The seminar on shareholder interaction and board independence will be held in Helsinki , Finland on the 1st of November 2018 from 9.00 am until noon at the headquarters of Alma Media Corporation, Alvar Aallon katu 3 C, 00100 Helsinki

Prominent speakers
Jesper Lau Hansen
Professor at the University of Copenhagen’s faculty of Law and member of the EU’s informal Company Law Expert Group

Mark S. Bergman
Head of the Global Securities and Capital Markets Group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Erik Sjömann
Partner at Advokatfirman Vinge and member of the Swedish Takeover Panel and Special Adviser to the Panel Executive

Timo Kaisanlahti
Professor at the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Law, expert in company law and corporate governance

The seminar will be chaired by Mårten Knuts, Managing Partner at Krogerus.

What will be addressed?
• Should individual board members be allowed to selectively disclose company information to their background organisation, such as an institutional investor in the listed company?
• Are there any criteria that should be met in case of disclosure? Should the disclosure take place only when clear benefit to the company is imminent and the board has given its consent?
• Where are the boundaries? Is it always prohibited to disclose inside information or can selective disclosure be likened to market sounding?

Registration for is open until Friday on the 12th of October 2018. Participation must be confirmed here. The registration fee of $1000 counts for two participants is received as a contribution to the Foundation (Stiftelsen för nordisk börsrättsforskning).

If you have further questions or would like more information about the seminar, please contact

About the organiser
The seminar is organised by Stiftelsen för nordisk börsrättsforskning (the Foundation),
a non-profit organisation founded in 2014. The Foundation’s purpose is to promote research related to corporate governance and capital markets in the Nordics. The Foundation fulfils its purpose by providing grants and organising seminars and events for training and networking. The Foundation receives applications for research grants for post-grad and post-doc research within the Foundation’s field of activity. In addition, the Foundation rewards students for successful graduate theses.

The official invitation to the seminar can be found here