Day 1 Program

Hosted by Bucerius Law School
in partnership with Centre for Comparative Corporate Governance (Deakin Law School)
and financial support by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

3 – 4 November 2017

Multinational enterprises, corporate groups and supply chains in a globalised world: Regulatory challenges and approaches, and the future role of company law and corporate governance

Friday 3 November 2017
08:30 – 09:00 Registration:
Rotunde, Bucerius Law School, Jungiusstraße 6, 20355 Hamburg
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09:00 – 09:10 General Welcome
Prof. Jörn Axel Kämmerer
Bucerius Law School
09:10 – 09:20 Introduction of presenters and keynote speaker:
Prof. Jean du Plessis
Theme 1 (Sessions 1-3): Disclosure and transparency in group context
09:20 – 09:40 Session 1: Prof. Gill North
Deakin Law School, Deakin University, Australia
‘Supply Chain Management and Reporting: Principles, Practices and Progress’
09:40 – 10:10 Session 2: Prof. Karin Buhmann
Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark
‘Instrumental Regulation of Sustainable Business and the Role of Non-Financial Reporting: A Case Study of Danish Mandatory CSR Reporting and Corporate Learning for Organisational Change’
10:10 – 10:40 Session 3: Prof. Charlotte Villiers
University of Bristol Law School, UK
‘Why Corporate Disclosure Requirements are an Inadequate Form of Regulation in the Context of Global Supply Chains’
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
Theme 2 (Sessions 4-5): Supply chains and regulation
11:00 – 11:30 Session 4: Dr. Andreas Rühmkorf
School of Law, University of Sheffield, UK
‘Supply Chain Responsibility of Multinational Enterprises: The Case for a Hybrid Regulatory Approach’
11:00 – 11:30 Session 5: Prof. Louis de Koker
La Trobe Law School, Australia
Prof. Andrew Haynes
Faculty of Law, University of Wolverhampton, UK
‘Supporting Transparency of Corporate Beneficial Ownership’
11:30 – 12:30 Panel Discussion and Open Session for Sessions 1-5


12:30-13:15 Lunch
Theme 3 (Sessions 6-7): Stakeholders and shareholder primacy
13:15-13:45 Session 6: Prof. Susan Watson
Faculty of Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand
‘Moving Beyond Shareholder Primacy and Stakeholder Theory: The Corporation as a Fund’
13:45-14:15 Session 7: Prof. Markus Roth
Faculty of Law, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
‘Co-Determination in the Multi-National Firm’
14:15-14:45 Coffee Break
Theme 4 (Sessions 8-9): Companies and human rights
14:45-15:15 Session 8: Prof. James Fowkes
Faculty of Law, University of Muenster, Germany
Corporate accountability for human rights violations: the neglected significance of the rise of domestic courts in emerging systems’
15:15-15:45 Session 9: Prof. Markus Krajewski
Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg. Germany
‘The State Duty to Protect against Human Rights Violations through Transnational Business Activities’
15:45-16:45 Panel Discussion and Open Session for Sessions 6-8


16:45 Closing Comments: Prof. Jean du Plessis and Prof. Jörn Axel Kämmerer


Day 2 Program