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Tech events – Autumn 2019

London: Tech – Who Wins? Who Loses?  

20 years after the bursting of the dotcom bubble, the business of technology is more turbulent than ever.

As regulators and politicians pose difficult questions about digitalisation, how will that impact those who put technology at the heart of their business models? Do big deals and digital transformation which blur the boundaries between tech and other sectors come with new risks – for tech companies and their more traditional rivals? What will soaring valuations mean if a downturn comes?

In several events this autumn, we explore what these issues mean. Not just for the traditional tech sector but for every company which sees tech as its future, and for their investors and advisors too.

Tech M&A European roadshow

A view from Silicon Valley on today’s hot topics in the tech M&A marketplace. Invite your clients to join us in Munich, London and Moscow for informative sessions looking at:

  • What makes tech M&A different from “old economy” M&A?
  • “Old economy” companies as buyers of tech companies, and related cultural challenges
  • The current tech M&A landscape in Munich, London and Moscow as well as the U.S. and globally
  • Cross-border tech M&A activity between these juristictions – U.S-style vs. European-style deal documentation
  • Valuing tech acquisition targets – metrics and methodologies

We hope you can join us!


Tuesday 29 October
A turning point for Tech?  
Are politics and regulation fundamentally changing the climate for tech? Join us to explore what’s happening, what’s coming and what it means for businesses, investors and deals.

This event marks the launch of a ground-breaking survey on the regulation of tech companies. Spanning the first six months of 2019 and 15 jurisdictions globally, the report provides for a comprehensive overview of publicly reported legislative activities and political discussions concerning tech companies. As the survey looks into the future by monitoring announced initiatives rather than focusing on existing regulation, the conclusions are particularly important for strategic decisions businesses must make regarding their business models and positioning on the markets.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. GMT followed by drinks and nibbles

Hogan Lovells, Atlantic House, 50 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FG

Speakers:

Charles Brasted, Partner, London

Aline Doussin, Partner, London

Ruth Milligan, Head of financial services and payments, TechUK, London

John Salmon, Partner, London

Falk Schoening, Partner, Brussels

Rupert Shiers, Partner, London

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Monday 11 November
Tech – Exposed in a downturn?
Tech has been transformed in the last decade. Does value invested in the cloud, big data and algorithms create new risks and opportunities if there is an economic downturn. If so, what should you do?

During this session, we’ll discuss how businesses in the technology sector, and providers of finance, can navigate through economic turbulence. Our panel will consider the financing and acquisition of distressed assets from both a UK and U.S. perspective.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. GMT followed by drinks and nibbles

Hogan Lovells, Atlantic House, 50 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FG

Speakers:

Tom Astle, Partner, London

Erin Brady, Partner, Los Angeles

Stacey Rosenberg, Partner, Los Angeles

Peter Watts, Partner, London

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Tuesday 22 October
Tech M&A – The View from Silicon Valley and Munich

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CET followed by networking with flying dinner

Hogan Lovells, Karl-Scharnagl-Ring 5, 80539 Munich , Germany

Speakers:

Stephan Bocklet, Managing Director, Rothschild & Co, Technology and Telecoms,  London

Rick Climan, Partner, Silicon Valley

Dr Matthias Jaletzke, Partner, Frankfurt

Dr Nikolas Zirngibl, Partner, Munich

Jane Ross, Partner, Silicon Valley

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Tuesday 19 November
Tech M&A – The View from Silicon Valley and London

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. GMT followed by drinks and nibbles

Hogan Lovells, Atlantic House, 50 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FG

Speakers:

Anton Black, Head of Technology, Rothschild & Co, London

Rick Climan, Partner, Silicon Valley

Richard Diffenthal, Partner, London

Jane Ross, Partner, Silicon Valley

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Thursday 21 November
Tech M&A – The View from Silicon Valley and Moscow

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. local time followed by networking lunch

Four Seasons Hotel, Hall Dolgoruky, Okhotny ryad, 2, Moscow

Speakers:

Oxana Balayan, Managing partner, Moscow

Pierre Bouygues, Managing director, Rothschild & Co, Moscow

Rick Climan, Partner, Silicon Valley

Jane Ross, Partner, Silicon Valley

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