A free all-day conference under the auspices of the European Commission, organised by the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and the Centre for Law & Business, National University of Singapore (NUS). The organisers are most grateful to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the dialogue series sponsor and to the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) and the Singapore Stewardship & Corporate Governance Centre for their support of the 2015 conference in Singapore

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Corporate Governance and Large Shareholders
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

09.30 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 10.30 Welcome
Professor Simon Chesterman
National University of Singapore Faculty of Law

Paul Winkelmann
PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore, Hong Kong

Opening remarks
Bernard Faustenhammer
Chargé d'Affaires
EU Delegation to Singapore

Introduction to the Conference

David Devlin
European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Session 1 - Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises
A significant number of firms are directly or indirectly state-owned. This session will provide an overview of recent regulatory developments and cover stewardship, disclosure and information, board responsibility and shareholder rights issues..

10.30 - 12.30 Moderator
The OECD Guidelines: Overview and 2014 Revision
Fianna Jurdant
Senior Policy Manager
OECD Corporate Affairs Division

Putting the OECD Guidelines in Context:
State-Owned Enterprises in China
Li Guo
Peking University Law School
State-Owned Enterprises in India
Umakanth Varottil
Assistant Professor
State-Owned Enterprises in Singapore
Mak Yuen Teen
Associate Professor
NUS Business School

Panel discussion and Q&A
Briefers +
Boon Hwee Ong
Director and CEO
Singapore Stewardship & Corporate Governance Centre
Jiangyu Wang
Deputy Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch (Lunch for all participants)

Session 2 - Regulating Controlling Shareholders
Controlling shareholders play a major role in common law as well as in civil law jurisdictions (to be developed).

13.30 - 15.00 Moderator
Gerard Hertig
Professor of Law, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Vice Chairman, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
and ECGI Research member
The Politics of Regulating Controlling Shareholders
Walter Woon
NUS Law Professor, & former Attorney General, Singapore
Putting Controlling Shareholder Regulation in context:

Wolf-Georg Ringe
Professor of International Commercial Law
Copenhagen Business School


Hideki Kanda
Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
University of Tokyo and ECGI Research member


Luh Luh Lan
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
National University of Singapore

South Korea

Kon Sik Kim
Professor, Commercial Law
SNU School of Law

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 - 17.00 Panel discussion and Q&A
Briefers +
Dan W. Puchniak
Associate Professor

Adrian Chan

First Vice-Chairman
Singapore Institute of Directors

Dr Harald Baum
Senior Research Fellow
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Dr Harald Baum

17.00-17.15 Conclusions
Marco Becht
Professor of Finance and Economics
Université Libre de Bruxelles
ECGI Executive Director and Research member
Professor Marco Becht

The Dialogue is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).