Making the legal profession work for women

Let’s treat the pandemic as a wake-up call. While Covid-19 was initially called the “great equaliser”, it has become more of an amplifier in the past year, making a wide range of existing inequalities harder to ignore.

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Managing the post-pandemic needs of legal teams

Even as the end of the pandemic appears to be within reach, it’s difficult to imagine life – and work – returning to what it was at the start of 2020. For lawyers preparing to resume work on-site at law firms, the working model will look different than it did before the pandemic and will require legal teams to operate in new ways.

International Women’s Day – Experience in Law and Insurance

In Travelers’s latest podcast, Sharon Glynn, Senior Development Underwriter, is joined by Judy O’Neill, Vice President, Claim at Travelers Europe and Georgia Dawson, Senior Partner at Freshfields. Together they discuss their varied and rich experience of being female senior leaders in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Risk management for law firms

Senior Development Underwriter, Sharon Glynn, hosts Senior Risk Management Consultant, Paul Smith, and they discuss pertinent risk management trends and forecasts within the sector in this podcast.

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The sustainability of green financing

Maples Group acted for Xiaomi Corporation in connection with Xiaomi’s offering of US$800,000,000 2.875% Senior Bonds Due 2031 and US$400,000,000 4.100% Senior Green Bonds Due 2051 issued by Xiaomi Best Time International Limited, incorporated in Hong Kong and unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Xiaomi Corporation, a company controlled through weighted voting rights and incorporated in the Cayman Islands and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The green bonds offering marked Xiaomi’s initial foray into the world of green financing and more broadly Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). The proceeds of the green bonds are earmarked for ‘Eligible Projects’ within Xiaomi’s finance framework aimed at positive environmental and social benefits. Their framework follows the green bonds and loan guidelines of the International Capital Markets Association.

Guernsey consolidates economic substance and extends it to partnerships

Guernsey has brought partnerships into scope of economic substance requirements for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2022, although partnerships formed on or after 1 July 2021 will be in scope immediately on formation where they conduct activities that trigger the economic substance requirements.

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