Law & Business Downtown Seminar: 50 Shades of Green

14 March 2018



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50 Shades of Green: Challenges and Opportunities in today's Green Bond Market

Speaker: Jan Job de Vries Robbé, Netherlands Development Bank FMO

Green Bonds are like Bitcoins. Everyone wants them, but do we truly comprehend what they are? The purpose of this seminar is to explain green bonds, their potential and risks. Yes, they present an unlikely marriage of structured finance and a potential mitigant of The Inconvenient Truth. At the same time, the expectations of green bonds in the market differ quite a bit. This gives rise to legal risks for market participants, for instance through 'greenwashing' of bonds. Market transactions, including 'Sustainability Bonds' will be covered to illustrate the points above.


About the speaker
JJ de Vries Robbé (JJ for short) is manager Legal Affairs at the Netherlands Development Bank FMO, and has been a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law at The University of Melbourne for more than 10 years on international financial transactions. He started his career in private practice and investment banking (the 'dark side'), before jumping the fence to development finance. His practice is global and highly diverse, ranging from derivatives, capital markets and lending to funds and microfinance.


Commentator: Anne-Marie Neagle, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Chair: Professor Tim Stephens, The University of Sydney Law School


Registration (GST inclusive)
Full fee: $77
Sydney Law School alumni: $66
Sydney Law School full time student: $44
Group 3+: $55


CPD Points: 1


The Law & Business Downtown seminar series is organised by Professor Jennifer Hill, Director of the Law & Business Program, Professor of Corporate Law, The University of Sydney Law School.


Time: 5.30 - 6.45pm (registration and refreshment from 5pm)

Location: CBD Campus, Business School, Level 16, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney (Stockland Building)

Cost: See above

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 5d07307451240b1f071b7711312b5d1037675d22455f503b