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"DIXIÈME « PRINTEMPS DE L’ARFA » Le M&A entre audace et contraintes"
"Le rendez-vous anniversaire des responsables de fusions-acquisitions de grands groupes industriels et de services, en partenariat avec l'ARFA. avec notamment Olivier Piou directeur général et administrateur GEMALTO Maurice Lévy président-directeur général PUBLICIS GROUPE L'audace est tantôt le déclencheur, tantôt l’accélérateur de la volonté. Individuelle, elle est à l’origine de la création, de l’invention, de l’innovation; collective, elle permet le sursaut des collectivités, des entreprises face aux défis trop souvent paralysants d’une époque. Comment caractériser l’audace ? À quel moment définir le caractère audacieux d’une acquisition ? Les contraintes sont nombreuses et de différentes natures : peut-on les analyser afin d’en comprendre leur réelle pertinence ? L'année 2014 s'est avérée la meilleure, depuis 2007, pour les deals M&A dans le monde: d'une valeur de $2,5 trillions, avec le retour des mega-deals (26 deals > $10bn). Globalement, les groupes mondiaux ont reconstitué leurs réserves de liquidités. En France, on constate une recomposition du paysage concurrentiel dans certains secteurs (Télécom, BTP, biens de consommation,..), avec quelques opérations emblématiques.
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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 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 AIRBUSAirbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world. A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader. Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international – with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.
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About Powell GilbertOur lawyers have technical backgrounds, and combined with our wealth of experience and practical know-how, it means we grasp issues quickly and without wasting time. We have experience right across the spectrum of IP litigation, gained from acting in cases across a wide range of technologies and industries. This experience ranges from acting in the earliest biotechnology patent cases technically advising on complex telecoms disputes to enforcing trade mark rights against counterfeit goods in the fashion and luxury goods sectors. We have acted in cases involving products as diverse as DNA microarrays, computer software, pharmaceutical blockbusters, petrochemicals, semi-conductors, mobile phones, perfume and razorblades. We have represented clients in the UK Patents Courts, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court (formerly the House of Lords) and the European Court of Justice. We have assisted in cases before many overseas courts including in continental Europe, Scandinavia, the US, Australia and Japan. We are frequently involved in European Patent Office opposition proceedings and in representing clients in contentious matters before the UK and European trade mark registries.
About Trevisan & CuonzoTrevisan & Cuonzo, established in 1993, is one of the leading Italian law firms and its clients include many of the most technologically advanced and innovative businesses in the world. The firm offers a complete range of commercial services and specialises in a wide range of industrial sectors including electronics, chemical, automotive, food and nutrition, energy, life sciences, telecommunications, media and information technology. The practice is highly acclaimed internationally for its success in commercial, intellectual property and product liability litigation. Trevisan & Cuonzo has offices in Milan, Rome, Parma and Bari.
About FINNEGANFinnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, DC, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation across a variety of technologies. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to European patents and trademarks, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition.
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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 Valipat-EnvoyValipat offers Administrative Services exclusively for IP Attorneys for • the validation of European patents, • the entry into national/regional phase of PCT applications and • the automated generation of Power of Attorney forms. Our philosophy is to implement our services in order to effectively minimize the administrative burden on our client's end, while ensuring security and compliance with deadlines. Our user friendly web platform facilitates streamlined and secured processes such as guaranteed quotes and progress follow-up whilst quality is assured by our network of top tier IP Firms Associates.
About France BrevetsCreated in March 2011, France Brevets is the first investment fund fully dedicated to patent promotion and monetization in Europe. Funded with €100 million, France Brevets deploys a broad array of legal, financial, technical and commercial resources, leverages its resources and network of worldwide best-in-class experts, working for the purpose of monetizing patents or acquiring patent rights for innovative ecosystems to secure rights protecting freedom to operate.
About IPlyticsIPlytics Platform is an IP intelligence tool that augments the analysis of technology landscapes and a company’s competitive position. IPlytics Platform goes beyond patent data by linking and processing over 80 million patents to 60 million scientific articles, 2 million standards/SEPs and 3 million company information on one single platform. The tool helps users to perform analyses in the fields of patent valuation, landscaping, licensing, transfer or litigation. The intuitive graphical user interface allows to easily navigate, analyze and drill down into information, enabling in-depth technology analyses or a long-term monitoring of market segments.
About AIPPIThe International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle), is the world’s leading International Organization dedicated to the development and improvement of laws for the protection of intellectual property. It is a politically neutral, non-profit organization, based in Switzerland with over 9000 Members representing more than 100 countries.
About APIPAAsia Pacific Intellectual Property Association (APIPA) was established on June 3,1994 through the joint endeavors of international technological and law professional. The goal of APIPA is . To promote the effective management of intellectual property rights and R&D results. . To assist enterprises in establishing management of intellectual property rights and commercialize their R&D results in Taiwan. . To set up the APIPA intellectual property database and provide intellectual property rights-related information services. APIPA places equal emphasis on our domestic and international practices and, for the past years, has been able to balance between our domestic and foreign activities. Today, APIPA is one of the leading intellectual property organization in Taiwan.
About RWS INOVIAIn addition to patent translations, RWS Group provides a comprehensive range of services including interpreting and language support services that meet the needs of a variety of exacting sectors. Accurate and professional translations of any document or language combinations, combined with robust checking procedures and project management ensures work is delivered on time and on budget. Inovia is the largest foreign filing provider in the world. Our model is simple: we combine technology and a global network of foreign associates to create value for our clients. The inovia.com platform offers a “one-stop-shop” experience so that our clients can save both time and money on their foreign filing work.
About SafebrandsSafeBrands, ICANN registrar established in 1997, is a European leader in domain names global services for corporations and law firms. Accredited to register and manage domain names in all countries, even the most exotic, we offer a full range of administrative, legal, technical and marketing services around domain name management: registration, portfolio management, monitoring, recovery procedures, DNS and security tools. Beyond the domain names, our proprietary monitoring tools can detect attacks made to your brands online, regardless of where and how: social media, logos, smartphone apps, web content …
About Morningside IPMorningside IP is a global leader in foreign patent filing, a one-stop-shop for EP validation and PCT national phase entry in over 175 countries. We partner with Global 500 patent departments to streamline the patent translation & foreign filing process and lower costs by 35-50%. Morningside IP: your best resource for high-quality patent translation & foreign filing services.
About Science BusinessScience|Business is a Brussels-based media and communications company, expert in informing, advising and connecting people in the European innovation scene. We run a news service, policy events, and a network of universities and companies. Our mission is to foster a better climate for research and innovation in Europe. The Science|Business Network links 24 leading technology universities, multinationals (incl. Microsoft, Sanofi, Toyota, Pfizer, Huawei), government agencies (incl. Innovate UK, COST, Tekes) and EU-funded R&I projects (BASTION).
About I3PMPromoting the diverse fields of IP management via • Networking: strengthen the bonds of professional confraternity of IP Managers of various countries and facilitate their professional relations • Information platform: collect information of professional interest in the various countries and distribute the same for the use of its members • Institutional relationships: establish and maintain trusting and cordial relations with official or private organizations dealing with questions in the field of Intellectual Property Management • I3PM is admitted NGO Observer at WIPO PCT-Working Group and active in other international organizations • Education: promote the training and continuing education of its members and those interested in the Management of Intellectual Property, e.g. through conferences, seminars, lectures, etc.
About IPKatPassionate about IP! Since June 2003 the IPKat has covered copyright, patent, trade mark, info-tech, privacy and confidentiality issues from a mainly UK and European perspective. Launched as a teaching aid for Intellectual Property Law students in London, the IPKat has become a popular source of material, comment and amusement for IP owners, practitioners, judges, students and administrators. The team is Neil J. Wilkof, Annsley Merelle Ward, Darren Smyth, Nicola Searle, Eleonora Rosati, David Brophy, Alberto Bellan and Merpel, with contributions from Mark Schweizer. From October 2016 to March 2017 the team is joined by Guest Kats Rosie Burbidge and Eibhlin Vardy, and by InternKats Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo, Tian Lu and Hayleigh Bosher.
About BASCAPThe International Chamber of Commerce is the world business organization, speaking on behalf of businesses of all sizes, from all sectors, from all parts of the world. ICC’s global network has grown to over 6, 5 million companies, local and national chambers of commerce and business associations in more than 130 countries. ICC believes in strengthening commercial ties between nations not only for the good of business but for the good of global living standards and for peace. In response to the increasing negative impact of illicit trade, counterfeiting and piracy, ICC has launched BASCAP – Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy. BASCAP unites the global business community across all product sectors to address issues associated with intellectual property theft, to petition for greater commitment by local, national and international officials in the action against illicit trade and the enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights.
About GESACGESAC groups 32 of the largest authors’ societies in the European Union, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. It represents over 1 million creators and rights holders in the areas of music, audio-visual works, visual arts, and literary and dramatic works.
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