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Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Selects Dechert Lawyers

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March 05, 2021

Three Dechert lawyers have been appointed to competitive programs run by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), an organization comprised of top legal professionals working to build a more open and diverse legal...
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Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act – are the...

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March 05, 2021

The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (“the Act”) received royal assent on 1 March 2021, following a protracted parliamentary process. The Act, whose provisions are yet to enter into force, challenges...
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Events & Webinars

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Sandie Okoro

Event & Webinar

March 10, 2021

Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic. The crisis has highlighted both the centrality of the contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry. Women leaders and women's organizations have demonstrated their skills, knowledge and networks to effectively lead in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Today there is more acceptance than ever before that women bring different experiences, perspectives and skills to the table, and make irreplaceable contributions to decisions, policies and laws that work better for all. Dechert's Global Women's Initiative is honored to welcome Sandie Okoro for a conversation exploring leadership, inclusion, equity and mentorship as well as the role that lawyers can play to address gender bias and inequity. About Our Speaker: Sandie Okoro is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the World Bank Group, and Vice President for Compliance at the World Bank, the first British national and first black woman to hold this role. As principal advisor and spokesperson on all legal matters for the world’s leading development finance institution, she heads the Legal Vice Presidency Unit, where international development legal experts provide legal services essential to World Bank activities and operations. Ms. Okoro also heads the Compliance Vice Presidency that is responsible for developing and overseeing the World Bank data privacy framework that is based on the World Bank Group Policy on Personal Data Privacy. An ardent champion for women's empowerment, gender equality and justice for all, Ms. Okoro uses her voice to spark personal and community-based development and push the envelope in tackling gender-based inequalities, particularly among minority groups and women. She is an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple in the United Kingdom (2018) and has been recognized as one of the Upstanding 100 Leading Ethnic Minority Executives (2016), as a Top 20 Global General Counsel (2019) by the Financial Times and as Britain’s 5th most influential person of African and African Caribbean heritage by Powerlist (2018). Her many honors include the Howard University 2019 Vanguard Women Award, the Beyond the Glass Ceiling Award presented by the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys (2019), the Chambers 100 Outstanding Global General Counsel award (2019) and Harvard Law’s 7th Annual International Women’s Day Portrait Exhibit (2020).
Demystifying Privilege - A Dechert Webinar Series - Part One: Key...

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March 17, 2021

In international litigation and arbitration, there can be a lack of certainty as to the applicable rules of privilege, and how these rules will be applied in certain situations. This creates a potential for parties to be surprised with the forced disclosure of documents which they had believed to be privileged, sometimes in violation of deeply-held expectations regarding the relationship between lawyer and client. In this three-part series, Dechert will cut through the complexity to provide a survey of how rules of privilege vary around the world, explain how courts and arbitral tribunals select the applicable rules of privilege in international disputes, and provide practical guidance to parties for managing privilege issues in international disputes. In this first webinar, we will address the key types of privilege in international disputes and highlight how they vary from one national jurisdiction to another. We will explain the issues that in-house counsel need to know, including: The differing scope of privilege protection that various jurisdictions provide to communications between a lawyer and client; Which jurisdictions extend privilege to documents prepared in anticipation of litigation or arbitration; Other key types of privilege, such as sovereign State secrets privilege and joint or common interest privilege; and, How privilege can be lost and steps that businesses can take to avoid this. For queries relating to this event, please contact Abby Cook. More from the Demystifying Privilege Webinar Series Future sessions from this webinar series will look at: Managing Privilege Issues in International Arbitration Practical Guidance for Parties: M&A Transactions and More
Navigating the Recent SEC Rulemakings: New Rule 18f-4: Registered...

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March 23, 2021

These webinars will cover the following: The SEC recently adopted Rule 18f-4, which provides a new regulatory framework under Section 18 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 for addressing leverage and other risks related to registered funds’ and BDCs’ use of derivatives and certain other transactions that may create leverage. In this two-part webinar, speakers will discuss key issues for funds and BDCs in implementing Rule 18f-4.  
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LIBORcast: ISDA’s Scott O’Malia on Transition State of Play

February 24, 2021

Do recent developments mean pens down on LIBOR transition plans? And how do those developments affect ISDA’s work on benchmark reform? In this 13th episode of the Dechert LIBORcast, Matt Hays and Karen Stretch pose these questions and more to ISDA CEO Scott O’Malia. Guest Speaker:  Scott O'Malia, CEO, ISDA
Committed Capital | Managing Cybersecurity Risk in Private Equity...

February 23, 2021

With cyberattacks increasing dramatically in both frequency and sophistication over the past year, cybersecurity preparedness has become more important than ever for private equity investors, and expected by PE investors’ limited partners. In this episode, Brenda Sharton, co-chair of Dechert’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, leads a discussion with industry specialists from Court Square Capital Partners and global forensic firm Stroz Friedberg on the importance of evaluating cybersecurity risk as part of due diligence efforts, as well as best practices for mitigating risks post-investment, and steps to take should your organization become a victim of one of these attacks. Guest Speakers: John Ansbach, Vice President of Engagement Management, Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company, Dallas, Texas Jessica Pizzo, Resource Partner, Court Square Capital Partners, New York  
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Awards & Accolades

Dechert Recognized as All-Time Global Leader in Private Debt and Law...

Awards & Accolades

March 01, 2021

Dechert LLP has been recognized as a top-ranked law firm globally in Private Debt Investor’s Hall of Fame after winning its sixth “Law Firm of the Year” title in the publication’s PDI Awards 2020. No other law firm has been named...
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Digital Market Act : De nouveaux pouvoir pour la Commission...

Publications

March 04, 2021

Le pouvoir de marché croissant, sur la dernière décennie, des grands acteurs du numérique préoccupe de plus en plus les autorités européennes de concurrence ; le succès que rencontrent les outils et services développés par Google,...
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