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Annual Conference on European Company Law and Corporate Governance 2018

Update your legal expertise on the European Commission’s new company law package

The aim of this seminar is to inform in depth on the European Commission’s new company law package and to discuss the impact of the Whisteblower Proposal on boardroom deliberations. In this seminar the participants will review how the case law of the CJEU fits with the Commission’s narrative on transfer of seat and conversion.

You will learn

  • the upcoming new Directives on company law 
  • the impact of Brexit on stakeholders
  • how the Whistleblower Proposal from the European Commission could impact on corporate governance 
  • the latest changes in corporate governance in the EU
  • recent case law on surveillance in the workplace: the effect on companies



  • Tomasz v. Braun, Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Lazarski University; Founding Partner, G&T BRAUN Partners, Warsaw
  • Pierre-Henri Conac, Professor of Commercial and Company Law, University of Luxembourg
  • Simona Constantin, Cabinet of Commissioner Vĕra Jourová, European Commission, Brussels
  • Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool
  • Francisco Garcimartin, Professor of Private International Law, Universidad Autónoma of Madrid
  • Dirk Van Gerven, Managing Partner, NautaDutilh, Brussels
  • Hans-Jürgen Hellwig, Partner, Hengeler Mueller, Frankfurt; Honorary Professor in European Company Law, University of Heidelberg
  • Vanessa Knapp OBE, Independent Consultant; Member of the EU Informal Expert Group on Company Law, London
  • Susanne Knöfel, Deputy Head of Unit “Company Law”, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels
  • Claudia Schmidt, Legal Secretary, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
  • Peter Stelmaszczyk, Legal Adviser of the German Federal Chamber of Notaries
  • Despina Vassiliadou, Deputy Head of Unit, Financial Crime, Directorate-General for Justice a

Who should attend?
Lawyers specialised in company law & corporate governance, M&A lawyers, civil servants from ministries and national authorities.


18 Oct 2018 @ 09:00 am

19 Oct 2018 @ 12:30 pm

Duration: 1 days, 3 hours


ERA Congress Centre

Metzer Allee 5



Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

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