A free all-day conference under the auspices of the European Commission and the Japanese Financial Services Agency, organised by the European Corporate Governance Institute and the University of Tokyo. The organisers are most grateful for the support for the 2012 Conference of the University of Tokyo, Keio University, the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Japan Securities Dealers Association.

Programme | Speeches & presentation slides | Video recordings

Comparing Regulatory Reforms and Market Practices
Friday, July 6, 2012
Financial Services Agency, Tokyo

Opening remarks
Hans Dietmar Schweisgut
Ambassador of the European Union to Japan

Session 1 - EU Harmonization : What has it Achieved?

Hanno Merkt
Professor, and Director of the Institute for Foreign and Private International Law
University of Freiburg

Session 2 - Ongoing Regulatory Initiatives

Keynote Speech
Eric Ducoulombier
Head of Corporate governance, social responsibility
DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission
Keynote Speech
Toshio Oya
Assistant Commissioner for International Affairs
Financial Services Agency

Session 3 - Intercontinental Investments

Mats Andersson
Chief Executive Officer
The Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4)
Takahiro Mitani
Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan (GPIF)

Session 4 - Shareholder Activism

Julian Franks
Professor of Finance
London Business School

Hasung Jang
Professor of Finance
Korea University Business School

Session 5 - Financial Instruments

Arturo Bris
Professor of Finance,
IMD Business School

Noriyuki Yanagawa
Professor, Graduate School of Economics
University of Tokyo

Session 6 - Goals of Corporate Governance

Li Guo
Peking University Law School
Kon Sik Kim
Commercial Law, SNU School of Law
Luh Luh Lan
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore


Atsushi Saito
President & CEO
Tokyo Stock Exchange

The Dialogue is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).