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Webinar #4 | Driving diversity: An interdisciplinary approach to M&A

 Tuesday, 25 August

 16:00 – 17:30 CET

“Diversity” derives from differences, including in culture, gender, corporate form, regulatory environment and investment goals. All of the aforementioned factors play an increasingly important role in decision-making processes for M&A transactions. Diversity in a M&A context starts with the selection of the target company and lasts until completion of the integration of the target company in the purchasing group of companies. For lawyers, understanding the effects of diversity is key to provide outstanding support of our clients.

The joint working session of the Corporate and M&A, Labour Law and Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Commission will use personal, economic, and M&A related interdisciplinary approaches to consider the impact of diversity and its effect on transaction success.

Speakers from varying countries and diverse backgrounds, with a huge range of expertise, will contribute lively debate to our webinar.

AIJA Commissions:

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Labour and Immigration Law
  • Banking, Capital Markets and Finance

General reporters:

  • Philip Rosenauer, PHH, (Austria)

  • Nicky de Groot, Pallas Advocaten, (Netherlands)

  • Alex Carbonell Real-Salas, GA_P, (Spain)

Please register to the congress to attend this session.


Audrey Jarreton

STIBBE, luxembourg


Audrey Jarreton assists an array of clients in complex corporate and finance matters.

Audrey Jarreton advises multinational clients, including listed companies, major private equity firms, banks, and pharmaceutical groups, on cross-border financing and re-financing, debt issuance, real estate financing, aircraft financing, and the formation of securitisation vehicles.  Furthermore, she represents lenders and borrowers in all types of financing transactions and advises on collateral arrangements, financial instruments, and related transactional documents.

Audrey holds a master’s degree in Business and Financial Law from Robert Schuman University (Strasbourg) and the University of Luxembourg (2004). She also obtained a master’s degree in Business and Banking Law from Robert Schuman University (2005).

Before joining Stibbe in 2020, Audrey worked as a lawyer for the Luxembourg office of a Dutch law firm and for a Benelux law firm. She joined an independent boutique law firm in Luxembourg in 2010 and worked for the Luxembourg office of a Benelux law firm from 2016 to 2020.

Audrey is a member and the national representative of the International Association for Young Lawyers (AIJA). She is also a member of the Association Luxembourgeoise des Juristes de Droit Bancaire (ALJB) and the International Bar Association (IBA).

Lars Raedschelders

Sherpa Law, Belgium

Lars Raedschelders works at Sherpa Law. He advises clients on venture capital, private equity and buy-out transactions with regard to the valuation of potential investments and structuring of their leveraged financing in various types of deals (share deals, asset deals, real estate transactions) taking into account the legal provisions on financial assistance together with a multidisciplinary team of tax, financial, real estate and other professionals. Next to that he is regularly involved in negotiating and reviewing of various kinds of financial documents, such as loan and credit agreements, security documents, factoring agreements or cash pooling agreements.

Stefan Jeitler

Plug & Play, Austria

Dr. Stefan Jeitler works at Plug & Play. After 10 months as International Counsel in Plug & Play’s headquarter in Silicon Valley, Steve was promoted as Associate General Counsel for Europe working out of Plug & Play’s office in Vienna. He is responsible inter alia for any investments (and exits) made by Plug & Play in European Start-ups. His endeavours include various types and investment structures. The focus is mostly on investments through convertible loans and early-stage equity rounds. Next to that Stefan is leading on the establishment and corporate documentation of Plug & Play’s entities/subsidiaries in seven European countries. Furthermore, he is involved in drafting and reviewing corporate partnership contracts and various types of other corporate agreements including international financial and tax documents.

Jennifer Maxwell

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Canada

Diego Gilardoni

Executive Coach and Global Business Expert, France

Diego Gilardoni is an Executive Coach, Advisor, Speaker, and Author working with executives and companies at the nexus between leadership, culture, and change. 

A global business expert with a background spanning different sectors, continents, and cultures. He is an Associate Partner of Hofstede Insights, a global culture advisory firm specialising in helping international companies become truly global.

A sought-after international public speaker, Diego was recently invited to give a speech at the Recovery Summit, the first and biggest global virtual conference of the “Covid Era”, along with Nobel Laureates and some of the leading thinkers of our time.  


Philip Rosenauer

PHH, Austria

Nicky de Groot

Pallas Advocaten, Netherlands

Alex Carbonell Real-Salas

GA_P, Spain