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Ashurst Legal Outlook

Global trends, local issues

Ashurst Legal Outlook

A podcast series that will keep you across the global trends and local issues that are shaping the legal landscape and impacting organisations.

Ashurst experts will offer unique perspectives on the most pressing legal matters impacting banks and funds, the digital economy, energy and resources, infrastructure, real estate, and much more.

The legal frontline from Ashurst

The commercial world is always changing and the legal landscape never stands still. Keeping pace with all those changes, and knowing how they affect your organisation, is a big responsibility and a challenging task. Ashurst Legal Outlook will keep you at the forefront of the most pressing legal issues, offering insights from legal experts across our international network.

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Ashurst tax experts explore Labour’s new tax landscape following their recent UK election victory.

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The latest episode of our mini-series on regulatory enforcement weighs up the pros and cons of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime – and pinpoints how to improve it.

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This episode answers many of the most pressing Pillar Two questions that investment fund managers are asking.

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The latest episode of our mini-series on regulatory enforcement considers the impact of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s new rules that seek to prevent greenwashing. 

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In our continuing mini-series on regulatory enforcement of financial services firms, we pick out the issues and tackle the trends to watch - with this episode focusing on the UK Financial Ombudsman Service.

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In the latest episode of our mini-series on regulatory enforcement, we reflect on how the Financial Conduct Authority is progressing under the stewardship of Therese Chambers and Steve Smart.

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A snapshot of how employers are managing and responding to cases of workplace sexual harassment in Singapore, Indonesia, France, Spain, Germany, the UK, Australia, and Eastern Europe.

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In the second part of our mini-series on regulatory enforcement, we explain how the PRA’s Early Account Scheme works, and the factors firms should consider when deciding whether or not to participate.

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In the first of a new mini-series on regulatory enforcement, we tackle an issue that is prompting much debate in the UK financial services industry: the FCA’s proposal to begin publicly naming firms right at the outset of investigations.

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Insolvency adds an extra layer of complexity to disputes between construction companies and contractors. In this episode, we discuss how these may (or may not) be resolved through adjudication. 

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Join us for the second episode of our series focusing on insolvency issues in the construction sector. Tom Duncan, partner in Ashurst's construction disputes team, leads a discussion on the challenges faced by downstream contractors and strategies for mitigating risks in today's turbulent market.

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In this episode, we discuss the legal risks and commercial difficulties for construction contractors who supply services to a company that enters insolvency. 

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In the last episode of this mini-series, the team discuss what the greatest enforcement threats have been across the globe over the past 12 months and what is likely to be the emerging areas of risk corporates must look out for in 2024.

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Ashurst colleagues Joe Perry-Courtade, Kim Clifford and Alison Hardy provide a snapshot of the trends that will shape the world of real estate disputes this year.

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Demystifying the fast-emerging technologies that are changing the face of corporate crime investigations.

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In the second episode of this mini-series, we tackle sanctions risk – including the robust systems and controls that firms require, recent enforcement actions, guidance from regulators, and unfolding geopolitical issues to watch out for.

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With the UK set to introduce the most significant changes to corporate criminal liability laws for a generation, how can companies prepare?

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Ashurst colleagues Anna Morfey, Tim West and Max Strasberg look back on a significant year in the world of anti-trust and collective actions, including issues stemming from certification, post-certification and case management. They also consider what’s in store for 2024.

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This episode explores the developing legal frameworks in two emerging hydrogen markets, unveiling some of the issues and opportunities investors should watch out for.

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Ashurst colleagues Alison Murrin and Richard Vernon pinpoint the legal trends and issues to watch out for in the UK’s real estate sector in 2024.

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On Tuesday 5 December 2023, the UK's Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill will be read in the House of Lords for a second time. In this podcast episode, Ashurst’s expert panel recaps the key reforms in the Bill and the major issues that arose during the committee stage and the Commons debates.

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Are you and your team prepared for the shifting dynamics of debt portfolio sales and trading?

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In the aftermath of the UK Supreme Court’s PACCAR judgement, Ashurst’s Matt Pentecost and Anna Morfey explain what this means for litigation funding.

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This episode looks beyond the hyperbole to explain how litigation funding is (and isn’t) likely to be impacted by the recent PACCAR Supreme Court judgment.

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Tim West and Jon Gale from Ashurst in London are joined Nick Mavrakis from Ashurst in Sydney, to discuss emerging trends and issues in Australia’s class action landscape.

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Ashurst’s Tim West and Jon Gale are joined by crisis communications expert Simon Pugh, to discuss the PR risks of classes actions.

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Ashurst’s Tim West, Tom Cummins and Martin Eimer discuss how companies can mitigate the risk of environmental, social and governance (ESG) class actions.

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In the first episode of this mini-series on class actions, Ashurst’s Tim West, Jon Gale, and Anna Morfey set the scene by highlighting emerging trends and legal developments.

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In the third episode of this mini-series, we discuss how EU and UK regulators are seeking to strike a balance between competition law and sustainability agreements.

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We are delighted to welcome you to this EU and UK Horizontal Guidelines podcast episode.

Ashurst's Fiona Garside, a senior expertise lawyer in Ashurst's Antitrust, Regulation and Foreign Investment team is joined by senior associate Laura Carter and associate Jessica Bracker.

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This is the first episode in our brand new miniseries on the new EU and UK horizontal guidelines. Senior Expertise Lawyer in Ashurst's Antitrust, Regulation and Foreign Investment team Fiona Garside is joined by Annick Vroninks, a partner in our Brussels office, and Michael Holzhäuser, a partner in our Frankfurt office.

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This is the fifth  episode in our second Women in Tech mini-series. In this mini-series, we share inspiring stories of women working at the intersection of innovation, law and technology.

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This is the fourth episode in our second Women in Tech mini-series. In this episode, Ashurst Corporate and Digital Economy Associate, Jessica Leung is joined by Lucy Spencer, Lead Counsel in the Network Infrastructure team at Meta.

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This is the third episode in our second Women in Tech mini-series. In this episode, Ashurst Digital Economy Counsel Dora Guslitser is joined by Maria Marinelli, General Counsel at Bupa Asia Pacific.

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This is the second episode in our second Women in Tech mini-series. Ashurst Digital Economy Junior Associate Emily Jones is joined by Sarah Woodland, Managing Director, and Sophie Last, Vice President of the Consumer and Digital Finance Legal Division at Goldman Sachs.

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In this first podcast in our second Women in Tech mini-series, Ashurst Digital Economy Partner Rhiannon Webster is joined by Sue Khan, Vice President of Privacy and Data Protection Officer at Flo Health.

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The aim for this series is to provide a space for women in the legal and technology industry to share their insight with junior lawyers who are looking to pursue a career in law and technology. 

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In this episode, Tom, Sophie, Olivier and Alexander discuss dealing with sanctions, how investigations start and sanctions enforcement across the UK, EU and US.

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We are delighted to welcome you to episode 4 of our Corporate Crime and Investigations podcast mini-series.

In this episode, Neil, Adam and Matt look forward and discuss how seriously firms should be taking Anti-Money Laundering risk and the themes they are seeing in 2023.

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We are delighted to welcome you to episode 3 of our Corporate Crime and Investigations podcast mini-series.

In this episode Ruby, Richard, Alexander, Sophie and Olivier look forward and discuss the triggers they think they'll be seeing in 2023 and what macroeconomic trends will be involved.

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We are delighted to welcome you to episode 2 of our Corporate Crime and Investigations podcast mini-series.

In this episode, Nathan Willmott, co-lead in Ashurst's global investigations team is joined by partners, Adam Jamieson, Julia Sutherland and Matt Worsfold to discuss what comes after an investigation, the outcomes, remediation and follow on risks. They also touch upon the lessons that can be learned from investigations.

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Ruby Hamid, co-lead in Ashurst's global corporate crime team is joined by Tom Mercer, Duncan Liddell, Ruth Buchanan and Matt Russell, partners in Ashurst's corporate, competition, employment practices and Ashurst's Risk Advisory practice.

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Fiona Garside, a Senior Expertise Lawyer in Ashurst's Antitrust, Foreign Investment and Regulation team, is joined by partners Christophe Lemaire and Donald Slater.

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Join Fiona Garside, Esther Kelly, Rafael Baena and Gabriele Accardo as they discuss the anticipated impact of the Digital Markets Act (DMA).

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Join Fiona Garside, Esther Kelly and Neil Cuninghame as they discuss merger control and foreign direct investment in 2023.

The trio discuss the interaction between merger control review and foreign direct investment control, increasing flexibility for regulators to review deals that do not meet clear cut thresholds, and the impact of international co-operation and regulatory reform on deals in 2023.

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Fiona Garside, a Senior Expertise Lawyer in Ashurst's Antitrust, Foreign Investment and Regulation team, is joined by Anna Morfey, Partner, and Senior Associate Max Strasberg.

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Join Alison Hardy, Chloe Meredith and Kim Clifford as they look back on their 2022 predictions and what to expect in 2023.

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Crowley, Ruth, Andreas, Muriel and Cristina discuss what employers should be looking out for in 2023.

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Join Alison Murrin and Richard Vernon to hear Richard give an overview of his predictions for 2023.

Alison Murrin an Expertise Counsel in Ashurst's real estate team, and Richard Vernon, a Partner in Ashurst's real estate team discuss the biggest challenges facing real estate at the moment, the increasing regulation as we transition towards net zero, greenwashing and some legal developments to look out for in 2023.

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We are delighted to welcome you to episode 6 of our Mobile Workforces podcast mini-series.

Ruth Buchanan, Partner in Ashurst's Employment team and Liz Parkin, a Senior Associate who specialises in Employment and Business Immigration continue their conversation.

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We are delighted to welcome you to episode 5 of our Mobile Workforces podcast mini-series.

Ruth Buchanan, Partner in Ashurst's Employment team and Liz Parkin, a Senior Associate who specialises in Employment and Business Immigration continue their conversation.

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We are delighted to welcome you to episode 4 of our Mobile Workforces podcast mini-series.

Ruth Buchanan, Partner in Ashurst's Employment team and Liz Parkin, a Senior Associate who specialises in Employment and Business Immigration continue their conversation.

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We are delighted to welcome you to episode 3 of our Mobile Workforces podcast mini-series.

Ruth Buchanan, Partner in Ashurst's Employment team and Liz Parkin, a Senior Associate who specialises in Employment and Business Immigration continue their conversation.

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Post-employment restraints, also known as 'restraints of trade', are clauses often contained in an employment contract that seek to prevent former employees from engaging in a range of competitive activities for a period of time after their employment ends.

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The 2022 World Health Organisation's World Mental Health Report states that about one in eight people in the world live with a mental disorder, and globally an estimated 12 billion working days are lost every year to depression and anxiety at a cost of $1 trillion per year in lost productivity.

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In this episode of our World@Work mini-series, we compare recent legal reforms in Spain, the UK and Australia – all aimed at tackling the issue of workplace sexual harassment.

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Ruth Buchanan, employment partner in Ashurst’s London office is joined by James Comber, a contentious regulatory partner in Hong Kong, Dr Andreas Mauroschat, partner and head of employment, IT, data protection and compliance practice in the Frankfurt office, Rhiannon Webster, head of Ashurst's data protection practice in London and Karen Mitra, who leads the Asian employment practice out of the Singapore office.

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The information provided is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all developments in the law and practice, or to cover all aspects of those referred to. Listeners should take legal advice before applying it to specific issues or transactions.