THE GIIN & ISLP HOST INAUGURAL LEGAL PRACTITIONERS TRACK EUROPEAN CONVENING
On the heels of a successful Second Annual Legal Practitioners Track Convening—held in New York in November 2016—ISLP, in collaboration with its partner the Global Impact Investing Network (the GIIN), held its first London-based Legal Practitioners Track Convening on 1-2 June 2017.
The two-day gathering began with a cocktail reception hosted by Goodwin Procter LLP, where Nigel Kirshaw of The Big Issue Group gave a keynote address. The reception was followed by a full-day event hosted by DLA Piper, which was well attended by over 70 leaders in the impact investing field, including senior attorneys from firms, development finance institutions, foundations, and impact investors. The agenda featured deep dives into pressing legal challenges affecting the field such as Structuring Permanent and Long Term Capital Impact Investment Vehicles, Embedding Effective Impact Metrics and Incentives into Agreements, Restructuring and Workouts in Impact Investments, and Exits.
There were also interactive discussions on structuring indirect investments into India and addressing risk in direct investments into Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. The Convening rounded off with a discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing the impact investment sector in the coming years, and how practitioners in this field might successfully navigate them.
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