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Call for Papers: 29th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics

Call for Papers:

The 29th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) will be held on September 20-22, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden at Stockholm University in Aula Magna. The conference is arranged by Stockholm University, Faculty of Law, the Ratio Institute and Jönköping International Business School in cooperation with EALE.  Those interested in presenting a paper are invited to submit electronically the paper (at least in its draft form) and a short abstract following the online procedure at http://www.eale.org.   Priority in the selection will be given to completed papers.

Papers may be on any topic in or related to Law and Economics including: Antitrust and Regulation – Bankruptcy, Commercial Corporate Law and Corporate Governance – Behavioural Law and Economics – Comparative Law and Economics – Contract Theory and Contract Law – Crime, Deterrence and Criminal Law – Environmental Law and Economics – Experimental Law and Economics – Family Law, Gender, and Discrimination – Health Law – Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy – International Law, International Trade, and Immigration – Labour and Employment Law – Law and Development – Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Legal Process  – Market and Non-market Regulation – Mergers and Acquisitions – Political economy and public choice – Property rights, property law and growth – Public and Administrative Law – Finance, Securities and Capital Market Regulation – Taxation and Social Welfare – Theory of the Firm (Includes Non-Profits and Government Orgs.) – Tort Law and Compensation Systems.  Emphasis on European laws, systems and institutions is welcome

Important dates:

• Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2012

• Communication of Acceptance: June 15, 2012

• Early registration by: June 30, 2012

• Final papers due by: July 30, 2012

Contact Information:

http://www.eale.org/conference/eale2012

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The Annual Seminar of The Financial Lawyers Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

April 20-22, 2012

Location:

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
905 Country Club Road
Ojai, California 93023

Description:

The bursting of the housing bubble in 2007, the financial panic of September 2008 culminating in the bankruptcy of Lehman and bailout of AIG, and the ensuing and continuing shocks to the global financial system, have created novel stresses on the bankruptcy system. Judges and practitioners in cases such as Lehman, Chrysler, and Madoff, have been required to address and resolve numerous cutting edge issues, often in very pressured environments. Using a series of hypothetical fact patterns created by our moderator, we shall examine these cutting-edge issues and explore their applicability to the more traditional cases handled by the bankruptcy system.

Contact Information:

Christyne Buteyn
info@financiallawyers.org

http://www.financiallawyers.org/

A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue: White Collar Crime & Business Bankruptcy

Date(s) of Conference:

November 4-5, 2011

Location:

Golden Gate University School of Law
San Francisco, CA

Description:

The American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy  Committee, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee and  the Golden Gate University School of Law proudly host a national  dialogue about freezing, seizing and distributing entity assets and  operating the entity at the intersection of complex white collar crime  prosecutions and business bankruptcy.  The conference will serve as part  of an ongoing discussion about lessons learned, recurring issues and  best practices.  The conference will feature leading voices from the  federal district and bankruptcy bench, Department of Justice, Criminal  and Civil Divisions from “Main Justice” and prominent U.S. Attorney’s  Offices, and Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as prominent  white collar crime and business bankruptcy practitioners and academics.

Contact Information:

Golden Gate University School of Law
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
(415) 442-6600

http://www.ggu.edu/school_of_law/academic_law_programs/jd_program/bankruptcy_law

Call for Papers: The Intersection of Complex White Collar Crime Prosecutions and Business Bankruptcy

Call for Papers:

The American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee and the Golden Gate University School of Law proudly host a national dialogue about freezing, seizing and distributing entity assets and operating the entity at the intersection of complex white collar crime prosecutions and business bankruptcy.  The conference will serve as part of an ongoing discussion about lessons learned, recurring issues and best practices.  The conference will feature leading voices from the federal district and bankruptcy bench, Department of Justice, Criminal and Civil Divisions from “Main Justice” and prominent U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as prominent white collar crime and business bankruptcy practitioners and academics.  The conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, 2011 at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, CA.

The conference organizers seek proposals for papers of publishable quality that explore this intersection between white collar crime prosecutions and business bankruptcy.  Particularly, we seek papers discussing freezing, seizing and distributing entity assets, operating the entity, and the different practices and goals inherent to criminal prosecution, civil enforcement and business bankruptcy proceedings.  A committee of academics will review paper proposals that may contribute to our discussion.  Both essay and article length papers are welcome.

Proposals should describe the thesis, its general support, and the proposed format of the final paper. Proposals should be no more than 3-pages. We will review proposals as received, beginning on June 1, 2011, with the submission deadline of August 1, 2011.  Authors of selected proposals will then submit a draft of the paper in advance of the November conference and by October 1, 2011. During the November conference, authors of the selected proposals will present a draft of their paper and the committee of academics and conference participants will review the draft papers in advance of the conference and participate in workshops for selected papers during the conference.

To submit a proposal or draft paper, or for more information about the conference, participants or call for papers, contact Professor Karen Gebbia (kgebbia@ggu.edu) or Wes Porter (wporter@ggu.edu), or by phone at (415) 442-6600.  The attachment should be in Word or PDF format.  Late submissions will not be accepted.  An e-mail acknowledging submission will be sent promptly to each author.  Decisions will be communicated on a rolling basis with final decisions no later than August 15, 2011.

Contact Information:

Professor Karen Gebbia
kgebbia@ggu.edu

Wes Porter
wporter@ggu.edu

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/

Rubber Hits Road: Implementing Dodd-Frank amid Reform Fatigue

Call for Papers:

This program will take place one and a half years after the Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. The law left many of the details of financial reform to be filled in by regulators, raising the risk of capture.  Some of the most important rule makings have begun in earnest; others have stalled as reform fatigue sets in. Meanwhile, reform efforts in Europe and international regulatory initiatives remain works-in-progress. 
 
What lessons can we draw from the implementation of Dodd-Frank so far?  What have been the greatest achievements and the greatest disappointments as the legislative process has given way to the administrative?  What devils have lain hidden in the details of the Federal Register?  What aspects of reform have been largely forgotten?  What does the path of financial reform say about legislative and regulatory process?  What lessons can be drawn from the reform efforts in Europe and elsewhere?  Does the focus on regulating institutions detract from a focus on regulating financial instruments, markets or economic functions and risks? 
 
More ominously, is the crisis truly over?  Are we at grave risk of fighting the last war?  Has reform missed the mark altogether?  This meeting is part of a project to engage the legal academy in sustained theoretical and policy contributions to financial regulation.  It also presents an opportunity to look at specific rulemakings in detail, as well as to address larger questions about the course of reform after laws are made.
 

Law teachers and other scholars are invited to submit manuscripts or abstracts dealing with any aspect of the foregoing topics.  Junior faculty members are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts or abstracts.  A review committee consisting of Section officers will select one or more papers or proposals and will invite the author(s) of each selected submission to present their work at the program session in Washington, D.C. in January 2012. Abstracts should be comprehensive enough to allow the review committee to meaningfully evaluate the aims and likely content of papers they propose.

Please send manuscripts or abstracts to the Program Chair (Erik Gerding, University of Colorado) at profgerding@gmail.com no later than August 30, 2011.  Please place the name and contact information of authors only on the cover page of submissions.
 
Contact Information:
 
Erik Gerding, University of Colorado
profgerding@gmail.com

15th International Conference on Competition

Date(s) of Conference:

April 13-15, 2011

Location:

Berlin, Germany

Description:

The theme of the 15th International Conference on Competition will be: “Anti-Cartel Enforcement in the Spotlight”.

Keynote speeches will be given by Rainer Brüderle, German Federal Minister of Economics, Joaquín Almunia, Commissioner for Competition and Vice-President of the European Commission and Dr Rüdiger Grube, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, Deutsche Bahn AG.

The keynote speeches will be followed by four panel discussions. The first panel discussion will take a close look at intensified anti-cartel enforcement as practised by the competition authorities over the last few years.

The second panel discussion will deal specifically with issues arising from the fact that more and more jurisdictions around the world have introduced instruments for the prosecution of cartel agreements.

The third panel discussion will address an issue which is not limited to anti-cartel enforcement but is of particular significance in this area: What is the level of proof that courts demand of economic arguments presented to them, for example with regard to assessing the economic damage caused by cartel agreements?

The fourth panel discussion will deal with the evaluation of agency activities: What are the effects of intervention by competition authorities, not only on competition itself, but also on the economy as a whole, and how can competition authorities communicate the significance and effects of their actions appropriately and convincingly?

Contact Information:

http://www.bundeskartellamt.de/wEnglisch/Veranstaltungen_e/Conference2011.php

Call for Papers: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Call for Papers: 

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland invites submissions for a two-day conference on issues related to the resolution of insolvent large complex financial institutions. The conference will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 14-15, 2011. It will bring together academics, policymakers, and market participants to discuss applicable law and practice associated with resolving insolvent financial firms, recent reforms, and potential reforms.

The organizers are looking for a mix of theoretical and empirical papers (including case studies) related to:

  • The design of contingency plans/living wills
  • The resolution of financial companies under the bankruptcy code
  • International coordination relating to the resolution of systemic financial companies under the Bankruptcy Code applicable foreign law
  • The legal and economic issues surrounding the treatment of derivatives, repos, and other qualified financial contracts in bankruptcy
  • Under Title II of the Dodd Frank Act
  • International comparisons of solvency resolution regimes for banks and nonbank financial firms.

Please send completed papers or a detailed abstract by email to: james.thomson@clev.frb.org and thomas.j.firtzpatrick@clev.frb.org
and include “SOLVENCY RESOLUTION CONF” in the subject line.

The deadline for submissions is March 11, 2011.

Contact Information:

http://www.clevelandfed.org/research/conferences/2011/4-14-2011/index.cfm