The art of the deal
6 November 2014 | Les Invalides, Paris #parisforum
17:30 - 18:00Registration & Refreshments
18:00 - 18:10Welcome Remarks
Olivier Deren, Paris Office Chair, Paul Hastings
Sarah Gordon, Europe Business Editor & Associate Editor, Financial Times
18:10 - 18:55Keynote Address
Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
18:55 - 19:00Highlights from Thought Leadership Study
Guillaume Kellner, Head of Corporate Practice, Paris Office, Paul Hastings
19:00 - 20:15Panel Discussion: What Are the Opportunities and Barriers to Success in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions?
Maurice Lévy, CEO, Publicis Groupe
Denis Musson, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Imerys, President, Cercle Montesquieu
Vincent Le Stradic, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Telecom and Technology Group, Lazard Frère
Xavier Moreno, Chairman & Managing Partner, Astorg Partners
Moderator: Sarah Gordon, Europe Business Editor & Associate Editor, Financial Times
Bruno Cova, Co-Chair, Milan Office, Paul Hastings
- From caution to confidence – what does cross-border M&A offer to CEOs looking to reshape their businesses and what are the critical factors for success?  
- Capitalizing on opportunities and managing complexities in the areas of tax, regulation, IP, employment  and competition
- How do you best mitigate risk at all stages of the transaction?
20:15 - 22:00Cocktail & Networking Reception