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Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series


The Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Fordham Law Office of International & Non-J.D. Programs and the Corporate Law Center. This series, established in 2010, invites distinguished international scholars to present current research on issues in global financial law.

Spring 2014 Offerings

March 27, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 430B/C
Tobias Tröger
Professor of Private Law, Trade and Business Law, Jurisprudence Goethe-University Frankfurt
Institute of Private-and Business Law

April 10, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 430B/C
Pierre-Henri Conac
Professeur de droit commercial
Faculté de Droit, d'Économie et de Finance
Université du Luxembourg

Past Programs

Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series
Our inaugural program in Fall 2010 brought two distinguished visiting international scholars to the law school.  This series invites speakers from Latin America, Europe and the Middle East to present current research on issues in global financial law to faculty, students and alumni.

October 13, 2010 (Inaugural presentation)
Daniel Awrey, Columbia Law School Visiting Scholar, University Lecturer in Law & Finance and Fellow, Linacre College, Oxford University
“Financial Innovation: Governance and Regulatory Challenges”

November 3, 2010
Mariana Pargendler, Fundação Getulio Vargas School of Law at São Paulo, Brazil
“One Hat Too Many? State Ownership and Corporate Governance in Comparative Perspective"

March 2, 2011
Francisco Reyes Villamizar, Universidad Javeriana, Francisco Reyes & Asociados, Bogota Colombia
"A New Policy Agenda for Latin American Company Law"

April 6, 2011
Heribert Hirte, Full Professor at the University of Hamburg, Chair of Civil, Commercial and Business Law, and Acting Director of the Institute of Commercial, Shipping and Business Law
“Bankers’ Bonuses: A Comparative Perspective”

Now in its second year, the program invites distinguished international scholars to present current research to Fordham Law faculty, students and alumni. A lively interchange between the audience and the speaker follows the presentation. Following is a list of this past year’s speakers:

Fall 2011

• M & A in Brazil: Legal and Economic Aspects
José Ricardo de Bastos Martins, Peixoto e Cury Avogados (São Paulo, Brazil)

• The Law & Finance of Share Repurchases
Mathias M. Siems, Professor of Commercial Law, Durham University (UK), Research Associate with Centre for Business Research at University of Cambridge (UK)

• Minority Directors in Listed Corporations: A Comparison of U.S. and European Recent Developments
Marco Ventoruzzo, Professor at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), Director, Ph.D. in Corporate and Business Law Program, and Vice-Director, Paolo Baffi Research Center

Spring 2012

• Recent Developments in Italian & European Small Business Companies
Michele Perrino, Professor of Commercial and Company Law at the University of Palermo and Senior Partner at Studio Legale Perrino & Associati

• We are the National Champions: Understanding the Mechanisms of State Capitalism in China
Curtis J. Milhaupt, Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law and Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law at Columbia Law School

• Microcredit: Money, Morality, and Myth
Shruti Rana, Associate Professor at University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law