International: FInsight Live: The Global Financial Institutions Webinar Series

Watch and listen to Baker McKenzie specialists and industry experts talk about recent legal and commercial developments affecting financial institutions around the world.

Sustainability for Financial Institutions – Global Trends and the LatAm Perspective

What is Latin America’s perspective on sustainability for financial institutions? Our first webinar tackles global sustainability trends and the Latin American perspective. Keynote speakers were Martin Selmayr, former chief of staff to the then president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and secretary general to the commission, and Leonardo Gava from the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI). The session was led by Baker McKenzie’s Gabriel Adrián Gómez Giglio, Head of Financial Institutions in Latin America, and Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac, Sustainability Lead for Financial Institutions.

We previously hosted a series of ESG Debt & Equity webinars. Sustainable finance as a trend and financing option has grown exponentially and shows no signs of slowing down. In this series of videos, our ESG debt and equity lawyers discuss key tips when considering raising sustainable finance, including the ever-evolving legal and regulatory requirements across regions.

ESG Ratings for Corporate Bonds: Why Do We Care and Why Should You Care?

Our London-based team, Rob Mathews, Ben Bierwirth and Elaine Baynham, consider some of the challenges posed by ESG ratings in the context of debt securities offerings. The team also published a full article on the topic in IFLR.

Climate-related Financial Reporting Requirements in the UK

Laura Fisher, Of Counsel in London’s Corporate Group, takes a look at the key climate-related reporting requirements in the UK, as well as the key developments you should be aware of in this ever-changing landscape.

The Evolving Market of Social Bonds

Maxim Khrapov, senior associate from our London office, takes a look at how the social bond market has involved and what the market may expect to see in the coming years.

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

Pieter-Jan Denys, senior associate from our Brussels office, discusses the new and upcoming European directive, and the need to develop the CSRD from the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) currently in place.

ESG Debt in Latin America

Lima partners, Pablo Berckholtz and Luis Ernesto Marin, discuss the trends contributing to the growing ESG debt market throughout Latin America, including what we can expect to see over the next few years in this space.

Green and Sustainability-Linked Loans: Under the Microscope

Paris partner, Michael Foundethakis, discusses sustainability-linked loans – what they are and key features, including a feature on the Turkish market.

The Seismic Shift – A Background to the Huge Growth in the Sustainable Finance Market

This podcast edition, delivered by Vienna partner Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac, focuses on the political, legal and regulatory dynamic of the ever-evolving sustainable finance market over the last five years.

Dramatis Personae in ESG Finance – 2nd Review Opinions, Auditor Certifications, KPIs

London’s James Tanner delivers our next in series ESG Debt & Equity podcast, with a focus on some of the parties that become involved with ESG finance transactions.

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ESG Debt in the EMEA Emerging Markets

This podcast edition, from London partner Megan Schellinger, focuses on the trends within, and growth of, ESG debt activity within EMEA’s emerging markets, including case studies on some of our recent experience.

Top 10 Tips for ESG Debt Financing

Rob Mathews and Samantha Greer share helpful tips and insights for those considering undertaking ESG-related bonds and loans.

Green Bonds – Growth and Challenges in the 144A Market

Ben Bierwirth discusses the growth of the green bond market, the 144A liability concerns associated with these and buy-side incentivization.


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