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

Prof. Marco Becht, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Executive Director European Corporate Governance Institute 
  • 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

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


  • 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

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
Mr Raymond Kirsch
, Chairman of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange
14:10 – 14:30 Perspective the European Corporate Governance Forum
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.


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


  • 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

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


  • 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
Dr. Alexander Schaub, Director General, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission

Close of the conference