Milbank LLP is pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast – “Law, Policy & Markets: Milbank Conversations” – featuring discussions by Milbank partner Allan Marks with partners across the firm analyzing the business and legal implications of today's evolving economic situation and governmental responses to it. The podcast delves into a range of topics across practices, industries and regions: 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, the podcast explores issues of valuation, liquidity, solvency, opportunity and risk. Discover what’s happening, what it means, and what’s next.
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These are the initial episodes in the ongoing podcast series:
“Fly Much? Now, Not So Much - Airlines and Aviation,” featuring Transportation and Space partner Drew Fine, one of the world's leading aviation finance lawyers, discusses the future of the global aviation industry. How will airlines both keep passengers safe and make them feel safe? The financial implications for the airlines, airports, lessors, and manufacturers are complex and wide ranging.
“Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? - Capital Markets, Governments and Where We Go from Here,” featuring partner Apostolos Gkoutzinis in the firm’s European Leveraged Finance/Capital Markets group, forecasts the pandemic’s impact on global capital markets, the efficacy of government responses, and some longer term implications of these changes.
“Thou Dost Conspire Against Thy Friend - Antitrust, M&A and Big Tech,” featuring partner Fiona Schaeffer, in the firm’s Antitrust practice, assesses how the legal landscape of antitrust work is shifting and whether the pandemic-induced economic crisis impedes or encourages long term enforcement trends.
“Buy Land, They Ain’t Makin’ Any More – Commercial Real Estate Finance in Flux,” featuring partner Erwin Dweck in the firm’s Real Estate group, surveys economic trends and financing opportunities for distressed real estate in different asset classes. Then, he and Allan Marks, take a deeper dive into current pricing, valuations and structuring implications for commercial real estate finance. Find out what it all may mean over the next 12 months for the CMBS market, which saw almost $100 billion in new issuances last year alone.
“I've Got This - Markets Adapt to the New Normal: A View From Asia,” featuring partner and Jacqueline Chan in the firm’s Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure group, details Asia’s reopening and the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on regional financial markets, on the leading edge of what the rest of the world might experience in turn.
“Not Again. This Time is Different - Liquidity and the Fed,” featuring partner John Williams, in the firm’s Alternative Investment Practice, examines how financial markets are dealing with risk and uncertainty caused by the pandemic and assesses how the Federal Reserve’s liquidity measures are stabilizing credit markets.
“Protecting the Most Vulnerable - Pro Bono During the Pandemic,” featuring Pro Bono counsel Anthony Perez Cassino, investigates how COVID-19 impacts the firm’s pro bono clients and is altering the ways in which legal aid organizations operate and support their clients. Mr. Cassino also discusses how Milbank attorneys are adapting to provide pro bono service remotely during the pandemic both in the United States and worldwide.
“Desafinado: If I Sing Off Key, I Still Have a Heart - Fine Tuning Economies in Latin America", featuring Milbank partners Allan Marks, Fabiana Sakai and Carlos T. Albarracín, explores how governments and financial markets in Latin America are responding to the global pandemic and recession.
“The Only Truly Secure System Is One That Is Powered Off - Cybersecurity In A Digital Age", featuring partners Allan Marks and Dara Panahy with Milbank alumnus and former NSA General Counsel Glenn S. Gerstell, explores in depth the needed tools and current trends in cybersecurity, national security, governance and technology.
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