Shareholder Activism & Engagement Germany

For Management, Boards and Institutional Shareholders

DECEMBER 2, 2021
SOFITEL FRANKFURT OPERA
OPERNPL 16, 60313
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Time Description
7:30-8:00 AM Registration & Networking
8:00-8:15 Welcome Remarks
Conference and Breakfast Roundtable Co-Chairs:
David Katz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz
Kai Liekefett, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
8:15-9:30 Breakfast Roundtable
Expert Panel & Audience Engagement Discussion
The U.S. Presidential Election: A Look into a  New European and American Partnership
Special Guests:
Cameron Munter, United States Ambassador (retired)
Richard Howitt, Former Member, EU Parliament, European Union Chief Observer and Expert in Corporate and Government Responsibility
Michael Marquardt, CEO, Board Director and Global Advisor, Public and Private Sectors, including former President, Freeh Group International Solutions (founded by Former FBI Director, Louis Freeh)
9:30-9:55 Armchair Chat
Global Trends in Shareholder Activism: What This Means for the German Market
Moderator:
Panelists:
9:55-10:35 Panel Discussion
A Look Over Our Shoulder: An Analysis This Last Season’s Shareholder Engagements In Germany
Moderator:
Panelists:
Andreas Springer, CEFA, Senior Legal Counsel, Shareholder Value Management AG
10:35-11:00 Panel Discussion
StaRUG: What Germany’s New Restructuring Law Means for Shareholders
Moderator:
Christian Staps, Partner, Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek
Panelists:
11:00-11:15 Networking Break
11:15-11:55 Panel Discussion
Shareholder Proposal Trends: What’s Unfolding In Germany and Europe
Moderator:
William Mace, Assistant Editor, Europe, Activistmonitor & Dealreporter Acuris
Panelists:
11:55-12:25 PM Panel Discussion
Robinhood and Gamestop: A Conundrum for Hedge Funds and Other Investors
Moderator:
Michael Neises, Partner, Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek
Panelists:
12:25-1:25 Networking Luncheon
1:25-2:05 Panel Discussion
Board Defense: How to Manage Activist’s Campaigns for Constructive Outcomes
Moderator:
Panelists:
2:05-2:40 Panel Discussion
M&A Activism: Recent Developments in Merger Arbitrage
Moderator:
Panelists:
2:40-3:00 Interview
Living with An Activist: What Happens in the Post Settlement Phase?
Interviewer:
Interviewee:
3:00-3:15 Networking Break
3:15-3:50 Panel Discussion
ESG and It’s Convergence with Shareholder Activism: A New Line of Offense?
Moderator:
Panelists:
Justin Kew CFA, ESG Analyst, Carmignac
Prof. Dr. Dirk Söhnholz, CEO, Soehnholz ESG GmbH
3:50-4:20 Presentation
Purge and Surge: Shortselling Makes Its Mark as a Tool for Shareholder Advancement
Presenter:
4:20-5:00 Closing Keynote
The Future of Proxy Advisors: What Issuers Need to Know
Moderator:

Panelists:
5:05 Closing Remarks
5:15PM Networking Reception

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