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Shareholder Power Conference
NUS Law School, Bukit Timah Campus, Singapore, 6-7 March 2014

Thursday, 6 March 2014
09.15 Welcome Address
• TAN Cheng Han (Chairman, Centre for Law & Business, National University of Singapore)
 
09:20 Introductory Comments
• Dan W. PUCHNIAK (Principal Conference Convener, National University of Singapore)
• Randall S. THOMAS (Co-Principal Conference Convener, Vanderbilt University)
 
09:30 – 10:00 Dynamics of Shareholder Power in Korea
• Presenter: Kon Sik KIM
• Commentators: Li GUO & Gilbert HENG
 
10:00 – 10:30 Shareholder Rights in China: From Book to Action
• Presenters: Li GUO & Gilbert HENG
• Commentator: Kon Sik KIM
 
10:30 – 10:45 Tea break  
10:45 – 11:15 Shareholder Power in India
• Presenter: George S. GEIS
• Commentators: Luh Luh LAN & Umakanth VAROTTIL
 
11:15 – 11:45 Shareholder Empowerment in Controlled Companies: The Case of Singapore
• Presenters: Luh Luh LAN & Umakanth VAROTTIL
• Commentator: George S. GEIS
 
11:45 – 11:55 Break  
11:55 – 12:25 The Future of Japanese Corporate Governance: Japan's Internal Governance and Development of Japanese-Style External Governance through Engagement
• Presenter: Takaaki EGUCHI
• Commentator: Dan W. PUCHNIAK
 
12:25 – 12:55 Multiple Faces of Shareholder Power in Asia: Complexity Revealed
• Presenter: Dan W. PUCHNIAK
• Commentator: Takaaki EGUCHI
 
12:55 – 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 – 14:30 Shareholder Power in America, 1800-2000: A Short History
• Presenter: Harwell WELLS
• Commentator: Randall S. THOMAS
 
14:30 – 15:00 The Theory and Practice of Corporate Voting at U.S. Public Companies
• Presenter: Randall S. THOMAS
• Commentator: Harwell WELLS
 
15:00 – 15:15 Tea break  
15:15 – 15:45 Beyond Efficiency
• Presenter: Yesha YADAV
• Commentator: Robert B. THOMPSON
 
15:45 – 16:15 The Power of Shareholders
• Presenter: Robert B. THOMPSON
• Commentator: Yesha YADAV
 
Friday 7 March 2014  
09:40 Address by Dean
• Simon CHESTERMAN (Dean, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore)
 
09:50 – 10:20 Hedge Fund Activism in Europe: Does Privacy Matter?
• Presenter: Marco BECHT
• Commentator: Massimo BELCREDI
 
10:20 – 10:50 Institutional Investor Activism in a Context of Concentrated Ownership and High Private Benefits of Control: the Case of Italy
• Presenter: Massimo BELCREDI
• Commentator: Marco BECHT
 
10:50 – 11:05 Tea break  
11:05 – 11:35 Shareholders and Shareholder Power in Germany
• Presenter: Wolf-Georg RINGE
• Commentator: Érica GORGA
 
11:35 – 12:05 Corporate Control & Governance after a Decade from “Novo Mercado”: Changes in Ownership Structures and Shareholder Power in Brazil
• Presenter: Érica GORGA
• Commentator: Wolf-Georg RINGE
 
12:05 – 12:30 Photo-taking session  
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch  
13:30 – 14:00 Shareholders in Family Controlled Business Groups
• Presenter: Ronald W. MASULIS
• Commentator: Mathias M. SIEMS
 
14:00 – 14:30 The Leximetric Research on Shareholder Protection
• Presenter: Mathias M. SIEMS
• Commentator: Ronald W. MASULIS
 
14:30 – 14:40 Break  
14:40 – 15:10 Reframing the Role of Boards of Directors under a Team Production Model
• Presenter: Margaret M. BLAIR
• Commentator: Jennifer G. HILL
 
15:10 – 15:40 Images of the Shareholder – Shareholder Power and Shareholder Powerlessness
• Presenter: Jennifer G. HILL
• Commentator: Margaret M. BLAIR
 
15:40 – 16:00 Tea break  
16:00 – 16:30 Independent Directors and Controlling Shareholders
• Presenter: Marilena FILIPPELLI
• Commentator: Morgan RICKS
 
16:30 – 16:40 Closing Remarks
• Dan W. PUCHNIAK