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
8:45-9:20 Armchair Chart
Global Trends in Shareholder Activism: What this Means for the German Market
9:20-10:00 Panel Discussion
A Look Over Our Shoulder: An Analysis This Last Season’s Shareholder Engagements in Germany
Moderator:

Panelists:
Michael Neises, Partner, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
10:00-10:40 Presentation
The European Regulatory Framework: What It Means for Shareholder Activists
Interviewer:

Interviewee:
Christoph Gringel, Partner, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
10:40-11:10 Networking Break
11:10-11:50 Panel Discussion
Shareholder Proposal Trends: What’s Unfolding in Germany and Europe
Moderator:

Panelists:
11:50-12:30 PM Panel Discussion
Institutional Investors: Their Role in Supporting Shareholder Activists
Moderator:
Matthias Meitner, Managing Partner, Valuesque
Panelists:
12:30-1:30 Networking Luncheon
1:30-2:10 Panel Discussion
Board Defense: How to Manage Activists Campaigns for Constructive Outcomes
Moderator:

Panelists:
Patrick Seibert, Managing Director, Corporate Transformation Services,  Alvarez & Marsal
2:10-2:50 Panel Discussion
M&A Activism: Recent Developments in Merger Arbitrage
2:50-3:20 Interview
Staying off an Activist’s Radar: How to Proactively Manage Against the Odds
Interviewer:
Interviewees:

Patrick Seibert, Managing Director, Corporate Transformation Services, Alvarez & Marsal
Paul Kinrade, Senior Advisor, Alvarez & Marsal
3:20-3:50 Networking Break
3:50-4:30 Panel Discussion
ESG and It’s Convergence with Shareholder Activism: A New Line of Offense?
Moderator:

Panelists:
Mark Harland, Head of Governance and Responsible Investment, GAM (unconfirmed)
Justin Kew, CFA, Sustainability Manager, Carmignac Risk Managers
4:30-5:00 Closing Keynote
The Future of Proxy Advisors: What Issuers Need to Know
5:00 Closing Remarks
5:05 Networking Reception

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