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2007 General Assembly, Annual Lecture and Debate
Thursday, 19 April 2007
Institute for Law and Finance, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt


Oxford Union style debate*
“This House believes that long-term shareholders should have double voting rights ”
* see a guide to Oxford Union debates and a brief history of the Union


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Introduction
Professor Colin Mayer in the chair
   
For the motion
   
Against the motion
Bertrand Collomb, Chairman of Lafarge
Guy Jubb, Head of Corporate Governance, Standard Life Investments
   
   
     
 
Floor debate
 
 
Floor debate
 
   
Second proposer
Second opposer
Christophe Clerc, Counsel, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Ernst Maug, Professor for Corporate Finance, Mannheim Business School, University of Mannheim

RESULT OF THE VOTE


For:
13
Against:
55
Abstain:
3

The motion was defeated

Rebuttal
Rebuttal
Bertrand Collomb, Chairman of Lafarge
Guy Jubb, Head of Corporate Governance, Standard Life Investments
 
Summing up & vote
Professor Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Management Studies, Said Business School, University of Oxford and ECGI Fellow

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The ECGI is grateful for the support for this event from Deutsche Bank