Shareholder Activism & Engagement Germany

For Management, Boards and Institutional Shareholders

JANUARY 23, 2020
HEUKING KÜHN LÜER WOJTEK
GOETHEPLATZ 5-7
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
8:00-8:40 AM Registration & Networking
8:40-8:45 Welcome Remarks
8:45-9:25 Armchair Chat
Activist Versus Active Investor: One Manager’s Approach to Collaborative Engagement
Presenter:

Andreas Springer, Senior Legal Counsel, Shareholder Value Management, AG
9:25-10:05 Panel Discussion
A Look Over Our Shoulder: An Analysis of Last Season’s Shareholder Engagements in Germany
Moderator:

Panelists:
Michael Neises, Partner, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
10:05-10:45 Presentation
The European Regulatory Framework: What It Means for Shareholder Activists
Interviewer: 

Christoph Gringel, Partner, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Interviewee:
Dr. Cordula Heldt, Head of Corporate Governance & Company Law, Deutsches Aktieninstitut
10:45-11:15 Networking Break
11:15-11:55 Interview
Shareholder Proposal Trends: What’s Unfolding in Germany and the UK
Interviewer:

Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & CEO, Skytop Strategies
Interviewee:
Ami de Chapeaurouge, Partner, de Chapeaurouge + Partners
11:55-12:35 PM Panel Discussion
Institutional Investors: Their Role in Supporting Shareholder Engagements
Moderator:
Matthias Meitner, Managing Partner, Valuesque
Panelists:
Florian Herger, CFA and Former Portfolio Manager, Triton
Nils Herzing, CFA Charter Holder and Investment Manager, Active Ownership Capital
12:35-1:35 Networking Luncheon
1:35-2:15 Panel Discussion
Board Defense: How to Manage Activists Campaigns for Constructive Outcomes
Moderator:

Panelists:
David Katz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Patrick Siebert, Managing Director, Corporate Transformation Services, Alvarez & Marsal
2:15-2:55 Panel Discussion
Staying off an Activist’s Radar: How to Proactively Manage Against the Odds
Moderator:

Paul Kinrade, Senior Advisor, Alvarez & Marsal
Panelists:
Kai Liekefett, Partner and Co-Chair, Shareholder Activism Practice, Sidley Austin LLP
Patrick Siebert, Managing Director, Corporate Transformation Services, Alvarez & Marsal
2:55-3:25 Networking Break
3:25-4:05 Panel Discussion
ESG and It’s Convergence with Shareholder Activism: A New Line of Offense?
Moderator:

Panelists:
Andreas Feiner, Head of ESG Research and Advisory, Arabesque
Mark Harland, Head of Governance and Responsible Investment, GAM (unconfirmed)
Justin Kew, CFA, Sustainability Manager, Carmignac Risk Managers
4:05 Closing Remarks
4:10 Networking Reception

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