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Recording of FSLA Panel Event: ESG Climate Disclosures – Key challenges for firms

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Link to the video of the FSLA and Mayer Brown Webinar, which took place on Thursday 28th October at 1pm

On 28 October the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) and Mayer Brown LLP organised a panel event considering ESG Climate Disclosures and the key challenges for firms.

The panel was chaired by James Whitaker, Litigation and Disputes Partner at Mayer Brown, and featured:

  • Joanne Etherton, Climate Finance Lead, Client Earth;
  • Anne Corrigan, Deputy Head of Legal, Bank of England;
  • Edward Cumming QC, XXIV Old Buildings; and
  • Tonia Plakhotniuk, Vice President, NatWest Markets and ex Director of Policy for Sustainability at AFME.

The one hour webinar focussed on the key risks and challenges for financial services firms navigating the latest developments in the ESG Climate Disclosures landscape.

The panel covered a wide range of topics, with lively and engaging discussion between the panel. The recording will be of interest to all financial services lawyers of all levels of PQE, please login to access the link below.

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ESG Climate Disclosures – Key challenges for firms

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A FSLA and Mayer Brown Webinar, Thursday 28th October at 1pm

On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) and Mayer Brown LLP, we would like to invite you to attend our event ESG Climate Disclosures – Key challenges for firms, which will be run as a webinar on Thursday 28th October 2021 at 1pm.
 
The panel will be chaired by James Whitaker, Litigation and Disputes Partner at Mayer Brown, and will feature the following speakers:

  • Joanne Etherton, Climate Finance Lead, Client Earth;
  • Anne Corrigan, Deputy Head of Legal, Bank of England;
  • Edward Cumming QCXXIV Old Buildings; and
  • Tonia Plakhotniuk, Vice President, NatWest Markets and ex Director of Policy for Sustainability at AFME.

The one hour webinar will focus on the key risks and challenges for financial services firms navigating the latest developments in the ESG Climate Disclosures landscape. We expect that it will be of interest to all financial services lawyers of all levels of PQE.

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Recent Developments and Future Trends in the Regulation of Cryptoassets

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A FSLA and Taylor Wessing Webinar from 5.45pm to 7pm on Thursday 7th October

On behalf of the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) and Taylor Wessing LLP we would like to invite you to attend our event on Recent Developments and Future Trends in the Regulation of Cryptoassets, which will be run as a webinar on Thursday, 7 October 2021, from 5.45pm to 7pm.

The panel event will chaired by Charlotte Hill, head of Taylor Wessing’s UK Financial Services Regulatory group and will feature the following speakers:

  • Katie Fry-Paul, Associate at Taylor Wessing LLP
  • Richard Fox, Head of Markets Policy at the Financial Conduct Authority
  • Andrew Spink QC, Outer Temple Chambers
  • Jannah Patchay, Director and Founder of Markets Evolution. 

The 1 hour webinar will focus on the latest developments, future trends and areas of concern in the fast evolving and increasingly important field of crypto-regulation. We expect that it will be of interest to all financial services lawyers of all levels of PQE. It will conclude with an audience Q&A session that will finish by 7pm. The event shall be held pursuant to the Chatham House Rule.

To register for the event please use the link below.

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