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Transatlantic Corporate Governance Dialogue Conference

Transatlantic Corporate Governance Dialogue Conference


A free all-day conference under the auspices of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the European Commission, organised by the European Corporate Governance Institute and the Columbia Law School.



You are cordially invited to view the programme and register for the
2011 Transatlantic Corporate Governance Dialogue conference



Mary L. Schapiro, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, European Commission, will make keynote speeches. The conference programme also features a panel discussion to discuss the forward-looking policy implications of two Commissioners' speeches and two briefing/discussion sessions on Is There Too Much 'Inappropriate' Hedge-Fund Activism? and Barriers to Institutional Investor Engagement from both a European and a North American perspective. Some sessions may qualify for Continuing Legal Education credits.

Other confirmed speakers at the Conference which will be chaired by Professor Ronald Gilson, Marc & Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business, Columbia Law School and Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School include: Bill Ackman, Founder and CEO, Pershing Square Capital Management; Professor Marco Becht, Professor of Finance and Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Claire Bury, Acting Director, Capital and Companies Directorate, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission; Professor Horst Eidenmüller, Chair of Private Law, German, European and International Company Law, University of Munich; Professor Julian Franks, Professor of Finance, London Business School; Professor Jeffrey Gordon, Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Martin Lipton, Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz; Professor Edward Rock, Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law, Co-Director, Inst. for Law & Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Ethiopis Tafara, Director of the Office of International Affairs, United States Securities and Exchange Commission; Eddy Wymeersch, Chairman, European Corporate Governance Institute and former Chair of the European Securities Regulators Commission; and Professor Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Professor Entrepreneurship & Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

With Poland holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the organisers are most grateful for the support of the Polish Embassy in Washington and for the sponsorship of the 2011 Conference by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)



The Transatlantic Corporate Governance Dialogue was established in 2004 in order to bring together leading academics from law, economics and finance, regulators, judges, lawmakers, corporate leaders, investors, and other corporate constituencies to engage in forward-looking discussions of corporate governance issues that are or will be at the forefront of policymaking on both sides of the Atlantic. Transcripts of speeches and other remarks at past Dialogues are available at:




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14h00 - 18h00


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