Patrick Legland has been a finance professional for over 25 years, and specializes in Equity, Debt Capital Markets, and Mergers and Acquisitions. He is an Affiliate Professor in the Finance Department at HEC Paris, a Graduate Member of the SFAF, and teaches Financial Markets at Science Po Paris. Patrick is also a Board member of the Club Finance HEC, which presents an award for the best professional thesis at HEC Paris every year. Having worked as a Managing Director in different Investment banks in Hong Kong, London, Paris, and having led Global teams, Patrick has extensive international experience. In his role as Global Head of Research, and Member of the Global Capital Market in a large Investment Bank, he wrote many professional articles and research on corporate finance, valuation, and financial markets.