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Welcome to the 2018 Allen & Overy Seminar Programme

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Thu 18 October 2018
8.30am - 9.30am

Bond Litigation: playing hardball

Whether willing or unwilling, bondholders, issuers, and trustees are often ensconced in litigation before the English courts. In this seminar our litigation and capital markets specialists will explore the emerging issues facing those involved in bond litigation, from Brexit to jurisdiction disputes to secondary market liability, and give guidance and practical views on safely navigating this complex territory. This seminar will be of interest to business teams and in-house lawyers at financial institutions, funds and other investment firms, as well as insolvency practitioners.
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Mon 22 October 2018
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Recent developments in banking and finance law

A review of developments in banking and finance law that have taken place in the last six months.
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Wed 7 November 2018
8.30am - 9.30am

The next reporting season

This seminar will focus on what clients need to know for their next annual report and AGM, following the publication of the UK Corporate Governance Code 2018, associated FRC guidance, and new reporting regulations.
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Fri 9 November 2018
8.30am - 9.30am

Retail finance hotspots: unfair terms and unfair practices

This seminar will focus on unfair terms and unfair commercial practices in retail finance. Malcolm Waters QC will look at FCA proposals for new guidance on variation terms while Mark Fell will explore the impact of European case law on unfair terms. There’ll also be a comparative analysis of the Court of Justice of the EU to the prevention of unfair commercial practices.
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Thu 15 November 2018
8.30am - 9.30am

Misselling claims: ten years on from the financial crisis

In this seminar, we explore the key principles that can be derived from the court’s approach to financial misselling claims over past decade, recent cases and potential areas for future disputes. We also offer practical tips for how to maximise your chances of avoiding misselling claims and successfully defending them.This seminar will be of interest to business teams and in-house lawyers at financial institutions, funds and other investment firms, as well as insolvency practitioners.
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Wed 5 December 2018
8.30am - 9.30am

Look before you lend: top risks for lenders and how to manage them

In this seminar we will discuss the key legal issues and tactics commonly encountered in loan disputes. Our litigation and banking experts will share drafting tips and practical strategies that will help lenders avoid and manage litigation risks, or deploy them to their own advantage. This seminar will be of interest to business teams and in-house lawyers at financial institutions, funds and other investment firms, as well as insolvency practitioners.
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Thu 31 January 2019
8.30am - 9.30am

Derivatives Disputes: Testing the ISDA Master Agreement

There has been more than a 500% rise in disputes in the English Courts related to derivatives since the financial crisis, with the ISDA Master Agreement subjected to an unprecedented level of judicial scrutiny. In this seminar, our litigation and derivatives experts will explore the key practical lessons learnt from this wave of litigation for those working with, or litigating, the ISDA Master Agreement, and look to the future for issues on the horizon which may give rise to new challenges.This seminar will be of interest to business teams and in-house lawyers at financial institutions, funds and other investment firms, as well as insolvency practitioners.
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