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Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum

2024-02-06T14:19:01+01:006 February, 2024|

The Institute's Director Mats Isaksson has together with Daniel Blume from the OECD posted a brief overview of the recently released 2023 edition of the OECD Corporate Governance Factbook on the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum blog. The, OECD Factbook contains more than 100 figures and tables that provide comparable information on corporate governance regulations and pracices across 49 jurisdictions and can be downloaded for free here.

SCGI signs Joint Statement of Nordic Company Law Scholars

2023-11-17T12:22:18+01:003 November, 2023|

SCGI signs Joint Statement of Nordic Company Law Scholars on the European-Parliament’s Proposed Amendments to the Proposal for a Directive on MVR Shares On 7 December 2022, the European Commission presented a package of legislative proposals, one of which was a proposal for a directive on multiple-vote share structures in companies that seek admission to trading of their shares on an SME growth market. On 24 October 2023, the European Parliament adopted a set of proposed amendments to the proposal that will now proceed into the trilogue negotiations. It has come to our attention that there is some uncertainty regarding [...]

Positive evaluation of SCCL

2023-06-30T22:12:52+02:0029 June, 2023|

According to Stockholm University's rules for centres, the activities of a centre must be evalu-ated at least every six years. On 31 August 2022, Professor Ellen Eftestøl was appointed re-viewer of SCCL. On 23 March 2023, she submitted her report to the Board of Human Scienc-es. On 29 June 2023, the Vice-Chancellor decided that the activities at the Centre for Com-mercial Law in Stockholm will continue without any changes. In her summary conclusions, Professor Eftestøl states that SCCL is a leading player in its field in Sweden and undoubtedly fulfills an important function at Stockholm University. In her opinion, SCCL [...]

Stina Bratt has been awarded the Sven Unger Company Law Scholarship

2023-11-29T13:16:14+01:0020 June, 2023|

In memory of former partner Sven Unger and his contributions, both to the firm and to company law doctrine, Mannheimer Swartling announced a one year post-doctoral research scholarship in company law in cooperation with the Swedish Corporate Governance Institute. At a meeting on 2 June 2023, the award committee decided to award the Sven Unger Company Law Scholarship to Jur. Dr Stina Bratt. “Stina’s research proposal, which focuses on the regulation of discharge from liability, is topical. It also creatively intersects the areas of law to which Sven devoted particular attention in his academic writing – company law, corporate [...]

The EU COM Proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

2023-04-12T23:05:34+02:0030 March, 2023|

Corporate governance and business have an important role to play in the green transition and sustainability. There are however serious risks tied to the enforcement of corporate governance standards that are not carefully crafted, such as parts of the COM:s proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. There was a discussion on whether certain provisions, particularly the corporate governance related provisions (article 15.3, 25 and 26) would be counterproductive from a sustainability perspective, as well as damaging businesses and their access to capital. It is now agreed that these will be deleted, but whether there will be an [...]

How populism is undermining accountability in corporate governance

2023-04-12T23:05:49+02:007 March, 2023|

Populist trends in corporate governance are undermining the quality of public policy, the legitimacy of democratic institutions and the functioning of our market economies. Rather than loading companies with unrealistic public responsibilities, we need to establish a fair and functional division of powers and responsibilities between politics and business. Business cannot be given the franchise to solve societal problems, such as increased inequality or environmental standards. And politicians should not be given an excuse to avoid tackling those same problems by referring to some vague concept of stakeholder capitalism. Keynote address held by SCGI Director Mats Isaksson at the International [...]

Lundbergföretagen initiates collaboration with the Swedish Corporate Governance Institute at Stockholm University

2023-02-16T16:37:43+01:0014 February, 2023|

Lundbergföretagen has started a ten-year collaboration with the Swedish Corporate Governance Institute (SCGI) at Stockholm University with the aim of establishing SCGI as a world-leading research institute for corporate governance. The institute shall conduct applied research and education in the field of corporate governance from a legal and economic perspective. The focus will be on current issues for Swedish listed companies and the stock market, and the Swedish model for corporate governance. The institute collaborates with an extensive Swedish and international network of academics and practitioners. The institute will also promote the regrowth of lawyers and economists with knowledge of [...]

The EU COM Proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

2022-10-27T11:32:21+02:0027 October, 2022|

Speech by director Rolf Skog given on 27 Oct 2022 at the conference Nuevas Obligaciones de los Administradores de las Sociedades de Capital, organized by Ilustre Colegio Notarial de Madrid. Corporate governance and business have an important role to play in the green transition and sustainability. There are however serious risks tied to the enforcement of corporate governance standards that are not carefully crafted, such as parts of the COM:s proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, which might prove to be counterproductive from a sustainability perspective, as well as damaging businesses and their access to capital. Read the [...]

The Swedish Corporate Bond Market and Bondholder Rights

2022-10-14T11:02:42+02:0014 October, 2022|

During the last year, the SCGI, together with the OECD, has conducted a research project regarding the Swedish corporate bond market. On the SCGI:s side, the project is headed by director Erik Lidman. On October 14th, the first report from this project was launched at a seminar with Carmine Di Noia, Director, OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, and Henrik Braconier, Chief Economist as speakers. The seminar was moderated by directors Rolf Skog and Professor Erik Lidman.The report   provides a detailed account of the Swedish corporate bond market. Based on original data, it offers an overview of how [...]

How should we think about corporate governance regulation?

2022-11-04T10:59:20+01:0011 October, 2022|

When shaping tomorrow's corporate governance regulations, we should rely on two basic principles. First to encourage pluralism and flexibility between companies, countries and over time. Second, regulatory incentives should focus on facilitating the supply and use of equity capital.Speech held by SCGI Director Mats Isaksson* at the Corporate Governance BoardAnnual Conference on October 11, 2022. Read the entire speech in pdf

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