Shareholder Activism: U.S. and Italian Perspectives
Aula Magna Gobbi
Via Gobbi, 5 – Milan (Italy)
Jones Day and Morrow Sodali, in collaboration with Bocconi University's BAFFI CAREFIN Research Center, will present a roundtable discussion in English providing U.S. and Italian perspectives on shareholder activism.
- The evolution of shareholder activism and research findings about activist funds' returns.
- The activist investors' growing focus on corporate social responsibility and the debut in Italy of issuers' non-financial statements.
- The amended Shareholder Rights Directive (EU) 2017/828: a likely boost for activism in Italy?
- Italy's expanded “golden powers”: a preview of the proposed EU Regulation on the screening of foreign direct investments?
- Beyond hedge funds: will Italy's new anti-raider rules serve as a statutory poison pill? Will they have an impact on investors' strategies?
- Litigation: can it be an effective tool for activist investors?
- What can an issuer do to adequately address the activists' new challenges?
- Prof. Gianmario Verona (Rector, Bocconi University): opening remarks
- Prof. Andrea Sironi (Chairman, Borsa Italiana)
- Carmine Di Noia (Commissioner, CONSOB)
- Prof. Marco Ventoruzzo (Professor of Business Law, Bocconi University)
- Prof. Hannes Wagner (Associate Professor of Finance, Bocconi University)
- Giuseppe Baldelli (Vice Chair M&A EMEA, Deutsche Bank)
- Prof. Sabrina Bruno (Independent Director, SNAM S.p.A.)
- Karina Litvack (Independent Director, ENI S.p.A.)
- Massimo Massimilla (CEO, Algebris Italy)
- Arturo Albano (Corporate Governance Specialist, Amber Capital)
- John Wilcox (Chairman, Morrow Sodali)
- Fabio Bianconi (Director, Morrow Sodali)
- James Dougherty (M&A Chair - Americas, Jones Day)
- Stefano Crosio (M&A partner - Milan, Jones Day)
- Prof. Donato Masciandaro (Director, BAFFI CAREFIN Center): closing remarks
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