Day 1 - Wednesday, May 19, 2021

1:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
1:15

NATIONAL SECURITY TRENDS

Navigating the Increasing Lens on National Security: How Far Will This Go and What to Watch Out For
2:00

Deciphering the Review

What to Anticipate and How to Prepare for EU, Member State and US Screening
2:45

LESSONS LEARNED FROM APPROVED CFIUS REVIEWS

In-House Corporates Share Real World Experience and Practical Tips for Cross Border Transactions
3:30
Networking Break

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4:00

Sanctions and Deal Mitigation

How Do You Remedy a Situation and Do Sanctions Only Apply?
4:30

Focus on the UK

Latest Developments on the National Security and Investment Bill (NSI)
5:30
End of Day One

Day 2 - Thursday, May 20, 2021

1:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
1:10

EU COMMISSION

Demystifying the European Commission Coordination Between FDI Reviews and Merger Reviews
1:45

MEMBER STATES

New and Enhanced FDI Regulations – How to Stay Abreast of Rapid Changes?
3:00
Networking Break

Take advantage of this networking break and see how many people you meet. Your next legal team, business partner or client could be right in our virtual networking room – it is up to you to find them! To maximize your connections, benefit from virtual business card exchange opportunities.
3:30

Critical Industries

Which Industries are Most Susceptible to Increased Regulatory Scrutiny and Why?
4:15

Global Perspective

Countries to Watch with Active Mergers & Acquisition Activity and Regulatory Oversight
5:15
End of Conference

Day 1 - Wednesday, May 19, 2021

1:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Thomas Janssens (Belgium)
Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Samantha Mobley
Partner
Baker McKenzie

1:15

NATIONAL SECURITY TRENDS

Navigating the Increasing Lens on National Security: How Far Will This Go and What to Watch Out For

Randall Cook
Senior Managing Director
Ankura

Samantha Mobley
Partner
Baker McKenzie

Jarlath Pratt

Jariath Pratt
Assistant General Counsel
GIC

Thomas Janssens (Belgium)
Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • What industries are being targeted?
  • What types of deals are being reviewed?
  • Understanding which countries have existing regulations and which countries to watch for future rules
  • Gaining the pulse of the M & A landscape in Europe

2:00

Deciphering the Review

What to Anticipate and How to Prepare for EU, Member State and US Screening

Dr. Thomas S. Wilson
Partner
Kirkland & Ellis

Stephan Müller
Partner
Oppenhoff

Laura Black
Director of Policy and International Relations, Office of Investment Security
U.S. Department of Treasury

Brooks E. Allen
Counsel
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  • Need for a pre-deal assessment
  • What type of mandatory filing are required?
  • Does the law apply retroactively?
  • Understanding the various timelines applicable
  • Impact on future of Private Equity investments

2:45

LESSONS LEARNED FROM APPROVED CFIUS REVIEWS

In-House Corporates Share Real World Experience and Practical Tips for Cross Border Transactions

Bruce Andrews
Senior Vice President, Managing Partner
Softbank

Scott Baucum
Vice President, U.S. Special Compliance & Asset Protection
Bayer

Samuel Jacobs
Associate Managing Director
Kroll

Moderator:

David N. Fagan (USA)
Partner
Covington & Burling LLP

  • Lessons learned from approved CFIUS transactions
  • Practical advice before you start the approval process and how to assemble the best team
  • How Intra-Europe transactions and other non-U.S. transactions can be affected by CFIUS due to U.S. operations

3:30
Networking Break

Take advantage of this networking break and see how many people you meet. Your next legal team, business partner or client could be right in our virtual networking room – it is up to you to find them! To maximize your connections, benefit from virtual business card exchange opportunities.
4:00

Sanctions and Deal Mitigation

How Do You Remedy a Situation and Do Sanctions Only Apply?

Dr. Andrea Pomana
Lawyer
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Steven Klemencic
Managing Director
BRG

  • What will mitigation look like in Europe?
  • How to handle state owned entities?
  • Working with multiple approvals at the same time

4:30

Focus on the UK

Latest Developments on the National Security and Investment Bill (NSI)

Sarah Mackintosh
Deputy Director, Consumer and Competition Directorate
Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Marc Israel
Partner
White & Case LLP

Moderator:

John Davies
Senior Advisor
Brunswick Group LLP

  • Overview of the bill and timing
  • Details on the new mandatory filing regime
  • Retroactive mechanism for deals after November 2020
  • How companies should prepare for new UK scrutiny?
  • What to expect during reviews?

5:30
End of Day One

Day 2 - Thursday, May 20, 2021

1:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
1:10

EU COMMISSION

Demystifying the European Commission Coordination Between FDI Reviews and Merger Reviews

Dr. Tilman Kuhn
Partner
White & Case LLP

  • Implementation of EU framework for screening of foreign direct investment
  • How should the EU and Member States coordinate during the review process?
  • How should Member States coordinate?

1:45

MEMBER STATES

New and Enhanced FDI Regulations – How to Stay Abreast of Rapid Changes?

Francesco Iodice
Avvocato
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Pedro Callol
Partner
Callol, Coca & Asociados

Pascal Dupeyrat
Lobbyist
Relians

Germany – enhanced scrutiny again and general update

France – from regulatory to political: how to deal with public authorities

Spain – significant overhaul in response to COVID-19

Italy – Recent extension in the list of strategic assets and COVID-19 related application of the framework to all EU investors

3:00
Networking Break

Take advantage of this networking break and see how many people you meet. Your next legal team, business partner or client could be right in our virtual networking room – it is up to you to find them! To maximize your connections, benefit from virtual business card exchange opportunities.
3:30

Critical Industries

Which Industries are Most Susceptible to Increased Regulatory Scrutiny and Why?

Alan Levesque
Senior Managing Director
Ankura

Nancy Fischer
Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

  • Critical Technology – High Technology, Defense & Aerospace
  • Sensitive Personal Data – Financial Insurance, Insurance, Healthcare, Geolocation Capabilities
  • Critical Infrastructure – Energy, Transportation, Real Estate, Communications

4:15

Global Perspective

Countries to Watch with Active Mergers & Acquisition Activity and Regulatory Oversight

Deborah Johns
Partner
Gilbert + Tobin

John Du
Partner
JunHe LLP

Julie Soloway
Partner
Blakes

Moderator:

Matthew Readings
Partner
Shearman & Sterling

Australia – New foreign investment rules put national security, including cyber-security, in the spotlight

Canada – Heightened scrutiny of a broader range of sectors and investors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and broader geopolitical shifts has resulted in an increase in national security review activity and enforcement for foreign investment transactions of all sizes

China – Will there be more enforcement in response to increasing pressure on national security in US and Europe?

5:15
End of Conference