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When: 06 - 06 June 2018
Where: New York, New York, United States of America
Bloomberg Law and World Services Group welcomed over 80 attendees at the 2nd Annual Cross-Border Deals Forum, at which leading dealmakers and executives convened and explored strategies for managing key business and regulatory challenges through the use of emerging technology for cross-border success.

Guest Speakers, Moderators and Panelists
in order of appearance
Wednesday, 06 June

 

1. Cross-Border Deals, Compliance, and the Changing Technology Landscape: A Bloomberg Perspective

Bloomberg analysts, Ed Hammond & Diane Holt discussed the current state of cross-border deal activity, including key compliance risks faced by today’s business leaders, considerations in managing these risks, and the impact of emerging technologies on cross-border transactions.

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Speakers:


Guest Speaker
Ed Hammond
Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Reporter
Bloomberg LP

Moderator
Diane Holt
Managing Editor
Bloomberg Law

2. Harnessing Blockchain for Deal Success



Moderator
Rob Kim
Legal Editor
Bloomberg Law

Blockchain, as an emerging technology, is becoming utilized more and more frequently due to its ability to increase efficiencies and automate compliance – when it is used correctly. This panel of experts explored the impact of the increased use of blockchain on cross-border deals, and the benefits of implementing blockchain. The panel also discussed how blockchain can be utilized for more efficient compliance in dealmaking and how blockchain can make your business more competitive in the deals market.

Panelists    

  • Ingrid Busson-Hall
    Senior Director
    PayPal Holdings

  • Jonathan Anastasia
    Senior Managing Counsel
    Mastercard Labs


3. Automation in Global M&A: Risks and Opportunities



Moderator
Houman Shadab
Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center for Business and Financial Law
New York Law School

Automation can have many benefits for businesses as they look to make cross-border deals, from the start of a transaction to due diligence and through closing – particularly as they are managing significant levels of data, communication, and negotiations. If your business does not implement this properly, however, automation can result in deal failure, and you may face further sanctions as well as economic and reputational harm. This panel discussed how automation is beneficial for your business during deals, and several key challenges that may arise. The panel also examined various factors to consider when implementing automation to create efficiencies, cut costs, and manage your deal strategy, and in turn, how automation makes your business a stronger player in today’s market.

Panelists    

  • John Lash
    Director
    BDO Advisory

  • Brendan O'Connor
    Assistant General Counsel - Mergers & Acquisitions, Assistant Secretary
    Honeywell International Inc.

  • Elizabeth Sanders
    Chief Counsel: Transactions/M&A
    Panasonic Corporation of North America

4. Security Tactics in Cross-Border Deals: Mastering GDPR and Other Key Data Protection Frameworks



Moderator
Daniel Stoller
Senior Legal Editor
Bloomberg Law

When managing the high volumes of data in cross-border deals, you must be prepared to comply with constantly changing data protection regulations in different jurisdictions. This panel discussed some of the most challenging data protection frameworks and markets, including a discussion on the newly effective EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how these data protection regimes impact your deal-making abilities. This panel also covered the top risks and possible penalties in the case of non-compliance, how technology can aid in cost-effectively remaining compliant and keep data secure during the deal process.

Panelists    

  • Alan Brill
    Senior Managing Director
    Kroll Cyber Security & Investigations

  • Julia Shullman
    VP, Chief Privacy Counsel
    AppNexus


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