Corporate governance principles
Conference on Company Law Reform in OECD Countries: A Comparative Outlook of Current Trends
The OECD organised a conference in Stockholm, Sweden, on 7-8 December 2000, to
- Provide Member countries with a comparative update of company law reform in OECD countries;
- Provide an opportunity for government officials and other experts involved in company law reform to share their experiences and develop a dialogue in a rapidly evolving policy area;
- Allow for the input of top-level academic expertise into the comparative policy debate;
- Provide input to the OECD's ongoing work in related areas, including corporate governance.
The conference identified three topical issues that should be subject to further examination: the impact of new information and communication technology on company law; company law and financial markets, and; company law and company growth.
- Issues Note
- Background Overview, by Professor Eddy Wymeersch, University of Ghent, Belgium
- Welcome Address, by Mr. William Witherell, Director, Directorate for Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs, OECD.
- Welcome Address, by Mr. Bo Svensson, Supreme Court Justice and Chair Swedish Company Law Committee.
- Keynote Speech: Modern Company Law Problems - A European Perspective, by Prof. Klaus J. Hopt, Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law, Hamburg, Germany
- Keynote Address: The Role of the Judiciary in Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Economic Goals by Honorable E. Norman Veasey Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
- supporting paper
- General Meetings in Listed Companies - New Challenges and Opportunities by Prof. Dr. Theodor Baums, Institute for Banking Law, Johann Wolfgang -Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- The Capital Structure of the Company - The Regulator's Perspective by Mr. Philippe Lambrecht, Legal Counsel, Banking and Finance Commission, Belgium
- Defensive measures adopted by the board: Current European Trends by Paulo Câmara, Deputy Director, Primary Markets Division, Portuguese Securities Markets Commission, Assistant Professor, Lisbon Faculty of Law
- Employee Participation on the Company Board: The Swedish Experience by Professor Anders Victorin, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University
- Corporate Ownership and Control - Law Reform and the Contestability of Corporate Control, by Professor Guido Ferrarini, Centre for Law and Finance, University of Genoa
- Capital Structure: Some Legal and Policy Issues, by Professor Stewart C. Myers, MIT Sloan School of Management
- The Board of Directors: Composition, Structure, Duties and Powers by Paul L Davies, Cassel Professor of Commercial Law, London School of Economics and Political Science