Podcast by Paul Hastings LLP
Podcast by Paul Hastings LLP
Episode 7: Asia Capital Markets
Host Heidi Au sits down with Hong Kong-based Corporate partner Jason Kuo to discuss the trends he’s seeing in Asia Capital Markets. We’ll explore which capital markets deal structures have been the most popular in the region over the past year, the rise in Hong Kong IPOs, how to overcome barriers to cross-border market participation, and how regulatory changes could impact capital markets going forward.
Episode 6: CFIUS and FIRRMA
Congress recently passed and President Trump signed into law FIRRMA -- the most consequential update to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) in 30 years. Scott Flicker, a partner in Paul Hastings’ Global Trade Controls practice discusses what might constitute a “threat to national security” or “foreign control,” what changes FIRRMA will bring to CFIUS, why they might be a good thing, and the most important action to take as not to run afoul of CFIUS when considering a cross-border transaction or foreign investment.
Episode 5: Artificial Intelligence and Enterprise Disruption
Artificial Intelligence has the potential to bring tremendous advances, both for consumers and for the enterprise. But if allowed to go unregulated, AI could generate massive disruption in the workplace – with implications pertaining to employee displacement and the creation of intellectual property. Bradford Newman, chair of Paul Hastings’ International Employee Mobility and Trade Secret practice, shares details about his proposed “Artificial Intelligence Data Protection Act,” its goals of limiting disruption caused by AI-created IP and by AI in the workplace, and why a trial attorney has become the champion for artificial intelligence regulation.
Episode 4: Project Bonds
In this episode, partner Cathleen McLaughlin and associate Alex Herman of our Finance and Latin America practices discuss what’s happening in the project bond sector. We’ll hear more about the origin of project bonds, the types of projects that are best suited for them, and what sponsors need to know about them going forward.
Episode 3: Initial Coin Offerings
In this episode, Corporate partner Meagan Olsen moderates a discussion about the initial coin offering (ICO) market -- specifically what token sales are and why they're on the radar of financial regulators. Meagan is joined by David Hernand, Jeff Hartlin and Mike Zuppone who take on the big question, namely, are tokens securities, commodities or both? And how might regulators treat ICOs going forward? To hear the full ICO series or for more information, visit www.paulhastings.com/ICOs.
Episode 2: Master Limited Partnerships
Energy Capital Markets lawyer Douglas Getten discusses the renewed interest in Master Limited Partnerships by energy companies, their benefits over a traditional IPO and how MLPs can structure themselves to be more attractive to investors. We’ll also peer into the future at what is in store for MLPs and midstream energy companies more broadly.