Corporate Governance Standards
and
Financial Stability

European Corporate Governance Institute
Tuesday, 9th September 2008
Charlemagne Building, Brussels

A free all-day conference organised by the European Corporate Governance Institute, the Brookings Institution and Columbia Law School.
The organisers
are grateful for support for the 2008 Conference from the European Commission
List of those who attended
Marta Alegrias
BusinessEurope
Maria Areizaga
Fonctionnaire, European Commission
Javier Arias
Head Representative to the EU, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
carlos Avina Vazquez
Student, University of Essex
Jerome Bacquias
Account Executive, Gplus Europe
Alberto Bagnara
RiskMetrics Group
Paul Ballington
Director, IVOX
Gintautas Bartkus
Advocate, Managing partner, Profesional Law Partnership "Jurevicius, Balciunas & Bartkus"
Marco Becht
Executive Director, ECGI
Heather Bell
European Commission
Reinhard Biebel
European Commission
Bistra Boeva
Director Department International Economic Relations, University for National and World Economic Studies
Daniel Bolder
Public Affairs Manager, Deutsche Bank AG
Antonio Borges
Chairman, ECGI
Anne-Charlotte Borrnoville
Deputy of Unit MARKT/B4, European Commission
Antoni Bosch-Pujol
Director, Institute of Audit & IT-Governance (IAITG)
Claire Bury
Head of Unit for Company Law, Corporate Governance and Financial Crime, European Commission
Charles Calomiris
Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business
Silvio Capone
Representative of the Bank of Italy to the Benelux and EU, Delegazione della Banca d'Italia
Stefano Cappiello
Bank of Italy
Alessandra Casale
Head of representative office, Assonime
Kathleen Casey
Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission
Stefano Catelani
Legal, Du Pont de Nemours
Carla Cazzella
Procurement and rating, Riskmetrics Group
Luca Cerioni
Law Lecturer, Brunel University
Jan Ceuleers
Project Governance, Benelux/Nordics, Alcatel-Lucent
Chih-Chiao Chang
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Francesco Chiappetta
General Counsel, Telecom Italia Spa
Delphine Chilese-Lemarinier
Representative in Brussels, Cercle de l'Industrie
Filippo Chiodini
PhD student, Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Genoa, School of Law
Iris Hse-Yu Chiu
King's College London
Gian Piero Cigna
Principal Counsel, EBRD
Pierre-Henri Conac
Professor of Law, University of Luxembourg
Sabrina Corbellini
RiskMetrics
Victoria Correa
Consultant, CABINET DN
Jennifer Cosco
Goldman Sachs International
Pierpaolo Cotone
Secretary Board of Directors, Banca Nazionale Lavoro - Group BNP Paribas
Christiane Cunningham
Lawyer, Laga
Angelina Da cunha
Internal auditor, Independent
Auke de Bos
Professor, Erasmus University
Roland De Meulder
Special Advisor to the Board, European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA)
Gerben de Noord
Europe Regulatory Affairs, Standard & Poor's
Annelies De Wilde
Research Associate, Guberna
Alain Deckers
Administrator, European Commission
Pierre Delsaux
Director for Free Movement of Capital, Company Law & Corporate Governance, , European Commission
Charles Demoulin
Partner, Deminor
Angela Desmond
Chief of Staff, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
Piotr Desmond
Assistant, European Commission
David Devlin
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Carmine di Noia
Deputy Director General, ASSONIME
Zivile Didziokaite
Case handler, European Commission
Steffen Dietz
Partner, Kanzlei dr. dietz
Hans Dijkstra
Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants NV
Stefan Dimitrov
Head of Research BeNeLux, RiskMetrics Group
Andy Donald
HM Treasury (UK)
Despina Doxaki
Partner, KGDI Law Firm
David Doyle
Member of the Executive Board, The Kangaroo Group
Larisa Dragomir
Banking Supervision Adviser, European Savings Banks
Julien Ernoult
Adviser, EAPB
Ludovic Espitalier-Noel
KREAB
Gerben Everts
Compliance Officer / Sr. Counsel, APG Investments
Sebastian Fairhurst
Manager EU Affairs, European Financial Services Round Table
Mariano Fernandez Salas
European Commission
Allen Ferrell
Harvey Greenfield Professor of Securities Law, Harvard Law School
Judit Fischer
European Commission
Stefan Fischer
Intern, RiskMetricsGroup
Frank Fischer
Legal Affiars, E.ON AG
Felix Flinterman
Senior policy advisor, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)
Luca Fossati
Policy Adviser, FESE
Paul Fraix
European Commission
David Frick
Member Executive Board, Nestlé
Barbara Gabor
Evaluation officer, European Commission
Antoine Garnier
French Banking Federation
Stefan Georgiev
Corporate Governance Analyst, RiskMetrics Group
Leonidas Gikas
Research Analyst, Risk Metrics Group - ISS Governance Services
Ron Gilson
Marc & Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business, Columbia Law School
Madalina Girbina
CECCAR representative, CECCAR
Leo Goldschmidt
Banque Degroof, Honorary Managing Partner
Fatima Gomes
Teacher, Catholic University of Louvain
Paul Gower
Senior Adviser, Oxera
Jeremy Grant
Executive Director, London Business School
Klaus Gressenbauer
Director Internal Audit, European Central Bank
Susannah Haan
Associate Director, Fidelity International
Thomas Hanssen
Higher Executive Officer, Ministry of Finance
Ilkka Harju
Senior legislative counsellor, Ministry of Finance
Lars Hassel
SIRP program director, Umeĺ School of Business
Anette Hauff
Public Affairs Manager, Deutsche Bank AG
Jonathan Hayward
CEO, Independent Audit Limited
Gérard Hertig
Professor of Law and Economics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Arnaud Heynderickx
Research Analyst, Riskmetrics
Jörgen Holmquist
Director General for Internal Market and Services, European Commission
Jeroen Hooijer
Head of Unit, European Commission
Klaus Hopt
Director, Max-Planck Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht
Laura Horn
Department of Political Science
Aoife Houlihan
Public Policy Advisor, Europe Analytica
Francis Hounnongandji
Chief Executive Officer, Allied Business Controls
Nathalie Houyoux
Attache, Institute of Registered Auditors
weihua Huang
Maastricht University
Fernando Igartua
Partner, Gomez, Acebo & Pombo
Magdalena Catrinel Ionita
Head of division, Ministry of Economy and Finance
Beatriz Irala
Governance Advisor, RiskMetrics Group
David Jackson
Company Secretary, BP p.l.c.
Robin Jezek
Deputy Head of Office, City of London Brussels Office
Paul Junck
Secrétaire Général, Ernst&Young Luxembourg S.A.
Ute Kallenberger
Administrator, European Commission, DG MARKT F1
Erich Kandler
FEE / Deloitte
Richard Kaye
Head of government relations, JP Morgan
Grant Kirkpatrick
Senior Economist, OECD
Vanessa Knapp
Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Benedikt Kuttenkeuler
Vice President - Legal Affairs EU Office, Siemens
Wouter Kuypers
Secretary, Monitoring Committee Dutch Corporate Governance Code
Andrew Laidlaw
Deputy Head, Law Societies Brussels Office
Christopher Lake
Senior European Regulatory Counsel, Standard & Poor's
Georg Lanfermann
Partner, KPMG
Catherine Lawton
Director, Nestor Advisors Ltd
Joseph Lee
Lecturer in business law, The University of Nottingham
Ross Levine
James and Merryl Tisch Professor of Economics, Brown University
Maciej Lewandowski
I Conseiller, RP de Pologne
Valner Lille
Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU
Karin Lind Ithuralde
Riskmetrics Group
Leena Linnainmaa
Director, Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland
Anthony Lollieux
PhD student, IEL torino
Stefano Lombardo
Assistant Professor, School of Economics and Management, Free University of Bolzano
Dora Majoros
European Commission
Kristina Maksinen
Adviser Retail Banking, European Savings Banks Group
Guler Manisali Darman
Principal, GMD Global Advisors Ltd
Jorge Marrao
Partner, Deloitte Consultores, S.A.
Helmuth Martin
Senior Vice-President, Head of Office, Commerzbank AG Liaison Office to the EU
Benjamin Maury
Assistant Professor, Hanken School of Economics
Colin Mayer
Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Management Studies, Said Business School
Charlie McCreevy
European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services, European Commission
Julian Meitanis
Corporate Governance Analyst, Riskmetrics Group
Elies Messaoudi
European Commission
Anna Mik
Institutional AM, RiskMetrics Group
Jeremy Miller
Webmaster & Marketing, ECGI
Christine Miller
Membership and Administration, ECGI
Geoffrey Miller
Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Peter Montagnon
Directror of Investment Affairs, Association of British Insurers
Manuel Monteiro
Deloitte Consultores, S.A.
Anna Marie Monteyne
European Commission
Jorgen Mork
RiskMetrics Group
Geoffrey Morson
US Lawyer (California + New York), Morson Law Offices
Martina Nemcova
Attache, Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU
Stilpon Nestor
Nestor Advisors Ltd
Anders Nordheim
Analyst, RiskMetrics Group
Achim Oelgarth
Head of Brussels Office, German Banking Association
Henri Olivier
Secretary General, Federation of European Accountants (FEE)
Kamila Oribabor
PWC Legal
Daniel Ostrowski
Deutsche Bank AG
Kosmas Papadopoulos
Research Analyst, RiskMetrics Group
Bernadett Parrag
Policy Officer, City Office in Brussels
Francesca Passamonti
Regulatory Advisor, Intesa Sanpaolo
Oliver Passavant
Jones Day
Annette Petow
PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Marco Petronio
Director, Securities & Compliance Luxembourg SA
Chantal Pierre
Confederation secretary, ECIIA
Paulo Pina Da Silva
Policy Adviser, EuropeanIssuers
Kersi Porbunderwalla
Managing Partner, Controllers
Jacques Potdevin
President, FEE
Salvatore Providenti
Director legal counsel, Consob
Emilia Pucci
ASSONIME
Lisa Rabbe
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs International
Anastasia Rachmann
Riskmetrics Group
Nickolas Reinhardt
Senior Policy Advisor, Fleishman-Hillard Europe
Donald Ricketts
Head of Financial Services, Fleishman-Hillard
Katja Rottmann
Head of Brussels Office, Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen im Bundestag
¨Christina Saint Germain Bergquist
PhD student, Stockholm University School of Business
Julie Samnadda
Member of Cabinet of Commissioner McCreevy, European Commission
Ayca Sandikcioglu
Specialist, Capital Markets Board of Turkey
Birgit Sauerzopf
Legal counsel, Oesterreichische Nationalbank OeNB
Siuzana Scerbina-Dalibagiene
Candidate for doctorate, Vytautas Magnus University
Gaëtane Schaeken Willemaers
PhD Candidate, Catholic University of Louvain
Jean-Pierre Schaeken Willemaers
Vice-Chairman, Unit International
Matthias Schmidt-Gerdts
Lawyer, BDI
Michael Schouten
Research Fellow, Columbia Law School
Victoria Sheasby
HSBC
Max Simonis
Strategy, Policy & International Affaires division, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)
Rolf Skog
Company Law Expert, Ministry of Justice
Olga Skripova
PhD student, European Doctorate of Law and Economics
Aud Slettemoen
Legal adviser, Ministry of Justice, Norway
Saskia Slomp
Technical Director, Federation of European Accountants (FEE)
Justyna Sobczk
PhD student, University of Paris I
Olumide Solarin
Accountant, Meteor Mobile Communications Ltd
Marina Stefou
Researcher, ECGTN - University of Genoa
Natalie Stevenson
Advisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Paul Storm
Of counsel, NautaDutilh N.V.
Rodolfo Straub
Member of the Management Committee, SWX Swiss Exchange AG
Jos Streppel
Member of the Executive and Management Board and Chief Financial Officer, AEGON N.V
Ethiopis Tafara
Director of the Office ofInternational Affairs, United States Securities & Exchange Commission
Guillaume Tassin
Research Analyst - Corporate Governance, RiskMetrics Group
Tedesco
RiskMetricsGroup
Pekka Timonen
Director General, Prime Minister´s Office
Vincenzo Troiano
University of Perugia
Hasan Turgay Tursun
EU Expert, Secretariat General for EU Affairs
Daniel Tyraj
Lawyer, Czech National Bank
Nizamettin Ucak
SPECIALIST, Capital Markets Board of Turkey
Corinna Ullrich
European Commission
Stefano Valente
PhD student, Universitŕ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
Antoine Van Cauwenberge
Charge de Mission, CBFA
Lutgart Van den Berghe
Executive Director, Guberna
Isabelle Van Hoorick
European Commission
Lonneke van Ierland
Audit researcher, NOvAA
Cristina Vespro
National Bank of Belgium
Marianna Vologni
Custom research analyst, RiskMetrics Group
Paolo Volpin
Associate Professor of Finance, Institute of Finance and Accounting, London Business School
Ruth Walters
Lawyer, White & Case LLP
Mirella Elisa Wassiluk
Senior Adviser, Norwegian Ministry of Finance, The Financial Markets Departement
Daniela Weber-Rey
Partner, Clifford Chance
Brian Adrian Wessel
Counsellor, Danish Perm Rep
Bengt Westergren
Senior Vice President Corporate & Government Affairs Europe & C.I.S., AIG Companies
Mark Wicker
RiskMetrics
Trelawny Williams
Director, Corporate Finance, Fidelity International
Jaap Winter
Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
David Wright
Deputy Director General for the Internal Market and Services, European Commission
Betty Wu
University of Amsterdam
Joachim Wuermeling
General Manager European and International Affairs, German Insurance Association (GDV)
Eddy Wymeersch
Chairman, CESR
Vivienne Yang
Commercial Secretary, Taipei Representative Office
Liliana Zugo
European Commission

The ECGI is grateful for the sponsorship of the 2008 Conference by: