The rise of protectionism on the economy and financial markets conference

The rise of protectionism on the economy and financial markets conference

 


November 19 – At REUTERS – 6/8 boulevard Haussmann – Paris

Program


MASTER OF CEREMONY:

  • François Vannesson, Treasurer of D&C

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: EUROPE AND THE STATE AS SHAREHOLDER:THE CONBSEQUENCES FOR COMPETITION

  • Olivier Guersent, Director General, Directorate-General for Competition (COMP), European Commission

ROUNDTABLE 1: POLITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE DETERMINANTS OF THE RISE OF PROTECTIONNISM

Should the scope of the Foreign Investment Regulationbe revisited?

Speakers:

  • Hervé Novelli, former Secretary of State for Trade, Craft Industry and SMEs
  • Philippe Varin, former President of France Industrie, Chairman of the Board, Suez
  • Georges Ugeux, Chairman of D&C, adjunct professor at Columbia Law School 

BREAK

ROUNDTABLE 2: HAVE THE POWERS OF LOCAL CONTROLLING SHAREHOLDERS STRENGHTHENED?

Has the Florange Act contributed to deter foreign investors ?

Can dual-class shares (shares with multiples voting rights) contribute to the attractiveness of the Paris financial center?

Should we anticipate the end of corporate pyramids and “commandites par actions”?

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

  • Alexandre Garel, Assistant Professor, Audencia Business School, member of the Steering committee of D&C

Paper presentation: The Effect of Tenure-Based Voting Rights on Stock Market Atrtractiveness

Speakers:

  • Benoît de Juvigny, General Secretary, Financial Markets Authority
  • Alain Pietrancosta, Professor and member of Legal High Committee for Financial Markets of Paris (HCJP), Member of the Executive Committee of D&C
  • Denis Branche, co-founder of Phitrust
  • Angus Milne, Risk & Compliance Director, TCI Fund Management

LUNCH BREAK

ROUNDTABLE 3: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE FRENCH STATE IN M&A OPERATIONS AND GOVERNANCE?

What conflicts does the French State face in its capacity as shareholder?

What impact does the French state have on French M&A deals and the governance of listed companies?

Keynote Speaker:

  • Mariana Pargendler, Global Professor of Law NYU, São Paulo

Paper presentation: The Grip of Nationalism on Corporate Law

Speakers:

  • Pierre-Olivier Savoie, Co-founder of Savoie Laporte, Montreal
  • Sophie Vermeille, founder of D&C

Others speakers to be confirmed

END OF THE CONFERENCE

Roundtable 1 will be held in French

and Roundtables 2 & 3 will be held both in French and English

 

The event is free for academics and civil servants. If you are an academic or a civil servant (only), please contact: conference@droitetcroissance.fr to register