The Freshfields Podcast
Tax matters: what the UK’s 2020 Budget means for business

Tax matters: what the UK’s 2020 Budget means for business

March 12, 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his first Budget as Chancellor. Freshfields partners Helen Buchanan, Jill Gatehouse and Paul Davison join associate Josh Critchlow to discuss the key takeaways for companies, including the digital services tax, entrepreneurs’ relief, new compliance and disclosure rules and reliefs for intellectual property.

UK FCA enforcement themes and what’s coming up

UK FCA enforcement themes and what’s coming up

March 11, 2020

In this podcast, following on from his recent blog post - The turning of the year – UK financial services enforcement trends in 2019 and the year ahead - Tom Clark, a partner in our dispute resolution practice, summarises key themes from recent FCA enforcement activity in the UK and gives an insight into what the future for UK enforcement may hold.

Essential Antitrust #3: US spotlight on vertical mergers

Essential Antitrust #3: US spotlight on vertical mergers

February 26, 2020

The past few years have seen a renewed interest in vertical merger enforcement in the US. Jenn Mellott speaks with US antitrust partner Tom Ensign and counsel Jan Rybnicek, who break down the most significant investigations and discuss what companies should take away from the draft vertical merger guidelines published by the FTC and DOJ last month. 

Sanctions and international trade #2: 2020 trends to watch

Sanctions and international trade #2: 2020 trends to watch

February 24, 2020

After an eventful 2019, we look at sanctions and international trade trends to watch for in 2020.  In this podcast, Stephanie Brown Cripps joins Nabeel Yousef to discuss Iran-related sanctions, export control restrictions on Huawei and Chinese technology, and the impact of sanctions and trade on transactions.

Global investigations #5: managing conduct risk - the evolving approach

Global investigations #5: managing conduct risk - the evolving approach

February 24, 2020

Leading businesses are rethinking how they manage risk by taking a more holistic approach and focusing on conduct. In this episode, Matthew Bruce, Holly Insley and Bruce McCulloch discuss the increased focus on principles and behaviours, bringing compliance training to life and tactical considerations for overcoming resource constraints.

TechConnect - Europe’s approach to regulating artificial intelligence

TechConnect - Europe’s approach to regulating artificial intelligence

February 19, 2020

Today, the newly-appointed EU Commission published its “A Europe Fit for the Digital Age” strategy, which includes its Artificial Intelligence (AI) White Paper. So what is the Commission proposing? What does this mean for the future of Europe’s liability framework, and how should tech companies respond? Join Freshfields’ Natasha Good, Andrew Austin, and Eugene McQuaid to find out.

Essential Antitrust #2: Brexit and the interaction between the EU and UK competition regimes

Essential Antitrust #2: Brexit and the interaction between the EU and UK competition regimes

February 3, 2020

Three and a half years after the EU referendum, the UK has now left the European Union. Two of our antitrust partners, Alex Potter and Deba Das, explore the implications the UK’s departure from the EU will have for cross-border merger control, antitrust investigations and competition litigation during the transition period and beyond, and the steps that affected businesses should take to prepare.

Essential Antitrust #1: global antitrust in 2020

Essential Antitrust #1: global antitrust in 2020

January 22, 2020

The first episode of our new competition podcast, Essential Antitrust, explores the 10th edition of our annual analysis of the global antitrust landscape, 10 Key Themes.  

Podcast host Jenn Mellott, interviews Thomas Janssens, global head of our antitrust group, and Sarah Jensen, counsel in our London office, who discuss the major trends and developments we expect to see in 2020. View summary.

Sanctions and international trade #1: sanctions trends and developments

Sanctions and international trade #1: sanctions trends and developments

January 16, 2020

Several major sanctions and trade developments in late 2019 will continue to impact global commerce. In this podcast, Nabeel Yousef from our Washington DC office discusses major trends and developments from late 2019, including US sanctions on Venezuela, enforcement highlights, and the notice of proposed rule making for information and communications technology and services.

Nyrstar – securing a cross-border restructuring through challenges and complexity

Nyrstar – securing a cross-border restructuring through challenges and complexity

December 11, 2019

In this podcast a group of London associates in the restructuring and insolvency team discuss how this unique financial restructuring was achieved, and the difficult decisions that had to be made in the process.