Where to go in March

In the next few weeks I will be attending the following events: an LSE lecture and Weil Gotshal webcast on the 4th, Barroway Topaz’ annual conference on the 11th and the NYSBA’s litigation roundtable on the 16th.

On 4 March, the London School of Economics and Political Science hosts the fifth and final lunchtime lecture in its Thinking Like a Social Scientist (Lent Term) series: Risk versus responsibility in the regulation of the company. (It follows today’s penultimate lecture, Risk-Based Regulation: Rethinking from a Lawyers’ Perspective.)

‘This lecture will explore the tensions that exist in company law between, on the one hand, holding managers accountable to shareholders and ensuring that they do not use corporate power for their own benefit, and on the other, ensuring that regulation that holds them accountable does not excessively interfere with managerial authority which is central to value creation through the corporate form.’ (details) Podcasts of LSE events are normally available within two working days after the event.

Later on the 4th, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP’s webcast Aligning Compensation with Shareholder Value: Avoiding Bonusgate takes place, the first in its 2010 Litigation Seminar Series. Topics discussed by the panel will include recent and historic court decisions and new “say on pay” proposals. (CLE accredited; details; LinkedIn event)

Former UK Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party Tony Blair is this year’s keynote speaker at the fifth annual Rights & Responsibilities of Institutional Investors conference in Amsterdam, 11 March. Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltz & Check LLP and Institutional Investor co-host. This year’s case studies examine the Bank of America takeover of Merrill Lynch and the German Model Case¬†Act (KapMuG) in general and the Hypo Real Estate Holding AG case in particular. (details; programme)

And on the 16th, London-based Duane Morris LLP partner and New York State Bar Association’s International Section Vice-Chair Jonathan P. Armstrong ‘will look at the litigation climate in the UK with an emphasis on those issues which affect business between the UK and the US [followed by] a roundtable discussion on the state of cross-border litigation.’ (details; LinkedIn event)

One event that will not return is the two-day European Securities Litigation Conference that took place in London in March last year. (previous post) Sad.

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