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Capital Markets Conference

June 10, 2022

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Law Society and the ABA International Law Section are delighted to announce that in 2022 we will see the return of the face to face Capital Markets Conference. The conference will provide the latest updates and insight from leading authorities in the capital markets field.

We will once bring together members of the global capital markets legal community for a full day's program including networking opportunities and informative, substantive sessions presented by world-class experts.

This conference offers a unique forum for international lawyers to expand their networking activities and meet colleagues from all over the world.

CLE Information

The ABA will seek 5.40 hours of CLE credit (including 1.25 hours of Ethics and Professional Responsibility credit) in 60-minute states, and 6.50 hours of CLE credit for this program (including 1.5 hours of Ethics and Professional Responsibility credit) in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. 
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CLE program materials can be found via this link.

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Marie Elena Angulo, Counsel, White & Case, Miami, FL

  • Dorothee Fischer-Appelt, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, London, UK

  • Peter Castellon, Partner, Proskauer, London, UK

Who should attend?

This conference will appeal to the following:

  • ESG Lawyers

  • In-house Counsel

  • Investment Bankers

  • Senior Partners and Associates

  • Head of Legal

  • Regulators

  • Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFAs)

  • Accountants

  • Practice management

  • Directors in law firms and legal businesses

Learning Objectives

Speakers will focus on practical issues including: developments in the debt capital markets, important regulatory and practice developments in the equity capital markets, trends in the last year and more.


Please note that the program is subject to change.

Welcome and introduction

Dorothee Fischer-Appelt, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Peter Castellon, Partner, Proskauer

Keynote address (Non-CLE)

Speaker: Philip Wood, Philip Wood CBE, QC (Hon), MA (Oxford), LLD (Hon, Lund), Writer

Outline: Philip Wood is a world-renowned expert in world comparative financial law, insolvency, and financial regulation. He is currently working on a ground-breaking comparative law research project looking at choice of the governing law of major international financial transactions. In his address he will highlight research just completed which highlights significant practical differences between English law and the other main legal systems of the world when it comes to the structuring of complex cross border deals.

Panel 1 - Recent developments in equity capital markets (CLE)

Outline: This panel will focus on important recent regulatory and practice developments in the Equity Capital Markets, including the impact to date of the London listings review, the equity market implications of the invasion of Ukraine and related sanctions in the IPO market, the Australian cartel case and developments in due diligence practices.

Moderator: Sarah Lewis, Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb

Dorothee Fischer-Appelt, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Anna Meek, Executive Director and Senior Counsel, Goldman Sachs
Gary Simmons, Managing Director at AFME Association for Financial Markets in Europe

Panel 2 - Facts about SPACs (CLE)

Outline: This panel will discuss European SPAC’s including choice of listing venues, structural considerations and practical concerns. The panel will also discuss de-SPACing transactions and PIPEs.

Moderator: Peter Castellon, Partner, Proskauer

Marie Elena Angulo, Counsel, White & Case
James Mountain, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Antonia Netiv, Partner, Nauta-Amsterdam

Panel 3 – Debt Capital Markets: It’s Raining? It’s Pouring? (CLE)

Outline: A review in developments in the debt capital markets over the last year or so including developments in "green finance" and new products.

Moderator: Ash Qureshi, Partner, Fried Frank

Cynthia Cheung, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Bank of America
Marc Wilkinson, Senior Associate, Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
Murad Khaled, Head of EMEA Leveraged Finance Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Panel 4 - High yield bonds (CLE)

Outline: This panel will examine recent developments in the high yield bond market, including terms, disclosure and product trends, against a backdrop of increasing interest rates and market volatility. In particular, we will consider recent covenant innovations and discuss market reactions thereto; disclosure issues presented by comparative periods impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and other shocks, as well as the current geo-political environment; and the current state of the high yield bond market, availability of bridge financing and marketing trends.

Moderator: Alyssa Caples, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Max Kirchner, Partner, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings
Jacques McChesney, Partner, Ashurst
Andrea Hutchinson, Executive Director, Global Capital Markets - Leveraged and Acquisition Finance, Morgan Stanley

Panel 5 - Ethical issues in capital markets transactions (Ethics CLE)

Outline: The panel will discuss ethical issues that arise in capital markets transactions. The focus will be on a variety of issues that arise in markets transactions where an attorney's ethical obligations are implicated. The panel will address these issues by reference to a series of practical examples and case studies. The panel will consider how both the ABA rules and SRA Standards and Regulations might apply to the relevant fact pattern.

Moderator: James McDonald, Partner, Capital Markets, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Emily Henderson, Senior European Counsel, Stifel Institutional
Julia Adams, General Counsel, Slaughter and May

Panel 6 - Impact of ESG on capital markets (Non-CLE)

Moderator: Melissa Butler, Partner, White & Case

Laurence Glynn, Associate Director, Compliance, EBRD
Daniel Winterfeldt MBE QC (Hon), General Counsel for EMEA and Asia, Jefferies
Stanley Kwong, Vice President - Sustainable Investing (ESG), KKR
Anna-Marie Slot, Global Environmental, Social and Governance Partner, London, Ashurst

Closing comments

Dorothee Fischer-Appelt, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Peter Castellon, Partner, Proskauer