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Private equity funds and hedge funds play an increasingly important role in corporate governance and control in Europe and the United States. Hedge fund activism is characterized by funds making a sizeable investment in a publicly listed company and engaging the target firm in taking governance and business decisions that realize value. Surveys show that activist funds in the United States have been remarkably successful in their campaigns against target firms by using the proxy system. Moreover, hedge funds and private equity have had a degree of success in actively shaping the business plans of target firms, encouraging corporate restructurings, mergers, increased leverage, dividend recapitalizations and the replacement of management and board members. This conference will examine the economic and governance effects of private equity and hedge fund strategies in Europe and the United States. There will be a panel discussion on the role of hedge funds and private equity in corporate governance by some of the leading investors, lawyers and regulators in the field.

Detail Summary
Start date 8 March 2007
End date 9 March 2007
Time 15:00


Hotel The Grand, Amsterdam

Registration and Fees

The fee for the workshop is € 200. The fee includes refreshments, lunch, and written documentation. The conference fee for students is € 35.

Payment details are provided in the on-line registration procedure.


Dutch participants will receive a certificate with 8 permanent education points from the NOvA.

Directions to the Conference Venue

From Schiphol Airport you can take the train to the city centre of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Centraal Station). For most of the day, trains run from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central Station every 10 minutes.

From Central Station you can take the following tram numbers: 4, 9, 16, 24 or 25. Get off at the first stop near Dam Square and walk from Dam Square heading east through the Damstraat. Cross the first bridge and turn right to Oudezijds Voorburgwal. Hotel The Grand is just a few metres ahead. You can also board the subway and disembark at the Nieuwmarkt. Take the exit marked Hoogstraat, head west and turn left on the third bridge. Hotel The Grand is at number 197.

We do not advise you to bring your car into Amsterdam’s city center. However, if you do wish to come by car, the Waterloo Square parking lot is closest to the Conference Venue.

Below you will find a map with the location of the conference venue.

By taxi from Schiphol Airport, the trip to the conference location will cost you approximately €50 and will take about half an hour.

Hotel Accommodation

Participants are to arrange their own lodging. The following is a selection of hotels in de vicinity of the conference venues.

  • The Grand *****Deluxe
    Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197
    Phone: +31 (0)20 555 3555
    Prices from € 275
  • NH Doelen ****
    Nieuwe Doelenstraat 24
    Phone: +31 (0)20-5540662
    Prices from € 140
  • Le Coin ***
    Nieuwe Doelenstraat 5
    Phone: +31 (0)20 524 6800
    Prices from € 90 (mention ACLE Conference)
  • Arena Hotel ***
    's Gravesandestraat 51
    Phone: +31 (0)20 8502400
    Prices from € 100
  • Hostel Stay OK Amsterdam Vondelpark
    Zandpad 5
    Phone: + 31 (0)20 5898996
    Prices from € 73,50

The City of Amsterdam

For more information on Amsterdam and surrounding events programmed in the city mid March, see the link below.