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November 13, 2019  

Legal Developments in the Consumer & Retail Sector

In this episode of S&C Critical Insights podcast series, Audra Cohen, co-head of S&C’s Consumer & Retail Group, and Jim Bromley, co-head of the Firm’s Global Restructuring practice, discuss current trends in the consumer and retail sector as we approach the holiday season. The continuing trend away from brick-and-mortar retail and towards online purchasing poses numerous challenges to retailers. How should retailers address issues such as underutilized real estate holdings, changes to debt markets and acquisitions of e-retailers? How will these changes affect the M&A, commercial real estate and debt markets?

October 25, 2019  

Dual-Class Stock Structures

In this S&C Critical Insights episode, S&C partner Krishna Veeraraghavan and associate Bradley King explain dual-class stock structures, weigh the pros and cons of using them and give  a summary of the current debate.

September 18, 2019  

Financing with a Conscience: The Growth of Sustainable Finance

In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series, S&C partner Craig Jones joins Sam Saunders and Zyad Wright to discuss recent developments in sustainable finance, which essentially encompasses any financial transactions that aim to promote desirable environmental and social outcomes. The Project Development & Finance Group team assesses recent trends in regulations in the rapidly developing market, as well as evaluating the pros and cons of investing in sustainable finance.

September 4, 2019  

Associate Development at S&C: A Conversation with Sergio Galvis

Listen to our conversation with Sergio Galvis, a partner in our General Practice Group, a member of our Management Committee, the head of our Latin America practice, and the Global Head of Recruiting and Professional Development. Milana Hogan, Chief Legal Talent Officer, interviews Sergio about his work, the career development opportunities for lawyers at S&C, and his advice for students as they navigate their way through the recruiting process.

September 3, 2019  

M&A landscape: 2019 and beyond

In this episode of the S&C Critical Insights podcast series, S&C M&A partner, Frank Aquila, discusses the current landscape of M&A, and looks ahead to the rest of 2019 and 2020. He focuses on the impact of the current geopolitical environment, state of equity markets, industries seeing an increase in M&A and the uncertainty currently faced by many boards. He also addresses the potential impact of the next U.S. presidential elections.

August 23, 2019  

Why S&C?

Listen to our conversation with the managing partner of our Litigation Group, Sharon Nelles. Milana Hogan, chief legal talent officer, interviews Sharon about why she chose S&C, the Firm's approach to associate development and mentoring, her role as head of the Litigation Group, and her advice for students as they navigate their way through the recruiting process.

August 9, 2019  

SCOTUS & Arbitration: Last Term’s Decisions and What’s Next?

In this episode of the S&C Critical Insights podcast series, S&C’s litigation partners, Joseph Neuhaus and Andrew Finn discuss the impact of recent Supreme Court arbitration decisions and preview the one arbitration case on the Court’s docket for the 2019 Term. SCOTUS decided three arbitration cases in the 2018 Term, helping clarify some intricacies of the Federal Arbitration Act.

August 5, 2019  

DOJ Corporate Compliance Guidance: Changes and Considerations

In this episode of the S&C Critical Insights podcast series, S&C Litigation partner Annie Ostrager discusses with Kate Doniger, also part of our Litigation practice, the recent DOJ Corporate Compliance Guidance that was released in April. Annie and Kate highlight the new information included in the guide and its implications for clients.

August 1, 2019  

The Antitrust Series: Hold Separate Orders

In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series, S&C Litigation partner Renata Hesse joins Sam Hynes to hold separate orders for merging companies, in particular how the DOJ and FTC’s increased emphasis on these orders will influence the international community’s attitude towards mergers. The Antitrust Litigation team advises client on merger clearances, criminal antitrust investigations and civil litigation.

August 1, 2019  

The Antitrust Series: Merger Clearances

In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series, S&C Litigation partner Renata Hesse joins Sam Hynes to discuss developments in merger clearances in terms of antitrust law. The Antitrust Litigation team advises client on merger clearances, criminal antitrust investigations and civil litigation. This multidisciplinary approach provides the practice with a holistic perspective when tackling challenging antitrust litigation.