Our 4th annual “M&A, Antitrust and the Board Room: Challenges and Conundrums for the West Coast” conference will occur in San Francisco on February 15. For a listing of confirmed topics, participants and speakers, click here. If you are interested in attending or would like additional information, contact RSVP@cgsh.com.
We were happy to see many of you at our “Blockchain and FinTech Opportunities” conference on Thursday, July 13.
If you were unable to attend or would like to review a recap of the event, key takeaways from the day’s discussions and videos of the panels can be found here.
Please do not hesitate to contact your friends at Cleary Gottlieb regarding any of the matters raised at the conference, and we hope to see you at an event in the near future.
On Thursday, July 13 Cleary Gottlieb will participate in an interactive discussion titled, “Blockchain and FinTech Opportunities.” Panelists will discuss the future applications of the Blockchain and continued development of the FinTech marketplace. Click here, to view the event details and RSVP.
In one of its recent issues devoted to the 2017 Tulane Corporate Law Institute, The M&A Journal included an article titled “A Sleepy Topic: The Return of Appraisal Rights.”
The article was based on the slides prepared by the members of a Tulane panel on appraisal rights moderated by Cleary Gottlieb partner Victor Lewkow and including The Honorable Andre G. Bouchard, Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery; David J. Margules from Ballard Spahr; Robert S. Saunders from Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom; and Eric M. Swedenburg from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Victor thanks them all.
Read the full article here.
March 30, 2017
Two Cleary Gottlieb senior M&A partners will be playing major roles at this year’s 29th Annual Tulane Corporate Law Institute, generally considered the leading M&A and Corporate Law conference in the country. Victor Lewkow, who was a Chair of the Tulane conference for four years, will be joining Delaware Chancellor Andre Bouchard to moderate a panel on the increasing importance of appraisal rights in M&A transactions, and how recent court decisions and statutory amendments are impacting deal-making in 2017. Ethan Klingsberg will be drawing on his experience, on behalf of corporate clients navigating corporate governance refreshment, stockholder activism, and strategic alternatives, to moderate the conference’s keynote discussion featuring Ed Garden, the Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner of Trian Partners (one of the world’s most successful activist funds), and Gerald Hassell, the Chair and CEO of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (which has undergone significant internal transformation in recent years while Mr. Garden has served on its board and Trian has been a shareholder).
Additional details about this event may be found here.
We were glad to see over 195 of you in San Francisco a month ago for the lively discussions on “M&A, Antitrust and The Board Room in 2017: Challenges and Conundrums for the West Coast” among senior personnel from in-house corporate development and legal teams, law firms, financial advisory and investment banking firms, proxy solicitors, and shareholder engagement consultants, as well as the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, the Chief Economist of Google, the investment director at CalPERS, former senior officials from Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, the author of the best seller Chaos Monkeys, and professors from a number of graduate programs, including the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, the event’s co-sponsor with Cleary Gottlieb.
Key takeaways from the day’s discussions, the agenda and participants can be found here.
Please do not hesitate to contact any of your friends at Cleary Gottlieb to follow up on any of the matters raised at the conference.
On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Cleary Gottlieb presents “Blockchain and FinTech Opportunities.” The event is an interactive discussion on the future applications of the Blockchain and continued development of the FinTech marketplace, from startup to exit.
We were glad to see over 150 of you in San Francisco for the lively discussions on “Antitrust, IP, Board Processes, and M&A in 2016: Challenges and Conundrums for the West Coast” among senior personnel from law firms, in-house legal departments, financial advisory firms, proxy solicitors, shareholder engagement advisors, public relations firms, the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Circuit and District Courts, the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the media, and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, the event’s co-sponsor with Cleary Gottlieb.
Don’t hesitate to contact any of your friends at Cleary Gottlieb to follow up on any of the matters raised at the conference.
Please Join Us
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
12:00 p.m. (EST)
Governance Watch Webcast:
International Trends in Corporate Governance
This month’s Governance Watch live webcast, hosted by Cleary Gottlieb and The Conference Board, will be held on Tuesday, February 16, at 12:00 p.m., and will focus on international corporate governance trends and best practices. Our expert panelists will provide a range of perspectives in advance of the global 2016 annual meeting season, and address international trends focusing on shareholder rights, developing high-performing boards, contested shareholder meetings and activist investor strategies, as well as shareholder activity around environment and social issues. We hope you can join us for this timely and important discussion on international governance trends and best practices.
David Jackson, Company Secretary, BP p.l.c.
Sophie L’Helias, Founder and President of LeaderXXchange™, and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board Governance Center (Moderator)
For questions please contact RSVP@cgsh.com.
At the end of this month, we are teaming up again with Steven “Deal Professor” Davidoff-Solomon of Berkeley Law School for a series of roundtables on Antitrust, IP, Board Processes, and M&A. Confirmed participants include senior FTC, DOJ and PTO officials and judges from Delaware Court of Chancery, the Federal Circuit and Federal District Court, as well as partners from the leading firms in the Bay Area and general counsels and senior inhouse lawyers.