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The Ninth Annual Berkeley Spring Forum on M&A and the Boardroom

Berkeley Spring Forum

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Conference Schedule

The conference agenda is below (all in Pacific Time):

Day 1

April 26, 2023
(All times Pacific)
12:00 pm

In-Person Registration Opens

1:00 pm

Welcome Remarks

Adam Badawi, Professor University of California, Berkeley

Ethan Klingsberg, Partner & Co-Head of US Corporate/M&A Freshfields

Angeli Patel, Executive Director Berkeley Center for Law and Business

1:10 pm

Antitrust Policy: Protecting America’s Consumers

David Singh Grewal, Professor University of California, Berkeley

Lina M. Khan, Chair Federal Trade Commission

1:45 pm

Break

1:55 pm

How Boards and Their Advisors Are to Make Sense of the Expectations of Institutional Investors

Adam Badawi, Professor University of California, Berkeley

Giuseppe Bivona, Partner and CIO Bluebell Capital Partners

Matt Cole, CIO, Global Head of Fixed Income Strive

Tariq Fancy, Author, Secret Diary of a Sustainable Investor

Ethan Klingsberg, Partner & Co-Head of US Corporate/M&A Freshfields

Anne Simpson, Global Head of Sustainability Franklin Templeton

2:55 pm

Break

3:10 pm

Fireside Chat with the Delaware Court of Chancery

The Honorable Nathan Cook, Vice Chancellor Delaware Court of Chancery

Stavros Gadinis, Professor University of California, Berkeley

Meredith Kotler, Partner Freshfields

3:45 pm

Break

4:00 pm

The Evolution of CFIUS and Regulation of Outbound Investment from the U.S.

Andrew Fair, CFIUS Staff Chair and Director, Office of Investment Review & Investigation U.S. Department of the Treasury

Irene Liu, Executive in Residence Berkeley Law Executive Education

Aimen Mir, Partner Freshfields

4:35 pm

Break

4:50 pm

Antitrust Policy: What Comes Next for Europe

Lucia Bonova, Head of Unit – Digital Platforms at DG Competition European Commission

Prasad Krishnamurthy , Professor University of California, Berkeley

Jenn Mellott, Partner Freshfields

5:25 pm

Break

5:35 pm

Fireside Chat with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Frank Partnoy, Professor University of California, Berkeley

Ted Yu, Associate Director (Specialized Policy and Disclosure), Division of Corporation Finance U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

6:10 pm

Closing Remarks and Cocktail Reception

Speakers

Headshot for Giuseppe Bivona

Giuseppe Bivona

Partner and CIO
Bluebell Capital Partners

Headshot for Lucia Bonova

Lucia Bonova

Head of Unit – Digital Platforms at DG Competition
European Commission

Headshot for Matt Cole

Matt Cole

CIO, Global Head of Fixed Income
Strive

Headshot for The Honorable Nathan Cook

The Honorable Nathan Cook

Vice Chancellor
Delaware Court of Chancery

Headshot for Andrew  Fair

Andrew Fair

CFIUS Staff Chair and Director, Office of Investment Review & Investigation
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Headshot for Tariq Fancy

Tariq Fancy

Author, Secret Diary of a Sustainable Investor

Headshot for Stavros Gadinis

Stavros Gadinis

Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Headshot for David Singh  Grewal

David Singh Grewal

Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Headshot for Lina M. Khan

Lina M. Khan

Chair
Federal Trade Commission

Headshot for Ethan Klingsberg

Ethan Klingsberg

Partner & Co-Head of US Corporate/M&A
Freshfields

Headshot for Meredith Kotler

Meredith Kotler

Partner
Freshfields

Headshot for Prasad  Krishnamurthy

Prasad Krishnamurthy

Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Headshot for Irene Liu

Irene Liu

Executive in Residence
Berkeley Law Executive Education

Headshot for Jenn  Mellott

Jenn Mellott

Partner
Freshfields

Headshot for Aimen Mir

Aimen Mir

Partner
Freshfields

Headshot for Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson

Global Head of Sustainability
Franklin Templeton

Headshot for Ted Yu

Ted Yu

Associate Director (Specialized Policy and Disclosure), Division of Corporation Finance
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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