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

Tuesday 22 January 2013 Restaurant des Députés, Salon Privé, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels (see map)
19.30 – 21.30 Debate and dinner hosted and sponsored by the Kangaroo Group
Debate topic:
“Should the EU take more action on Corporate Governance?”
In the chair:
Karl von Wogau, Secretary General of the Kangaroo Group
Marco Becht, Executive Director of the ECGI
Sebastian Bodu MEP, Member of the Committee on Legal Affairs
Julian Franks, Professor of Finance, London Business School

Wednesday 23 January 2013 Thierry Stoll Room, 2, Rue de Spa, 1000 Brussels (see map)
9.00 Welcome and Introduction
09.15 - 10.30 Session 1: The European Commission Action Plan
Chaired by: Marco Becht
Presenters: Pierre-Henri Conac, Joe McCahery
see presentation
10.30 - 11.00 Session 2: Diversity on Boards
Chaired by: Karin Thorburn
Presenters: Paolo Giudici, Maria Isabel Saez Lacave
see presentation
11.00 - 11.15  Coffee
11.15 - 12.30 Session 3: Short-Termism – The Kay Review
Chaired by: Julian Franks
Presenters: Mike Burkart, Maria Gutiérrez Urtiaga, Stefano Lombardo, Fausto Panunzi, Theo Vermaelen
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Session 4: Bank Governance, Remuneration and Resolution
Briefing: Tom Snels, DG Markt
Session chaired by: Colin Mayer
Presenters: Arturo Bris, Christoph Van der Elst, Holger Fleischer, Klaus Hopt,  Peter Muelbert, Alessio Pacces
see presentation
15.30 - 16.00 Conclusion
16.00  Tea and Depart

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