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International M&A Conference

The M&A International Lawyers Conference was established 13 years ago and took place in a variety of different locations, such as Paris, Milan, Brussels, Malmo/Copenhagen, Prague, Berlin. The Conference has established as a highly appreciated event to intensify the business relationship and to offer a forum to present the respective activities. Also attendees which have not been attending former M&A Conferences yet will integrate themselves quickly and enjoy the familiar atmosphere which offers possibilities of networking and of exchanging ideas. The Conference addresses not only to M&A lawyers but also to lawyers covering other areas of law as well as to businessmen who like to exchange thoughts on particular aspects of international transactions.

29th September to 1st October 2017 in Düsseldorf

The 13th International M&A Conference will be held in Düsseldorf. We will offer a broad range of highly qualified speakers from different countries. The speakers will explain, on the one hand, specific particularities of their respective national laws to be taken into consideration when dealing with transactions involving their jurisdictions and, on the other hand, particularities with regard to specific questions raised in the course of M&A deals. Some of the presenters will focus more on cases they have dealt with and others will give you a broader outline of trends and developments.

We hope that you are free to accept this invitation and that you will join us for the 2017 Conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Düsseldorf from 29th September to 1st October 2017.

For registration, please use this link.

Friday, 29th SeptemberPresentations
  • Start-up Fund Raising: Insight about the (Legal) Key Points that Matter Founders on the one hand and Investors on the other hand
    Ms. Catherine Baflast, mnks (Luxembourg)
  • Acquisition Financing and Collateral
    Dr. Vàclav Bily and Mr. Tomáš Bureš, PRK Partners (Czech Republic)
  • Selected Issues under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the European Union
    Mr. Martin Aquilina, HazloLaw Professional Corporation (Canada)
  • Break Up Fees
    Dr. Thomas Rihm, RIHM Rechtsanwälte (Switzerland)
  • Consensualism, Good Faith & Applicable Law in Cross-border M&A Deals
    Mr. Benoit Simpelaere and Mr. Leonard Hawkes, DBB Law (Belgium)
  • Project Management Tools in M&A Transactions
    Mr. Frans Rossen, Horten Advokatpartnerselskab (Denmark)
  • Can an M&A Lawyer Survive without IP Knowledge?
    Mr. Nicolas Maubert and Ms. Cecilia Della Berta, Rivedroit Avocats (France)
  • Watson Content Analytics in the Practice of law
    Mr. Dirk Böckmann and Mr. Lars Ritter, Avantum (Germany)
Saturday, 30th September
Sunday, 1st October

For registration, please use this link.

Conference Fees

The fee for attending the Conference (incl. social program) is € 590,00 (plus VAT). The fee for guests attending the social program is € 190,00 (plus VAT). Invoices with bank details will be issued after registration.


A limited number of rooms has been blocked at:

Hotel Derag Livinghotel De Medici

Mühlenstraße 31, 40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 16092-0

Special rates per room per night, including breakfast, are:

€ 168,00 for single occupancy (VAT included)
€ 188,00 for double occupancy (VAT included)

Rates are guaranteed until 31. August 2017. Reservations please address directly to the hotel

Phone: +49 211 16092-850
Email: res.med@derag.de

by using the booking code “M&A 2017”.