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Acquisitions et partenariats dans les BRIC
La question n’est plus de savoir s’il faut être présent dans les BRIC, mais comment ?
Les expériences récentes de grands groupes éclairent les difficultés rencontrées. Une enquête menée auprès de dirigeants d’entreprises internationalisées permet de sonder leurs intentions d’investissement, de dévoiler les pratiques choisies et de tirer les leçons issues des expériences au Brésil, en Russie, en Inde et en Chine. Les résultats de l’enquête menée conjointement par l’ARFA et PricewaterhouseCoopers seront confrontés à l’expérience du terrain au travers d’un témoignage principal d’un patron d’une société cotée, puis d’un débat autour des meilleures pratiques.
Cette matinée sera encadrée par une séance introductive et une conclusion qui donneront la parole à deux grands patrons d’entreprise.
Dans les deux cas, il est capital de situer la problématique des M&A dans le nouvel environnement économique mondial. La montée de la concurrence pour la conquête de marchés dans les pays émergents rend ces opérations incontournables, mais non sans risques. Un volet – moins évoqué – de la globalisation est l’internationalisation que recherchent des groupes issus de pays émergents vers les pays matures. Ce mouvement d’investissement croisé devrait changer la scène des M&A mondiales.
Le partage des réflexions et des expériences sur ces questions devrait apporter aux membres de l’ARFA un éclairage unique sur les évolutions en cours."
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Ingenlath has 24 years of experience within the automotive industry, having worked in lead design positions at Audi, Volkswagen and Škoda. In 2012, he joined the Volvo Car Group as the Senior Vice President of Volvo Design in Gothenburg. In 2017 Thomas joined Polestar as CEO. Thomas also has the role of Chief Design Officer, Volvo Car Group.
Chief Executive Officer
Dennis Nobelius has extensive experience within product development. Complemented with leading positions in manufacturing, and now via marketing/sales/service domain moved into a Managing Director position of a new Joint Venture between Volvo Cars & Autoliv – Zenuity. Major recent achievements is to have led the development of the All-New Volvo XC90 (including the new SPA platform), and also simultaneously led the development of the Volvo 90 model range (S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country). His background also covers running an entrepreneurial IT business. The background also covers running an entrepreneurial IT business. All in all with an educational Ph.D. degree in Technology Management. Dennis Nobelius is a judo black belt, lives in Zurich and Gothenburg, married and has two children.
EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE
Since July 2010, Benoît Battistelli has been President of the European Patent Office, an international organisation with 38 Member States, comprising all the members of the European Union, plus a number of further countries, including Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and several Southeast European States. His mandate runs until 30 June 2018. Mr Battistelli also chaired the Supervisory Board of the European Patent Academy from July 2005 to July 2008 and held the position of Chairman of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation from March 2009 to June 2010, after serving as the Council's Deputy Chairman from December 2006 to March 2009.
Chief Innovation Officer
Aude De Clercq
Technology Transfer Officer at the Technology
European Space Agency (ESA)
Aude de Clercq earned a joint degree in law and translation in France before she moved to the United States to specialize in public management. She started her career at ESA’s legal department in Paris, then moved to the Netherlands where she managed a start-up company incubated in the ESA BIC Noordwijk. When the start-up graduated from the incubation programme, she started working for ESA TTP as a Technology Transfer Officer. She is now in charge of ESA's technology transfer activities and the management of ESA's patents portfolio.
Anna Maria Lagerqvist Gahm
Senior IP Counsel
Leader of a team with global corporate responsibility for all IP related matters within Volvo Cars with R&D activity mainly in Sweden, USA and China working closely with Research and Development, Strategic Product Planning, Marketing, Purchasing, and the Legal Department. Head of IP Litigation and member of a cross-functional core business Alliance team coordinating all alliances within Volvo Cars and building up and negotiating cooperation agreements with external partners, with a special focus on IP and tax strategies as well as technology transfer. 15+ years of experience in IP, contracting and licensing. Management experience of heading successful legal teams and experience of business development on senior management level. Speaker in international IP forums and lecturer at University level.
Vice President and Chief IP Counsel
Volvo Car Corporation
Raymond Millien, named one of the “World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists” by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine from 2009-2016, is Vice President & Chief IP Counsel at Volvo Car Corporation. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University (New York, USA), and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C. USA). He has led the IP function at GE Oil & Gas and the American Express Company, and the software IP function at GE Healthcare. Mr. Millien has also served as General Counsel of IP merchant bank Ocean Tomo, LLC, and practiced law in the Washington, DC offices of DLA Piper US LLP and Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC.
About European Patent Office (EPO)The European Patent Office (EPO) offers inventors a uniform application procedure which enables them to seek patent protection in up to 40 European countries. Supervised by the Administrative Council, the Office is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation. As the Patent Office for Europe, we support innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe through a commitment to high quality and efficient services delivered under the European Patent Convention.
About Volvo CarsVolvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 571,577 cars in 2017 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding. In 2018, Volvo Cars employed on average approximately 38,000 employees. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium), Chengdu and Daqing (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).
About HOYNG ROKH MONEGIERHOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is a specialised European intellectual property law boutique created in 2015 when the well-established top tier IP firms Hoyng Monegier and Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft (ROKH) decided to join forces. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER gathers up to 100 passionate IP professionals with offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Madrid, Mannheim (branch office), Munich and Paris.
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About CapgeminiA global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2017 global revenues of EUR 12.8 billion.
About CipherCipher provides the analysis you need to support strategic IP decisions. Cipher is the recognised leader in AI and machine learning on patent, licensing and litigation data to provide insight into complex technology landscapes. Designed specifically to deliver competitive intelligence, support licensing transactions and to mitigate litigation risk, Cipher provides on-line analysis of companies and technologies.