Fund Transactions Conference 2019



14 May 2019 


8:00am | Registration & breakfast
8:30am | Conference start
11:00am | Conference end


One Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA

Fund Transactions Conference 2019

We are delighted to announce that our annual Fund Transactions Conference will take place on 14 May 2019. Panel discussions will cover a range of topics, including:

- management of risk in private equity transactions
- court processes as transaction tools
- regulation as a source of investment opportunity

We hope that you will join us for what promise to be lively discussions between experts from different parts of the private equity industry, sharing their insights and learning. Further details about each panel and the panellists can be accessed via the links below.


Management of Risk in Private Equity Transactions

This panel will explore a broad range of 'risk' topics, both in transaction conduct as well as bedding down portfolio investments. Risk comes from a variety of angles and must be understood, quantified and managed appropriately.

The panellists will consider sources of  risk as well as mitigation measures, including:

• market risk (FX, interest rates, commodities)
• people risk (talent strategy as a tool for managing performance risk)
• risk management tools and insurance solutions
• legal and regulatory risk (including competition law, sanctions)
• reputational/PR risk

Mark Chambers, Mourant

Andrew Honnor, Greenbrook Communications
Alan Foster, ghSMART 
Davina Garrod, Akin Gump
Haakon Blakstad, Validus Risk Management
Vanessa Young, WillisTowersWatson

See You in Court: court processes as a transaction tool

Private equity transactions have traditionally been implemented through asset or share sale processes, but increasingly a wider toolkit is being utilised. This panel will consider how and why private equity transactions are being undertaken through court processes, whether schemes of arrangement, statutory mergers (with related appraisal litigation), tactical use of insolvency regimes, and others.

John Rochester, Mourant

Andrew Thornton, Erskine Chambers
Chris Field, Dechert
Edoardo Lupi, South Square
Greg Campbell, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Josh Dwyer, Alix Partners

Prisoners of Geography: breaking free

The premise of the book 'The Prisoners of Geography' is that a nation state's trading success and international influence will be facilitated or constrained by its physical geography.

Regulation is an overlay which has a shaping influence on the relative ability of nations to play on a world stage, as do world politics and economic policy. This panel will look at the role of international finance – and specifically that of the leading international financial centres – in facilitating or extending the geographic reach of nations and economic development globally, and in unlocking opportunity which otherwise remains imprisoned by geography.

Tim Morgan, Mourant

Ed Bowles, Standard Chartered Bank
Geoff Cook, Mourant
Jamie Whyte, Institute for Economic Affairs
Lisa Cawley, Kirkland & Ellis
Richard Hay, Stikeman Elliott


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