Shareholder Engagement:
What is 'Appropriate'?
European Corporate Governance Institute
Thursday, 15th December 2011
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington DC

The Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union
A free all-day conference under the auspices of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the European Commission, organised by the European Corporate Governance Institute and the Columbia Law School. With Poland holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the organisers are most grateful for the support of the Polish Embassy in Washington and for the sponsorship of the 2011 conference by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
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Summing up

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Professor Marco Becht
Professor of Finance and Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, ECGI Executive Director and ECGI Fellow

Eric Pan
Associate Director, Office of International Affairs,U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Eric Ducoulombier
Acting Head, Company Law, Corporate Governance and Financial crime Unit, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission

Professor Ronald Gilson
Marc & Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business, Columbia Law School, Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School and ECGI Fellow


Introduction and Keynote speech Policy Implications and Keynote speech Hedge Fund Activism and 'Patient Capital'
Barriers to Institutional Investor Engagement
Summing up
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Ronald Gilson, Jeff Gordon and Marco Becht Session panel Julian Franks Horst Eidenm├╝ller Session panel
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Mary Schapiro Session Q & A Brandon Rees  
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  Nadia Calvino Q & A Luigi Zingales
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