Cross Border Securities Market Mergers Conference

Joint Conference of the Columbia Law and Business Schools on December 19, 2007
SEC’S Christopher Cox Will Keynote
Press contacts
:
Erin St. John Kelly
office 212.853.1787 cell: 646.284.8549
 
Marie Burks
Columbia Business School
Office 212.854.2747 
 
December 12, 2007 (NEW YORK) – When the New York Stock Exchange and the Euronext market merged last winter it exemplified a trend in the globalization of financial markets. That trend, and others, will be discussed at the Cross Border Securities Market Mergers Conference presented jointly by Columbia Law School and Columbia  Business School on December 19. Christopher Cox, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will give the keynote address.
 
Four panels of experts including regulators, government officials, investment bankers, exchange officials, practicing lawyers and leading law and finance academics will be convened to address the forces driving mergers, the implications for the U.S. and world economies, and the challenges to capital market regulation.
 
Columbia Law professors Meyer Eisenberg, Merritt B. Fox, Lawrence Glosten and Harvey J. Goldschmid, a former SEC commissioner, organized the event.
 
WHAT: `` Cross Border Securities Market Mergers Conference,’’ with keynote address by Christopher Cox, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
WHERE: School of International Affairs Building, Kellogg Conference Center, 15th Floor, 420 W. 118 Street, between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive, New York City. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
 
SPEAKERS: Yakov Amihud, Brandon Becker, Harold Bradley, Columbia Law professor John Coffee, Scott J. Davis, William Donaldson, Murray L. Finebaum, Jeff Golden, Richard Ketchum, Catherine R. Kinney, Edward S. Knight, Giovanni P. Prezioso, Annette Nazareth, Eric Roiter, Rachel F. Robbins, Erik Sirri, Benn Steil, Ethiopis Tafara and Richard H. Walker., Scott J. Davis, William Donaldson, Murray L. Finebaum, Jeff Golden, Richard Ketchum, Catherine R. Kinney, Edward S. Knight, Giovanni P. Prezioso, Annette Nazareth, Eric Roiter, Rachel F. Robbins, Erik Sirri, Benn Steil, Ethiopis Tafara and Richard H. Walker.
 
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Space is limited. Journalists interested in attending should contact Erin St. John Kelly at ekelly@law.columbia.edu.
 
The conference is a joint presentation of the Columbia Law School Center for Law and Economic Studies and the Columbia Business School Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets and is generously supported by the Goldring Family Foundation.
 
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