September is a time for new beginnings, and this September brings with it the second set of Matheson's Knowledge Insights Events Series for 2022.
This series will cover important developments in terms of legislative change but also, and just as importantly, the contextual shifts which show how the environment in which our clients operate will change substantially over the coming months.
We will begin the Knowledge Insights Series for the second half of 2022 with a cross-practice event on the Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill 2022, where we will hear from our Financial Institutions Group as well as from experts in our Employment and Litigation practice areas.
ESG is a term on everyone's lips these days. Our second September event will look at ESG from a financing perspective and will consider the changing legal framework around sustainable finance. Looking forward, we intend to focus on specific aspects of ESG, rather than treat the issue in the round as we begin to see developments in this broadly described area that are more specifically focused.
From our market-leading Food, Agribusiness and Beverage Group, our October event will cast an expert eye over the current challenges and opportunities facing the Food and Beverage sector. This will be followed by an event reflecting Matheson's expertise in the funds area, which will focus on Investment Limited Partnerships ("ILPs") as an important vehicle for private equity funds.
The context in which law is practised has changed significantly in recent years, from the effect of COVID-19 on work practices, to a changed landscape in a post-Brexit Ireland. The Business of Law is a thematic approach we have taken in Matheson and this autumn, our event in this area will focus on Leading and Engaging In-House Talent, a panel event which leaders of in-house legal teams will find informative.
Our final event, on Geopolitical Events and the Law, will consider relevant global developments as they continue to unfold, with particular emphasis on the legal implications and associated consequences for companies as they navigate them.
Our autumn 2022 series, will consist of a mixture of in-person only, hybrid, and solely virtual events. Further details with registration options will be forwarded closer to each event.
Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill – (SEAR)
In this session, experts in Financial Regulation, Employment and Regulatory Investigations will chart the key impacts and inflection points for firms and individuals across Financial Services arising from the long-awaited draft Individual Accountability Framework Bill 2022. Set against the backdrop of a myriad of existing requirements, our panellists will examine how the new regime will enhance and develop financial services regulation and regulatory relations in Ireland by means of firm organisation, allocation of responsibilities, conduct and culture.
Financing through the lens of ESG
Supported by our Finance and Capital Markets Group, the second event in September will focus on a company's ESG journey from both a lender and borrower perspective, together with a look at the changing legal framework around sustainable finance.
Food, Agribusiness and Beverage Law: A Time to take Stock
In this session, our expert panel will get to the root of the key legal trends and developments in the food, agribusiness and beverage sectors. As businesses continue to navigate a set of challenges wrought by Brexit, global events and new waves of regulation, we will bring you up to speed on the diverse and dynamic legal landscape in this area in 2022 and beyond.
Matheson's Experience Launching Investment Limited Partnerships
Our panel of experts from our Asset Management, Finance and Capital Markets and Tax departments will outline Matheson's experience advising on the launch of ILPs since the introduction of the enhanced ILP regime in late 2020, providing insights from our regulatory engagement and discussing the attractiveness of this vehicle to private equity funds.
The Business of Law - Leading and Engaging In-House Talent
Talent is a key strategic priority for all businesses and boards. This late November session will focus on some of the challenges and opportunities which are emerging as we plan for the future of work. Our discussion will include: engaging hybrid teams; supporting diversity and inclusion; and the gender pay gap. Matheson is proud to be the only law firm that has achieved a Gold Standard Award from the Irish Centre for Diversity.
Geopolitical Events and the Law
Against an evolving and unique global political, legal and regulatory landscape, we will discuss the key themes, and the challenges and opportunities they present for corporates with multi-national interests.
Please register your interest in these sessions by using the link below.