Monthly Archives: December 2020

JONES DAY TALKS®: Riding the Green Bond Wave: Focus is on Standards as Volumes Surge

JONES DAY TALKS®: Riding the Green Bond Wave: Focus is on Standards as Volumes Surge (Encore Presentation)



Takeaways from this discussion:

  • Green bond issues are surging worldwide, eclipsing US$257 billion in 2019.
  • Major corporates, including many not usually associated with climate initiatives, are bringing green bonds to market, spanning the investment grade and high-yield spectrum and including more exotic instruments as convertibles and covered bonds.
  • Green bond qualifying standards in Europe differ from those in the United States. An EU Green Bond Standard may be adopted as early as Q4 2020.
  • First-time issuers should plan time to calibrate their green bond framework and prepare for reporting requirements, enhanced investor outreach, and potential for liability.
  • “Greenwashing” remains a concern.

Women in IP: 2020 in Review and a Look Toward 2021

JONES DAY TALKS®: Women in IP – 2020 in Review and a Look Toward 2021



Jones Day’s Meredith Wilkes and Anna Raimer discuss 2020’s most significant developments in trademark law and preview what’s to come in 2021, including possible progress in Washington on the highly anticipated Trademark Modernization Act.


Private Antitrust LItigation in the Netherlands

JONES DAY TALKS®: Private Antitrust Litigation in the Netherlands



In the third installment in our series of programs on the private enforcement of competition law in European jurisdictions, partner Gerjanne te Winkel and associate Sophie van de Graaff discuss developments in the Netherlands, with particular attention to the effects of the 2014 EU Damages Directive, the actions available to victims of cartel activities, the passing-on defense, and other issues relevant to parties to these matters.