Takeovers and Value Creation: Comparative Perspectives
Despite much talk about sustainability, business as usual is still a very certain path towards a very uncertain future. On April 26, 2019, SMART will join colleagues at UC Davis to discuss how the consideration of sustainability in takeowers may have an impact on business far beyond the rare cases of uninvited takeovers.
UC Davis School of Law and SMART are organising a workshop at UC Davis on takeovers and sustainable value creation. In the takeover context, underlying tension between short-term and long-term, between maximization of returns for shareholders and the creation of sustainable value for business, society and the environment, comes to a head.
|9-9.15am:||Welcome by the organizers|
|9.15-10:||Takeovers, protections, and long-termism, Jeroen Veldman, Cass Business School (virtual participation)|
|10-10.45:||All companies are equal, but some companies are more equal than others. Economic Nationalism and Sustainability as grounds for alternatives in regulating takeovers: the UK Paradigm, Georgina Tsagas, University of Bristol Law School|
|11-11.45:||Long Term Value Creation as a legal enforceable norm in a hostile takeover situation, Jelle Nijland and Tim Verdoes, Leiden University Law School, The Netherlands|
|11.45-12.30:||The Past, Present and Future of VIEs in China’s Cross-border Acquisition Deals – A Political Economy Perspective, Shen Wei, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Law School / University of Michigan Law School (TBC)|
|1.30-2.15:||Sustainability – An accretive tool or a tactical defense in takeovers? Some reflections from the recent Canadian experience, Ravipal S. Bain, McMillan LLP (Canada)|
|2.15-3:||The Market for Corporate Value Destruction: A feminist analysis of takeovers and value creation, Beate Sjåfjell, University of Oslo Faculty of Law / UC Berkeley Haas Business School|
|3.15-4:||Women and M&A, Afra Afsharipour, UC Davis School of Law|
|4-4.45:||#MeToo Is Transforming Corporate Governance, Amelia Miazad, UC Berkeley School of Law|
|6 pm-||Workshop dinner at KetMoRee|