In these strange and uncertain times, most of us find ourselves in isolation, self-quarantine, or practicing social distancing by staying home for what appears to be quite an extended period of time. For many of us accustomed to working internationally, the COVID-19 layover has represented, well, an existential shift. But the good news is that […]
On this latest episode of Departures, Robert Amsterdam speaks with an admired friend and colleague Dr. Anders Åslund, author of the new book, “Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy.” In his book, Åslund contends that in his eighteen years in Moscow, Putin has succeeded in establishing a Russian state and economy […]
On our latest episode of the Departures podcast, we are excited to feature the bestselling history author Edward J. Watts, author of “Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny.” As the Romans designed it, a representative democracy is designed to ‘move slowly’ and ‘build consensus’ on policies to mitigate societal issues – but if the history […]
On this week’s episode of Departures I am pleased to be joined in our London offices by Cheryl Phoenix of The Black Child Agenda, a courageous organization which is working on the modest goal of tackling a massively entrenched system of institutional racism and bigotry in the British public sector. Cheryl’s insights into the experiences […]
Over the course of the last few weeks, Robert Amsterdam has traveled to Toronto, Washington, and London to review the business and legal implications of China’s deepening role in the global economy with fellow legal and public affairs professionals. On the sidelines of the Washington segment of this panel series, Amsterdam had the pleasure of […]
We’re very pleased to release this latest episode of the Departures podcast, in which we are honored to have such a special guest to talk about recent urgent events in Uganda. As many of you may be aware, Robert Amsterdam acts as international counsel to the Ugandan opposition Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi, best known […]
This week, Bob is joined in London by financial analyst Emanuele Minotti, CEO of investment advisory Theremos, to discuss the recent anti-establishment upheavals in Italy and what it means for Italian and European equity markets. Looking back at the past 20 years of Italy’s cheap borrowing as an EU member, there have been numerous missed […]
Unscripted and off-the-cuff, the Departures podcast invites you to join Robert Amsterdam and other members of the Amsterdam & Partners LLP team for frank and personal conversations on the pressing issues of the day.