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  • The Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) has now been adopted in the EU and most of its provisions were required to become effective in member states as from January 1 2015.

    The BRRD harmonises the range of resolution tools available to supervisory authorities in the EU in the event of the failure of major financial institutions. A key cornerstone of the new legislation is the introduction of a new “bail-in” power available to regulatory authorities enabling them to require the write-down or conversion into equity of a wide range of unsecured senior debt as part of the resolution of a failing institution. Uncertainty remains as to the full extent of the bail-in powers and the range of instruments it is likely to apply to and finalised guidance and rulemaking is still awaited on various issues during the course of 2015.

    We will consider the scope of the bail-in power and how it might be applied in practice, as well as discussing how this might affect the structuring of financial instruments issued by banks and the possible attitudes of investors in bank liabilities.

    Speakers:
    - Jeremy Jennings-Mares, Morrison & Foerster
    - Isaac Alonso, Unicredit
    - Danielle Myles, IFLR (moderator)
  • This webcast addresses tough conversations we often need to have with clients, management or employees. Successfully approaching and dealing with them is essential to your success in business.
  • Today retailers face many challenges being immersed in an omnichannel reality where customers’ expectations are much higher than before. During this webinar, Elena Martínez, Retail Specialist at Openbravo, will discuss the mechanisms to achieve excellence in daily in-store operations.

    What Will You Learn?
    - How to get excellence in store operations to deliver great experiences, not only for your customers but also to your store managers and associates.
    - Specific feature examples to efficiently handle the store operations like opening and closure, preventing fraud at any point, save-the-sale techniques and many more!

    Who Should Attend?
    - Business Areas Directors
    - CIOs
    - IT Administrators
    - Consultants
  • The past decade has seen enormous growth in foreign investment within the Middle East. It has been accompanied by great opportunities but also new challenges for businesses in the region.

    With continuing economic instability plaguing traditional markets, The Middle East remains a focus for many businesses and international investors. For newcomers to the market, however, the complexities of setting up and continuing business in the region are a significant barrier to entry.

    In this webinar partners from Al Tamimi & Company, the largest law firm in the Middle East region, will provide listeners with a practical in-depth guide to some of the common issues and pitfalls of dealing with the unfamiliar laws, regulations and differing cultural contexts in the region.

    Our speakers will cover:

    •Investment restrictions
    •Key issues to consider when doing M&A in the Middle East
    •Merger control legislation
    •Legal structures for new businesses
    •Setting up in Free Zones
    •The current investment environment – M&A and capital markets
  • IFLR Women in Business Law Group members are invited to join a webinar on unconscious bias. Topics include:
    *Understanding what unconscious bias is and explore causes and effects
    * Stereotype threat and organisational bias: concepts to understand in the workplace
    * Exploring implications for women working in law
    * Techniques for anticipating and mitigating the risks

    The webinar will be led by Harish Bhayani, founder and senior partner of PRM Diversity Consultants www.prmdiversityconsultants.co.uk. Harish, a former Big Four consultancy Practice Leader, has specialised as a diversity consultant, trainer and researcher since 2001. His expertise is grounded in some 20 years of prior experience working in large corporations, developing leading edge initiatives in unconscious bias. He is a trustee at homelessness charity Crisis a member of the Diversity Working Group at the CIPR and a volunteer business adviser at the charity Young Enterprise.
  • The adoption in the US and abroad of new liquidity requirements have had a significant impact on financial institutions. The liquidity coverage ratio and the proposed net stable funding ratio, as well as the emphasis in the US on wholesale funding have caused financial institutions to place increased focus on the maturities of their assets and liabilities.

    Issues addressed will include:

    •Why are regulators concerned about liquidity?;
    •The liquidity coverage ratio rules;
    •Net stable funding proposal;
    •Effect of relying on wholesale funding; and
    •What are institutions doing to address these requirements?