The Freshfields Podcast
Europe decides: the new EU Commission’s agenda

Europe decides: the new EU Commission’s agenda

September 12, 2019

Following a May election with the highest ever turnout (over 50 per cent), the new EU Commission is being formed. The Freshfields EU regulatory and public affairs team in Brussels offer insights on the new Commission’s priorities, including money laundering, digitalisation and sustainability.

Top 40 US public M&A deals survey

Top 40 US public M&A deals survey

July 23, 2019

What trends have we seen in the biggest US public M&A deals since 2015?

US M&A partners Peter Lyons and Matthew Herman discuss the results of their survey of the merger agreements for the top 40 US domestic and inbound deals by value over the last four years. They explore various aspects of these agreements, including deal leaks, risk allocation, changes in regulation and the effects of CFIUS.

A global guide to data ethics

A global guide to data ethics

July 23, 2019

There is growing debate in Europe about the ethics of data use. But does the topic get as much attention elsewhere in the world? We gathered a team of experts in Washington, London and Hong Kong to find out.

Can you own AI?

Can you own AI?

July 23, 2019

Many people a keen to say they ‘own’ artificial intelligence. But what does that really mean? IP and technology Partner Giles Pratt is joined by associates Emily Rich and Sonja Mross to discuss the legal mechanisms being used to exert rights over AI – and the way courts around the world are treating this fast-evolving field.

The complete guide to arbitration funding

The complete guide to arbitration funding

July 3, 2019

Third-party funding has transformed the world of commercial disputes. In the first of a new series on international arbitration, our experts discuss how to get funding, what investors are looking for – and whether it changes the client/lawyer relationship. 

Global Investigations: Episode 4 - Protecting the whistleblowers

Global Investigations: Episode 4 - Protecting the whistleblowers

June 3, 2019

Many corporate scandals only come to light when an insider lifts the lid on misconduct. But what protections do those individuals get from reprisals? Do companies have to keep their identity a secret? And who is responsible for policing corporate whistleblowing programmes? As the European Union introduces a new directive on whistleblower protection, our panel of international experts explain what companies need to know about whistleblowing in Europe and Asia.

Global Investigations: Episode 3 - Defending multiple fronts (part 2)

Global Investigations: Episode 3 - Defending multiple fronts (part 2)

May 23, 2019

In part 2 of this episode, partners Olivia Radin, Ali Sallaway and Mark Sansom discuss redress and resolution – from the differing attitudes of authorities to the impact of resolution on civil litigation proceedings.

Europe decides: the impact of Brexit

Europe decides: the impact of Brexit

May 7, 2019

In this podcast consultants Eugene McQuaid and Natalie Pettinger-Kearney discuss how UK MEPs could have a lasting impact on European politics – even after Brexit.

Europe decides: what the elections mean for business

Europe decides: what the elections mean for business

May 2, 2019

Our EU regulatory and public affairs team in Brussels consider what we can expect from the upcoming parliamentary vote and how the results could affect future European legislation.

FS Podcast market conduct series

FS Podcast market conduct series

March 26, 2019

Double jeopardy: Where market misconduct and anti-competitive behaviour meet

In this, the first podcast in our series on market conduct topics intended for a financial services audience, Daniel Newton and Lisa Eger consider the overlap between what we would consider to be market misconduct in the regulatory sphere and areas that the competition authorities are now focussing on as anti-competitive behaviour.