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
Programme
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Tuesday 9 October 2007

9.00-9.30am Registration and continental breakfast
9.30-9.45am Welcome
 

Antonio Borges
Chairman, European Corporate Governance Institute;
Vice-Chairman, Goldman Sachs International

Antonio Borges
Lance Liebman
Director of the American Law Institute;
William S. Beinecke Professor of Law, Columbia University
Lance Liebman

Session 1 – Keynote speech

9.45-10.30am Keynote speaker
Christopher Cox
Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission
Q&A
Christopher Cox, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission
10.30-10.45am Coffee

Session 2 – Empirical Finance

10.45am-12.30pm

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

Roberta Cooper Ramo
  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
René Stulz
Luigi Zingales
Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business;
ECGI Fellow
Luigi Zingales
12.30pm Lunch (Lunch will not be provided)

Session 3 – Keynote speech
2.00-2.45pm Keynote speaker
Eddy Wymeersch
Chairman, Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR)
Q&A
Eddy Wymeersch, Chairman, Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR)

Session 4– Comparative Law

2.45-4.15pm

Moderator
Luca Enriques
Commissioner, Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa;
ECGI Research Associate

Luca Enriques

Briefing
Howell E. Jackson
James S. Reid, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Howell E. Jackson
Panel

John C. Coffee
Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia Law School;
ECGI Fellow

John C. Coffee
Eilís Ferran
Professor of Company and Securities Law, University of Cambridge Law Faculty and Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law;
ECGI Research Associate
Eilís Ferran
4.15-4.30pm Coffee

Session 5 –Making Corporate Governance work across the Atlantic

4.30-5.45pm

Moderator
Michael Traynor
Senior Counsel, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
President of the American Law Institute

Michael Traynor
  Panel  

Pierre Delsaux
Director, Free Movement of Capital, Company Law and Corporate Governance,
DG, Internal Market and Services, European Commission

Pierre Delsaux
Harvey Goldschmid
Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School;
former Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission
Harvey Goldschmid
Paul Sarbanes
Former US Senator;
co-sponsor of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Paul Sarbanes
  Jaap Winter
Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Jaap Winter

Session 6 – Summing up

5.45-6.00pm 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