GCs from banks and financial services discuss tactics for a post-Covid world.
GCs from banks and financial services discuss tactics for a post-Covid world.
What was on the minds of GCs at the three-day event of webinars and roundtables.
Slaughter’s Jan Putnis on balancing customer needs with banks’ balance sheet.
Heightened C-suite attention on the value-add of the legal function requires a shift from reactive to proactive. EY’s Matthew Kellett examines ways to implement that change.
LawCare CEO Elizabeth Rimmer shares her 3 R’s for looking after your mental health, including useful tips such as using the lockdown as a way to get new perspectives on the positive changes we would like to make in our lives.
TLT partner Robin Penfold talks about the need for innovation in the retail financial services sector, and seizing the green finance opportunity.
OakNorth’s Ben Wulwik on starting from scratch and ripping up the rulebook, and building momentum despite having the kids running around in the background of your Zoom call.
GC Richard Given on how you don’t have to feel ashamed for not being perfect all the time and how taking a break is important and not something you need to hide.
Be inclusive, lean back, and use your role to effect good change.
Emily Morton and Robin Penfold on being realistic, optimistic – and kind to yourself.
Showing you are serious about it, not taking your sweet time and improving your video interviewing process, by Jane Fry.
Risks assessments and contingency plans are good, but the inability to predict everything means plans occasionally have to change, by Gowling WLG’s Ian Mason.
Peerpoint’s Catriona Blamire, Nivaura’s Ricky Cohen and HSBC’s Richard Crabb on the interim legal market and tapping into that resource model effectively.
EY’s Chris Price on coping with an uncertain, complex, heightened-demand future.
Shoosmiths’ Stephen Dawson on good customer financial hardship practice.
Peerpoint managing director Ben Williams shares his advice on dealing with the pressure of delivering work in a complex and uncertain environment.
Axiom’s Lewis Bowman and Nicola Dyke share advice on how to reduce costs in the current situation.
What exactly is the value-add of the in-house legal team and which processes have your team been focusing on? Have their skills come to the fore of the business during the crisis? Complete the form below to access the 40-minute webinar and hear the speakers discuss: What should lawyers be focusing on during economic uncertainty? What is worthwhile having your in-house team prioritise and how can you ensure that outsourcing is an extension to your business? How best to leverage existing relationships and engagement with law firms? Has anything in these relationships changed during the pandemic? What is the value add of KPI’s? If we can easily KPI a project, can we outsource/automate the process just as easily? How have lawyers made better use of technology in their daily role to maximise efficiency? Speakers: Alissa Foale, Head of Legal, Brewin Dolphin Julian Gooding, General Counsel Corporate Legal Group; and Global COO, Credit Suisse Electra Japonas, CEO and Founder, The Law Boutique Chris Price, Managing Partner, EY UK Financial Services Law Moderator: Matthew Kellett, Partner- UK Law Leader, Financial Services
This free to watch webinar aims to compare and contrast the longevity and experience of traditional firms with the adaptability and risk-taking attitude of Fintechs while considering the role of the legal team and the optimal position to be in. Defining the future for financial services business models is key for ensuring prosperity ahead of turbulent times. Traditional models and new emerging tech start-ups have varying structures, so what exactly are the differing approaches of the market and what is the optimal position for the future of the industry? Complete the form below to access the 40-minute webinar and hear the speakers discuss: What will be the business models of the future? What are the learnings from both traditional firms and new start-ups? Are the traditional firms adapting at pace? Is the rapid growth of tech start-ups sustainable? Are corporate governance and compliance challenges affecting growth? What are the potential impacts arising from COVID-19 on each of these areas, including the challenges and opportunities? Speakers: Simon Coles, General Counsel, Growth Street Gloria Sánchez, Group Vice President, Head of Legal for Technology, Costs and Transformation, Banco Santander Victoria Matthews, Head of Legal, Zopa Oscar Hållén, General Counsel, Klarna Bank Moderator: Jan Putnis, Partner and Head of Financial Regulation Group, Slaughter and May
This free to attend webinar looks at how legal teams can change their nature and get more involved in product development and innovative projects, while also being able to demonstrate that return on resource investment. How can we plug into the business and facilitate the innovation process? Can lawyers add value in the development stage rather than when the problems emerge? Complete the form below to access the 40-minute webinar and hear the speakers discuss: What is the role of legal in product development? What stage in the process should we get involved to deliver better value? Should we change our approach to technology to increase value from our people and processes? Are there any practical examples of teams currently working on this? Taking a closer look at how to demonstrate the return on your investment: can we leverage the technology we already have? Have we seen a wider adoption of existing technology to facilitate business continuity? Speakers: Leah Moon, Legal Director, Seedrs Saman Harris, Senior Legal Counsel, Checkout.com Simon Ferres, Chief Information Officer Legal, Deutsche Bank Martin Halford, Managing Director, Head of Legal: Ventures and Platforms, Barclays Moderator: Robin Penfold, Partner- Financial Services Regulation, TLT
Contis general counsel and chief risk officer Lara Oyesanya talks to The Lawyer about the advantages of her dual role, starting a new role during lockdown, what her first week looked like and how to build relationships with colleagues you’ve never met face to face.
TLT partner Noline Matemera talks about her experience as a black female lawyer.
Redefining the legal team’s role as a result of the pandemic.
RVU’s head of legal Natalie Salunke explains how she treated finding a new position during lockdown as a full time job, working on it 9 to 5 whilst building her skill set through volunteering at a start-up.
Electra Japonas, founder of The Law Boutique, explains why taking a human-centric approach is the way forward; “put your user first and the rest will follow”.
Join this virtual roundtable to discuss how to balance the increased business risk exposure with the need to reduce costs.
Join the last virtual roundtable part of our In-house Financial Services event, to discuss what Financial Services firms need to do as we come out of the Coronavirus crisis.
Join this virtual roundtable for ideas on creating an impressive and effective in-house legal function.
Join the first virtual roundtable part of our In-house Financial Services event, to discuss the challenges of conducting business at a distance and the implications for in-house Financial Services lawyers.
Join this virtual roundtable to discuss the specific challenges faced by legal teams in adopting new technologies.
Regulators have been keen to encourage more people to come forward after a series of scandals —such as the rigging of interbank lending rates and foreign exchange benchmarks —damaged the financial services industry’s reputation. But do the protections, lack of rewards and subsequent prosecutions (if any) make it worthwhile for the whistleblower? This session will […]
The story of how forensic accounting brought down one of America’s most famous gangsters. Al Capone famously said that “you can get more with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone”, but when it came to catching him, all it took was diligent and skilled forensic accounting, explains Tristan Yelland.
This Investigations podcast series looks at the complex role of the forensic accounting investigator. Grant Thornton speaks to prominent investigators who have grappled with a variety of situations to understand the key lessons they’ve learned, what propelled them to be where they are today and the advice they’d pass on to their younger selves.
A start-up company called Sneek offers technology that takes pictures of employees through their work laptop and uploads them for colleagues to see. Pictures can be taken as regularly as every minute, while another system – InterGuard – takes pictures as often as every five seconds. News of these systems understandably caused a wave of concern about invasion of privacy and a raft of negative press coverage. It does seem alarmingly intrusive, but is it legal?
In this article, we consider some of the short term complaints that financial services providers might see from SME customers.
The in-house legal market has always been competitive. Legal departments, that are relatively small and rarely recruit, often have a huge number of applicants from magic, silver and US law firms to choose from. During the current health crisis there are fewer opportunities but more people looking, from the privacy of their homes.
A poor candidate experience from one company is a good hire for their competitor, warns Jane Fry and Tracy Brown, founders of Fry & Brown, specialist legal recruiters for the financial services industry.
The phasing out of the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, in 2021 is one of the most wide-reaching developments the financial industry has seen in decades and, on top of current global uncertainty, poses a significant challenge.
The general counsel’s guide for how to rethink resourcing to build out a more flexible, efficient and cost-effective legal ecosystem.