American Law Institute

Controlling shareholders and corporate governance
Better monitors or more self-dealing?

27th June 2006
Charlemagne Building, Brussels

European Corporate Governance Institute

A free all-day conference co-sponsored by the American Law Institute and the European Corporate Governance Institute
William Allen
Nusbaum Professor of Law and Business
Director, Center for Law and Business, New York University

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William Allen moved to New York University School of Law in 1997, following twelve years as Chancellor of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, widely considered the leading trial court in the US for questions of business and corporation law. At the NYU School of Law, Allen is on the Law School faculty and is a Clinical Professor of Business in the Finance Department of the Stern School of Business. He serves as Director of the NYU Center for Law and Business.

The author of various articles on corporate law and corporate governance, Allen teaches Corporation Law, Law and Business of Investment Banking, and Mergers and Acquisitions at both the Law School and Stern. In addition, he co-chairs two academic seminars in law and finance annually.

Allen also currently serves as the founding Chair of the Independence Standards Board, a self-regulatory body established through agreement between the Securities and Exchange Commission and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Allen serves as counsel to the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, with whom he consults concerning questions of corporate law and governance.

The ECGI is grateful for support for the 2006 Conference from
Telecom Italia
The European Commission
Goldman Sachs International