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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC) is delighted to co-host a 1-day conference “M&A Disputes” with Baker McKenzie on 18 January 2019, in Istanbul. The Conference brings together leading practitioners from different countries, including Anlam Altay, Ayşegül Huysal, Beata Gessel, Burcu Şener Sözer, Ebru Gürdemir, Edward Poulton, Ercüment Erdem, Gökhan Altun, İsmail G. Esin, Hamid Gharavi, Melissa Magliana, Okan Demirkan, Osman Berat Gürzumar, Paolo Michele Patocchi, Urs Zenhäusern, and Ziya Akıncı. They will offer advice and share insights into the perspectives of arbitration counsel, in-house counsel and arbitrators. The Conference is intended to be practical in its approach, it will be of interest to transaction lawyers, general commercial lawyers, arbitration practitioners, in-house counsel, experts and business people. This Conference will be conducted in English. No simultaneous translation will be offered.
9.45-10.00 Welcome Address
Metin Feyzioğlu, President of Turkish Bar Association
10.00-11.15 1st Panel: How to avoid M&A disputes
•Drafting issues •Negotiation to closing •Post-M&A dispute management •Building your case
Moderator: Ziya Akıncı
Panelists: İsmail Esin – Urs Zenhäusern – Burcu Şener Sözer
11.15-11.45 Coffee break
11.45-13.00 2nd Panel: How to manage M&A disputes
•Due diligence vs. seller’s liability for breach of R&W •Proving breach of R&W: standards of proof •Price adjustment •Notices •What to do when quantifying claims is not possible before the expiry of warranty term
Moderator: İsmail Esin
Panelists: Melissa Magliana – Ebru Gürdemir – Anlam Altay
14.30-15.45 Keynote speech: ISTAC Arbitration and M&A Disputes
Ziya Akıncı, President of Istanbul Arbitration Centre
14.30-15.45 3rd Panel: Non-monetary relief and interim measures
• Growth of interim measures in M&A arbitration • Effective claims management, speed of resolution/costs and process integrity •Regulatory risks • Advantages and disadvantages of specific performance in comparison to damages
Moderator: Ercüment Erdem
Panelists: Edward Poulton – Paolo Michele Patocchi – Okan Demirkan
15.45-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-17.30 4th Panel: How to prove damages in M&A disputes
• Issues of burden of proof and how to prove your case from a legal perspective •Aspects of disclosure in post M&A arbitrations •Practical issues: does it make a difference if you are the buyer or the seller? (or, How to prove your innocence once you’ve given away the evidence) • An expert’s perspective: evidence relevant to damages and valuation
Moderator: Celal Savaş
Panelists: Beata Gessel – Ayşegül Huysal – Gökhan Altun
17.30-17.45 Closing Remarks
17.45-19.00 Networking Reception
REGISTRATION & FEES
Registration and payment must be made online by filling the above form.
For students, the payment via credit card is not acceptable and the payment should only be made to the following bank account:
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All banking charges associated with the payment should be borne by the party making such payment.
Complimentary seat for government counsel is available. Please contact ISTAC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that complimentary seats are offered on a first-come-first-served basis and at the organizers’ discretion. Within a reasonable time, applicants will be notified by email with the result.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunch and networking reception.
Attendance is limited due to the capacity of the venue. All applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Cancellation and Substitution Policy
A substitute delegate is welcome at any time and no extra charge if you are unable to attend. Full payment will be imposed if cancellation is made within 5 days of the event date. This also applies to any “no-shows” on the day of event.
All notices of cancellations or replacements must be made in writing to email@example.com and must be acknowledged by ISTAC.
Please note that ISTAC reserves the right to cancel (due to unforeseen circumstances) or to make minor alterations to the programme & speakers.