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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.

    The $1 Trillion CLO Market – “It’s Just You and the Pool"

    The $1 Trillion CLO Market – “It’s Just You and the Pool"

    The market for collateralized loan obligations ("CLOs") has had a record year, with over $1 trillion in new issuances, refinancings and resets globally so far. Debt and equity investors are clamoring for more. What’s fueling the boom in securitizations and leveraged loans, and what’s on the horizon for 2022?
    In this episode, host Allan Marks and alternative finance partner Sean M. Solis explore the market impacts of a yield-starved, “risk-on” investment climate, massive liquidity and low interest rates on CLOs and other structured products. They discuss how CLOs have evolved since the 2008 financial crisis, what is driving investment in these complex derivative instruments, and prospects for innovation in deal terms, financial regulation and structural protections. 
    About the Speakers

    Sean M. Solis is a partner in the firm’s Alternative Investments Practice. He counsels US and international asset managers and hedge funds in connection with tens of billions of dollars of transactions across a wide variety of collateralized loan obligation transactions as well as other complex structured credit financing arrangements.
    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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    • 29 min
    West Coast Reads – "What's on Your Bookshelf?"

    West Coast Reads – "What's on Your Bookshelf?"

    Working remotely creates challenges to the creativity, cohesiveness and culture of any professional firm. How do you get to know each other and foster community when you’re stuck on video calls all day and you’ve lost the spontaneity of seeing people in the office? For some of the lawyers in Milbank’s Los Angeles office, the answer was to form a book club. In this episode, host Allan Marks sits down with partner Henry T. Scott and junior associates Nickta Hoss and Lucy Stanley to discuss the book club they founded and how they picked their summer reading list – Martín & Meditations on the South Valley by Jimmy Santiago Baca, The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell, Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu, and Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro – and the surprising and candid conversations these books sparked about inclusivity, empathy, mentoring, and overcoming imposter syndrome.

    About the Speakers
    Henry T. Scott is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Milbank and a member of the firm's Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group. Read More

    Nickta Hoss and Lucy Stanley are avid readers and junior associates in the firm’s Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group. They are based in Los Angeles.
    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, visit www.milbank.com and follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify,  Amazon Music, Google and Audible.

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    • 26 min
    Pro Bono in Service of Immigrants – “Welcoming the Stranger”

    Pro Bono in Service of Immigrants – “Welcoming the Stranger”

    Immigration is a complicated and controversial issue. Well over 50,000 unaccompanied children seek entry to the United States at our southern border each year. Who are they? And why are they so desperate to flee their home countries that they leave everything and everyone they know behind? What legal and moral responses should we have to them? 
    In this episode, host Allan Marks speaks with Linda Dakin-Grimm about her #probono work guiding immigrants through the legal system. As she writes in her book, Dignity & Justice, Welcoming the Stranger at our Border, Linda's work with unaccompanied children has changed her perspective and her life. 
    About the Speakers

    Linda Dakin-Grimm is a senior consulting partner in the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group. She has successfully handled numerous jury and bench trials, appeals and arbitration proceedings across the US. Currently, she is working on pro bono matters related to immigration, asylum and the reunification of families separated at the US border. 
    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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    Asian Capital Markets at an Inflection Point – “Opportunities & Risks Ahead”

    Asian Capital Markets at an Inflection Point – “Opportunities & Risks Ahead”

    Asia’s financial markets – flush with liquidity and riding a wave of economic growth – are at an inflection point. Corporate issuers, investment banks, hedge funds and private investors have evolved over the past two decades, just as capital sources and economies have become more diverse. A burgeoning middle class across India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and other countries drives expansion, but each market brings its own advantages and challenges. China remains a major source of both inbound and outbound investment.  Corporations and banks from Japan, Korea and Singapore still drive huge investments across the region. What will the next decade bring?  
    Milbank Capital Markets partner James Grandolfo, who leads the firm’s Hong Kong office, has been navigating Asia’s markets for decades while advising on a number of blockbuster transactions, including the largest-ever Philippine IPO. In this episode, he and podcast host Allan Marks, who has worked on transactions in China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Japan and Korea, together explore: 
    the biggest changes in Asia’s markets over the last decadethe growing sophistication and breadth of Asia’s capital markets for debt and equityhow deal terms and financial products are evolving to meet the needs of Asian corporate issuersbalancing management goals for growth in profits and market share with risk mitigation and ESG concerns, seen from the perspectives of CFOs, lenders and investors

    About the Speakers
     
    James Grandolfo leads Milbank’s Hong Kong office. With over 20 years of experience advising clients in every major country in Asia, he represents issuers and investment banks in a variety of debt, equity and equity-linked capital markets transactions.

    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, visit Milbank.com and follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Audible, Google and Spotify.

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    • 37 min
    Biopharmaceutical Innovation: “Unleashing the Body’s Immune System, from mRNA Vaccines to Cancer Cures”

    Biopharmaceutical Innovation: “Unleashing the Body’s Immune System, from mRNA Vaccines to Cancer Cures”

    Biopharma is on a roll. Biologics and recombinant antibodies have advanced the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases.  Messenger RNA technology – an essential part of the newly developed Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines – promises a new frontier of medical breakthroughs and future advancements in immuno-oncology and cancer therapeutics. Genetic treatments for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune disorders are leading to new possibilities, built on a network of patents, know-how and collaboration between governments, academic research labs and private companies around the world.  How will we manage this accelerating technology?  Milbank partner David Gindler, head of the Intellectual Property Litigation and Licensing Group, speaks with podcast host Allan Marks about:
    biopharmaceuticals, biosimilars and genetic biotechthe technology behind mRNA COVID-19 vaccineshow breakthrough intellectual property is co-developed, shared and protecteddrug patents, FDA regulation, consumer protection, equitable access, insurance, antitrust and capital formationAbout the Speakers

    David Gindler's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and licensing, with an emphasis on complex patent litigation. While nationally recognized by Chambers USA for his expertise in life sciences matters, Mr. Gindler’s work spans a broad array of industries, including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

    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, visit Milbank.com and follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Audible, Google and Spotify.

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    • 41 min
    Regenerative Development to Mitigate Climate Change – “Common Earth’s Path to Sustainability"

    Regenerative Development to Mitigate Climate Change – “Common Earth’s Path to Sustainability"

    ESG Series #6: Regenerative development enhances sustainability and resilience through a sophisticated understanding of how all living systems are interconnected. Linking diverse people and places through international scientific alliances and hands-on local projects (like regenerative finance, convenings at the Commonwealth of Nations, and Project CETI with whales) creates innovative, long-term solutions to mitigate the impact of climate change. 
    In this episode, Milbank partner Russell Jacobs and podcast host Allan Marks speak with Rola Khoury of UK-based charity Common Earth to understand how a more systemic, inclusive approach to valuing nature and biodiversity can create ecological, social, and economic benefits on land and in the seas. They also explore how new technologies and ancient wisdom work together for a healthier planet.
    About the Speakers
    Rola Khoury is the CEO & Founder of Common Earth, a UK-based nonprofit that supports regenerative development and the restoration of ecosystems, and helps make nations and their communities sustainable and resilient to climate change.
    Russell Jacobs is a partner in the London office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Tax Group.
    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 energy and 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, visit Milbank.com and follow us on social media and podcast platforms, including Apple, Audible, Google and Spotify.

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