Day 1 Program

Hosted by the Centre for Business Law and Practice, School of Law Leeds
in partnership with Centre for Comparative Corporate Governance (Deakin Law School)
and financial support by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

University of Leeds

2018 ICGL Forum
15-16 January 2018

Boards of Directors: Composition and Process

Monday 15 January 2018
09.00 ­– 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:45 General welcome:
Prof. Alastair Mullis
Head of School
School of Law, University of Leeds
09:45 – 10:00 Welcome from Profs Joan Loughrey (Centre for Business Law and Practice, School of Law, University of Leeds and Jean Du Plessis (Director, Centre for Comparative Corporate Governance (CCCG), Deakin Law School
10:00 – 11:15 Session 1: Regulating Boards

Prof. Christopher M Bruner (University of Georgia)
Contextual corporate governance: Tailoring board independence rules by industry

Prof. Junhai Liu (Renmin University of China, Beijing)
The theory and practice of the boards of directors in China

11:15 – 11:30 Refreshments
11:30 – 13.00 Session 2: Board Composition and Corporate Governance

Dr Jeroen Veldman (Cass Business School, City University, London)
Beyond the two-tier board

Prof. Véronique Magnier (Paris Sud University, Paris)
Boards make-up in France : A new corporate paradigm, for which governance?

Prof. Sang Yop Kang (Peking University, Beijing))
Board composition and independent directors in Korea (TBC)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.15 Session 3: Wider Representation – Gender, Employees and Stakeholders

Prof. Souichirou Kozuka (Gakushuin University, Tokyo)
Corporate governance as fashion? Japan’s efforts to change the ‘insiders’ community’

Prof. Cindy Schipani (University of Michigan, US)
Board composition and the role of gender diversity

 Refreshments (15.00-15.15)

Prof. Irene-Marie Esser (University of Glasgow, UK)
Disclosure vs Participation: Models of Stakeholder Representation in Corporate Decision-Making

Dr Andreas Rühmkorf  (University of Sheffield)
The interest of the company in German public limed companies: Opportunities and barriers for the promotion of sustainable development? 

16:15 –17.00 Session 4: Panel Discussion
17.00 – 17:15 Closing Remarks

Day 2 Program