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Less than two weeks from Eliud Kipchoge Vs Kenenisa Bekele at the 2020 London Marathon, a matchup that we thought might never happen, Ryan and Alex sit down with London Marathon race director Hugh Brasher. Hugh's heritage in the sport will shock you and help you understand his unwavering grit and dedication to make the 40th edition of the event hap…
 
In the second episode of Clifford Chance's Australian arbitration series, counsel Robert Tang and trainee Christine Wang discuss how it is becoming increasingly important to consider whether, and if so, how third-party funding costs can be recovered, in light of the rise in funding activity in the international commercial arbitration space.…
 
Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 attempt in the marathon wasn't only the chase of a human to do the impossible, but it also became one of the most significant moment's in running footwear innovation in recent years. And in turn, it became a chase for all shoe companies to develop their own carbon tech footwear. In episode three of our series, we catch up wit…
 
Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 attempt in the marathon wasn't only the chase of a human to do the impossible, but it also became one of the most significant moment's in running footwear innovation in recent years. And in turn, it became a chase for all shoe companies to develop their own carbon tech footwear. In the second installment of the series, we exp…
 
ON Has officially committed to developing elite-level running in the US by announcing the launch of the "On Athletics Club". But how did a brand land some of the most promising young talent without them ever wearing their shoes? We chat with the newly appointed head coach, Dathan Ritzenhein, and Sports Marketing Director Steve Dekoker about the dev…
 
In the second episode of our Asia Pacific Funds & Investment Management podcast series, partner Viola Lui and senior associate Benjamin Lohr are joined by consultant Anthony Fay who shares his insight into the tax aspects of Hong Kong's new limited partnership fund regime, including the unified funds tax exemption and the proposed carried interest …
 
145 consecutive years of track and field championships thwarted by Covid-19. Was there any scenario that could have salvaged a championship this year? We went straight to USATF to find out. Director of Sports Science and Medicine for USATF Dr. Robert Champman joins us to lay out all the hurdles and challenges that needed to be overcome to responsib…
 
What distinguishes a successful cyber security strategy? As European businesses are increasingly gathering and monetising data, they are, at the same time, becoming more at risk of significant cyberattacks - it's critical to know the right steps to take before, during and after a cyber breach. Tech Group partners Dessislava Savova, Eduardo García, …
 
Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 attempt in the marathon wasn't only the chase of a human to do the impossible, but it also became one of the most significant moment's in running footwear innovation in recent years. And in turn, it became a chase for all shoe companies to develop their own carbon tech footwear. Welcome to our first installment of the “Flats …
 
A group of our antitrust and tech specialists - Gail Orton, Michel Petite, Katrin Schallenberg, Ashwin van Rooijen and Stavroula Vryna - talk us through the latest thinking from the European Commission about how to address competition concerns in the digital age and bring outdated e-commerce laws up to date.…
 
Senior associate Charlotte Madden talks to Alex Nourry, Dimitri Slobodenjuk and Emily Xueref-Poviac about foreign direct investment regimes.This episode explores the reforming foreign direct investment rules and provides an overview across the key European jurisdictions, specifically focusing on Germany, France and the UK.…
 
How can the Ivy League make major athletic decisions before the rest of the NCAA? Is it the right decision? American Collegiate record holder and Columbia alumni, Kyle Merber, joins us this week to dive into options facing Ivy league athletes as well his perspective on fall track racing.By alex lohr, ryan fenton, Kyle Merber
 
In the first episode of our new Asia Pacific Funds & Investment Management podcast series, partner Viola Lui and senior associate Benjamin Lohr in Hong Kong discuss the driving forces behind why Hong Kong is establishing a limited partnership fund regime, the history and development of Hong Kong partnership law, and what this means for sponsors, ma…
 
Associate Isabel Palacios talks to Employment department head Juan Calvente and senior associate Efraína Fernández about the return to the workplace, the use of remote working and the main health and safety measures that must be observed by companies post-state of emergency.
 
USATF President and University of Virginia Director of Track & Field/XC, Vin Lananna, joins BTG to talk with Ryan and Alex about the state of sports this fall, the challenges faced by USATF during the pandemic, how track can contribute to social change and the build up to the LA Olympics in 2028.By Vin Lananna, Ilan Raschkovsky, Efren Salinas, Ryan Fenton, Alex Lohr
 
Partners Philip Hertz and Melissa Coakley discuss the key features of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill - which represents the most significant reform of UK corporate restructuring and insolvency law in the last 30 years - and why it is important for UK businesses.
 
In the second episode of our Best Delivery series exploring Clifford Chance's journey of growth, development and learning with our Innovation & Best Delivery programme, Global Programme Director for Best Delivery Tom Slate is talking to our Legal Project Managers around the world.
 
Hassan Mead, now professional runner for Nike's Oregon Track Club, graduated from high school and college in Minneapolis and grew up only a mile from the site of George Floyd's murder. Mead talks with Ryan and Alex about his experiences growing up in Minneapolis, how racism has reared its ugly head in his life and what the sport of track & field ca…
 
Despite massive efforts to improve cyber defence, cyber attacks are growing. Even hospitals are attacked. A central but little-discussed aspect are the legal implications for cyber victims. Listen to Elisabeth Braw’s discussion with Jonathan Kewley, who as co-head of Clifford Chance’s Tech Group leads more than 400 lawyers.…
 
In a span of just over two months, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd are all black Americans that have been subject to wrongful deaths, with two dying due to police misconduct. This week Frank Ross, Vice President of Player Personnel for the Washington Wizards of the NBA (Monumental Sports & Entertainment) and former Arlington (VA) Pol…
 
University of New Mexico's Coach, Joe Franklin, lives in the now. The cancer survivor and 2-Time NCAA team XC champion represents one of the most unique and influential perspectives in the sport. Joe reacts to the most recent cuts across the NCAA and lays out a roadmap through the next evolution of collegiate athletics.…
 
In a new podcast series from our Best Delivery team, Global Programme Director for Best Delivery Tom Slate will be exploring Clifford Chance's journey of growth, development and learning with our Innovation & Best Delivery programme. In this episode, he talks to our Continuous Improvement specialists around the world.…
 
Nike, adidas, New Balance, Brooks, Saucony, Asics, Hoka....some of the major brands that dominate the running industry. Even with all this competition in the market, Matt Taylor saw an opportunity. Who out there was focusing on quality men's running apparel? When he couldn't find an answer, he decided that he would be the solution....enter Tracksmi…
 
Knowledge director Tamsin Collins talks to partners Jonny Myers and Philipp Klöckner and senior associate Gregory Scott about key considerations around European PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equity) transactions, discussing the attractiveness of PIPEs, how they work in practice, the challenges in different jurisdictions and how they may impact…
 
In this week's episode, Ryan and Alex sit down with the Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey. Frey, a William & Mary alum, ran professional for Hansons-Brooks and Saucony after college and through 2008. Frey represented team USA at the 2007 PanAm Games where he finished 4th in the marathon (one spot from bronze medal), ran at the Olympic Marathon Trials…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing sports as we know it in many ways, but that's not the only thing that could change NCAA cross country forever. Recently, a report was published from a teleconference held by the NCAA DI Men's and Women's Track & Field and Cross Country Committee that provides insight on a potential change in the way DI teams would …
 
Episode 6 of Beneath the Grandstand Podcast features Chris Solinsky, former American Record holder at 10,000 meters, on the 10 year anniversary of his historic 10k record run at the 2010 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational. Chris talks about memories from the run, his relationship with Galen Rupp, the atmosphere between the Bowerman and Nike Oregon…
 
If you don't know much about the trail running scene (or if you do), this episode of Beneath the Grandstand is for you. Ryan and Alex talk to 2019 UltraRunner of the Year and Western States course record holder, Jim Walmsley. Jim, known to not shy away from big goals, had his sights set on UTMB and the Comrades Marathon in 2020, two of the biggest …
 
In this episode of Beneath the Grandstand, Keith Kelly, former NCAA and Irish XC Champion, sheds light on how COVID-19 has impacted the running industry, particularly shoe companies, shoe innovation, retail/specialty running stores and pro athlete contracts. Kelly has been working in the industry for more than a decade and currently holds the role …
 
Ryan and Alex talk with the Director of track & field and XC at University of Tennessee, Beth Alford-Sullivan. Beth brings experience as the former president of the USTFCCCA and a head coach in three of the Power 5 Conferences (PAC-12 at Stanford, Big Ten at Penn State and SEC at Tennessee). Beth goes into specifics around the NCAA ruling dealing w…
 
There were a lot of great pieces of information from Christian Taylor and insights from the athlete perspective , here are some of those timestamps throughout the show: 3:34-5:45: What was the reach of the athlete survey and who did it target 5:48-8:26: What were the most surprising outcomes coming from survey 11:18-12:53: Did the Athletics Associa…
 
FloTrack OG's Ryan Fenton and Alex Lohr reunite in a brand new podcast on FloTrack called Beneath the Grandstand. Their first episode features guests Canadian distance star Justyn Knight, Sound Running founder Jesse Williams and sports agent Stephen Haas of Total Sports. These three guests represents three different parts of the track and field/run…
 
As the Coronavirus epidemic continues to gather pace, firms in the financial services sector are thinking about its impact on their service delivery and their customers. Partner Monica Sah and senior associate Nicholas Grafton-Green explore what firms should be bearing in mind in terms of their contingency planning.…
 
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