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Sustainability plays a pivotal role throughout society, and ESG-related issues are increasingly influencing the agendas of policy makers, regulators, asset managers, banks, insurance companies, boards of directors, advisors and activists.
Therefore, we are kicking off 2021 with an afternoon devoted to learn about greener, more diverse and transparent Corporate and M&A practices.
We will virtually gather to discuss how ESG is impacting the Corporate and M&A activities of our clients and firms as well as how you can prepare for the new sustainability's challenges and opportunities.
The event includes 4 knowledge-driven sessions, featuring a keynote, and a social event at the end of the day.
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- Corporate and M&A
M&A 2021 online winter seminar
Opening and introduction by the AIJA President François Barré
Beate Sjåfjell is Professor at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Faculty of Economics and Management, and the head of the Oslo Faculty’s Research Group Companies, Markets and Sustainability.
Her publications include the edited volumes The Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, 2019, co-editor Christopher M. Bruner), Creating Corporate Sustainability, Gender as an Agent for Change (Cambridge University Press, 2018, co-editor: Irene Lynch Fannon), and Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities (Cambridge University Press, 2015, co-editor: Benjamin Richardson). Many of her papers are available at ssrn.com/author=375947
Moderator: Anne Toupenay Schueller, Jeantet, France
- Antti Sailakivi, HPP Attorneys, Finland
- Anna Mateusiak, Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg
- Matteo Vernizzi, Studio SAT, Italy
- Roman Graf, Lenz & Staehelin, Switzerland
Moderator: Xavier Costa, Roca Junyent, Spain
- Milena Prisco, CBA, Italy
- Philip Rosenauer, PHH, Austria
- Pieter Van den Broeck, Monard Law, Belgium
Moderator: Michael Eitle, Blum&Grob, Switzerland
- Roberto Randazzo, RP Legal & Tax, Italy
- Hugo Teixeira, Abreu, Portugal
- Tim Hirschel-Burns, Law Students for Climate Accountability, USA
Wrap-up / Additional Q&A
Social activities and drinks
This lively session will:
- Welcome new members
- Discuss about the Commission’s 2021 programmes
- Look for volunteers for the AIJA Academy.
Please click on this link to connect to the Commission Meeting.
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