Conference on “Corporate governance and shareholder empowerment”

Conference on “Corporate governance and shareholder empowerment”

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9.00am – Welcome Speech and Introduction,

  • Gilles de Margerie, General Commissioner, France Stratégie


Keynote speeches

9.15am – Stanislas Guérini, Member of the French Parliament

9.30am – Nicole Notat, CEO, Vigéo-Eiris


9.45am – FIRST ROUND TABLE: Active shareholders’ relationship with companies’ boards: toward a new corporate governance model ?  

Should corporate governance evolve to support companies’ long-term growth, and how ? What will be the consequences on litigation and how will it impact the companies’ strategy and the shareholders’ engagement ? Is a long term commitment from shareholders the necessary condition to companies’ long term growth ?

  • Éliane Rouyer-Chevalier, independent board member, Legrand
  • Harlan Zimmerman, Cevian
  • Jirí Król, Alternative Investment Management Association
  • Jean-Florent Rérolle, Morrow Sodali

Moderator : Sophie Vermeille Droit & Croissance


11.00 am – Coffee Break


11.30 am – 

SECOND ROUND TABLE :  Increased Investor protection to support shareholder engagement

Is it necessary to change minority investors protection in France and in Europe ? Should we favour “soft law” or “hard law”, such as class actions or other mechanisms recognised by the court ?   

  • Ahmed Guénaoui, French ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Benjamin Kanovitch, Bredin Prat
  • Anne-Sophie d’Andlau, CIAM
  • Robert Peres, Rechtsanwait


Moderator : Clara Martins Pereira, Droit & Croissance


12.45am – Concluding Remarks, Sophie Vermeille Droit & Croissance