As regulatory and financial challenges continue to deepen in Europe, banks are reassessing their portfolio assets and refining their strategies in relation to risk, liquidity, and equity control. As a result of these reviews, many banks are selling what they have determined to be non-strategic assets. These assets, with an estimated value of approximately EUR 950 billion, provide significant opportunities for investors.

This afternoon event, in association with TheCityUK, will comprise a series of presentations and panel sessions involving representatives from banks, investment banks, hedge funds and the insurance industry as well as Partners from Mayer Brown’s New York, Chicago, London and Frankfurt offices. They will be joined by representatives from Ramón y Cajal Abogados, our alliance firm in Spain, as well as senior speakers from the business association TheCityUK.

Our speakers will discuss the following themes:

  • An overview on the European asset sale market from a seller perspective
  • Where is the appetite and where are opportunities from an investor perspective? In particular, what are the requirements of insurance companies as investors of bank assets?
  • Transaction structures: A multijurisdictional overview
  • How will the market develop under Basle II and Solvency 2 and in light of the European sovereign crisis?

The speakers will encourage questions, debate and comments from the audience.

London Marriott Hotel 
Grosvenor Square
London, W1K 6JP

For additional information, please email Sophie Welfare or telephone +44 20 3130 8349.

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