Corporate Governance and Banking Union in a transatlantic perspective
Monday, 17th December 2012
National Bank of Belgium, Brussels

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. The organisers are most grateful for the support of the National Bank of Belgium and for the sponsorship of the 2012 conference by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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List of delegates attending

Mr Paul Adamson, Senior European Policy Advisor    
Covington & Burling
Mr Philippe Afendulis, Managing Director    
WikiTree
Mr Dubois Alain, VP    
BNY Mellon
Mr Koen Algoet, Deputy Director    
National Bank of Belgium
Professor Maria Aluchna, Associate Professor    
Warsaw School of Economics
Ms Simona Amati, Director    
Kreab Gavin Anderson
Mr Lars-Olof Andréasson, Legal Counsel    
Nordea Bank AB
Mrs Marie Louise Angenent, Managing Director    
Sivanco NV
Mr Javier Arias, Representative To The E.U    
BBVA EU Affairs Office
Mrs Ana Ines Arizti-Bonaldi, free reporter    
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Mr Pablo Asbo, Associate Director    
Avisa Partners
Dr Judith Ay, Associate    
Brunswick Group
Ms Malan á Dunga, Stagiaire    
The Mission of the Faroes to the EU
Ms Sheila Bair, Former Chair (Speaker)    
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Susan Baker, Financial Attache for Europe    
U.S. Treasury Department
Mr Wouter Baljon, VP Government Affairs    
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mr Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services (Speaker)    
European Commission
Mrs Karin Barthelmes-Wehr, Corporate Secretary    
Initiative Corporate Governance of the German Real Estate Industry
Professor Marco Becht, Executive Director (Speaker)    
ECGI
Mr Luc Begine, Business Aligner    
ASIR Consultants Europe
Mr Adolphe Benoot,    
Chief Engineer (retired)
Mr Stéphane Bernard, Managing Director    
Euroclear Bank
Dr Cécile Bervoets, Legal Officer    
Financial Market Authority
Mr Reinhard Biebel, Policy Co-ordinator Financial Services    
EU Commission
Mr Tom Bila, Strategy Consulting    
BNP Paribas Fortis
Mrs Ellen Bish, Legal Counsel    
ING Bank
Mr Winfrid Blaschke, Senior Economist    
OECD
Mrs Hilde Blomme, Deputy Chief Executive    
Federation of European Accountants (FEE)
Mrs Amelie Bodson, Development Assistant    
GUBERNA
Professor Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business (Speaker)    
Columbia Business School
Mr Jan Boncquet, Senior Legal Counsel    
Ageas
Mr Rudi Bonte, Special representative    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Jean-Pierre Boucquet, Manager    
Belfius Bank
Mr Jan Bouly, Equity Analyst    
CapitalatWork
Mr Eric Boyer de la Giroday, Chairman of Board of Directors    
ING Belgium
Mr Michael Brandstetter, Attaché    
EU Office of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber - Permanent Representati
Ms Annick Bruggeman, Economist    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Henk Bruisten, Assistant General Counsel    
ING Groep N.V.
Dr Diederik Bruloot, Postdoctoral researcher    
University of Ghent
Mrs Isabelle Brumagne, Head of Quarterly national accounts    
National Bank of Belgium
Ms Paola Bruno, Director    
ZCA Advisory Ltd
Mr Jim Brunsden, journalist    
Bloomberg News
Dr Tine Buyl, Post-doctoral researcher    
University of Antwerp
Ms Nadia Calviño, Deputy Director General, DG Internal Market and Services (Speaker)    
European Commission
Dr Paulo Camara, Partner    
Sérvulo e Associados
Professor Marilyn Cane, Professor of Law    
Nova Southeastern University
Mr Michaël Cannau, Mkg Mger Business    
Belfius Bank
Mr Jean-Nicolas Caprasse, European Business Head    
Institutional Shareholder Services
Ms Francesca Carrozza, Advisor    
European Investment Bank
Mr Paulo Casaca, Director    
SADF
Mrs Alessandra Casale, Head of office    
Assonime
Dr Richard Cawley, Economic Advisor    
European Commission
Professor Michele Chang, Professor    
College of Europe
Mr Calin Chira, Head of EU Office    
Association of Romanian Cities
Dr Salome Cisnal de Ugarte, Attorney    
Mayer Brown
Mr Noel Clehane, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs    
BDO
Ms Ann Sofie Cloots, PhD Candidate and Attorney Brussels Bar    
Cambridge University / KULeuven
Mr Eddy Cockshaw, Senior auditor    
BNP Paribas Fortis
Mr Luc Coene, Governor (Speaker)    
National Bank of Belgium
Mrs Marianne Collin, Advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Michael Collins, Managing Director, European Government Affairs    
Citi
Professor Pierre-Henri Conac, Professor of commercial law    
University of Luxembourg
Mr Damien Conem, Attorney-at-law    
Loyens & Loeff
Mr Yannis Constantinides, PHD Student    
Université Paris V
Mrs Anne Copperman, Risk Manager    
National Bank of Belgium
Mrs Ana Costillas, Managing Director    
Cos&Co
Ms Christiane Cunningham, Director European Regulatory Affairs    
Deloitte
Professor Paul Davies, Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law    
University of Oxford
Mr Bruno De Decker, Senior Relationship Manager    
Belfius Bank
Mr Pierre de Lovinfosse, VP Head of Consulting Services    
Clear2Pay
Mr Mirzha de Manuel, Researcher    
CEPS-ECMI
Mr Dirk De Paepe, Advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Georges De Ridder, Head of Documentation Division    
National Bank of Belgium
Ms Maite de Sola, Economist    
National Bank of Belgium
Mrs Heidi De Vos, Account Officer    
National Bank of Belgium
Mrs Veerle De Vuyst, Prudential Policy advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Mrs Pascale Debliquy, Legal Counsel    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Herman Debremaeker, Secretary general    
Deposit Protection Fund Belgium
Mr Patrick Deceuninck, Managing Director    
INVESTA - CBFI
Mr Lukas Decoster, Student    
University of Ghent
Mr Marco Dell'Erba, PhD candidate    
Sorbonne Law School
Professor Jeroen Delvoie, Professor    
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Mr Polydoros Demetriades, Principal Administrator    
European Commission
Emmanuèle Denis, Auditor    
BNP Paribas Fortis
Mr Nico Deprez, Manager Product Management    
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Mr Miguel Damien Desnerck, CEO    
Desnerck Media
Mr Etienne Dessy, Lawyer    
Linklaters LLP
Mr Xavier Deville, Analyste micro-economie    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr David Devlin, Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Leader - Europe    
PwC
Mr Hans Dewachter, Senior advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Professor Mathias Dewatripont, Executive Director (Speaker)    
National Bank of Belgium
Ms Ioana Diaconescu, Economic Analyst, Team Leader    
European Commission
Ms Ann Dirkx, Advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Vivien Djiambou, PhD student    
UCL Mons
Mr Rodney Driver, Researcher    
Goldsmiths, University of London
Mr Marc Duchateau, IT portfolio manager    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Luc Dufresne, Secretary General    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Peter Dyrberg, Resident partner    
Schjodt Brussels
Mrs Gamze Erdem, Advisor    
Turkish Industry & Business Association
Mr Jean-Nicolas Fassin, MBA student / LLM graduate    
London Business School / Columbia Law School
Mr Jonathan Faull, Director General for Internal Market and Services (Speaker)    
European Commission
Mrs Marta Feio, Senior consultant    
Eupportunity
Mr Robert Fernandez, Financial Analyst    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Juliano Ferreira, Legal Advisor    
Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários
Mrs Sofia Galipienso, Manager EU Affairs    
BBVA
Ms Serena Garelli, Associate    
Avisa Partners
Mr Filip Gijsel, Deputy Director    
National Bank of Belgium
Ms Jane Gimber, Account Manager    
Fleishman-Hillard
Mr Leo Goldschmidt, Director    
ECGI
Mr Agnelo Gomes, Internal Controller    
Habib Bank Limited
Professor Jeffrey Gordon, Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law (Speaker)    
Columbia Law School
Ms Deepa Govindarajan-Driver, Lecturer and Visiting Fellow, Henley Business School, ICMA Centre    
University of Reading
Mr Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Member of the European Parliament (Speaker)    
European Parliament
Dr Klaus Gressenbauer, Director of Internal Audit    
European Central Bank
Mr Xavier Guyaux, Consultant    
OptimalConsult
Ms Susannah Haan, Secretary General    
EuropeanIssuers
Mr Jacques Halperin, Partner    
B-management
Mrs Katarzyna Hanula Bobbitt, Public Affairs Officer    
Finance Watch
Mrs Judith Hardt, Secretary General    
Federation of European Securities Exchanges
Mr Ilkka Harju, Director    
Ministry of Finance
Mrs Christiane Hölz, Lawyer    
DSW
Ms Petra Hedengran , Managing Director and General Counsel    
Investor AB
Mr Jean-Baptiste Herbout, Policy Analyst    
European Commission
Professor Dirk Heremans, Emeritus Professor Economics    
KU Leuven
Ms Leticia Hernando, Senior Adviser    
CECA
Mr Jimmy Heyns, Head Client Relations    
Reacfin SA
Mrs Patricia Hollinger, Auditor    
KBC
Mr Jorgen Holmquist, Chairman (Speaker)    
ECGI
Mr Jeroen Hooijer, Head of Unit Corporate Governance    
EU Commission
Mr Chen Chen Hu, PhD Staff    
University of Copenhagen
Mrs Chantal Hublet, Basel 2 Program Management, Senior regulatory expert    
BNPParibas Fortis
Mr Zeljko Ivancevic, Director    
ECS-Brussels
Mrs Sophie Jacobs, Senior Consultant    
Interele European Affairs
Ms Elizabeth Jacobs, Deputy Director of the Office of International Affairs (Speaker)    
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Mr Jyrki Jauhiainen, Counsellor of Legislation    
Ministry of Justice
Mrs Liliane Jonckheere, Secretariat et Logistique    
Service Public Federal des Finances
Mr Chris Jones, EMEA Financial Services Leader    
PwC
Mr Timo Kaisanlahti, Head of Administration and Legal Affairs    
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Mr Luc Kaiser, Coordination Prudential Policy Insurance    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Erich Kandler, Partner    
Deloitte
Mr Benny Kanter, Attorney    
Retired
Dr Christoph Kapfer, Head of International Affairs    
Austrian Financial Market Authority - FMA
Mrs Vanessa Knapp, Partner    
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Mr Dominique Knockaert, Model Risk Supervisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Ms Joanna Kulpa, Academic Assistant    
College of Europe
Mr Bartlomiej Kurcz, Administrator    
European Commission
Mr Tomi Lakkonen, Research Associate    
Institutional Shareholder Services
Ms Irantzu Landibar, International Adviser - Trainee    
CECA
Mr Georg Lanfermann, Partner WP    
KPMG AG
Ms Leena Linnainmaa, Deputy Director General    
Finland Chamber of Commerce
Dr Stefano Lombardo, Assistant Professor    
Free University of Bolzano
Ms Ciara Lonergan, Account Director    
Fleishman-Hillard
Mr Stephen Longden, Second Secretary ECOFIN - Finance    
Permanent Representation of the UK to EU
Professor Jean-Victor Louis, Emeritus Professor    
ULB
Mrs Marie Lubs, Member    
Egmont IRRI
Mr Thibaut Luckel, Senior Consultant    
Afore Consulting
Dr Corrado Malberti, Associate Professor    
University of Luxembourg
Ms Valeria Mancini, Legal Adviser    
European Savings Banks Group
Mr Marc Maréchal, Senior advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Ms Isabelle Marchand, EU Affairs advisor    
Febelfin
Ms Cristina Mariani, Consultant    
Interel European Affairs
Mrs Graziella Marras, Director, Capital Markets Policy    
CFA Institute
Mr Emile Martens, Chief Auditor    
Ageas
Mr Scott Martin, Senior Account Executive    
Fleishman-Hillard
Mr Bart Maselis, Financial analyst    
National Bank of Belgium
Mrs Irina Mateus, Lecturer in Finance and Banking    
BPP Business School
Dr Cesario Mateus, Senior Lecturer in Finance and Banking    
University of Greenwich Business School
Dr Ward Möhlmann, Policy officer    
European Commisison
Mr Pat McArdle, Economist    
EMAC
Mr John Medel, Vice President    
Goldman Sachs
Mr Wilfried Meganck, BD manager    
Master Finance Europe
Professor Rob Melville, Professor of Internal Auditing    
Cass Business School, City University London
Mr Vincent Mermans, Student    
University of Ghent
Mrs Elisabeth Mertens, Trainee Economic Department    
ESBG
Mr Geoffroy Mertens de Wilmars, Managing Director    
Credit Suisse
Ms Francine Messinne, Managing Director    
TriLegal
Mr Markus Metschitzer, European Public Affairs Manager    
BNP Paribas
Mr Stefano Micossi, Director general    
Assonime
Mr Jeremy Miller, Communications Director    
ECGI
Mrs Christine Miller, ECGI Membership and Administration    
ECGI
Professor Geoffrey Miller, Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law, Director, Center for Financial Inst (Speaker)    
New York University School of Law
Mr Bart Minnaert, Controller    
Citibank Belgium
Ms Janet Mitchell, Senior advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr James Modrall, Partner    
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Dr Sabur Mollah, Associate Professor of Finance    
Stockholm University
Mr Peter Montagnon, Senior Investment Adviser    
Financial Reporting Council
Professor Cindy Moons, Professor    
HUBrussel
Mr Giles Motteu, Advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr David Moucheron, CEO    
bpost bank
Mr Federico Mucciarelli, Reader / Associate Professor    
University of London / University of Modena
Mrs Charlotte Munthe Nilsson, Corporate Governance & Compliance    
Investor AB
Mr Laurens Naudts, Student    
University of Ghent
Mr Mario Nava, Acting Director, Financial Institutions Directorate, DG Internal Market and (Speaker)    
European Commission
Mr Jean-Marie Nelissen Grade, Emeritus Professor    
KU Leuven
Mrs Susana Neto, Financial analyst    
Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários
Mr Lee Neumann, Lawyer    
Cabinet Lee Neumann
Mr Gregory Nguyen, Advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Bernard Nicolay, Head of Business Development Investment Solutions Belgium    
BNP Paribas Fortis
Mr Jacob Nielsen, Partner    
cabinetDN
Mr Henri Olivier, Professor    
HEC - University of Liege
Dr Daniel Ostrowski, Public Affairs Manager    
Deutsche Bank AG
Professor Alessio Pacces, Professor of Law and Finance    
Erasmus School of Law
Mr Troy A. Paredes, Commissioner (Speaker)    
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Mrs Magali Paulis, Legal adviser    
National Bank of Belgium
Ms Sandra Penning, Director    
Paris/Ile-de-Frannce chambers of Commerce and Industry
Mr Marc Peters, Advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Marc Pickeur, Advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Anciaux Pierre, External advisor    
FSMA
Mrs Merel Pieters, Deputy Advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Jacques Pisvin, Chief Manager    
Habib Bank Limited
Mr Piero Piu, Head of Division Administration Services    
Municipality of Grimbergen
Professor Sylvain Plasschaert , Emeritus Professor    
KU Leuven
Mr Kersi Framroze Porbunderwalla, Managing Partner    
Copenhagen Compliance
Ms Caroline Priester, Referent    
Austrian Federal Economic Chamber/Division Bank and Insurance
Mrs Lisa Rabbe, Managing Director & Head of Public Policy EMEA    
Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited
Mrs Marianne Raick, Chief Financial Officer    
Selligent
Ms Audrone Railaite, Department director    
Ministry of Economy
Ms Wendy Reed, Director    
PwC
Mr Jean-Jacques Rey, Honorary Executive Director    
National Bank of Belgium
Ms Beatrice Richez-Baum, Secretary General    
ecoDa
Mr Donald Ricketts, Head of Financial Services, Vice President & Partner, Director    
Fleishman-Hillard
Mr Luc Rifflet, Senior Auditor-Supervisor    
Court of Audit Belgium
Professor Wolf-Georg Ringe, Professor of Law    
Copenhagen Business School
Mrs Claudia Ritter, Managing Director    
Cleverland
Mrs Noémi Robert, Project Manager    
Federation of European Accountants (FEE)
Dr Stijn Rocher, Attaché    
VBO-FEB
Mr Andy Roland, Advisor    
PwC
Mr Bertrand Rossert, Head of Governance & Policy Coordination    
European Investment Bank
Professor Markus Roth, Professor    
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Mr Jacques Rousseaux, Chairman Auditcommittee    
Befimmo
Mr David Rubens, Securities Settlement Manager    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Eirikur H Sanderson, Student    
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Andre Sapir, Professor of Economics and Chair of the ESRB Advisory Committee (Speaker)    
Solvay Brussels School
Mr Juha Sarin, Associate    
Institutional Shareholder Services
Mr Manuel Sastre, Member    
CEOE
Mr Jean-Pierre Schaeken Willemaers, Advisory Board    
Institut Thomas More
Dr Pierre Schammo, Lecturer    
Manchester
Mr Peter Schellinck, Chairman    
Schellter Strategy Consulting
Ms Barbara Schmickler, Assistent    
Konrad-Adeanuer-Stiftung
Mr Hans Schwab, Managing Director    
Iulia Invest
Mrs My-Van Schwab, Managing Director    
Iulia Invest
Mr Alexandros Seretakis, Phd Student    
University of Luxembourg
Ms Mary Anne Serrelli, Manager Corporate Activities    
BNL BNP Paribas
Mr Dominique Servais, Head of International and Eurosystem Coordination department    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Leonardo Sforza, Managing Director    
MSLGROUP
Professor Mathias Siems, Professor of Commercial Law    
Durham University
Ms Vaida Sinusaite, Head of Company Law Division    
Ministry of Economy
Mr Dirk Slaats, Head International Cooperation Group    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Jan Smets, Director    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Tom Snels, Policy Officer    
European Commission
Mr João Soares da Silva, Chairman    
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
Mr Andrei Solomin, Chief Executive Advisor    
KPMG
Michelle Soupart, Secretary    
Compagnie Financière Eternit
Mr Simon Squire, Associate    
Novares
Mr Nicolas Staner, Adviser    
National Bank of Belgium
Ms Ruta Steckiene, Attache    
Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
Ms Gabriele Steinhauser, Reporter    
The Wall Street Journal
Mr Harald Stieber, Economist    
European Commission, DG ECFIN
Mr Philippe Stoclet, Retired    
Retired
Ms Anne-Françoise Struyven, Advisor Basel 2 Credits    
BNP Paribas Fortis
Mr Gilles Stuer, Legal Counsel    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Chris Sunt, Partner    
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Ms Sabrina Symoens, Student    
University of Ghent
Mr Jarkko Syyrilä, Deputy Director General    
EFAMA
Mr Thierry Thuysbaert, Adviser    
National Bank of Belgium
Professor Michel Tison, Professor, Financial Law Institute    
University of Ghent
Mr Valère Tordeur, Manager    
Verzekeringen Tordeur
Mr Pierre Troquet, Professeur de Finance Honoraire    
ESCG
Mrs Inge Van de Paer, Advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Mrs Jeannine Van De Voorde,    
AIG
Mr Peter Van den Brande, Principal    
A.T. Kearney
Mr Michaël Van Dorpe, Eurosystem Coordinator    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Luk van Eylen, General Manager Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs    
KBC
Mr Marcel Van Geel, Professor Emeritus    
University of Antwerp
Professor Cynthia Van Hulle, Professor    
FEB-KUL
Mr Christophe Van Nieuwenhuyze, Economist    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Bart Van Pee, Student    
KU Leuven
Mr Kurt Van Raemdonck, Advisor    
National Bank of Belgium
Mr Philip Van Steenwinkel, Counsel    
Stibbe CVBA
Ms Lore Vanclooster, PhD Student    
KU Leuven
Mr Hans Verbert, Senior Economist    
European Central Bank
Professor David Veredas, Professor    
ECARES - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Professor Herman Verwilst, Professor    
University of Ghent
Dr Jean-Jacques Viala, Scientific counsellor    
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Ms Amy Wang, Treasury Specialist    
Toyota Motor Europe
Ms Joan Watson, CEO    
Joan Watson Consulting
Mrs Daniela Weber-Rey, Partner    
Clifford Chance
Mr Herbert Weynand, Head of Corporate Banking    
Banque LBLux S.A.
Mrs Joan Willemen, Senior Legal Counsel    
Ageas
Ms Veronica Williams, Lawyer    
European Research Council
Ms Lara Wolters, Consultant    
Afore Consulting
Ms Fiona Wright, Director    
cabinetDN
Professor Eddy Wymeersch, Founder, Financial Law Institute (Speaker)    
University of Ghent Law School
Mr Richard Young, Head of Regulatory Affairs    
SWIFT
Ms Elina Yrgård, Legal Counsel, EU Affairs    
NASDAQ OMX
Mr George Zavvos, Legal Adviser,Legal Service    
European Commission
Mr Florian Zinoecker, Head of Corporate Governance    
European Stability Mechanism
Mr Patrick Zurstrassen, Chairman    
ecoDa