Post-enlargement European Company Law: convergence or divergence in the age of competition for corporate charters?

PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE Cracow, 6, 7, 8 January 2005

Speech - 20 min.
Statement - 10 min

  • 6 January 2005
    • Panel 1. The New Geography of Corporate Europe
      • 10.00 - 10.10
        Welcome by Dr. Arkadiusz Radwan, Modrzewski Cracow College; Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University Cracow; Hauser Research Scholar, New York University School of Law, Poland
      • 10.10 - 10.30
        Speech 1.1. Legal history, foreign inspirations, recent developments and current system of Romanian company law by Prof. Radu N. Catana, Chancellor, Faculty of Law, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca; Attorney-at-Law, Romania
      • 10.30 - 10.50
        Speech 1.2. Legal history, foreign inspirations, recent developments and current system of Estonian company law by Andres Vutt, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, Estonia
      • 10.50 - 11.00
        Statement 1.1. Legal history, foreign inspirations, recent developments and current system of Polish company law by Mr. Jacek Sokołowski, European College for Doctoral Studies, Heidelberg-Mainz-Cracow, Poland
    • Panel 2. Ownership structure and control of New Europe
      • 11.50 - 12.10 Keynote address Ownership Strucuture and Ownership in New Europe by Dr. Rafał Stroiński, Law Faculty, Uniwersity of Warsaw, Poland
      • 12.10 - 12.30 Speech 2.1. The ownership structure and control of corporate Poland by Mr. Maciej Dzierżanowski, Polish Forum for Corporate Governance; The Gdansk Institute for Market Economics, Poland
      • 12.50 - 13.10
        Speech 2.2. The ownership structure and control of corporate Slovakia by Dr. Tomáš Illeš, Department of Busines and Economic Law, Universitry of Kosice, Slovakia and by Dr. Danes Brzica, Institute of Slovak and World Economy, Bratislava, Czech Republic
      • 13.10 - 13.30 Speech 2.3. The ownership structure and control of corporate Slovenia by Dr. Aleksandra Gregorič, Ljubljana University, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
    • Panel 3. Corporate Governance
      • 15.40 - 16.00 Keynote address by Prof. Christoph Van der Elst, Ghent University, Belgium
      • 16.00 - 16.20 Speech 3.1. Management and internal supervision in Cypriot company law: structure, appointment and powers, discretion in takeover context by Mr. Pavlos Aristodemou, Attorney-at-Law, Michael Kyprianou & Associates, Nicosia - Limassol - Paphos ?Larnaca, Cyprus
      • 16.20 - 16.30
        Statement 3.1. Management and internal supervision in Lithuanian company law: structure, appointment and powers, discretion in takeover context by Mrs. Inga Martinkute, Attorney-at-Law, Partner at SMA Law Firm, Vilnius, Lithuania
      • 17.20 - 17.40
        Speech 3.2. Management and internal supervision in Polish company law: structure, hierarchy vs. collegiality, monitoring, independence of non executive directors/supervisory board by Dr. Krzysztof Oplustil, Institute for Economic Policy, Jagiellonian University Cracow; Humboldt Research Scholar, University of Heidelberg Law School, Poland
      • 17.40 - 17.50
        Statement 3.2a. Management and internal supervision in Estonian company law: structure, hierarchy vs. collegiality, monitoring, independence of non executive directors / supervisory board by Andres Vutt, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, Estonia
      • 17.50 - 18.00
        Statement 3.2b. Management and internal supervision in Hungarian company law: structure, hierarchy vs. collegiality, monitoring, independence of non executive directors / supervisory board by Prof. András Kisfaludi, Head of the Civil Law Department, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
      • 18.20 - 18.40
        Speech 3.3. Shareholder democracy and decision making in Czech corporation: powers and voting by Dr. Bohumil Havel, Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic
      • 18.40 - 18.50
        Statement 3.3. Shareholder democracy and decision making in Romanian company: powers and voting by Prof. Radu N. Catana, Chancellor, Faculty of Law, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca; Attorney-at-Law, Romania
  • 7 January 2005
    • Panel 3. Panel 3. Corporate Governance (continuation)
      • 09.30 - 9.50
        Speech 3.4. External corporate governance in Estonia: takeovers, institutional investors, worker codetermination by Mr. Matti Kauppi, Attorney-at-Law, Nordic Law, WTC-Helsinki, Assistant Professor, International University of Concordia Audentes of Tallinn, Finland
      • 09.50 - 10.00 Statement 3.4. External corporate governance in Latvia: takeovers, institutional investors, worker codetermination by Mr. Theis Klauberg, Attorney-at-Law, bnt Klauberg Krauklis; Senior Lecturer at the Riga Graduate School of Law, Germany
      • 10.20 - 10.50
        Speech 3.5. Minority protection in Latvia: monitoring, information, litigation by Mr. Theis Klauberg, Attorney-at-Law, bnt Klauberg Krauklis; Senior Lecturer at the Riga Graduate School of Law, Germany
      • 10.50 - 11.00
        Statement 3.5a. Minority protection in Slovenia: monitoring, information, litigation by Mrs. Laura Tjasa Struc, Researcher, Institute for Central and Eastern European Business Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Slovenia
      • 11.00 - 11.10
        Statement 3.5b. Minority protection in Slovakia: monitoring, information, litigation by Prof. Maria Patakyova, Extraord. Professor, Depart. of Commercial, Financial and Economic Law Comenius University, Bratislava; Attorney-at-Law, Slovakia and by Dr. Andrea Cehláriková, Attorney-at-Law, Patent Agent, Translator, Trnava, Slovakia
    • Panel 4. Creditor Protection
      • 11.50 - 12.10 Keynote address by Prof. Gerard Hertig, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - ETH Zurich, Switzerland
      • 12.10 - 12.30
        Speech 4.1. Capital formation in Polish company law: minimum capital, par value / no par value shares, contributions in kind, services by Dr. Arkadiusz Radwan, Modrzewski Cracow College; Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University Cracow; Hauser Research Scholar, New York University School of Law, Poland
      • 12.30 - 12.40
        Statement 4.1. Capital formation in Cypriot company law: minimum capital, par value / no par value shares, contributions in kind, services by Emily Yiolitis, Director/Legal Consultant, Totalserve Management Ltd., Limassol, Cyprus
      • 15.00 - 15.20
        Speech 4.2. Capital maintenance in Hungary: Limitations on assets distributions, Consequences of unlawful distributions, own shares, financial assistance by Prof. András Kisfaludi, Head of the Civil Law Department, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
      • 15.20 - 15.30
        Statement 4.2a. Capital maintenance in Latvia: Limitations on assets distributions, Consequences of unlawful distributions by Mr. Theis Klauberg, Attorney-at-Law, bnt Klauberg Krauklis; Senior Lecturer at the Riga Graduate School of Law, Germany
      • 15.30 - 15.40
        Statement 4.2b. Capital maintenance in Czech Republic: own shares and financial assistance by Dr. Bohumil Havel, Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic
      • 16.20 - 16.30
        Statement 4.3a. Directors liability in Slovakia: wrongful trading, Directors disqualification by Prof. Maria Patakyovay, Extraord. Professor, Depart. of Commercial, Financial and Economic Law Comenius University, Bratislava; Attorney-at-Law, Slovakia and by Mr. Andrej Glézl, Research assistant, Comenius University Bratislava; Trainee lawyer at Allen & Overy Bratislava, Slovakia
      • 16.30 - 16.40
        Statement 4.3b. Directors Liability in Poland: Wrongful Trading and Directors Disqualifications by Mr. Roman Uliasz, Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Rzeszów , Poland
      • 16.50 - 17.10
        Speech 4.4. Lithuanian Corporate insolvency: Shareholders' loans, fraudulent conveyance, claim subordination by Dr. Andrius Smaliukas, Attorney-at-Law, Partner at SMA Law Firm, Vilnius; Lecturer of Civil law and Civil procedure department, Vilnius University, Lithuania
      • 17.10 - 17.20
        Statement 4.4. Slovenian Corporate insolvency: Shareholders' loans, fraudulent conveyance, claim subordination by Mrs. Laura Tjasa Struc, Researcher, Institute for Central and Eastern European Business Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Slovenia and by Thomas Bachner, Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Law at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, Austria
      • 17.40 - 17.50
        Statement 4.5. Creditor protection in Slovakia - de lege ferenda by Mr. Peter Hodál, Associate Lecturer, Comenius University Bratislava; Trainee Lawyer, Weinhold Legal, Slovakia
  • 8 January 2005
    • C-Law.org Meeting
    • Cracow Guided tour