Conference: International Corporate Governance and Public International Law

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Date: March 7-8, 2013
Place: santralistanbul Campus, E4-305

The conference is organized in cooperation with Vanderbilt Law School, İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law and Tilburg University.

Simultaneous translation in English and Turkish will be provided during the conference. The conference is open for all interested people.


March 7, 2013: Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

09:30                 Introductory Remarks: Turgut Tarhanlı (BİLGİ)

09:45- 11:15   Panel 1:  Executive Compensation 
Moderator: Joe McCahery (Tilburg)
Guido Ferrarini (Genoa): Directors’ Remuneration Before and After the Crisis: Measuring the Impact of Reforms in Europe
Randall Thomas (Vanderbilt): The First Year of Say on Pay Under Dodd-Frank: An Empirical Analysis and Look Forward
Yusuf Sönmez (Turkish Capital Markets): Current Developments in Executive Remuneration
Commentator: Jennifer Hill (Sydney)

11:15-11:45    Coffee Break

11:45-13:15   Panel 2: Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Laws
Moderator: Rebecca Haw (Vanderbilt)
Amanda Rose (Vanderbilt), Securities Fraud Enforcement in the United States: Recent Developments
Dirk Zetzsche (Duesseldorf), Formal and Informal Means of Enforcement
Veliye Yanlı (BİLGİ), Private and Public Enforcement Actions and Sanctions for Breach of Capital Markets Laws in Turkey

13:15-14:15    Lunch

14:15-15:00   Keynote Speaker: Henry Hu (Texas), Banks as Corporations: The Curious Role of Market Discipline

15:00-16.30   Panel 3: Regulating Financial Markets
Moderator: Gül Okutan Nilsson (BİLGİ)
Yesha Yadav (Vanderbilt), The New Market in Debt Governance
Asuman Aytekin İnceoğlu (BİLGİ), Evaluation of Banking Crimes in Terms of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Merritt Fox (Columbia), Economic Crisis and Share Price Unpredictability: Reasons and Implications
Commentators: Margaret Blair (Vanderbilt), Joseph McCahery (Tilburg)

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 to 18:30  Panel 4: Capital  Markets
Moderator: Randall Thomas (Vanderbilt)
Joseph McCahery (Tilburg), Tranching in the Syndicated Loan Market Around the World 
Ron Masulis (UNSW), IPOs by Business Group Affiliated Firms: Expanding Control or Certifying New Investments?
Erik Vermeulen (Tilburg), Corporate Governance, IPOs and Growth
Commentator: Morgan Ricks (Vanderbilt)

March 8, 2013

09:40              Introductory Remarks:  Ingrid Wuerth (Vanderbilt)

09:45-11:00   Panel 1:  Balancing Individual and Collective Rights—Panel Discussion
Moderator: Vijay Padmanabhan (Vanderbilt) 
İdil Işıl Gül (BİLGİ); Miodrag Jovanovic (University of Belgrade); Vijay Padmanabhan (Vanderbilt)

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-13:00    Panel 2: State Immunity in International and Comparative Perspectives
Moderator: Nilüfer Oral (BİLGİ)
John Haley (Vanderbilt), Life Without Sovereign Immunity:  State Liability in Civil Law Systems from  France to China
Roger O'Keefe (Cambridge), States, State Enterprises and Immunity from Execution
Dolunay Özbek (BİLGİ), Restrictive Immunity of Foreign States in Turkish Law
Ingrid Wuerth (Vanderbilt), Official Immunity before Foreign National Courts
Commentator:  Engin Şimşek (Istanbul University)

13:00-14:00    Lunch

14:00-14:30   Keynote Speaker:  His Excellency Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Kurdistan Regional Government, The Past as Prologue: Current Issues in Kurdish and Turkish Cooperation 
Moderator:  Michael Newton (Vanderbilt)

14:30-16:00   Panel 3:  Counterterrorism and Coalition Operations – Panel Discussion
Moderator:  Ingrid Wuerth (Vanderbilt)  
Michael Newton (Vanderbilt)  
Larissa van der Herik (Leiden)  
Lami Bertan Tokuzlu (BİLGİ)

SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order):
Amanda Rose (Vanderbilt)
Asuman Aytekin İnceoğlu (BİLGİ)
Dirk Zetzsche (Duesseldorf)
Dolunay Özbek (BİLGİ)
Engin Şimşek (Istanbul University)
Erik Vermeulen (Tilburg)
Guido Ferrarini (Genoa)
Gül Okutan Nilsson (BİLGİ)
Henry Hu (Texas)
His Excellency Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Kurdistan Regional Government
Ingrid Wuerth (Vanderbilt)
İdil Işıl Gül (BİLGİ)
Jennifer Hill (Sydney)
John Haley (Vanderbilt)
Joseph McCahery (Tilburg)
Lami Bertan Tokuzlu (BİLGİ)
Larissa van der Herik (Leiden)  
Margaret Blair (Vanderbilt)
Merritt Fox (Columbia)
Michael Newton (Vanderbilt)  
Miodrag Jovanovic (University of Belgrade)
Morgan Ricks (Vanderbilt)
Nilüfer Oral (BİLGİ)
Randall Thomas (Vanderbilt)
Rebecca Haw (Vanderbilt)
Roger O'Keefe (Cambridge)
Ron Masulis (UNSW)
Turgut Tarhanlı (BİLGİ)
Veliye Yanlı (BİLGİ)
Vijay Padmanabhan (Vanderbilt) 
Yesha Yadav (Vanderbilt)
Yusuf Sönmez (Turkish Capital Markets)