14 May 2014Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Venue: Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Postgraduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB
Shareholder voting is a key part of contemporary American corporate governance. As numerous contemporary battles between corporate management and shareholders illustrate, voting has never been more important. Yet, traditional theory about shareholder voting, rooted in concepts of residual ownership and a principal/agent relationship, does not reflect recent fundamental changes as to who shareholders are and their incentives to vote (or not vote). In this lecture Professor Thompson will address this deficiency directly by developing a new theory of corporate voting that offers three strong and complementary reasons for shareholder voting.
This event will be followed by a drinks reception to which all attendees are invited.
Professor Bob Thompson joined the Georgetown faculty in 2010 after visiting in 2009-10. Previous positions include service as the New York Alumni Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Professor of Management at Vanderbilt University and the George Alexander Madill Professor of Law at Washington University. He has visited at New York University and Northwestern University and has taught intensive courses at the University of Sydney. He has authored or co-authored casebooks on corporations and on mergers, treatises on Close Corporations and Oppression of Minority Shareholders and LLC Members, and more than 50 articles. Professor Thompson has testified before committees of Congress, a state legislature, and the New York Stock Exchange. He has served since 1991 as editor of the Corporate Practice Commentator, served as an adviser for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) of Agency and chaired two sections of the Association of American Law Schools.
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