08:15 – 09:00 Welcome speech
  Mr André Roelants, Conference Chairman
Chairman Edmond Israel Foundation   
09:15 – 10:30  Latest developments on codes for different types of economic organizations
  Opening speech
Minister Luc Frieden, Minister of Justice, Minister for the Treasury and Budget and Minister of Defence

Moderator:
Prof. Marco Becht, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Executive Director European Corporate Governance Institute 
 
Panellists:
  • Dr Carl Friedrich Leuschner, CEO, Deutscher Genossenschafts und Raiffeisenverband eV ( see presentation)
  • Count Maurice Lippens, Chairman, Fortis
  • Mr Georges Noël, Director of Research, Public Affairs and Development, EVCA ( see presentation)
  • Prof. Jaap Winter, Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek ( see presentation)
11:00 – 12:30 The statute of the Societas Europaea in respect of corporate governance practices
 

Moderator:
Prof. André Prüm
, Professeur agrégé des Facultés de  Droit Université de Nancy 2, Laboratoire de Droit Economique (Luxembourg)

Panellists:

  • Prof. Dr. Theodor Baums, JW Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Prof. Paul Davies, Professor of Commercial Law, London School of Economics
  • Prof. Paul Le Cannu, Professeur agrégé des Facultés de Droit, Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
  • Mrs Maria Snobohm, Senior Legal Counsel, Nordea Bank 
  • Mr Michel Wurth, Chief Financial Officer, Arcelor
12:30 – 12:50 The European Corporate Governance Action Plan: setting priorities
 

Speaker:
Mr Charlie McCreevy,
EU Commissioner for Internal Market & Services ( see speech)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at the Hémicycle’s bar sponsored by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange
  The importance of Stock Exchanges rules and practices in the adoption of norms of corporate governance: the Luxembourg case
  Speaker:
Mr Raymond Kirsch
, Chairman of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange
14:10 – 14:30 Perspective the European Corporate Governance Forum
Speaker:
Mr David Devlin,
Member of the European Corporate Governance Forum; President of FEE, Fédération des Experts Comptables Européens, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Ireland ( see speech)
14:30 – 16:00 Golden shares : a restriction to EU cross border investment.
Presentation of the results of a European Commission survey on the governance obstacles to free movement of capital.

 

Moderator:
Mr Gerassimos Thomas, European Commission,  Free Movement of capital and financial integration ( see presentation)

Panellists:

  • Dr. Luis Correia da Silva, Director, Oxera Oxford ( see presentation)
  • Prof. Stephan Grundmann, Lehrstuhl für Bürgerlisches Recht, Deutsches, Europäisches und Internationales Privat und Wirtschaftsrecht, Umboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • Prof. Colin Mayer, Professor of Finance, Said Business School ( see presentation)
  • Anita Ryng, Director of the Department of European Integration and Foreign Relations, Ministry of the Treasury, Poland ( see presentation)
16:20 – 17:40 Improving the rights of shareholders of companies across the Members States Presentation of the results of the current European Commission public consultation on shareholders rights
 

Moderator:
Mr Pierre Delsaux
, European Commission, Head of UnitFinancial Reporting and Company Law ( see presentation)

Panellists:

  • Mr Jean-Nicolas Caprasse, Partner, Deminor ( see presentation)
  • Mr Jean-Pierre Hellebuyck, Vice-President and Directeur Stratégie d’Investissement, Axa Asset Management
  • Mr Neil T. Henderson, Senior Vice President, JP Morgan
  • Mr Christian Strenger, Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats, DWS
  • Mrs Mariana Uotinen-Tarkoma, Senior Legal Counsel, Nokia ( see presentation)
17:40 – 18:00  Concluding remarks: Prospect and challenges
  Speaker:
Dr. Alexander Schaub, Director General, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission
18:00  

Close of the conference