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The ECGI's fifth General Assembly took place on Thursday 19 April 2007 at the Institute for Law and Finance, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt. It was followed by a keynote speech The New Vote Buying by Professor Bernard Black and an Oxford Union-style debate on the motion “This House believes that long-term shareholders should have double voting rights” proposed by Bertrand Collomb, Chairman of Lafarge and opposed by Guy Jubb, Head of Corporate Governance, Standard Life Investments. A full report will appear here in due course.

See a guide to Oxford Union debates and a brief history of the Union.

The Egon Zehnder International Prize was won by Jeffrey N. Gordon, Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law, Columbia Law School and ECGI with:

Independent Directors and Stock Market Prices: The New Corporate Governance Paradigm (ECGI Law Working Paper No. 074/2006)

The Standard Life Investments Finance Prize was won by Belen Villalonga, Finance Unit, Harvard Business School and Professor Raphael Amit, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with: 

Benefits and Costs of Control-Enhancing Mechanisms in U.S. Family Firms (ECGI Finance Working Paper No.131/2006)

The De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek Law Prize was won by Marcel Kahan, School of Law, New York University and Edward Rock, School of Law, University of Pennsylvania with:

Hedge Funds in Corporate Governance and Corporate Control (ECGI Law Working Paper No. 076/2006)


19 April 2007

Annual General Meeting - Institute for Law and Finance, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt


Open Meeting - Introduction


Annual Lecture - The New Vote Buying


Dinner at the 'Casino' on Campus Westend and Presentation of the 2007 ECGI Working Paper Series Prizes


Bernard Black

Nicholas J. Chabraja Professor
Northwestern University Law School and Kellogg School of Management Law School
Fellow, Research Member

Colin Mayer

Emeritus Professor of Management Studies
Blavatnik School of Government and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Fellow, Research Member

Guy Jubb

Honorary Professor
University of Edinburgh
Practitioner Member

Ernst Maug

Professor of Corporate Finance
University of Mannheim Business School
Research Member


Elaine McPartlan
European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
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