Established in 2011 by the ECGI and the University of Tokyo in order to engage academics and practitioners in a constructive dialogue between the European Union and Asia on issues of concern in the field of corporate governance. The EU Asia Corporate Governance Dialogue (EACGD) is supported by the European Commission and the Japanese Financial Services Agency. The organisers are most grateful for the sponsorship of the dialogue by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Background to the EU Asia Corporate Governance Dialogue

In the light of the success of the Transatlantic Corporate Governance Dialogue (TCGD) which since 2004 has been a significant forum for engaging in forward-looking discussions of corporate governance issues on both sides of the Atlantic, the European Commission asked the ECGI, TCGD's European partner, to examine the possibility of establishing a parallel initiative between Europe and Asia.

To investigate an optimum way forward, a symposium took place in Tokyo in early December 2011 hosted by the University of Tokyo under the auspices of the Japanese Financial Services Agency.  The symposium concluded that a series of conferences, hosted in Asia and Europe would be both feasible and effective in meeting the original aspirations of this initiative.

2015 Conference in Singapore

The theme of the second conference in the series which took place at the Centre for Law & Business at the National University of Singapore on Tuesday, February 24 2015 was Corporate Governance and Large Shareholders. There were two sessions: the first on Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises provided an overview of recent regulatory developments and covered stewardship, disclosure and information, board responsibility and shareholder rights issues; the second on Regulating Controlling Shareholders looked at how these play a major role in common law as well as in civil law jurisdictions. See:
Photographs from the event
The conference venue

2012 inaugural Conference in Tokyo

The inaugural conference in the EU Asia dialogue series took place in at the Financial Services Agency, Tokyo on Friday, 6th July 2012. The theme of the conference, which was organised by the University of Tokyo and the ECGI, was Comparing Regulatory Reforms and Market Practices. Opening remarks were given by Hans Dietmar Schweisgut, Ambassador of the European Union to Japan. The conference was followed by a reception, hosted by the Tokyo Stock Exchange at which Mr. Atsushi Saito, President & CEO of the Tokyo Stock Exchange made a welcoming speech.
Speeches and Presentation slides
Video recording of the event

Scientific Committee for the 2015 conference
A Scientific Committee under the chairmanship of Professor Gerard Hertig (see below) is responsible for the 2015 conference programme.
Professor Gérard Hertig (Chair)
Professor of Law
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and ECGI
Luh Luh Lan
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
National University of Singapore

Professor Marco Becht
Professor of Finance and Economics
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and ECGI

Dan W. Puchniak
Associate Professor
Further information

Any questions regarding this dialogue should be addressed in the first instance to: the ECGI webmaster

The Dialogue is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).