2017 GCGC

2-3 June 2017

Day 1: Friday 2 June

08.15 Registration & Introduction
Conference Chair: Hideki Kanda (University of Tokyo)
 09.00 Session 1:
Session Chair: Curtis Milhaupt (Columbia Law School)
Common Ownership, Competition and Top Management Incentives
Speaker: Mireia Giné (IESE Business School)
Discussant: Bo Becker (Stockholm School of Economics)
Shareholders and Stakeholders around the World: The Role of Values and Culture in Directors’ Decisions
Speaker: Amir Licht (Radzyner School of Law, Herzliya)
Discussant: Kenichi Ueda (University of Tokyo)
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30 Session 2: 
Session Chair: Allen Ferrell (Harvard University)
Adapting to Radical Change: The Benefits of Short-Horizon Investors
Speaker: Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics)
Discussant: Oren Sussman (Oxford Saïd Business School)
Leviathan Inc. and Corporate Environmental Engagement
Speaker: Pedro Matos (Darden School of Business, Virginia)
Discussant: Alexander Ljungqvist (NYU Stern Business School)
13.30-14.30 Lunch break
 14.30 Session 3: 
Session Chair: Dan Puchniak (National University of Singapore)
Capital Allocation Efficiency of Firms Outside the Business Group
Speaker: Woochan Kim (Korea Business School)
Discussant: Alexander Wagner (Swiss Finance Institute, University of Zurich)
Does Agency Structure Dictate Agency Decisionmaking: Implications of the CFPB’s Design for Administrative Governance
Speaker: Roberta Romano (Yale Law School)
Discussant: Holger Spamann (Harvard Law School)
16.30-17.00 Coffee break
17.00-18.00 Panel: Stewardship Codes
Panel Chair: Marco Becht (Université libre de Bruxelles)
Yasumasa Tahara, Financial Services Agency of Japan
Guy Jubb, former Global Head of Governance & Stewardship, Standard Life Investments Limited.
Ronald J. Gilson (Stanford Law, Columbia Law)
19.00 Reception & Dinner

GCGC is honoured to welcome as dinner speaker, Dr. Takafumi Sato, President, Japan Exchange Regulation (former Commissioner, Financial Services Agency of Japan). Dr. Sato will speak briefly on the subject of: “Disciplining Capital Markets: Roles of Principles”.

Day 2: Saturday 3 June

08.45 Registration & Introduction
Conference Chair: Hideki Kanda (University of Tokyo)
 09.00 Session 1:
Session Chair: Yishay Yafeh (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
The Value of Takeover Defenses
Speaker: Robert Jackson (Columbia Law School)
Discussant: Emiliano Catan (NYU Law School)
Managers’ Personal Bankruptcy Costs and Risk-Taking
Speaker: David Schoenherr (Princeton University)
Discussant: Peng Xu (Hosei University)
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30 Session 2: 
Session Chair: Gen Goto (University of Tokyo)
Minting Capital: The Role of the Corporation
Speaker: Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School)
Discussant: Kon Sik Kim (Seoul National University)
What Drives Corporate Inversions? International Evidence
Speaker: Burcin Col (Pace University)
Discussant: Colleen Honigsberg (Stanford Law School)
13.30-14.30 Lunch break
 14.30-15.30 Panel: The Changing Structure of Ownership
Panel Chair: Gerard Hertig (ETH Zurich)
Elisabeth Bechtold (Zurich Insurance Group)
Tobias Tröger (Goethe University Research Center SAFE)
Curtis Milhaupt (Columbia Law School)
Yupana Wiwattanakantang (NUS Business School, Singapore)
 15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00 Session 3:
Session Chair: Uwe Walz (Goethe Institute, Frankfurt)
Corporate Employee-Engagement and Merger Outcomes
Speaker: Hao Liang (Singapore Management University) Cara Vansteenkiste (Tilburg University)
Discussant: Henry Hansmann (Yale Law School)
Team Stability and Performance: Evidence from Private Equity
Speaker: Francesca Cornelli (London Business School)
Discussant: Ronald Gilson (Stanford Law, Columbia Law)
19.00 Buffet reception

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