The Sixth Eurasia Corporate Governance Roundtable Meeting and the joint meeting of South East Europe and Eurasia Corporate Governance Roundtables were held in Istanbul on 15 and 16 February 2006.
The Eurasia meeting focused on stock-taking of recent developments and future reforms in the corporate governance reform process in Eurasia and enforcement through securities regulators and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
The joint meeting of the two Roundtables focused on the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises and the corporate governance of banks, topics of great relevance to both regional Roundtables.
The Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) co-hosted the meetings which were organised in co-operation with the World Bank Group with the support of the Global Corporate Governance Forum and the Japanese Government.
DAY 1: Joint Meeting Corporate Governance Roundtable South East Europe & Eurasia
Session 1: Why is Good Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises Important?
Introduction to the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises
Mathilde Mesnard, Administrator, Corporate Affairs Division, OECD
Session 2: The State As A Shareholder
Corporate Governance of SOEs in Central Asia: A Comparative View
Cyril Lin, Managing Director, IFG Development Initiatives Ltd., United Kingdom
Session 3: Boards of State-Owned Enterprises
Distinctive Features of the Corporate Governance in SOEs
Thomas S. Geiran, Deputy Director, Department of Ownership, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Norway
Enrique Sanchez-Armass, Senior Corporate Governance Officer, IFC
Session 4: The Role of Banks in Corporate Governance
The Basel Committee's Guidance on Corporate Governance of Banks
Kirk Odegard, Member of Secretariat, Bank for International Settlements: presentation available on request firstname.lastname@example.org
DAY 2: 6th meeting of the Eurasian Corporate Governance Roundtable
Agenda (English) (Russian forthcoming)
Opening Remarks: Eimon Ueda, Head, Outreach Unit for Financial Sector Reform, OECD
Session 1: Recent Developments and Future Reforms
Effective Disclosure and Redress in Eurasia. Where Do We Stand?
Gian Piero Cigna, Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Session 2: Mechanisms for the Enforcement of Corporate Governance Rules
Henry Schiffman, Consultant to International Financial Institutions
Session 3: Enforcement of Corporate Governance Rules - The Securities Regulators' and Judiaciary's Role
Effective Enforcement in Insider Trading and Market Manipulation
Jens Fürhoff, Head of Department for Cross-Sectoral Affairs, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, Germany
Ayush Bazar, Head of Finance and Investment Department, Securities and Exchange Commission, Mongolia
Session 4:Enforcement of Corporate Governance Rules – Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
Alternative Dispute Resolution – How Effective Is It Likely to Be?
Alum Bati, Partner, Salans, and Honorary Legal Adviser to the British Ambassador, Azerbaijan