2008 Agenda
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
WELCOME
Zhang Weiying,
Dean, Guanghua School of Management of Peking University [Host]
William T. Allen,
Nusbaum Professor of Law & Business, New York University; Director, NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business
Peter Williamson,
Professor of International Management, Cambridge Judge Business School
9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
OPENING ADDRESS: THE ROAD AHEAD FOR INBOUND AND OUTBOUND CHINESE CROSS-BORDER M&A
Chen Deming,
Minister of Commerce, China
9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
M&A MARKET OVERVIEW – Recent cross-border deals, levels of activity, market trends, and other data points
Robin Panovka,
Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Franny Yao,
Partner, Ernst & Young, Beijing
10.00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
CROSS-BORDER M&A: STRATEGY, TACTICS AND DEAL STRUCTURE – Advance Preparations and Relationship Building; Understanding the Local Rules of the Road and Developing a Roadmap; Clearing Political, Regulatory, Legal and Financial Hurdles; and Flexible Structuring (Takeover vs. Synthetic Merger vs. JV vs. Stepped Foothold)
Jin-Yong Cai,
President of China Investment Banking, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Fu Chengyu,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CNOOC Limited
Jiang Jianqing,
Chairman, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)
Martin Lipton,
Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, New York University [Panel Chair]
Nayan Gregory Parekh,
Head of Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Novartis International AG
Levin Zhu,
President & Chief Executive Officer, China International Capital Corporation (CICC)
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
LUNCH - LUNCH SPEAKER
John W. Snow,
Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Chairman, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
BALANCING MARKET IMPERATIVES WITH THE NATIONAL INTEREST – Benefits and detriments of incoming and outgoing business expansion through cross-border M&A. When are protectionist regulations legitimate and when are they self-defeating and excessive? Crafting optimal regulations
William T. Allen,
Nusbaum Professor of Law & Business, New York University; Director, NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business
Nigel P. G. Boardman,
Partner, Slaughter and May
Robert C. A. Hingley,
Director General, The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (U.K.)
David P. Loevinger,
Minister-Counselor for Financial Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Wang Junfeng,
Chairman of the Management Committee, King & Wood
Xiao Yaqing,
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (CHALCO)
Xu Xiaonian,
Professor, Guanghua School of Management of Peking University [Panel Chair]
Zhang Weiying,
Dean, Guanghua School of Management of Peking University
Jing Zhao,
Managing Director, Head of China Investment Banking, Citigroup Global Markets Asia Ltd.
3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Break
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
GLOBAL PLAYERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET FOR CORPORATE CONTROL – Roles and Implications of Global Multi-national Companies, Global Investment Banks and Financial Intermediaries, Sovereign Investment Funds, State Owned Enterprises, and Multi-national Buyout and Hedge Funds; Integration of Chinese firms into the global M&A markets
Peter Clarke,
Group Chief Executive, Man Group plc
Li Ruogu,
Chairman and President, The Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank)
Liu Chuanzhi,
Founder and Former Chairman, Lenovo Group
Robert C. Partridge, Jr.,
Managing Director, Transaction Advisory Services Leader – Far East Asia/Greater China, Ernst & Young
Nick Wiles,
Managing Director and Chairman of UK Investment Banking, Lehman Brothers
Peter Williamson,
Professor of International Management, Cambridge Judge Business School [Panel Chair]
Zhu Min,
Group Executive Vice President, Bank of China
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m.
DINNER – DINNER SPEAKER
Shao Ning,
Vice Chairman, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council of China (SASAC)

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
MORNING ADDRESS
Shang Fulin,
Chairman, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
GOING GLOBAL: THE ROAD AHEAD FOR CHINESE COMPANIES – Lessons Learned from Recent Deals, Political Considerations, Transaction Structures, Regulatory Hurdles (including Anti-Trust), Tax Considerations, M&A Rules of the Road, Disclosure Issues, Financing the Deal, Post-Merger Integration and Governance, Running a Multi-National
Adam O. Emmerich,
Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz [Panel Chair]
Gao Xiqing,
President and Vice Chairman, China Investment Corporation (CIC)
Cary A. Kochman,
Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for IBD Americas, UBS Investment Bank
Andrew Low,
Head of Asia and Chairman of Telecommunications, Media, Entertainment & Technology, Macquarie Group Limited
Alain Maillot,
Partner, Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier
Idan Ofer,
Chairman of the Board, Israel Corporation Ltd
Chang Q. Sun,
Managing Director, Warburg Pincus Asia LLC
Wan Feng,
Executive Director and President, China Life Insurance Company Limited
Xu Xinzhong,
Professor & Associate Dean, Guanghua School of Management of Peking University
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
BREAK
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE GLOBE: POST-MERGER LESSONS, INTEGRATION AND GOVERNANCE – After the champagne; Making the deal work and governing the enterprise in a multi-national joint company; Lessons learned
Lawrence S. Abeln,
Professor and CEO of Cambridge Corporate Education, Cambridge Judge Business School
Charles W. Goodyear,
Chief Executive Officer (Ret.), BHP Billiton
Liew Mun Leong,
President and Chief Executive Officer, CapitaLand Group
David C. Michael,
Senior Partner and Managing Director/Head of Greater China, Boston Consulting Group [Panel Chair]
Barry F. Schwartz,
Chief Executive Officer, M & F Worldwide Corp.; Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer, MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings Inc.
Ming Zeng,
Executive Vice President, Alibaba Group
James H. Zukin,
Chairman of Asia, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
CLOSING LUNCH
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Beijing Host Committee
Zhang Weiying, Dean, Guanghua School of Management of Peking University (Chair)
Xu Xinzhong, Professor & Associate Dean, Guanghua School of Management of Peking University
Franny Yao, Partner, Ernst & Young, Beijing (Co-Chair)
Zhao Bing, Partner, King & Wood
Jack R. Rodman, Senior Advisor, King & Wood