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ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

The growing role of sustainability in M&A and corporate governance

Presented by: Corporate and M&A Commission; International Business Law Commission; In-House Counsel Commission

Working session #2

DATE & TIME

LOCATION

 Thursday, 5 September

 09:00 – 12:00

Hotel Parco dei Principi (Meeting room to be communicated in the event mobile app)

DESCRIPTION

Sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters become increasingly important in M&A transactions, as well as to the strategy and operations of companies in general. As this trend continues to increase in the next years, companies will need to put a greater focus on issues such as human rights, labour standards, resource management, consumer and product safety, as well as anticorruption policies. Sustainability needs to be strongly embedded in their corporate governance practices and decision-making processes. In M&A transactions on the other hand, sustainability plays an important role not only in the risk assessment and due diligence of the target, but can affect the financing and deal structure as a whole. 

The joint session of the Corporate and M&A, International Business Law and In-house Counsel commissions aims to examine the impact and implications of sustainability in relation to companies and M&A deals.

The two panels of the session will feature a number of speakers from different countries and with diverse backgrounds.  

Detailed schedule:

 

Speakers/ Moderators:

  • Caroline Conrad, Conrad & Partner Advokatur (Switzerland)
  • Milena Prisco, CBA Studio Legale e Tributario (Italy)
  • Elina Girne, Squalio Group (Latvia)

Moderator:

  • Alfredo d’Aniello, Gianni, Prigoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners (Italy)

Speakers:

  • Elena Shneiwer, AXA (Italy)
  • Marco Morganti, Banca Prossima (Italy)
  • Chiara Gentile, Birra Peroni (Italy)
  • Tom Popple, Natural Capital Partners (Ireland)
  • Maks Prokop, Iskraemeco (Slovenia)
  • Alessandro Franceschini, Green Network (Italy)
  • Dominik Wagner, TIGGES Rechtsanwälte (Germany)

Moderator: 

  • Milena Charnitzky, RITTERSHAUS Rechtsanwälte (Germany)

Speakers:

  • Fabrizio Manzi, Italiaonline (Italy)
  • Frank Wilper, Getting it Done! (Switzerland)
  • Patrizia Carrozza, Saes Getters (Italy)
  • Stefan Peters, Sinfonia Automotive/ Isdera (Germany)
  • Cecilia Carrara, Legance Avvocati Associati (Italy)
  • Hartwig Kienast, WOLF THEISS (Austria)
  • Thomas Wehrli, Pachmann Rechtsanwälte (Switzerland)
  • José Miguel Algorta, ESTUDIO ALGORTA & Asociados (Uruguay)

SPEAKERS & MODERATORS

Marco Morganti

Marco Morganti

Banca Prossima, Italy

Speaker

Alessandro Franceschini

Alessandro Franceschini

Green Network, Italy

Speaker

Cecilia Carrara

Cecilia Carrara

Legance Avvocati Associati, Italy

Speaker

Patrizia Carrozza

Patrizia Carrozza

Saes Getters, ITALY

Speaker

Raimondo Rinaldi

Raimondo Rinaldi

ExxonMobil, Italy

Speaker

Dominik Wagner

Dominik Wagner

TIGGES Rechtsanwälte, Germany

Speaker

Fabrizio Manzi

Fabrizio Manzi

Italiaonline, Italy

Speaker

Stefan Peters

Stefan Peters

Sinfonia/Isdera, GERMANY

Speaker

Tom Popple

Tom Popple

Natural Capital Partners, Ireland

Speaker

Maks Prokop

Maks Prokop

Iskraemeco, Slovenia

Speaker

Frank Wilper

Frank Wilper

Getting it Done!, Switzerland

Speaker

ALFREDO D’ANIELLO

ALFREDO D’ANIELLO

Gianni · Prigoni · Grippo · Cappelli, Italy

Moderator

Milena Charnitzky

Milena Charnitzky

Ritterhaus, Germany

Moderator

Thomas Wehrli

Thomas Wehrli

Pachmann, Switzerland

Moderator

GENERAL REPORTERS

Caroline Conrad

Caroline Conrad

Conrad & Partner Advokatur, Switzerland

Elina Girne

Elina Girne

Squalio Group, Latvia

Milena Prisco

Milena Prisco

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario, Italy