Institute for Law and Economics

Penn Law

International Programs

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Tobias Tröger

Professor of Private Law, Trade and Business Law and Jurisprudence, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Is Corporate Governance Converging in the European Union?

Lecture:     4:30 to 6:30 PM

Open to Faculty and Advanced Students in Law and Finance

imageProfessor Tröger has held the position of Chair of Private Law, Trade and Business Law, Jurisprudence at Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany since 2011. He has researched and published nationally and internationally on topics of German, European and US corporate and securities law, contract law, and law and economics. Professor Trӧger recently participated in an interdisciplinary research project titled “Sustainable Architecture of Finance in Europe” which was supported by the European Central Bank, German Minister of Finance. He received a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School with a concentration in Corporate Law and Governance in 2004 and a Doctoral degree from Eberhard-Karls-University Law School in 1999.

Monday, March 18, 2013



Luca Enriques
Nomura Visiting Professor of International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School

The Case for an Unbiased Takeover Law (with an Application to the European Union)

Lecture:     4:30 to 6:00 PM

Open to Faculty and Advanced Students in Law and Finance

Luca EnriquesLuca Enriques is Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Professor of Business Law at the University LUISS “Guido Carli” Department of Law in Rome, and ECGI Research Associate. From 2007 to June 2012 he was a commissioner at Consob, the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission. Before then, he was a consultant to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and an adviser to the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance on matters relating to corporate, banking and securities law with a special focus on European policy initiatives. Appointed by the European Commission as a member of the Forum of Market Experts on Auditors’ Liability (2005-2007) and of the Reflection Group on the Future of EU Company Law (2010-2011), he has frequently taken part as a panelist to European Union hearings and conferences on corporate governance and securities law. After the LLM at Harvard Law School in 1996, he worked at the Bank of Italy in the banking supervision department for three years and then joined the University of Bologna, where he was Professor of Business Law until 2012.


Monday, March 12, 2012


Hideki Kanda
Professor of Law, University of Tokyo

Puzzles on Comparative Corporate Governance: Rethinking the Linkage Between Laws and Ownership

Lecture:     4:30 to 5:30 PM
Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Hideki Kanda

Hideki Kanda is Professor of Law at the University of Tokyo. His main areas of specialization include commercial law, corporate law, banking regulation, and securities regulation. He taught as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School in 1989, 1991 and 1993, and as a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School in 1996. His corporate law book is the standard text on the subject in Japanese universities. He has written many articles in English as well as Japanese in his areas of specialization. He is widely regarded as the top corporate and securities academic in Japan.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011


KP Krishnan
Secretary, Economic Advisory Council of the Prime Minister of India

Financial Sector Regulation in India: Evolution and the Road Ahead

Dinner: 6:00 to 8:00 PM

By Invitation

KP Krishnan

Dr. KP Krishnan serves as Secretary of the Economic Advisory Council of the Prime Minister of India, a position he took up in July 2010. For the preceding five years, Dr. Krishnan served as Joint Secretary of the Capital Markets Division of the Indian Department of Economic Affairs, where he was responsible for securing approval of Parliament for a new legal framework for securitization, placing for parliamentary approval a new legal and regulatory framework for pension sector reforms, preparing a blueprint for Indian financial sector reforms including fundamental reforms in the regulatory architecture, preparing legislation on reform of securities markets including putting in place arrangements for financial stability, leading the successful effort for introduction of new products like Exchange Traded Currency Futures, Interest Rate Futures, Credit Default Swaps and Corporate Repos, and carrying out preparatory work for the setting up of an independent Public Debt Management Office.

He has also held positions in Karnataka state government and worked as an advisor to the Executive Director of World Bank in Washington DC. Dr. Krishnan belongs to the Indian Administrative Service, Karnataka Cadre, 1983 batch. He received his Ph.D. (Eco) from Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore and M.A. (Eco) from University of Mysore.