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14:30-14:35 Introductory remarks by moderator
14:35-15:10 Introductory remarks by speakers
15:10-16:10 Panel Discussion and Q&A
Joris obtained his Master of Laws degree at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He assisted Ekopak on its initial listing on Euronext Brussels and private placement of €56.6 million (2021), and Hyloris Pharmaceuticals on its initial public offering (IPO) of €62 million (2020). He also assisted Xior Student Housing and Mithra Pharmaceuticals with their initial listing on Euronext Brussels and their preceding corporate reorganisations (2015). Furthermore, he assisted a large number of Belgian public regulated real estate companies (BE-REITs) and biotech companies on their public and private capital increases in the past few years. Joris assisted the Adecco group on its €2 billion combination with AKKA Technologies and 3D on its public takeover bid for Zenitel (2021). He also assisted Giled Sciences on its $5.1 billion Transformative R&D Collaboration with Galapagos (2019). He advised Ablynx on its defence against the hostile approach by Novo Nordisk and its subsequent support for the €3.9 billion public tender offer by Sanofi (2018), and he assisted Vastned Retail Nederland on its €100 million contemplated public takeover bid for Vastned Retail Belgium (BE-REIT) (2018). Joris advised Bain Capital Private Equity on the proposed €390 million public takeover bid for Resilux (2017), and he assisted BEVCO (Santo Domingo family) with the Belgian aspects of the combination of AB InBev and SAB Miller (2016). Joris teaches about listed companies as a guest lecturer at the Jan Ronse Institute for Company and Financial Law (KU Leuven). For several year, he was also corporate law assistant at the same institute and at the UHasselt until his mandate ended in 2017. He makes regular contributions to specialised publications and gives lectures on corporate and financial law. He handles cases in Dutch, English and French.
Member of the European Parliament
Alfred Sant studied physics and maths at the University of Malta, diplomacy at the Institut International d’Administration Publique (now amalgamated with the ENA) in Paris, and business administration at Boston and Harvard Universities. He worked as a diplomat at Malta’s Mission to the then EEC in Brussels (1970 - 1975), as executive deputy chairman of the Malta Development Corporation (now Malta Enterprise) during the late seventies/early eighties, as a management consultant in between and later. He was chairman of the Labour Party’s information department (1982 – 1984), President of the Party (1984 - 1988), a Labour M.P. (1987 – 2013), Labour Leader and Leader of the Opposition (1992 -2008) and Prime Minister (1996 – 1998). Over the years Sant wrote plays for the theatre, radio and TV, as well as novels and short stories in the Maltese language; was editor of three magazines and for thirteen years a correspondent of the Economist Intelligence Unit; and he wrote extensively in English and Maltese for the political and economic press. Alfred Sant was elected Member of the European Parliament in May 2014 and again in May 2019. He is a member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee and recently a shadow rapporteur for the Socialists and Democrats group on DORA.
Head of Unit, Capital Markets Union, European Commission
Tatyana Panova is the Head of the Capital Markets Union Unit in DG FISMA. Prior to this, Tatyana headed another unit in DG FISMA and served in the private office of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis where she was responsible for Capital Markets Union, securities markets, asset management, insurance, free movement of capital and competition. Before joining the Cabinet, Tatyana was a Deputy Head of the Securities Unit in DG FISMA. In her previous jobs, Tatyana coordinated the preparation of ECOFIN, COREPER II and Economic and Financial Committee in DG MARKT and managed aviation anti-trust cases in DG COMP. Tatyana is a trained economist with specialisation in financial services.
Head of Equity Listing, Euronext
Aurélien Narminio is Head of Equity Listing at Euronext. Prior to joining Euronext in 2019, initially as Chief of Staff to the Group CEO, Aurélien worked in foreign exchange sales within the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities division of Goldman Sachs in London, and then as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Paris. Aurélien holds a Master in Business Administration from INSEAD, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Secretary General, EuropeanIssuers
Florence leads the Brussels team with strategic and operational know-how from her work at the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), where she was responsible for the management of relations with the European Commission and other European institutions and organisations, as well as media communication and the organisation of events. Previously, she worked in the Brussels office of Mapfre Re on the liability portfolio management and treaty analysis. She holds a degree in law, an executive MBA from Louvain School of Management and a post-graduate degree in law and economics from ULB as well as a certificate in risk management and a Director Effectiveness certificate from Guberna. She is also past president of ESAE (European Society of Association Executives) and Vice president of the FAIB (Federation of International Associations in Belgium) and speaks fluent French, Spanish and English and good Dutch.
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