The Future of Corporate Governance
The 21st Annual Law and Business Conference
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Law School and Ghent Law School
May 17-18, 2019
Thursday, May 16
6:30 p.m. Dinner at Giovanni’s (909 20th Ave. South) (walking distance from conference hotel)
Friday, May 17
8:00 – 8:45 Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 Greetings from the Deans of Vanderbilt and Ghent Law Schools
9:00 – 10:30 Panel 1: Tenure Voting and Other Shareholder Voting Mechanisms
- Paul Edelman, Wei Jiang and Randall Thomas, Will Tenure Voting Give Corporate Managers Lifetime Tenure?
- Marco Becht, Loyalty Shares with Tenure Voting - Does the Default Rule Matter? Evidence from the Loi Florange Experiment
- Christoph Van der Elst, Voting Behavior of Different Shareholder Classes
Commentator: Josh White, Owen Graduate School of Management
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 Panel 2: Litigation and Enforcement
- Amanda Rose, Cutting Class Action Agency Costs: Lessons from the Public Company
- Stephen Choi, Plaintiffs’ Attorneys’ Fees in Securities Class Actions
- Adam Badawi, How Informative is the Text of Securities Complaints?
Commentator: Craig Lewis, Owen School of Management
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch at the Loews Vanderbilt
1:15 to 2:00 Keynote Address: Wei Jiang, Proxy Contests in an Era of Shareholder Activism: What Do Institutional Investors Do?
2:15 – 3:45 Panel 3: International Corporate Governance Developments
- Martin Gelter, Letting Companies Choose Between One-Tier and Two-Tier Board Models: An Empirical Analysis of European Jurisdictions
- Marc Goergen, Trust and Shareholder Voting
- Hans De Wulf/Ana Taleska, Shareholder Activism in Europe: Facts and the Impact of Market Abuse and Takeover Regulation
Commentator: James Cox, Duke School of Law
4:00-5:30 Panel 4: New Corporate Governance Issues
- Morgan Ricks, Insider Trading, “Property Rights” in Information, and the Cost of Capital
- Michel Tison, Regulation of EU Bank Resolution and National Insolvency Law
- Margaret Blair, Is the Publicly-Traded Corporate Sector Really In Decline?
Commentator: Chuck Whitehead, Cornell School of Law
Satuurday, May 18
9:30 – 11:00 Panel 5: Emerging Topics in Financial Regulation
- Yesha Yadav, The Myth of Risk Free Markets
- Dan Awrey, The Peculiar Divergence of Lender of Last Resort Regimes in the U.S. and U.K.
- Chris Brummer, What Should Be Disclosed in an Initial Coin Offering?
Commentator: Christina Skinner, Wharton School of Business
11:30 – 1:00 Informal Lunch at Nada’s (across the street from the law school)
If you have questions, please contact Vanderbilt Law & Business Program Coordinator,