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Speakers & Events

The Program on Corporate Governance has hosted the following speakers and events relating to mergers and acquisitions:

2010-2011

Feb. 15 Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard Law School), Alma Cohen (Harvard Law School), and Charles C.Y. Wang (Stanford University)
  Staggered Boards and the Wealth of Shareholders: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Dec. 6 John Hatfield (Stanford Business School)
  Takeover Defenses and Adverse Selection

Nov. 29 Chico Mussnich (Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão) and Paul Schnell (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates)
  M&A Evolves: The Case of Brazil

Nov. 23 Ted Mirvis and Rachelle Silverberg (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Cross-Border Deals in the EU

Nov. 22 David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz) and Toby Myerson (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP)
  Nuts and Bolts of Comparative US/EU M&A Law

Nov. 16 Rob Kindler (Morgan Stanley) and Faiza Saeed (Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP)
  The Many Roles Of The Investment Banker In M&A Transactions: Strategic Advisor? Fairness Opinion Giver? Debt Provider?

Nov. 10 Isaac Corré (Park Capital Management LP) and David Millstone (GAF and ISP Corporations)
  Shareholder Activism in M&A Situations

Nov. 9 Lou Kling, Eileen Nugent and Thomas J. Allingham II (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates)
  Special Transactional Committees? How And When Do They Work?

Oct. 26 Paul Cappuccio and Jeff Bewkes (Time Warner, Inc.), and Tim Armstrong (AOL, Inc.)
  Split-ups: AOL & Time Warner

Oct. 12 Rick Climan (Dewey & LeBoeuf) and Kim Rucker (Avon Products, Inc.)
  The Merger Agreement As A Contract

Sep. 13 Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard Law School)
  Learning and the Disappearing Association between Governance and Returns

2009-2010

Mar. 1 Lucian Bebchuk (HLS)
  Golden Parachutes and Corporate Acquisitions

Feb. 23 John Coates (HLS)
  M&A Break Fees: US Litigation vs. UK Regulation

Feb. 22 John Coates (HLS)
  The Powerful and Pervasive Effects of Ownership on M&A

Dec. 1 Scott Simpson (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP), David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Jaap Winter (De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek) and John Coates (Harvard Law School)
  How Different In Practice Is EU Takeover Law From The Delaware Regime? The EU Takeover Directive: What Is It? And Has It Worked As Intended?
Video

Nov. 24 David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Vive la Différence: Anatomy Of A Cross-Border Deal
Video

Nov. 17 Eileen Nugent (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP), Robert Schumer (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP) and John Finley (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP)
  Division on the Buy-Side: The Structure Of Acquisitions By Private Equity Firms And The Role Of The Debt Financing Providers
Video

Nov. 10 Rick Climan (Dewey & LeBoeuf), Faiza Saeed (Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP) and Kim Rucker (Avon Products, Inc.)
  The Merger Agreement As A Contract
Video

Oct. 27 Guhan Subramanian (Harvard Law School)
  Is Delaware's Antitakeover Statute Unconstitutional? Evidence From 1988-2008

Oct. 26 John Coates (Harvard Law School)
  M&A Break Fees: US Litigation vs. UK Regulation

Oct. 6 Isaac Corré (Eton Capital Management), James Morphy (Sullivan & Cromwell LLP), Ted Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), and Reinier Kraakman (Harvard Law School)
  Was Time-Warner Correctly Decided? Was QVC Consistent With Time-Warner? Is QVC Sound In Corporate Finance Terms?
Video

2008-2009

Apr. 21 Albert Choi (Virginia) and George Triantis (Harvard)
  Strategic Vagueness in Contract Design: The Case of Corporate Acquisitions

Nov. 25 Rodgin Cohen (Sullivan & Cromwell LLP)
  The Future of M&A: Talk and Q&A with Rodgin Cohen
Video

Nov. 18 Jeffrey Lipshaw (Suffolk University Law School)
  Cross Border Deals
Video

Nov. 18 Raymond McGuire (Citigroup), Toby Myerson (Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison), and Scott Simpson (Skadden Arps)
  Cross Border Deals
Video

Nov. 17 Marc Weingarten (Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP), Roy Katzovicz (Pershing Square Capital Management LP), Theodore (Ted) Mirvis (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), and John Olson (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP)
  Regulatory Issues in Takeovers: § 13(d) & Beyond
Video

Nov. 11 John Finley (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP), James Morphy (Sullivan & Cromwell LLP), Isaac Corré (Eton Park Capital Management LP), and Steven Davidoff (University of Connecticut Law School)
  Broken Deals: Who's to Blame?
Video

Nov. 3 Michael Weisbach (Ohio State University)
  Leverage and Pricing in Buyouts: An Empirical Analysis

Oct. 28 Victor Lewkow (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP), George (Skip) Battle (PeopleSoft) and Guhan Subramanian (Harvard)
  Private Equity Buy-outs
Video

Oct. 15 Paul Cappuccio and Annaliese Kambour (Time Warner, Inc.), Steve Arcano (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP), and Bob Schumer (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP)
  Spinoffs - The Time Warner Cable Deal

Oct. 7 Richard Climan (Cooley Godward LLP) and Eileen Nugent (Skadden, Arps)
  The Merger Agreement as a Contract II
Video

Sep. 12 Eileen T. Nugent (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates), Christopher L. Mann (Sullivan & Cromwell LLP), and Matthew J. Gardella (Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP)
  Introduction to Corporate Practice - Transactional Practice
Video

2007-2008

Dec. 4 Guhan Subramanian (HLS)
  Go-Shops vs. No-Shops: Evidence and Implications

Dec. 3 Robin Greenwood (Harvard Business School)
  Hedge Fund Investor Activism and Takeovers
Nov. 29 Justice Jack Jacobs (Delaware Supreme Court)
  Delaware's Takeover Law
  Audio
Nov. 26 Martin Lipton (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Future of M&A
  Video
Nov. 19 David Katz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Richard Hall (Cravath), Scott Simpson (Skadden Arps)
  Quick Look at a Cross-Border Deal
  Video
Nov. 13 Eileen Nugent (Skadden Arps), John Finley (Simpson), Bob Friedman (Blackstone), and Lou D'Ambrosio (Avaya)
  Private Equity Buy-outs
  Video
Oct. 9 Richard Climan (Cooley Godward), Faiza Saeed (Cravath), Leigh Walton (Bass Berry)
  The Merger Agreement as a Contract II

2006-2007

Feb. 27 Guhan Subramanian (Harvard Law School)
  The Power of Takeover Defenses
Nov. 27 Peter Atkins (Skadden, Arps)
  The Future of M&A: A Look Forward From Here
  Video, Photos
Nov. 21 Marshall Cohen (Brock & Blackwell), Rob Spatt (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett), Robert Kindler (Morgan Stanley), Paul Rowe (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)
  Special Transaction Committees: How (and how well) do they work?
  Video
Nov. 7 Geoffrey Miller (NYU)
  Ex Ante Choices of Law and Forum: An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Merger Agreements
Nov. 6 Guhan Subramanian (Harvard Law School)
  Bargaining in the Shadow of the Pill
Oct. 18 Richard Parsons (CEO, Time Warner), Gene Sykes (Goldman Sachs), Bruce Wasserstein (CEO, Lazard Ltd.), Paul Cappuccio (VP, Time Warner)
  Spinoffs and Break-ups: Icahn & Time Warner
  Video, Photos
Oct. 10 Richard Climan (Cooley Godward), Eileen Nugent (Skadden Arps), Lou Kling (Skadden Arps)
  The Merger Agreement As A Contract
  Video