Venue: etc.venues St Paul’s, 200 Aldersgate, London EC1A 4HD
The Legal Business Corporate and M&A Summit 2020 is now in its second year and will unite well over 100 in-house counsel, deal professionals, private practice lawyers and bankers focused on M&A and the wider world of corporate transactions.
Last year’s event was a huge success, tackling subjects such as the growing impact of antitrust in marquee deals and building a private equity portfolio. The 2020 agenda will be released in the coming weeks.
The New Giants – Key trends in technology M&A
With technology permeating almost all industry sectors and tech-driven companies among the largest and most influential in the world, we review the key trends in the active market for major TMT deals. Includes the factors influencing deals, evolving attitudes of key regulators in the sector and the price-moving points to focus on in tech DD.
Tooling up – Gauging the next generation of M&A kit
Next-generation tools are starting to revolutionise the M&A process, bringing concepts like machine learning and advanced automation to document-heavy areas like due diligence. We assess what’s on offer, size up the latest trends in M&A support and hone in on best practice for deploying tech on marquee deals.
More than money – What boards and deal-makers needs to know about ESG
As the decades-long dominance of shareholder capitalism fades in favour of broader considerations, directors and c-suites are being asked to take on board a broader range of environment, social and corporate governance factors in their deals. We explore how far ESG issues should drive the buy and sell dynamic.
Lorenzo Corte, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Lorenzo Corte is co-head of Skadden’s London M&A group and focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and governance, including contested takeovers, private sales and acquisitions, private equity transactions and joint ventures. He also leads Skadden’s Italian desk. Lorenzo lectures and participates in seminars related to his practice and is an adjunct professor in M&A at Ohio State University School of Law and also teaches at Fordham University School of Law.
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