGATIONS IN AN AGE OF TURMOIL AND DISRUPTION –PERU

JUN 8, 2020

Shearman & Sterling partner Philip Urofsky and counsel Katherine J. Stoller, with partner Carlos Patrón from Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados, discussed the various challenges of conducting a compliance program remotely, from both the U.S. and Peru perspectives.

 

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THE UK’S NEW SUBSIDY REGIME: DESIGNING A BETTER MOUSETRAP

JUN 4, 2020

Sir Jonathan Faull and James Webber (London-Antitrust) discussed the U.K.’s decision to develop an independent U.K. subsidy control regime, including the reasons to move away from EU State aid rules as well as the costs and opportunities it creates.

 

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AFRICA INSIGHT SERIES: PART 1 | CONTRACTUAL AND LEGAL PROVISIONS RELEVANT TO COVID-19

JUN 3, 2020

Shearman & Sterling hosted a series of live webinars, focusing on Africa, where our multidisciplinary team of lawyers explored the future challenges, opportunities and risks facing those doing business across the African continent.

 

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RESTRUCTURING DISTRESSED ASSETS

MAY 28, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the U.K. economy resulting in the increased likelihood of certain businesses entering into a form of restructuring. Partners Marwa Elborai, Philip Stopford and James Webber explored the different stages some companies may go through and offer practical advice in this webinar.

 

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MANAGING LEGAL RISK IN TIMES OF CRISIS

MAY 21, 2020

In times of crisis, without adept legal risk management, firms can face institution-threatening exposures and liabilities and miss opportunities to manage or mitigate risk. This webinar we will discusses the role of lawyers and others in addressing legal risk for financial institutions.

 

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PICKING THE RIGHT POISON PILL: STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTING OPPORTUNISTIC STOCK SWEEPS AND PRESERVING VALUE

MAY 13, 2020

Market volatility has been a contributing factor in the recent uptick of the adoption of Poison Pills. Some companies have implemented traditional Poison Pills to deter opportunistic stock sweeps, while others have considered implementing Poison Pills to preserve valuable tax assets (such as net operating losses). On May 13, 2020, partners George Casey (New York-Mergers & Acquisitions), Jay M. Singer (Washington, D.C.-Tax) and Roger Morscheiser (New York-Mergers & Acquisitions) discussed both types of Poison Pills and when companies can utilize these defensive strategies.

 

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MANAGING FINANCIAL CRIME RISKS IN CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES

MAY 12, 2020

Regulators and law enforcement agencies are clear that businesses must maintain effective measures to prevent and detect financial crime even when faced with challenging circumstances. While the current pandemic may be a once in a lifetime event, many of the issues that organisations are grappling with can arise in a wide variety of situations. It has never been more important for businesses to implement robust policies and procedures that allow them to continue to meet their legal and regulatory obligations during periods of disruption and uncertainty.

 

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COVID-19: LATEST UPDATES ON UK AND EU FINANCIAL REGULATORY ISSUES

MAY 7, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the U.K. and EU financial regulatory landscape, with regulators, central banks and supervisory authorities announcing quick and decisive measures in response to the pandemic. Regulators have taken swift action to minimise the financial impact of this crisis by ensuring banks support the real economy and remain vigilant to new risks, whilst a host of disparate measures from topics as diverse as senior management, reporting and short selling have been introduced.

 

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A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE – ASIA

APR 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought Asia’s economic growth to a halt for the first time in 60 years, with different parts of the region experiencing different stages of the pandemic. This multifaceted discussion featured panelists Lorna Chen (Hong Kong-Investment Funds), Anna Chung (Seoul-Project Development & Finance) and Toshiro Mochizuki (Tokyo-Capital Market), as they addressed how Asian businesses are responding to present challenges and the outlook for recovery. The panel took place at 8:30 am ET on April 30, 2020.

 

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A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE – LATIN AMERICA

APR 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Latin America on every level imaginable, creating not only social ramifications, but also altering how business will be conducted in the region moving forward. We had a multifaceted discussion featuring panelists Antonia Stolper (New York – Capital Markets), Alexandro M. Padrés (New York – Project Development & Finance), Ximena Herrera-Bernal (London – International Arbitration) and Roberta Berliner Cherman (São Paulo – Capital Markets) as they addressed how the pandemic has affected Latin America within the context of their respective practice areas.

 

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DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT—WHAT US BUSINESSES NEED TO KNOW

APR 16, 2020

President Trump issued an Executive Order on March 27 requiring the General Motors Company to accept and perform contracts and fulfill orders for the manufacture and production of ventilators to treat patients afflicted with the COVID-19 virus. This action represents a departure from the most common use of the Defense Production Act (DPA), which involves government contractors that are well versed in the strict deadlines and other requirements imposed under these types of contracts and bid for these contracts on that basis. This action expands the normal application of the DPA to US businesses operating in sectors not normally considered subject to DPA authority.

 

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MATERIAL ADVERSE CHANGE IN FINANCING AND M&A TRANSACTIONS

APR 15, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted businesses around the world. Notwithstanding the impact to business suffering from the pandemic, do these events amount to a “material adverse change” for purposes of financing and M&A transactions? On this call, partners Michael Chernick (New York-Finance), Daniel Litowitz (New York-Mergers & Acquisitions) and Alan Goudiss (New York-Litigation) discussed the concept of material adverse change, as applied in financing and acquisitions transactions.

 

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PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

APR 14, 2020

The CARES Act allocated $349 billion for the SBA to guarantee loans to small businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP utilizes the existing framework of the SBA’s 7(a) loan program to make loans to businesses to incentive near-term employment. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have released limited guidance on the PPP in the form of summaries, interim final rules and frequently asked questions.

 

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LEVERAGED FINANCE

APR 09, 2020

On this call, partners Michael Chernick (New York-Finance), Marwa Elborai (London-Capital Markets) and Merritt Johnson (New York-Capital Markets) will discuss the state of the European and U.S. leveraged finance markets from both bank lending and capital markets perspectives.

 

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CONSIDERATIONS WHEN BUYING DISTRESSED ENERGY ASSETS (OIL & GAS; POWER & RENEWABLES)

APR 08, 2020

For those with capital to spend, low commodity prices and market unrest has created opportunities to acquire assets and distressed companies, including acquisitions of asset packages, acquisitions of companies, and take-private transactions. On this call, Nathan Meredith (Dallas-Mergers & Acquisitions), Jeremy Kennedy (Houston-Project Development & Finance), Rob Freedman (New York-Project Development & Finance), John Beahn (Washington, D.C.-CFIUS) discussed considerations involved in these transactions.

 

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THE REGULATORY TOOLBOX: POTENTIAL SYSTEMIC RISK AND RESPONSES

APR 07, 2020

On April 7, partners Barney Reynolds (London, FIA & FR) and Reena Agrawal Sahni (New York, FIA & FR) discussed financial regulatory impact of COVID-19 on the anking sector and developments across the United States, the United Kingdom and EU.

 

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CONSIDERATIONS FOR US FINTECHS AND EMERGING GROWTH COMPANIES IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

APR 06, 2020

Watch On April 6, Shearman & Sterling hosted a webinar where a cross-practice team of lawyers highlighted relevant considerations for FinTechs and emerging growth companies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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FORCE MAJEURE

APR 02, 2020

On April 2 at 8:30 a.m. ET, partners Gregory Tan (New York-Project Development & Finance), Iain Elder (London-Project Development & Finance), and Robert Freedman (New York-Project Development & Finance), along with Daniel Reich (New York-International Arbitration), discussed practical implications for projects, arising from the various government announcements, regarding supply chain disruptions, lock down and consequential actions to mitigate the current pandemic.

 

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IMPACT ON PUBLIC COMPANIES AND THEIR EXECUTIVES

APR 01, 2020

On this call, partners Doreen E. Lilienfeld (Compensation, Governance & ERISA-New York), Global Head of the Governance & Advisory Group, and Kristina Trauger (Capital Markets-New York) discussed key legal issues affecting public companies across all industries as a result of the pandemic.

 

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CORPORATE TAX AND COMPENSATION

MAR 31, 2020

On March 31, partners Jay M. Singer (Washington, D.C.-Tax) and Gillian Emmett Moldowan (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) will discuss corporate tax and employee and executive compensation topics arising under the newly enacted CARES Act and related issues.