Hosted Event

"The Art of the Deal" Strategic Opportunities Forum

Thursday, November 06, 2014 - Thursday, November 06, 2014
08:00 am BST - 08:00 am BST

Europe's View on Achieving Success Through M&A In Evolving Markets

In association with Cercle Montesquieu, Paul Hastings and the Financial Times will host a forum on November 6th at Les Invalides, Paris to discuss the future of cross-border M&A, featuring as keynote speaker Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, and leading panelists.

The Forum will be opened by

, Chair of the Paul Hastings Paris office, and , Head of the Paul Hastings Paris Corporate practice. It will be followed by an evening of cocktails and entertainment.

Featured panelists include:

  • Bruno Cova, Co-Chair of the Milan office of Paul Hastings

  • Sarah Gordon, Europe Business Editor at the Financial Times (moderator) 

  • Vincent Le Stradic, Managing Director & Head of the EMEA Telecommunications & Technology Group of Lazard Frères

  • Maurice Lévy, Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe

  • Xavier Moreno, Chairman & Managing Partner of Astorg Partners

  • Denis Musson, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary of Imerys and President of Cercle Montesquieu

Our panel of senior leaders from global businesses and financial institutions will share their insights on the momentum and sustainability of the current market, the outlook for credit, and the structure of deals across different sectors:

  • From caution to confidence – what does cross-border M&A offer to CEOs looking to reshape their businesses and what are the critical drivers of success?

  • How do you capitalize on opportunities and manage complexities in the areas of tax, regulation, IP, employment, and competition?

  • How do you best mitigate risks at all stages of the transaction?


We will also launch Global M&A: Momentum for Growth, our international report featuring insights from business leaders on opportunities and challenges in cross-border M&A.

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