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The Linklaters Learning Hub in Luxembourg

Your opportunity to learn and network

Season 4 programme

The Linklaters Learning Hub is firmly recognised as a pleasant and informative way to keep on top of the core legal aspects and central issues affecting your sector. It is a unique opportunity to participate in a professional training programme which sees young professionals (both lawyers and clients) learning side by side, sharing their skills and knowledge. Since its launch in February 2018, we have had the pleasure to welcome clients from Luxembourg’s corporate and financial sectors and developed new and stronger client relationships. 

“Season 4” launches on 9 October 2019 and innovates as, this time, clients and partners of Linklaters will also present alongside our lawyers. We believe that such a collaborative approach will bring many benefits for all participants, adding the practical aspects of our clients or partners’ business to the legal topics discussed.

The concept remains otherwise unchanged: each session will cover in approx. 45 minutes (every second Wednesday during lunchtime), basic principles of a legal topic selected, and is designed for professionals at our clients willing to expand their professional development together with our lawyers. 

With the Linklaters Learning Hub, we offer a relaxed and informal learning environment where you have the opportunity to broaden your expertise or simply grow your professional network.  

Why not join us and see for yourself? Members of your team are also welcome. Please register before attending.

 

Season 4 agenda

EMIR: what’s all the fuss about?

9 October 2019

This session is designed to provide a general overview of the obligations deriving from EMIR (including following EMIR Refit) for professionals who would like to understand more about this legal framework, with a focus on the bilateral risk mitigation techniques, including margin requirements.
This session will be co-delivered by Eliane Dejardin Botelho, Counsel in our Capital Markets and Banking Group, with our special guest, Ali Zerktouni, Compliance officer at Bank Julius Baer Europe. 
Ali has been in charge of the implementation of the EMIR risk mitigation requirements at the level of Bank Julius Baer Europe. Eliane has had special exposure in the discussions and preparation of market industry documentation addressing the initial margin requirements.
Read more EMIR: what’s all the fuss about?

Open Banking under PSD 2: opportunities and challenges

23 October 2019

This session is designed to provide you with a general overview of the main changes brought forward by the new regulatory framework. We will consider some of the implementation challenges and try to predict the major changes affecting the sector in the years to come.
This session will be delivered by Raoul Heinen, Managing Associate in our Investment Funds team, who has advised many clients in the context of their PSD 2 implementation projects. Raoul will be joined by Raoul Mulheims and Mallorie Ribet from Finologee, a major Luxembourg-based FinTech and RegTech specialist, which provides financial institutions with a ready-to-use PSD2 product.
Read more Open Banking under PSD 2: opportunities and challenges

Flexible work – theory or reality?

6 November 2019

This session is designed to provide a general overview of the flexibility models available under Luxembourg employment law.
This session will be co-delivered by Audrey Bertolotti, Head of Employment, with our special guest, Agnès Vandermoere, HR Manager Benelux for the insurance group AIG. 
Agnès is in charge of the human resources affairs at the Benelux level of the AIG group, and has recently implemented a whole set of internal regulations, including on flexible arrangements, at the level of the new Luxembourg structure.
Read more Flexible work – theory or reality?

Navigating the real estate lease process

20 November 2019 

This session is designed to highlight possible risks for occupants and how to anticipate them in the contractual documentation at a time where parties still have a common understanding.
This session will be co-delivered by Anton Cox, Counsel in our Corporate Real Estate, and our special guest, Edouard Housez, Director at CBRE and head of Advisory & Transaction Services for occupiers, who will make us benefit from his practical experience in the protection of occupiers.
Read more Navigating the real estate lease process

Getting to know the European Investment Fund

4 December 2019

This session is designed to provide you an introduction to this unique institution, giving you an overview of its activity branches and its products. We will also consider the advantages of having the EIF as a business partner.
This session will be delivered by Diogo Casqueiro, Managing Associate in our Capital Markets and Banking team, who advises banks, issuers, funds and sponsors in the context of their different financing transactions and was seconded to the EIF. Diogo will be joined by a member of the European Investment Fund.
Read more Getting to know the European Investment Fund