The Linklaters Podcast

The Linklaters Podcast

Linklaters is a leading global law firm, supporting and investing in the future of our clients wherever they do business. We combine legal expertise with a collaborative and innovative approach to help clients navigate constantly evolving markets and regulatory environments, pursuing opportunities and managing risk worldwide. Disclaimer: Podcasts are not legal advice and the views expressed in this podcast are not the views of Linklaters LLP.


June 1, 2023 37 mins
Episode 12: The Linklaters Ideas Foundry

Kimberley Johnston and Ian Rodwell

It’s easy to assume that careers — like journeys — should favour the most direct route. But occasionally it’s the squiggly line on the map that brings the greatest rewards. And in a journey that has taken her from musical theatre to the UN, from Washington politics to global law firm, from in-house lawyer to coach, consultant and podcaster, Kimberley Johnst...

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Episode 1: Greenwashing from a UK regulatory perspective – the FCA and the FRC

Speakers: Dasha Konnova and Terry Yiangou

In this episode, we look at the FCA and FRC’s response to greenwashing and recent developments, including the proposed anti-greenwashing rule and practical tips businesses can take today. 

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Episode 5: value chain

In this episode, partner Rachel Barrett and managing associate Tom Cobbaert discuss the CSRD’s requirement to report on the value chain, including what a value chain is and how to report on this in practical terms.

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Episode 4: double materiality

In this episode, partner David Ballegeer and managing associate Iyes Igiehon explain the CSRD's approach to materiality (known as "double materiality"), which will require a significant shift in the way in-scope entities report on sustainability issues in the EU.

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Episode 3: Investigation Insights

In this episode, Doug Tween, Sima Ostrovsky and Kaan Gürer discuss surprise inspections relating to antitrust concerns, known as Dawn Raids.

For further information on dawn raids, visit our dedicated web page where you will find details of our dawn raid app mentioned in the podcast. You can also get in touch with us to customise the app to your organisation and access premium content.

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Episode 16: Optimising and testing for customer understanding: insights from Fairer Finance

We interview special guest James Daley (founder of Fairer Finance) about practical ways you can meet the Consumer Duty’s customer understanding outcome.

You’ll learn about the Duty’s requirements for customer communications and understanding, simple and effective tips and tricks to optimise your communications content and strategies for cust...

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Episode 3: What are the ESRS and what do they require?

In this episode, managing associates Iyesogie Igiehon and Aileen Buchanan explain what the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) are, what their current status is and next steps.

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Episode 15: Insights from Lighthouse

We interview special guest senior user experience (UX) designer Dan Burgess from leading UX/UI design agency Lighthouse about how you can avoid, and use, UX "patterns" to meet the FCA's Consumer Duty expectations.

UX "patterns" are a powerful tool for you in meeting the FCA's expectation that firms account for customers' cognitive and behavioural biases that may compromise their financial decis...

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Episode 2: Scope and timing

In this podcast, managing associate Terry Yiangou and associate Elliot Jack explain who the CSRD applies to, when it will apply and some of the exemptions.

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Episode 14: Our interview with Lighthouse

In this episode we interview special guest Tom Johnson from UX/UI design agency Lighthouse for his insights into user research and user experience design to meet the FCA's Consumer Duty expectations.


We explain how these disciplines are important in the context of all four Consumer Duty outcomes and to avoiding foreseeab...

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Episode 1: What is this all about

In this episode, managing associates Aileen Buchanan and James Marlow discuss at a high level what the CSRD is, what it requires, the entities that are in scope and what they need to report.

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Episode 5: Crypto Facto with Josh and Jonathan

In this episode, Josh and Jonathan weigh in on the SEC’s charges against Bittrex, Gary Gensler’s House hearings, the reintroduction of a federal stablecoin bill, MiCA’s passage, Yuga Lab’s trademark victory, and Taylor Swift’s good sense about FTX.

Did Gensler change his mind about proof of work and Algo, or is the SEC throwing tokens at the wall until a case against Coinbase sticks? W...

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What does the Financial Action Task Force’s grey listing of South Africa mean?

In this podcast, members of our Global Business Crime team and alliance partner Webber Wentzel talk about what South Africa’s addition to the Financial Action Task Force’s grey list means for companies with businesses or investments in South Africa. 

In particular, they cover:

  • What it means to be grey-listed by FATF.
  • The actions South Africa needs to...
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Episode 13: The FCA’s Consumer Duty

In this episode we interview special guest Ruth Persian from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT, unofficially the “Nudge Unit”) for her insights into what is perhaps the most interesting and least understood aspects of the Consumer Duty: the requirement to consider behavioural biases.  

Ruth explains behavioural biases and the behavioural insights approach, how these biases impact financial decis...

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Episode 29: Payments Monthly

The FCA is in line to get new rule-making powers over payments firms. But why does the FCA need these powers? Jean Price, Frances Hodgkins and Simon Treacy discuss how they could be used to settle a debate about whether payments firms hold customer funds on trust.

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Episode 12: The FCA’s Consumer Duty

In this episode, we speak with Richard Green from AssetQ about the obligations firms have under the Consumer Duty to monitor, gather and exchange information with others in their distribution chains.  We cover a brief outline of the key data and monitoring obligations under the Duty, high level guiding principles, examples of specific data points you might want to consider for each of the four ou...

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Episode 4: Crypto Facto with Josh and Jonathan

In this episode, Josh and Jonathan discuss The New York Times' scathing article against crypto mining — and Riot’s compelling rebuttal, Ethereum’s Shanghai/Capella upgrade, the Treasury's DeFi Illicit Finance Risk Assessment, a California federal court’s bZx DAO ruling recognizing the existence of a general partnership and a negligence theory of liability, and the new report detailing ...

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Episode 1 (Season 2): Tranche Up

In the first episode in the second season of Tranche Up, Leanne Banfield and Ruhi Patil kick off by welcoming Alan Ball from The Texel Group to the podcast. Join us to hear from an expert in the credit insurance space and how the role of brokers is becoming more relevant in the SRT market.

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The resolution of Silicon Valley Bank UK Limited (SVBUK) was the first time since 2009 that the Bank of England put a bank into resolution.  As the dust settles, regulators and the market are assessing the meaning of this resolution for financial services regulation.  

In this episode, our resolution specialists Edward ChanBobby Butcher and Elli Karaindrou lift the bonnet on SVBUK, the resolution weekend and what this might mean ...

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March 31, 2023 29 mins
Episode 3: Crypto Facto with Josh and Jonathan

In this episode, Josh and Jonathan discuss the “what’s happening?,” “why now?” and “what’s next?” of the Coinbase Wells notice, the CFTC enforcement action against Binance, and the SushiSwap SEC subpoena and proposal to Sushi DAO to create a legal defense fund. What’s behind the sudden rush of enforcement? Why is the SEC coming for Coinbase despite its reported efforts to “come in and ...

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