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Event Date Wed Feb 24 EST (8 months ago)
Location Virtual
Region All

The event will take place against the backdrop of the UK’s recent withdrawal from the EU. This will necessitate significant changes to the City Code to ensure a level playing field where there is a referral to both the Competition and Markets Authority and competition authorities across the EU and internationally. We are delighted that Simon Lindsay, Director General of the Takeover Panel, has confirmed his participation at the event. The programme will also look at the key factors influencing market practice including current economic conditions; climate change transition as a driver of M&A activity; shareholder engagement and activism; and future trends.

Issues to be covered include:

• What will be the impact of the National Security and Investment Bill (NSI) on takeovers with foreign national security implications?
• How will the new screening regime impact the bid timetable and tactics?
• What are the proposed changes to the City Code to reflect the new merger regime following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU?
• How are economic conditions impacting the market in distressed sales?
• How is climate change transition driving M&A activity?
• What is the impact of increased shareholder engagement and activism on takeover activity?
• Where is the M&A market heading in the future?

Who should attend?

This event should be attended by M&A practitioners in banks and the corporate world, finance directors, heads of strategy, general counsel, heads of legal and company secretaries. It will also be of interest to institutional investors, M&A and competition lawyers in private practice, specialist accountants, corporate brokers and other relevant advisors.


2021 Speakers

Simon Lindsay
Director General, Takeover Panel

Naomi Burgoyne
Director, Mergers, Competition and Markets Authority

Will Pearce
Partner, Davis Polk LLP

Sunny Mann
Partner, Baker McKenzie

Samantha Mobley
Partner, Baker McKenzie

Adam Atashzai
Co-lead, Markets and Investor Advisory Practice, Flint Global

Gavin Davies
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Luca Andrea Frignani
Partner, Chiomenti

Anders Ørjan Jensen
Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel

Nimesh Khiroya
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Sarah Mackintosh
Deputy Director, National Security and Investment Bill, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

David Petrie
Head of Corporate Finance, ICAEW

Dr Daniel Summerfield
Head of Corporate Affairs, Universities Superannuation Scheme

William Tong
Counsel, Davis Polk LLP

Willianne van Zandwijk
Partner, NautaDutilh

Mark Ward
Partner, A&L Goodbody

Enrico Zini
Director, Nomura Greentech

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Davis Polk

• Baker McKenzie

• Insightia
• Mergermarket
• Activistmonitor
• Dealreporter
• PaRR