Program

11th Annual IBA "Mergers and Acquisitions in Russia and CIS" Conference

15 November, 2019

08:45 - 09:15
08:45 - 09:15

Registration. Coffee

09:15 - 09:20
09:15 - 09:20

Opening Remarks

09:20 - 10:20
09:20 - 10:20

Session 1: Review of M&A market in Russia and CIS – trends and developments

Participants of the session will discuss the M&A market in general – Russian and foreign perspective – the bankers and investors view. They provide an insider’s look of the financial, economic and business factors affecting the M&A in CIS region.

  • Key drivers of Russian and CIS M&A markets: dynamics, trends and industry-specific aspects.

  • Key investment priorities in the long and medium term: where to find the sources of growth.

Moderator:

  • Giovanni Salvetti, Head of Russia and CIS, Rothschild & Co, Moscow, Russia
Speakers: 

  • Dmitri Sedov, Managing Director, Co-Head of Goldman Sachs, Moscow, Russia
  • Konstantin Povstyanoy, Partner, Baring Vostok, Moscow, Russia
  • Dmitry Tolokonnikov, Deputy CEO for Investment Projects and Funds, Moscow, Russia (to be confirmed)

10:20 - 10:50
10:20 - 10:50

Coffee break

10:50 - 12:20
10:50 - 12:20

Session 2: Technology M&A deals

2018 was a record year for technology M&A on a global level. The rise of digital deals brings a number of challenges with it as the acquiring company would usually pursue technologies or capabilities which it does not possess dealing with targets which are not similar to its own organization.  To make digital acquisition a success, companies and their advisors need to transform their M&A approach.  High profile speakers with strong experience in tech M&A will discuss in this session what makes digital M&A different from traditional M&A. The discussion will focus on key drivers, trends and techniques, global and local, and feature case studies in the Tech M&A sector.  

Moderator:

  • Oxana Balayan, Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells, Moscow, Russia
Speakers:

  • Shahen Melikyan, Сhief legal officer, Sistema Venture Capital, Moscow, Russia
  • Andrey Kartashyan, Managing Director, Corporate M&A, and Business Development, Moscow, Russia
  • Michal Berkner, Partner, Cooley, London, United Kingdom

 

12:20 - 13:50
12:20 - 13:50

Lunch

13:50 - 15:20
13:50 - 15:20

Session 3: Russian and CIS M&A Hot Topics

Moderator:

  • Grigory Gadzhiev, Partner, Linklaters, Moscow, Russia

Speakers:

  • ​Yulia  Solomakhina, ​Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Moscow, Russia
  • Arman Berdalin, Senior Partner, Sayat Zholshy & Partners (SZP), Astana, Kazahstan

15:20 - 16:50
15:20 - 16:50

Session 4: Russian cross border M&A in the new normal: sanctions and AML climate

Moderators:

  • Rabbe Sittnikow, Partner, Hannes Snellman, Helsinki, Finland
  • Alan Kartashkin, Managing Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, Moscow, Russia
Speakers:

  • Roberto J. Gonzalez, Partner, Paul Weiss, Washington, USA
16:50 - 17:10
16:50 - 17:10

Coffee break

17:10 - 18:40
17:10 - 18:40

Session 5: M&A Disputes in Arbitration and Litigation – recent changes and development

  • Arbitration reform in Russia: topic issues. First foreign “permanent arbitration institutions”: what is next?

  • SPA and SHA disputes: problems and solutions.    

Moderators:
  • Anton Asoskov, Doctor of Juridical Science, professor of the Civil Law Chair, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  • Sergey Petrachkov, Partner, ALRUD, Moscow, Russia
Speakers:

  • Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong
  • Guenther Horvath, President of the Vienna International Arbitral Center (VIAC), Vienna, Austria 
  • Andrey Gorlenko, Executive Administrator of the Russian Arbitration Center(RAC) at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration (RIMA), Moscow, Russia
18:40 - 20:00
18:40 - 20:00

Reception