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 Interview
A Look Over Our Shoulder: An Analysis of Last Season’s Shareholder Engagements in Germany
Interviewer:

Dr. Kai H. Liekefett, MBA, LLM, Partner and Co-Chair, Shareholder Activism Practice, Sidley Austin LLP
Interviewee:
Michael Neises, Partner, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
10:05-10:45 Interview
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 Activism in Germany: Institutional Shareholder Outlook and Concerns
Interviewer:

Michael Neises, Partner, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
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:

Dr. Alexander Juschus, Managing Partner, Governance & Values
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:

Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & CEO, Skytop Strategies
Panelists:
Paul Kinrade, Senior Advisor, Alvarez & Marsal
Dr. Kai H. Liekefett, MBA, LLM, 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 Its Convergence with Shareholder Activism: A New Line of Offense?
Moderator:

Ami de Chapeaurouge, Partner, de Chapeaurouge + Partners
Panelists:
Inna Amesheva, PhD, ESG Research & Advisory, Arabesque
Nezhla Mehmed, LL.M., Assistant Vice President, DWS Group
4:05 Closing Remarks
4:10 Networking Reception

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