Schedule
8:15 a.m.-8:40 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:40 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Martin Lipton, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, New York University; Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
9:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m.

GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF THE MARKET FOR CORPORATE CONTROL

Antonio F. Weiss, Global Head of Investment Banking, Lazard
9:20 a.m.-10:40 a.m.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION -- DEALS IN DEVELOPED MARKETS:
ACQUISITIONS AND INVESTMENTS BY COMPANIES FROM EMERGING AND NON-EMERGING ECONOMIES INTO DEVELOPED MARKETS

-- Calibrating deal terms to motivations: buying natural resources, brands, expertise, technology; repatriating foreign reserves
-- Strategies for winning the deal; auctions; hostiles
-- Structuring the deal: outright acquisitions vs. stepped transactions vs. JVs
-- Dealing with regulators, domestic and foreign
-- Strategies for overcoming protectionism
-- Financing the deal
-- Post-deal integration
10:40 a.m.-10:55 a.m.

Break

10:55 a.m-11:10 a.m.

UPDATE ON GLOBAL SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISM

William D. Anderson, Jr., Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION -- TAKEOVER REGIMES AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: COMPARING TAKEOVER REGIMES AND GOVERNANCE ACROSS JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING FIDUCIARY DUTY DOCTRINES AND THE ROLE OF THE STATE, CORPORATE BOARDS AND INVESTORS

-- Role of boards of directors
-- Role of the state – Social goals of regulation of M&A
-- The market for corporate control and economic growth
-- Controlling & minority interests; prevalence, powers and protections
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

LUNCH (Grand Hall)
LUNCH ADDRESS – AN UPDATE ON THE CHINESE ECONOMY AND KEY REFORMS

Cai Hongbin, Dean, Peking University Guanghua School of Management
2:00 p.m.-2:10 p.m.

UPDATE ON THE XBMA FORUM AND QUARTERLY REVIEW

2:10 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION -- DEALS IN EMERGING MARKETS:
ACQUISITIONS AND INVESTMENTS BY COMPANIES FROM DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING ECONOMIES IN HIGH-GROWTH EMERGING MARKETS

-- Calibrating deal terms to motivations: buying natural resources, brands, expertise, technology; repatriating foreign reserves
-- Strategies for winning the deal; auctions; hostiles
-- Structuring the deal: outright acquisitions vs. stepped transactions vs. JVs
-- Dealing with regulators, domestic and foreign
-- Strategies for overcoming protectionism
-- Financing the deal
-- Post-deal integration
3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

TRENDS IN HOSTILE TRANSACTIONS, HOSTILE POLITICIANS AND PRIVATE EQUITY

Brian Healy, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
4:00 p.m-5:20 p.m.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION -- SPECIAL ISSUES AND TRENDS IN CROSSBORDER M&A: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

-- The evolving role of private equity and hedge funds
-- Activist investors
-- Globalization of strike suits
-- Unsolicited transactions
-- Anti-trust issues
-- National security and national interest regimes
-- Executive compensation
5:30 p.m.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

6:15 p.m.

DINNER (Grand Hall)

Hosted by Martin Lipton, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, New York University