HKUEMS :: Event Details

The New Swiss Regulation on Executive Compensation: Are Fat Cats Really on a Diet?
posted by Faculty of Law for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Law and Politics

Event Details

YOUNG SCHOLAR SERIES
OCCASIONAL LUNCHTIME TALKS


The New Swiss Regulation on Executive Compensation: Are Fat Cats Really on a Diet?

Speaker:
Kevin Belet, Graduate Assistant, University of Lausanne

Time and Venue:
A talk on Monday, 16 April 2018 from 12.30 to 14.00 pm
in Room 7.23, 7th Floor, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

_________________


About the talk:
In Switzerland as elsewhere there has been considerable public concern and outrage over the compensation packages of executives in listed companies. A recent example was the "golden parachute" of more than 60 million Swiss francs allegedly paid to a high-profile CEO.

As a response, Swiss citizens have enacted a constitutional provision explicitly aimed at “fat-cat salaries”. The avowed purpose of the initiative was to promote and protect a longer-term perspective in the management of public corporations. Under the new law, shareholder rights are supposed to be reinforced and certain types of compensation are expressly prohibited. However, prior to the popular vote on the provision, there were queries as to whether the then proposed law would achieve its desired purpose.

This talk considers whether, four years later, the law has achieved its intended purpose, such that "fat cat" executives are now really on a diet. Would other tools be more effective in bringing about healthier corporate management?


About the speaker: Kevin Belet holds a Bachelor in Law and a Master in Law and Economics from the University of Lausanne, where he is currently a Graduate Assistant to Professor Edgar Philippin. He has served as Judge Assessor at the Swiss Military Tribunal 1.


About the series: This talk is part of a series of occasional talks by young legal scholars on their areas of interest and research. Anyone interested in giving a future talk should get in touch with Professor Anselmo Reyes (reyes.anselmo@gmail.com).


The talk is open to all without charge!


Those interested in attending are requested to register before 5 pm on Friday 13 April 2018.
For inquiries, please email Coria Cheng at coria@hku.hk

Date/Time16/04/2018 12:30-14:00
VenueRoom 7.23, 7th Floor, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
LanguageEnglish

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 09/04/2018 10:30(HKT) to 13/04/2018 17:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 30.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Coria Cheng by email at coria@hku.hk