Transatlantic Corporate Governance Dialogue

Annual Conference organised by the European Corporate Governance Institute, the Brookings Institution and Columbia Law School, with support from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the European Commission

17 September 2009, Securities Exchange Commission, Washington DC   

The New Role of Government in Corporate Governance. For the first time in its history, the US holds major ownership stakes in large companies and is playing an increasingly active role in their governance. The same phenomenon is present in EU member states. In both the US and the EU, there is growing momentum in favour of a much expanded regulatory outlook that extends well beyond the banking sector and into areas of corporate governance, especially executive pay. What should be the government’s role in corporate governance, both in the companies now government-owned, and through regulation in the economy generally?

Conference Program


Maria Cristina Ungureanu gave a speech about the regulatory reforms in corporate governance undergoing in Europe, with an emphasis on the role of governments in reforming compensation in the financial sector.

Presentation: MCUngureanu_Washington

MCUngureanu Presentation _ Video


Presentations at International Conferences

La crisi finanziaria e l’evoluzione del sistema delle remunerazioni nelle società quotate


Conference: La Remunerazione degli Amministratori delle Società Quotate. Il Nuovo Codice di Autodisciplina, Optime Formazione Studi e Ricerche, Milano, Italy, June 2010

Mandatory limits to executive remuneration: A Comparative Analysis


Conference: Annual Conference EU Company Law, Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany, March 2010

Corporate Governance International Reforms


Conference: III Forum Corporate Governance, Business International, Milano, Italy, March 2010

Le Politiche di Remunerazione delle Banche e delle altre Istituzioni Finanziarie nel Panorama Internazionale


Conference: Politiche di Remunerazione, Governo dei Rischi e Prattiche Commerciali. L’Impatto nel Settore Assicurativo, Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri, Associazione Internazionale di Diritto delle Assicurazioni (AIDA), Florence, Italy, January 2010

Executive Remuneration at State-Aided Banks

Conference: European Capital Markets Law: Problems and Cases, Centre for Research in Law and Economics (CRELE), Free University of Bolzano, Italy, November 2009

Executive Remuneration in Crisis

Conference: European Capital Markets Law: Problems and Cases, Centre for Research in Law and Economics (CRELE), Free University of Bolzano, Italy, November 2009

Reforming Compensation. The Latest Facts from Europe

Conference: The New Role of Government in Corporate Governance, ECGI Transatlantic Corporate Governance Dialogue, Securities Exchange Commission, Washington, United States, September 2009

Corporate Governance in the European Union: The Implications for Financial and Narrative Reporting

Annual Conference International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE), Greece Summer Conference, 5-7 July, 2009, Vol. 9, N. 1, 2009

Evolution of Accounting and Financial Sector Regulation Within the European Union Policy (I)

3rd International Conference Accounting and Management Information Systems (AMIS)  Bucharest, Romania, June 2008

Understanding Directors’ Pay in Europe: A Legal and Empirical Analysis

Workshop on International Executive Remuneration, The Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law, together with Vanderbilt Law School, Møller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, England, May 2009

Fixing Directors’ Remuneration in Europe. Governance, Regulation and Disclosure

Roundtable on Directors’ Remuneration, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, March 2009

Overview on recent developments in executive remuneration disclosure: A European perspective

Workshop: Executive Remuneration Disclosure. Observations and Trends, Executive Remuneration Research Centre, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School,  Belgium, December 2008

A European Perspective of Executive Compensation

Conference: Executive Compensation and Benefits, European Networking Group (ENG) 7th Annual Senior Executive Summit, Brussels, Belgium, September 2008

Evolution of Accounting and Financial Sector Regulation Within the European Union Policy

12th World Congress of Accounting Historians, Istanbul, Turkey, July, 2008

Importance of Effective Regulation and Supervision for Banks’ Corporate Governance: European Integration Context

Conference: A Review of Comparative Governance Systems. The Role of Financial Institutions in Corporate Governance, Conference Organized by The Wharton Financial Institutions Center, Amsterdam Center for Research in International Finance (CIFRA) and sponsored in part by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance (MCCGP) at the Yale School of Management, Erice, Sicily, April 2008

Characteristics of the Corporate Governance of Banks

Conference: Corporate Governance and Capital Markets, Eltville, Centre for Financial Studies (CFS) Frankfurt, Germany, August 2008