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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.

Introductory Documentation

  • Agenda
  • 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
    - speech
    - outline
    - supporting paper

Papers presented

Country Contributions

 

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