Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht, Deutsches und Europäisches Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht

    8th ECFR Symposium (2013)

    Program of the 8th ECFR Symposium


    8:30am: Registration of participants

    9:00am: Opening remarks
    Piergaetano Marchetti Professor, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy
    Heribert Hirte Professor, University of Hamburg, Germany

    9:15am: Morning Session I: Corporate Groups in the new Action Plan (COM [2012], 740 final)
    President: Heribert Hirte

    The Regulation of Groups in the European Model Company Act (EMCA)
    Pierre-Henri Conac Professor, University of Luxemburg, Luxemburg

    A Practitioner’s View from the Netherlands
    Erich Vermeulen Professor of Law and Management [Faculty of Law, Tilburg University], Professor of Financial Market Regulation [Tilburg Law and Economics Center] and Vice President Philips Corporate Legal Department [Corporate and Financial Law Group], Philips N.V., Eindhoven, Netherlands

    Groups of Companies based on Contracts in Italy. Considerations in the Light of the Action Plan
    Luigi Bianchi Professor, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy

    –11:15am Morning break–

    11:30am: Morning Session II: Insolvency of Corporate Groups
    President: Maarten Kroeze Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    The Endless Problem of Enterprise Groups‘ Insolvency
    Arie Van Hoe Ph.D. candidate, Universiteit Antwerpen, Faculteit Rechten, Antwerp, Belgium

    The “COMI” Concept in the Revision of the European Insolvency Regulation
    Dario Latella Professor, Università degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy

    Efficient Administration of Enterprise Groups under the Proposed Revised Regulation: Procedural vs. Substantive Consolidation?
    Irit Mevorach Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Nottingham, England

    –1:00pm Lunch break–

    2:30pm: Afternoon Session I: Insolvency of Corporate Groups (continued)
    President: Holger Fleischer Professor, Max- Planck Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg, Germany

    The Role of Shareholders in the Insolvency of a Company
    Lorenzo Stanghellini Professor, University of Firenze, Florence, Italy

    Cooperation between Liquidators and Courts in Insolvency Proceedings of Related Companies under the Proposed Revised EIR Michele Reumers Assistant Professor, Open Universiteit, The Netherlands

    –4:15pm Afternoon break–

    4:30pm Afternoon Session II: The Proper Role of Shareholders
    President: Marco Ventoruzzo Professor, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy and Penn State Dickinson School of Law, USA, Scientific Member Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg

    European Challenges for Institutional Shareholder Engagement
    Hanne Søndergård Birkmose Associate Professor, PhD, Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences, Denmark

    Defining the Optimal Scope of Decision- Making Authority of the Shareholders Meeting Sofie Cools S.J.D. candidate Harvard Law School; PhD Fellow University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

    Active Shareholders in Takeover Law – The Action Plan and Beyond
    Martin Winner Professor Vienna University
    of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria

    Acting in Concert in Italy from Disclosure Regime to Mandatory Offers
    Chiara Mosca Assistant Professor, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy

    6:00pm End of conference