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University of Antwerp - Harvard Law School - ECGI Conference 

Short-Termism in European Corporate Governance

Hosted by the University of Antwerp, Belgium
Tuesday, 30 May 2023 | 09:00 - 18:10 CEST
University of Antwerp
Room s.R.218, Rodestraat 14, 2000 Antwerp Belgium
Registration Fee:
€100 for practitioners: Register here
Free for academics and students: Register here
Organised by

Tom Vos (University of Antwerp)
Mark Roe (Harvard Law School and ECGI)
Supported by


This conference aims to improve the understanding in Europe of short-termism in corporate governance, i.e., the preference for short-term profits against long-term value. Much of the current academic and societal debate on short-termism has focused on the US and the UK. However, corporate governance in Europe differs in a few fundamental respects from corporate governance in the US and the UK, including the important role that large reference shareholders typically play in European corporate governance.

The conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners from outside and within Europe to reflect on the question of whether corporate governance in Europe contributes to or discourages long-term thinking.


  • Registration is free for academics and students: Click here to register
  • Registration costs €100 for practitioners and includes accreditation for the OVB, IBJ, and Compliance officers of the FSMA: Click here to register
  • You can attend this conference in person (at the city campus of the University of Antwerp) or through a livestream. Please indicate your preference in the registration form: 

For queries, please contact, Tom Vos (University of Antwerp):


TUESDAY, 30 MAY 2023 | 09:00 CEST



Coffee Break






Coffee Break


Panel of practitioners


Charles-Antoine Leunen


Hilde Laga
Harold Boel
Thomas Leysen
Rika Coppens


Tom Vos

Jean-Pierre Blumberg Chair
University of Antwerp

Mark Roe

David Berg Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
Fellow, Research Member

Holger Spamann

Lawrence R. Grove Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
Research Member

Chiara Mosca

Associate Professor
Università Bocconi
Representative Member

Zacharias Sautner

Professor of Sustainable Finance
University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute
Research Member

Theo Vermaelen

Henry Grunfeld Chair in Investment Banking, endowed by S.G. Warburg Group PLC
Research Member

Marco Becht

Professor of Finance and the Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance
Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management, Université libre de Bruxelles
Fellow, Research Member


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