Schedule
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m.

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

9:20 a.m.-9:40 a.m.

GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF THE M&A MARKETS–
$5T of Deals and other Metrics, Trends and Developments

Gregg R. Lemkau, Co-head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions, Goldman Sachs
9:40 a.m.-10:40 a.m.

THE FUTURE OF THE EURO-ZONE AND INVESTMENT IN EUROPE

Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman, The Financial Reporting Council
Nigel P. G. Boardman, Partner, Slaughter and May (moderator)
Juan Luis Cebrián, Executive Chairman, Grupo Prisa (and editor-in-chief of El País and a board member of Le Monde)
Catherine Day, special advisor to Jean-Claude Juncker; former Secretary-General of the European Commission
Sir Geoffrey Owen, Senior Fellow, Department of Management, London School of Economics
Baron David de Rothschild, Executive Chairman, Rothschild
10:40 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:
HOT ISSUES IN GLOBAL CROSS-BORDER M&A

  • Inversions and BEPS – Will the world ever be flat again?
  • Activism – Only a rumoured U.S. export, or true contagion?
  • Beer, budgeting and beyond – Are excess corporate savings, an aging population and cheap money the end of corporate growth? SABMiller and beyond.
  • Volkswagen – A failure in governance, or just the latest voodoo invocation of "good governance" as the panacea for all problems?
  • Airgas, Air Liquide – Long-term value creation and global consolidation; a lot more than hot air.

Advisors:

Scott D. Hoffman, General Counsel, Lazard
Javier Illescas, Head of Business Legal Department, Banco Santander, S.A.
Pavlos Masouros, Managing Partner, Masouros Law Firm; Assistant Professor of Corporate Law, Leiden University
Gregory McGowan, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Templeton International, Inc.
Stephen F. Mitchell, General Counsel, Genel Energy plc
Tim Payne, Senior Partner, Brunswick Group LLC
12:15 p.m.-1:40 p.m.

LUNCH

LUNCH ADDRESS:

CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINA AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CROSS-BORDER BUSINESS

Cai Hongbin, Dean, Peking University - Guanghua School of Management

1:45 p.m.-2:45 pm.

INVESTING EAST TO WEST — CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Bi Ming Qiang, Chairman, ICBC Standard Bank Plc (London)
Albert Ng, Chairman, China and Managing Partner, Greater China, Ernst & Young
Bharat Vasani, Chief, Legal & Group General Counsel, Tata Sons Limited
Peter Williamson, Professor at Cambridge's Judge School of Business (moderator)
Franny Yao, Partner, Key Accounts & Government Relations, Ernst & Young
Shuji Yanase, President, OK Corporation
Zhu Wei, Managing Director, Global Co-President, and Global Head of Private Equity, Standard Chartered Private Equity
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:
ACQUISITIONS IN EUROPE – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • The Netherlands – The Delaware of Europe, or the last refuge of scoundrels and stichtings? Mylan-Teva-Perrigo and beyond.
  • Protecting national champions and jobs; works councils and beyond
  • Holdout Banditry – Will Europe find a cure?
  • Panels, Pills and Politics – Is there a happy medium?

Advisors:

Christopher Jillings, Deputy Director General, The Takeover Panel
Avinash Mehrotra, Co-Head of M&A Shareholder Advisory, Goldman Sachs
Nayan Gregory Parekh, Partner, New Rhein Healthcare Investors
Chris Roberts, General Counsel, Europe/Asia, CRH plc
Martin Schwedler, Senior Advisor, Lazard
Christian Wells, General Counsel and Company Secretary, hibu
4:00 p.m-5:00 p.m.

STEERING THE GLOBAL ACQUIROR THROUGH VOLATILE MARKETS AND RAPIDLY CHANGING INDUSTRIES

Alban de la Sablière, Head of M&A, Sanofi
Jean-François Guillemin, Corporate Secretary, Bouygues S.A.
Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner, Secretary General, Publicis Groupe
Cary A. Kochman, Managing Director and Head of North American Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Citigroup (moderator)
Siobhán Moriarty, General Counsel, DIAGEO plc
David Redfern, Chief Strategy Officer, GlaxoSmithKline
6:00 p.m.

COCKTAILS & DINNER

Middle Temple
Middle Temple Lane
London

DINNER PROGRAM:

A CONVERSATION ABOUT CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, LONG-TERM GROWTH AND VALUE CREATION, SHAREHOLDERS, AND ACTIVISM

Martin Lipton, Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz