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ECGI Asia Corporate Governance Dialogue

ECGRF is supporting the continuing dialogue between the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and leading academics in Asia. Established in 2011 by the ECGI and the University of Tokyo, the ECGI Asia dialogue series highlights the importance of global knowledge sharing on the field of corporate governance.

The inaugural conference took place in 2012 at the Financial Services Agency, Tokyo. The theme of the conference, which was organised by the University of Tokyo and the ECGI, was ‘Comparing Regulatory Reforms and Market Practices’. Opening remarks were given by Hans Dietmar Schweisgut, Ambassador of the European Union to Japan.

Click below to visit 2012 conference page.

The theme of the second conference in the series, which took place in 2015 at the Centre for Law & Business at the National University of Singapore, was ‘Corporate Governance and Large Shareholders’. There were two sessions: the first on Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises provided an overview of recent regulatory developments and covered stewardship, disclosure and information, board responsibility and shareholder rights issues; the second on Regulating Controlling Shareholders looked at how these play a major role in common law as well as in civil law jurisdictions.

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In 2016, the third conference of the series took place in Tokyo on the topic of ‘Corporate Governance and the Public Interest’. It covered important areas such as the corporate governance role of sovereign owners, shareholder activism and the public interest, and stakeholder value versus shareholder value.

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The next ECGI Asia Corporate Governance dialogue conference will take place in Singapore on 7 July 2017. The theme of this year’s conference, which is organised by the National University of Singapore and ECGI, is ‘Corporate Governance in a Changing Environment’.

Click below to visit 2017 conference page.