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Law, Policy & Markets: Milbank Conversations explores key business and legal trends in today's evolving global economy. With candor and a sophisticated understanding of the issues, host Allan Marks and other Milbank partners and guests delve into diverse topics, such as ESG and sustainability, cybersecurity, airlines and aviation, biopharma, global capital markets, climate change and the energy transition, cross-border workouts, private equity, cutting-edge litigation, enforcement policies in securities and antitrust, and values-based innovation in the legal profession. Discover what’s happening, what it means, and what’s next. More details at Milbank.com. Follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify, Google and Audible.

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Law, Policy & Markets: Milbank Conversations explores key business and legal trends in today's evolving global economy. With candor and a sophisticated understanding of the issues, host Allan Marks and other Milbank partners and guests delve into diverse topics, such as ESG and sustainability, cybersecurity, airlines and aviation, biopharma, global capital markets, climate change and the energy transition, cross-border workouts, private equity, cutting-edge litigation, enforcement policies in securities and antitrust, and values-based innovation in the legal profession. Discover what’s happening, what it means, and what’s next. More details at Milbank.com. Follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify, Google and Audible.

    JFK Airport’s New Terminal One: “We Have Liftoff"

    JFK Airport’s New Terminal One: “We Have Liftoff"

    The $9.5 billion New Terminal One at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport -- developed, financed and built by a private consortium – will be the largest terminal at the airport when completed, with state-of-the-art technology, sustainability and capacity upgrades. Construction financing for the new terminal closed this summer, followed by the official groundbreaking in September 2022.  The members of the public-private partnership overcame myriad challenges – the global pandemic, volatile air traffic forecasts, supply chain challenges, and rising interest rates – to close the largest single-asset P3 project financing so far in the US.  
    In this episode, JFK Airport’s New Terminal One: “We Have Lift Off,” host Allan Marks (who led Milbank’s team representing the banks that are providing over $6.6 billion in construction loans) goes behind the scenes of the project financing with two of its architects: Pete Taylor, a partner at Carlyle, which led the sponsor group developing the new terminal, and Dan Seltzer, a Managing Director at MUFG Bank, Ltd., who acted as the Financial Advisor to the developers.


    About the Speakers:


    Peter Taylor is Partner and Co-Head of the Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund (CGI). He is based in Washington, DC.

    Dan Seltzer is Managing Director for Project Finance in the Global Corporate & Investment Banking group at MUFG in New York.

    Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at the Law School and previously at the Haas School of Business.

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    Restructuring an Aircraft Lessor: “NAC DAC Is Back"

    Restructuring an Aircraft Lessor: “NAC DAC Is Back"

    In 2020, leading aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) navigated the sudden collapse in air traffic due to the pandemic with help from its creditors and an Irish court. Two years later, the company went through a chapter 11 restructuring, emerging from bankruptcy in June 2022. In this episode, Restructuring an Aircraft Lessor: “NAC DAC is Back,” host Allan Marks speaks with Jim Cameron, Karen McMaster and Tyson Lomazow about restructuring the company and its subsidiaries, each with its own pools of aircraft and credit facilities. They discuss the impacts of the pandemic on global aviation, the rise of the leasing market, and lessons learned.
    About the Speakers:
    James Cameron, who leads Milbank’s Transportation and Space Group in London, is a top-ranked practitioner with extensive experience acting on a variety of asset leasing and financing transactions involving aircraft, ships, oil rigs, rolling stock and other movable equipment.

    Karen McMaster, a partner in the firm’s Financial Restructuring Group, assists buy side and distressed investors structure, negotiate and implement investments in distressed, stressed or special situation credits.
    Tyson Lomazow is a partner in the New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm's Financial Restructuring Group. He represents debtors and creditors in chapter 11 reorganization cases and out-of-court restructurings, both in the US and internationally. 
    Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at the Law School and previously at the Haas School of Business.

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    • 31 min
    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: “Fostering an Authentic Community”

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: “Fostering an Authentic Community”

    ESG #12: How can law firms, corporations and other employers foster a culture of opportunity that encourages success for everyone? For diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives to succeed, they must be grounded in authenticity, intentionality, respect and trust. In this episode, host Allan Marks speaks with Mikeisha Anderson Jones, Milbank’s global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, about uniting people, passion and purpose to create a cohesive workplace community that appreciates differences, reinforces common goals and values, and promotes professional growth.
     
     About the Speakers:
    Mikeisha Anderson Jones is the global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer of Milbank LLP. She leads the firm’s global DEI strategy working closely with offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia on the unique challenges and opportunities in each region. She previously served as Vice President of Global Inclusion & Diversity at American Express, and is a frequent speaker on career development and inclusion.

    Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at the Law School and previously at the Haas School of Business.
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    Turbulence in Asian Aviation Markets: "Contents May Have Shifted During Flight"

    Turbulence in Asian Aviation Markets: "Contents May Have Shifted During Flight"

    Airlines in Asia have been slow to recover since the pandemic slammed the brakes on the fastest growth market for global aviation. In this episode, host Allan Marks speaks with Milbank Transportation and Space partner Paul Ng about the current state of Asia’s aviation market, recent restructurings and prospects for future growth in air traffic.  They explore the shape of the recovery for airlines, passengers and air cargo, manufacturers and lessors of aircraft – and some reasons for optimism – despite uncertain demand, high fuel costs, tight labor markets and ongoing supply chain disruptions. 
    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.

    About the Speakers:
    Paul Ng is a partner in the Singapore office of Milbank LLP. He is a member of the global Transportation and Space Practice and leads the aviation and asset finance practice in Asia. He has led on many complex and first-in-the-industry asset-backed structured and receivables financings. He has an in-depth understanding of the financing and leasing of aviation and maritime assets, rolling stock and other moveable assets and extensive experience of financing of such assets, including tax-based, leveraged Islamic and export credit.
    Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at the Law School and previously at the Haas School of Business.
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    • 32 min
    Inside Canada’s WE Charity Scandal: It’s Not What You Thought

    Inside Canada’s WE Charity Scandal: It’s Not What You Thought

    A Canadian scandal holds a mirror up to media and politics in Canada, with implications for the US and other advanced democracies, and it's not a pretty picture.
    In this episode, host Allan Marks speaks with Milbank Litigation partner Tawfiq Rangwala about his new book What WE Lost: Inside the Attack on Canada’s Largest Children’s Charity, misinformation and political gamesmanship. What WE Lost, which is a national bestseller in Canada, offers a behind-the-scenes account of the rise and fall of WE Charity, a Canada-based non-profit focused on youth empowerment programs and international development work. In 2020, WE Charity became embroiled in a political scandal that almost brought down the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


    About the Speakers:
    Tawfiq Rangwala is a partner in Milbank’s New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group. His practice focuses on defense of US and international regulatory and criminal enforcement matters, as well as internal investigations relating to business activities and sensitive cultural topics. He has extensive experience handling federal and state court litigation of complex commercial cases involving securities and corporate law, contract disputes and financial restructuring.
    Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at both the Law School and the Haas School of Business.
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    • 39 min
    ESG – Shaping How Companies Raise Capital

    ESG – Shaping How Companies Raise Capital

    ESG Series #11: Investors, borrowers and financial institutions are using Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles and metrics to shape the ways they attract capital, screen investments, set terms in complex transactions, and meet evolving compliance and disclosure requirements. The trend to incorporate ESG and sustainability considerations into debt issuances seems likely only to grow. In Europe specifically, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and the EU Taxonomy Regulation are designed to reorient capital towards a more sustainable economy and to prevent greenwashing while promoting accountability and transparency. 
    In this episode, host  Allan Marks speaks with Milbank partners Alexandra Grant and  Ana Grbec from the firm’s London-based European Leveraged Finance & Capital Markets group.  They discuss how ESG factors have evolved despite market volatility and uncertainty, the difference between green bonds and sustainability-linked debt instruments, and what to expect in capital markets, banking, acquisition finance, and institutional lending.
     
    About the Speakers 
    Alexandra Grant is a European Leveraged Finance/Capital Markets partner in Milbank’s London office. She has extensive experience of advising both lenders and sponsors/borrowers on a wide range of complex and cross-border leveraged acquisition, public to private, and infrastructure financings and restructurings, across the full spectrum of products.
     Ana Grbec is a Capital Markets partner in Milbank’s London office of Milbank LLP. She advises on public and private capital markets and finance transactions with a focus on high-yield bonds and cross-border securities offerings across a broad range of sectors and jurisdictions.
    Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at both the Law School and the Haas School of Business.
    For more information and insights, follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google and Audible.

    For more information and insights, follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify,  Amazon Music, Google and Audible.
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