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16th Annual Law and Business Conference
Vanderbilt Law School, 26-27 September 2013
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Thursday, 26 September 2013
8:50 – 9:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks: Dean Chris Guthrie  
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Presenter: Colin Mayer
Commenting on Margaret Blair, "Reframing the Role of Boards of Directors Under a Team Production Model"
9:30 – 10:00 a.m Presenter: Paul Davies
Commenting on: Robert Thompson, "The Power of Shareholders"
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Presenter: Frank Partnoy
Commenting on: Jennifer Hill, "Images of the Shareholder"
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break  
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Presenter: Guido Ferrarini
Commenting on: Ronald Gilson/Jeff Gordon, "Agency Capitalism"
11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Presenter: Ronald Gilson
Commenting on: Colin Mayer, "Conceiving Corporate Commitment: Creation and Confirmation"
12:10 – 1:50 p.m. Lunch  
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Presenter: Robert Thompson
Commenting on: Frank Partnoy, "U.S. Hedge Fund Activism"
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Presenter: Jeff Gordon
Commenting on: Guido Ferrarini/Marilena Filippelli, "Independent Directors and Control Shareholders"
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break  
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Presenter: Jim Cox
Commenting on: Dan Puchniak, "Multiple Faces of Shareholder Power in Asia: Complexity Revealed"
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Presenter: Luca Enriques
Commenting on: Edelman/Thomas, "Theory and Practice of Corporate Voting at U.S. Public Companies"
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Presenter: Dan Puchniak
Commenting on: James Cox, "Whose Law is it? Battling Over Turf in Shareholder Litigation"
Friday, 27 September 2013
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Presenter: Umakanth Varottil
Commenting on: Fabrizio Ferri, "Say on Pay"
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Presenter: Jennifer Hill
Commenting on: Paul Davies, "Shareholders in the United Kingdom"
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Presenter: Margaret Blair
Commenting on: Erica Gorga, "Do Shareholders Have Power in Brazil? Current Problems in Corporate Governance after a Decade from the "Novo Mercado" Phenomenon"
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break  
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Presenter: Harwell Wells
Commenting on: Luca Enriques/Massimo Belcredi, "Institutional Investor Activism in a Context of Concentrated Ownership and High Private Benefits of Control: The Case of Italy"
11:30 – 12:00 a.m. Presenter: Luh Luh Lan
Commenting on: Harwell Wells, "Shareholder Power in America: A Short History"
12:10 – 1:50 p.m. Lunch  
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Presenter: Yesha Yadav
Commenting on: Luh Luh Lan/Umakanth Varottil, "Shareholder Empowerment in Controlled Companies: The Case of Singapore"
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Presenter: Erica Gorga
Commenting on Christian Hoffman, "A Comparative Analysis of Reflective Shareholder Loss"
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break  
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Presenter: Fabrizio Ferri
Commenting on: Pradeep Yadav, "Ownership Structure, Management Control and Agency Costs"