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    11.01.12 IBL Roundtable: Regulatory Responses to Aspects of the Global Financial Crisis: the UK Stewardship Code as A Case Study - CANCELLED
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    This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

    Thursday, November 1
    5:30 - 7:30 pm

    Student Lounge
    250 Joralemon Street

    Open to the BLS Community only.

    Sponsored by the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law and the Brooklyn Business Law Association

    Recent reforms in the U.S. (Dodd-Frank Act) and reviews of UK and European corporate governance (such as Walker, Kay, Vickers, etc.) suggest poor governance is partly to blame for the global financial crisis. Some reforms have been instigated already but to what effect? Are we resorting to quick fixes? How should the interests of investors, private and public bodies, government and regulators be balanced in the short, medium, long, and indeed very long term? Take the UK Stewardship Code, for example, the first of its kind in the world. The Code seeks to encourage better dialogue between shareholders and company boards. Given the UK market's role as a governance paragon, the code principles will be critical to practices of good stewardship taking root globally. But over two years since it was first  introduced what is the evidence so far from the UK? What has been the response from investors?  And more widely, are good stewardship and innovation on balance promoted by more regulation or hindered by it, nationally and internationally?
    Professor Arad Reisberg, visiting Brooklyn Law School for the Fall 2012 semester, will speak at this roundtable. He is currently a Reader in Corporate and Financial Law and Vice Dean for Research at the University College London (UCL). He is also the Director of the Centre for Commercial Law. He has been a full-time member of the faculty since September 2006. He was formerly a Senior Arts Scholar and a Tutor at Pembroke College Oxford, where he taught law at six colleges at Oxford University between 2001-2005. He has also been a Visiting Lecturer at Oxford University and a Lecturer at Warwick Law School. He is the recipient of numerous academic scholarships and awards and has written widely on shareholder remedies and directors' duties. He is an Academic Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute, a co-editor of Pettet's Company Law, sits on the editorial boards of the Journal International Corporate Rescue and the Journal of Corporate Ownership and Control, and is a contributing author to Annotated Companies Legislation (Oxford University Press).

    For more information, please contact Jennifer Scott '13 at

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