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European M&A Forum 2020

September 8, virtual event

Sponsors
Davis Polk
Shearman & Sterling

The European M&A Forum is going virtual

The sixth annual IFLR European M&A Forum will be taking place virtually on September 8.
 
Join bankers’ counsel, general counsel and deal makers for a virtual series of engaging panel discussions exploring the short and long term impacts of COVID-19 on M&A activity. Delegates will also gain insight into key risk factors in due diligence processes and merger controls, as well as best practices for operating in this new M&A environment.

 

M&A professionals all over the region are invited to participate and learn from each other to debate the future of M&A.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

what is virtual
Through the use of a specially designed events platform, all content, presentations, panel discussions, and participation in breakout sessions and networking groups can be viewed live from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.

 

Global audience

Valuable networking through AI matchmaking

Our event platform will suggest the best connections for you to meet with based on your profile interests that you inpuy and through AI powered matchmaking. Growing your network with the right people has never been more efficient.
Content on demand

Content on demand

Join live panel discussions, presentations and a variety of digital formats or watch at a more convenient time to suit your needs. Engage with our speakers in live Q&A and polling to get insights and answers to your questions like never before.
Online venue

Same event, online venue

The online event platform means you can do all the things you would expect at an in-person event, you just now do it online. Get full interaction from visiting sponsor booths, downloading resources, joining the main presentation or breakout sessions and using one of our virtual open or private meeting rooms for on-to-one networking.

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Sign up online
SIGN UP ONLINE
 
 
Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions.
 
 
access your invitation
ACCESS YOUR INVITATION
 
 
An exclusive attendance link will be sent to you. This link will provide you with access to all of the event's content and sessions.
 

 

watch live or on demand
WATCH LIVE OR ON DEMAND
 
 
Once logged in, you can view all sessions live, at a later date to suit you and can download any available presentation materials.
 
 

VIRTUAL AGENDA 2020

Panel discussions, presentations and more will be hosted.

September 8

Tuesday, September 8

Opening comments from IFLR
9:00 BST
Keynote address: current M&A market and predictions for 2021
9:10-9:25
BST
The keynote presentation will provide an overview of the current M&A landscape from a market perspective and provide insights into what to expect as we head into 2021
Speaker
Simon Lyons, partner, PJT Partners
Impact of Covid-19 on private M&A transactions
9:30-10:20
BST
  • How is Covid-19 affecting private M&A transactions?
  • Focus of parties who have signed but not yet closed deals
  • Pricing deals in the current environment
  • MAC, regulatory conditions, pre-closing covenants and termination rights
  • W&I insurance considerations
Speakers
Will Pearce, partner, Davis Polk (moderator)
Samantha Thompson, head of legal M&A, Anglo American
Paula Ade, vice president – M&A and strategic transactions legal, Barclays
Emilio Zito, head of M&A and special projects, EDF Energy
Networking break
10:20-10:40 BST
Effective due diligence and closing
10:40-11:30
BST
  • How is Covid-19 affecting due diligence processes?
  • Scrutinising potential risks - what are buyers focussed on in this new climate
  • Accounting due diligence: challenges of preparing your financial statements for an M&A process
  • Locked box vs. closing accounts
Speakers
Eve-Anadel Coronado, Senior legal counsel, Advanz Pharma (moderator)
Palwinder Hare, head of legal, group M&A, Standard Chartered Bank
Frank Thøgerson, head of M&A legal, Arla Foods
Giles Rowbotham, senior corporate counsel, EDF Energy
Global merger control update
11:40-12:30
BST
  • Procedural enforcement: current trends and key risk factors
  • Global restrictions on foreign direct investment
  • Dealing with antitrust concerns and increasing intervention
  • Practical tips for obtaining regulatory approval
Speakers
Matthew Readings, partner, Shearman & Sterling (moderator)
Ansgar Schönborn, corporate & antitrust, M&A legal, Axel Springer
Hanna Danwall, head of competition law, Carlsberg Group
Paul Fort, senior competition counsel, Bayer
Lunch and networking
12:20-13:30 BST
GC roundtable: key challenges facing general counsel in 2020
13:30-14:20
BST
During this session, our panel of general counsel will share the main issues they have been dealing with over the past 6 months, as well as providing best practices for operating in this new M&A environment and their key concerns for the year to come.
Speakers
Will Pearce, partner, Davis Polk (moderator)
Rob Sully, general counsel, Advanz Pharma
Hywel Llewellyn, general counsel – investment banking, Peel Hunt
Dora Kreymbourg, associate general counsel – M&A, Citi
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ATTENDEE PROFILE

With more opportunities to connect than ever before, the region's largest meeting of M&A professionals is set to welcome a truly global audience.
200+ registrants every year
Attendance split
European network of M&A professionals
"The topics were excellent and very prevalent for the current market. The speakers were of very high calibre
"I liked the practical format, Q&A session and the fact that panellists were keen to share tips
"Very interesting! excellent insight & well thought through schedule
"Engaging update on what can be a dry topic
"Live Q&A function was great!

Register your place today

Get access to the IFLR European M&A Forum below. Registration includes:
Live presentations
LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Watch all panel discussions and presentations live
Watch on demand
ON DEMAND ACCESS
Watch any of the recorded sessions at a time that suits you
Networking
ONLINE NETWORKING
Get access to an exclusive networking platform online

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

Access to all sessions is FREE
  • General counsel
  • Heads of legal
  • In-house M&A professionals

PRIVATE PRACTICE

Access to all sessions is £495
  • Partners and of counsel
  • Associates
  • M&A consultancy and advisories

Sponsors

Davis Polk
Shearman & Sterling

CONTACT US

Registration

Kevin Pragas
Email Kevin
Call: +44 (0)20 7779 8938

Programme

Lucy Huckle
Email Lucy
Call: +44 (0)20 7779 8577

Sponsorship

Jamil Ahad
Email Jamil
Call: +44 (0)20 7779 8767