Exclusive invite-only event

1 October 2020
15:00-17:00 CEST


15:00 Welcome
15:05 Participants’ round of introduction
15:15 Keynote
15:50 Open discussion
  • Think thank
  • Deepening of the discussion
  • Sharing best practices
16:45 Final thoughts



After launching this exclusive series of events successfully in July, we are going to focus the upcoming discussion on an outlook of the European Mergers & Acquisition market. The last six months have been the most challenging for European dealmakers since the 2008 financial crisis. The upcoming eighth edition of the CMS European M&A Outlook,  which is published in partnership with Mergermarket, provides key insights into how both corporate and private equity (PE) firms are adapting their M&A strategies to the current situation in Europe and how they are looking beyond the continent to tap into new geographic, product and customer markets. The report canvassed the opinions of 230 Europe-based executives, from corporates and private equity firms, assessing deal making sentiment for the European M&A market in the year ahead.



Helen Rodwell
Managing Partner, Prague and Bratislava
CMS Czech Republic


Giovanni Cerutti
Senior VP, EMEA General Counsel, Compliance & Risk Officer
NTT Data


Alexander Rakosi
CMS Austria

Scott Moeller

Scott Moeller
Professor and Director of the M&A Research Centre
The Business School, City, University of London

Discussion Materials

The components used during the roundtable will be accessible below after the session, together with the contact information of the speakers, should you wish to contact them in the future. In addition, please find two recent in-depth reports on the status of M&A activities in Europe.