LUISS Guido Carli, in cooperation with Leiden University and under the aegis of the Centre for European Company Law (CECL), has launched its first Summer School on European and Comparative Company Law, which will take place in Rome, from July 7 to July 19, 2014. Several people associated with the concentration (Luca Enriques, Nomura Visiting Professor of International Financial Systems in 2012-2013 at HLS, where he taught Comparative Corporate Governance in the Concentration, Jan Lieder, LL.M. ’09, Pavlos Masouros, LL.M. ’09, Federico Raffaele, LL.M. ’12) will be on the faculty for the event. If you or someone you know might be interested in this program, please go to the website for more information. http://summercompanylaw.luiss.it/
This post comes from Sergio Gilotta, LL.M. 09. Sergio is currently assistant professor at the University of Bologna. Luca Enriques is currently a professor at LUISS, in Rome, and will shortly join Oxford. Luca co-taught the concentration at Harvard in 2012–2013.
In a recent paper, prof. Luca Enriques and I discuss the role of disclosure in financial market regulation. Focusing mainly on issuer disclosure, we recall the various goals that academics and policymakers associate to disclosure-based regulatory techniques and discuss the rationales in support of mandatory, as opposed to voluntary, disclosure. We highlight the limits of disclosure as a regulatory technique and the costs – both direct and indirect – it involves. We conclude by addressing few selected issues that, in our view, are particularly representative of the challenges that today’s policymakers face in the area of mandatory disclosure.
The paper is a draft chapter for a forthcoming volume, The Oxford Handbook on Financial Regulation, edited by Eilís Ferran, Niamh Moloney, and Jennifer Payne, (Oxford University Press) and can be found in full text here.
Robert Nii Arday Clegg, LLM ’14 is the Founder and Head of Chambers at Clegg & Associates, a law firm in Accra, Ghana.
On Thursday March 27, 2014, the “Daily Graphic”, Ghana’s biggest-selling newspaper published a full-page opinion piece written by Robert with the title, “The Type of Corporate Lawyer Ghana Needs”. In this article, Robert, who received his legal training in Ghana and practiced there for 7 years before coming to Harvard Law School, argues that the time has come for the Ghanaian corporate lawyer to acquire a new skill set.
As he points out, Ghana’s fast developing economy has made it an attractive destination for global business requiring the services of world-class corporate lawyers. He thus believes that legal education and training must be upgraded to give corporate law students skills in analytical methods, business strategy and corporate governance. To him, these would enable Ghana to develop local talent in order to meet a whole array of corporate needs including the commercial courts, securities market, businesses, law-making and top-notch transactional legal advisory services.
The full text of the article can be found here.
New Rules for Corporate Groups in Europe (Fordham’s Corporate Law Center, March 27, 2014). This post comes from Tobias Tröger, LLM’04.
Tobias is currently a Professor of Private Law, Trade and Business Law, Jurisprudence at Goethe-University Frankfurt, Institute of Private-and Business Law.
On Thursday, March 27, Tobias Tröger (LL.M. 04) will give a talk at Fordham’s Corporate Law Center on “New Rules for Corporate Groups in Europe” as part of the “Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series”.
The talk will address two aspects of the European Commission’s Action Plan and its imminent implementation that focus on specific issues of corporate groups. The proposed rules on related party transactions will be evaluated with a particular view to institutional investors’ corporate governance preferences. Furthermore, the Commission’s intention to allow a parent company to push through measures serving the “group interest” vis-à-vis subsidiaries will be evaluated with regard to investor protection.
More information on the event here.
— Anastasia Tolu, Corporate Governance site administrator
March 26, 2014
Federico Raffaele is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Corporate Law, LUISS, Rome as well as an associate at Bonelli Erede Pappalardo. He is a graduate of HLS LLM’12.
Once again I want to signal the following teaching/research opportunities which I hope you may find of some interest.
The second edition of the “LL.M. in Business and Company Law: European and International Perspectives”, the program LUISS Guido Carli School of Law (Rome, Italy) – my University - launched last year, is starting. A broad range of topics as well as of countries is covered (please refer to the attached document). In my capacity as member of the Steering Committee, I’m therefore delighted to invite to Rome those of you who may be interested in giving one or more lectures on his/her own country with regard to the most significant and up-to-date trends in corporate governance.
During the first edition of the LL.M., many former Concentrators – including Jan Lieder, Enga Kameni, Alexander Zalivako, Pavlos Masouros – came to Rome and held some classes. It was a mutually-enriching experience and a great chance to see again some friends and to meet with very talented people.
In addition, please consider also our call for Visiting Professors, whose deadline is actually approaching, in case you are interested in coming to LUISS for research and teaching purposes (min. stay 1 month – max. 6 months/1 year). More detailed info may be found at http://www.luiss.edu/faculty-staff/visiting-professors.
Please let me know if you are considering the foregoing opportunities so that we can arrange your coming to Rome in 2014.
Meantime, I wish you a happy (and a bit Italian…) new year!
The attached document can be accessed here.
— Anastasia Tolu, Corporate Governance site administrator
January 28, 2014