European Commission Action Plan on Company Law and Corporate Governance
DG Markt, European Commission, Brussels
Thierry Stoll Room, 2, Rue de Spa, 1000 Brussels
Wednesday 23 January 2013

An academic conference to discuss the European Commission's Action Plan on Company Law and Corporate Governance which was published on 12 December 2012 and associated policy proposals. Attendance is by invitation only.

Introduction | Programme | Report of proceedings | List of participants | Background papers

Background Papers
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For Session 1: The European Commission Action Plan
For Session 2: Diversity on Boards
Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on improving the gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges and related measures
COM(2012) 614 final 14 November 2012
For Session 3: Short-Termism – The Kay Review
The Kay Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-term Decision Making Final Report
UK Department for Business Innovation & Skills July 2012
For Session 4: Bank Governance, Remuneration and Resolution
Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the access to the activity of credit institutions and the prudential supervision of credit institutions and investment firms and amending Directive 2002/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the supplementary supervision of credit institutions, insurance undertakings and investment firms in a financial conglomerate
COM(2011) 453 final 20 July 2011

The key governance provisions in the Commission proposal for CRD4 are the following:
Article 75 (risk management)
Article 86 (governance arrangements)
Article 87 (management body)
Articles 88 to 91 (remuneration)
High-level Expert Group on reforming the structure of the EU banking sector Final Report
Chaired by Erkki Liikanen 2 October 2012
The Commission's proposal's on Resolution and Crisis Management
Resolving Globally Active, Systemically Important, Financial Institutions
A joint paper by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Bank of England 10 December 2012
For general background
Council agrees position on bank supervision
Press Release issued by the Council of the European Union 12 December 2012
Presentation of Eric Duclombier, European Commission
Europe Asia Corporate Governance Dialogue 6 July 2012
Report of proceedings and research opportunities
ECGI Academic Conference on the European Commission Green Papers on Corporate Governance and the ECGI Research Agenda 8 September 2011
Report on corporate governance in financial institutions
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament 24 March 2011
The EU corporate governance framework
Green Paper published by the EU Commission
on 5 April 2011
Corporate governance in financial institutions and remuneration policies
Green paper published by the EU Commission 2 June 2010

The ECGI is grateful to the London Business School’s Centre for Corporate Governance for the sponsorship of this meeting
and for the support of the European Commission