American Law Institute

Corporate Governance Standards
and
Capital Market Competitiveness

European Corporate Governance Institute
9th October 2007
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington DC

A free all-day conference co-sponsored by the American Law Institute and the European Corporate Governance Institute
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Introduction

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6 mins 0 secs
Antonio Borges
Chairman, European Corporate Governance Institute;
Vice-Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
Lance Liebman

Director of the American Law Institute;
William S. Beinecke Professor of Law, Columbia University

Session 1 – Keynote speech

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38 mins 54 secs
Christopher Cox
Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission

Questions & Answers


Session 2 – Empirical Finance

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83 mins 17 secs
Moderator
Roberta Cooper Ramo
Shareholder, Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk P.A.;
1st Vice President and President Designate, The American Law Institute
Panel

René Stulz

Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics;
Director of the Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics, Ohio State University; ECGI Fellow
Luigi Zingales

Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; ECGI Fellow

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48 mins 11 secs
Eddy Wymeersch
Chairman, Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR)

Questions & Answers

Session 4– Comparative Law  
Moderator
Luca Enriques
Commissioner, Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa;
ECGI Research Associate
Briefing
Howell E. Jackson
James S. Reid, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Panel

John C. Coffee

Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia Law School;
ECGI Fellow
Eilís Ferran

Professor of Company and Securities Law, University of Cambridge Law Faculty and Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law; ECGI Research Associate
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79 mins 36 secs

Session 5 – Making Corporate Governance work across the Atlantic

Moderator
Michael Traynor
Senior Counsel, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
President of the American Law Institute
Panel
Pierre Delsaux
Director, Free Movement of Capital, Company Law and Corporate Governance,
DG, Internal Market and Services, European Commission
Harvey Goldschmid
Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School;
former Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission
Paul Sarbanes

Former US Senator;
co-sponsor of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Jaap Winter

Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
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76 mins 48 secs

Session 6 – Summing up Click to download edited transcript of Session 6
13 mins 20 secs
Marco Becht
Professor of Finance and Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles;
ECGI Executive Director
Lance Liebman

Director of the American Law Institute;
William S. Beinecke Professor of Law, Columbia University

The ALI and the ECGI are grateful for support for the 2007 Conference from
 
The European Commission