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*** This Event was by invitation only. ***

Corporations, and other forms of business associations, have been the subject of intense study including their history, governance, and obligations to stakeholders and the public at large. However, surprisingly, the future of business and the corporate form has been somewhat neglected. Triggered in part by technological advances in recent years, this is now changing. The Conference on the Future of the Firm aimed to contribute to this emerging scholarly focus, bringing together research and stimulating debate in a cutting edge area of the law.


Felix Steffek, University of Cambridge

Martin Petrin, University College London, Faculty of Laws

Carsten Gerner-Beuerle, University College London and ECGI

Marc Moore, University of Cambridge

Programme Outline

The conference was structured around several panels, organised thematically around the research streams identified above which were intended to stimulate further interventions and discussion between all attendees.


Felix Steffek ( or Martin Petrin (


Friday, 5 July 2019

Registration & Coffee


The Future of the Firm - The Impact of Technology, Innovation and Change: An Introduction



Coffee Break




Corporate Governance and the Law-Technology Cycle



Coffee Break



Speakers' Dinner


Colin Mayer

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

Simon Deakin

Professor of Law and Director, Centre for Business Research
University of Cambridge
Research Member

John Armour

Professor of Law and Finance
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
Fellow, Research Member

Christopher Bruner

Stembler Family Distinguished Professor in Business Law
University of Georgia School of Law
Research Member

Luca Enriques

Professor of Corporate Law
University of Oxford
Fellow, Research Member

Martin Petrin

University College London; Western University
Academic Member

Florian Moeslein

Chair of Private Law, German and European Business Law
Philipps-University of Marburg (Germany)
Research Member
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