Corporate Governance

Publications

Upcoming Events

  • Corporate Governance Update
    19 February 2020
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Governance Series: Hot Topics for NEDs
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements

Recent Events

  • Proxy Advisory Firms
    5 December 2019
    International Bar Association
    IBA Corporate Governance Conference
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Speaker: Paul M. Rodel
    Speaking Engagements
  • #MeToo – Conducting Internal Investigations and How to Surmount New Challenges
    26 November 2019
    Global Investigations Review
    2nd Annual GIR Live Zurich
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Speaker: Ivona Josipovic
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporate Governance in PE Backed Companies
    14 November 2019
    Cinven
    6th Annual ESG Portfolio Conference
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Director's Panel
    23 October 2019
    Securities Docket
    Securities Enforcement Forum 2019
    Washington, DC
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporate Compliance
    11 October 2019
    NYU School of Law
    NYU School of Law Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Directors Duties
    8 October 2019
    Financial Times Non-Executive Director’s Club
    The Effective NED
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Financial Regulation as a Macro-Systemic Phenomenon The Institutional Structure of Money
    27-28 September 2019
    Georgetown Law and the Georgetown Institute for International Economic Law
    Law and Macroeconomics Conference
    Washington, DC
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Future of Capital Requirements: The Road to Basel IV
    11-14 September 2019
    American Bar Association - Business Law Section
    Banking Law Committee Meeting
    Washington, DC
    Speaking Engagements
  • Working Effectively with Your Board
    11 September 2019
    The Vanguard Network
    The Vanguard Forum for General Counsels
    New York, New York
    Speaker: Maeve O'Connor
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporations and Other Business Organizations (U.S./UK)
    17 May 2019
    EFB Paris Bar School and L’École Nationale de la Magistrature
    Paris Common Law Seminar
    Paris, France
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Legal Responsibilities of Boards and Directors
    8 May 2019
    British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    BVCA NED Training
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • How to be a Great Investment Director
    17 April 2019
    British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    Non-Executive Directors Training
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • The "Ins" and "Outs" of Dealing with Activists
    14 March 2019
    Tulane University Law School
    31st Tulane Corporate Law Institute
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Speaking Engagements
  • Cybersecurity and GDPR Issues for Non-executive Directors
    13 March 2019
    Financial Times Non-Executive Director Workshops
    The Board Masterclass - Key Developments Affecting Board Directors
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Practical Implications of the UK Corporate Governance Code 2018 and Other Regulatory Issues
    13 March 2019
    Financial Times Non-Executive Director Workshops
    The Board Masterclass - Key Developments Affecting Board Directors
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Climate Change Risks, Focusing on Practical Insights for Board Directors
    13 March 2019
    Financial Times Non-Executive Director Workshops
    The Board Masterclass - Key Developments Affecting Board Directors
    London, UK
    Speaker: Wendy J. Miles
    Speaking Engagements
  • PE Deals in Emerging Markets: Structuring and Governance Issues
    17 January 2019
    Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
    EMPEA Masterclass in Hong Kong
    Debevoise & Plimpton, Hong Kong
    Speaking Engagements
  • Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: An Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities
    10 January 2019
    Practising Law Institute
    PLI’s M&A 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Cybersecurity: What Does a Member of the Board of Directors of a Russian Company Need to Know?
    20 December 2018
    National Association of Corporate Secretaries
    Current Corporate Governance Practices: International and Russian Experience
    Moscow, Russia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role
    29 November 2018
    Practising Law Institute
    PLI’s Sixteenth Annual Directors’ Institute on Corporate Governance
    New York, New York
    Speaker: Luke Dembosky
    Speaking Engagements
  • Working with the Active Board of Today
    8 November 2018
    ExL Events Inc
    Vanguard Healthcare Forum
    New York, New York
    Speaker: Mark P. Goodman
    Speaking Engagements
  • Monitors as Stewards of Effective Compliance
    12 October 2018
    New York University School of Law
    NYU Program on Corporate Compliance
    New York, New York
    Speaker: John Gleeson
    Speaking Engagements
  • Smart Contracts in Russia: Legislative Proposals
    11 October 2018
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Regulation and Legal Status of Smart Contracts
    Moscow, Russia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Diligence & Compliance
    13 September 2018
    Exiger
    Exiger’s PE Roundtable Dinner on Diligence & Compliance
    New York, New York
    Speaker: Kara Brockmeyer
    Speaking Engagements
  • How Can Boards of Directors Control Growing Cybersecurity and Data Protection Risks?
    5 September 2018
    Moscow Exchange, PWC
    X Board of Directors Members' Forum: How to Succeed in the Digital Age
    Moscow, Russia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporate Governance
    24 May 2018
    Mourant Ozannes
    Funds Transaction Conference
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Challenges to the Russian Corporate Legislation in the Context of Deoffshorization
    17 May 2018
    SPBILF
    Saint Petersburg International Legal Forum
    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Private Equity Deals in Emerging Markets: Structuring and Governance Issues
    17 May 2018
    Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
    EMPEA Masterclass
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • Cybersecurity and Risk Mitigation
    16 April 2018
    Kelso
    Kelso Advisory Board Meeting
    Laguna Beach, California
    Speaker: Jim Pastore
    Speaking Engagements
  • Outperforming Peers – Corporate Governance of PE Backed Companies
    12 April 2018
    Borenius Attorneys
    FVCA Conference
    Helsinki, Finland
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporate Governance: A Deeper Look into the Private Equity “Black Box”
    21 March 2018
    Invest Europe
    Invest Europe Investors’ Forum
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Maximising Shareholder Value: The New Age of Shareholder Activism
    9 March 2018
    International Bar Association
    3rd IBA Asia-based International Financial Law Conference
    Hong Kong
    Speaker: William Y. Chua
    Speaking Engagements
  • Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: An Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities
    11 January 2018
    Practising Law Institute
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Management and Governance
    15 November 2017
    Strathmore University
    Negotiating Impact Investments
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Speaking Engagements
  • Term Sheet Negotiations
    14 November 2017
    Strathmore University
    Negotiating Impact Investments
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Speaking Engagements
  • Capital Structures
    14 November 2017
    Strathmore University
    Negotiating Impact Investments
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Evolving Role of Bank Board of Directors
    8 November 2017
    The Clearing House
    The Clearing House Annual Conference
    New York, New York
    Speaker: Mary Jo White
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Legal Responsibilities of Non-executive Directors
    30 October 2017
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Ned Programme
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaker: David Innes
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Interacting with Your Board: Issue Escalation & Crisis Management
    17 October 2017
    Apollo Global Management
    Apollo Portfolio Company Conference
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Speaking Engagements
  • A Review/Update on Privacy Law from a Worldwide Perspective
    29 September 2017
    Society for Corporate Governance
    Eastern Regional Fall Conference
    New York, New York
    Speaker: Jim Pastore
    Speaking Engagements
  • White Hot Boardroom Risks
    28 September 2017
    Willis Towers Watson
    4th Annual SPARK Summit
    New York, New York
    Speaker: Winston M. Paes
    Speaking Engagements
  • Activities of the Board of Directors: Responsibility, Requirements, Valuation
    27 September 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, VTB Registrar
    Activities of the Board of Directors: Responsibility, Requirements, Valuation
    Moscow, Russia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Shareholder Activism in the U.S. and Japan’s Corporate Governance Code - Recent Trends and How They Impact Japanese Companies: Lessons from the Field
    21 September 2017
    Japan Institute for Overseas Development
    Tokyo, Japan
    Speaking Engagements
  • IPO Preparation and Corporate Governance
    19 July 2017
    London Stock Exchange Group
    LSEG Capital Markets Conference
    Astana, Kazakhstan
    Speaking Engagements
  • Shareholder Engagement Discussion
    14-15 June 2017
    Harvard Law School
    2017 Shareholder Engagement Roundtable
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Speaker: Michael Diz
    Speaking Engagements
  • Best Practices on Corporate Governance: The Legal Perspective
    30 March 2017
    BNY Mellon
    2017 DRIC EEMEA Conference (Depositary Receipt Issuers’ Conference, Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa)
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporate Agreement: Shall Russian Civil Code Go Further?
    15 February 2017
    LF Academy
    Modernization of Corporate Legislation: New Horizons
    Moscow, Russia
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Purposeful Company: a Healthy Prescription for UK Plc?
    24 January 2017
    The London School of Economics
    LSE event
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Senior Management Liability
    12 January 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Seminar
    Hong Kong
    Speaking Engagements
  • Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role
    30 November 2016
    Practising Law Institute
    Fourteenth Annual Directors’ Institute on Corporate Governance
    New York, New York
    Speaker: Luke Dembosky
    Speaking Engagements
  • Best Practices: Managing the Application of U.S. Corporate Governance Rules to Non-U.S.Corporations
    3 November 2016
    IBA Capital Markets Forum and the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee
    3rd Annual IBA Corporate Governance Conference
    Miami, Florida
    Speaker: Paul M. Rodel
    Speaking Engagements
  • Ethics and Performance
    11 October 2016
    Business and Law Forum
    Compliance and its Effects on the Criminal Responsibility of Corporations and their Officers
    Paris, France
    Speaking Engagements
  • Effective Management of Shareholder Activism
    29 September 2016
    International Financial Law Review
    IFLR European M&A Forum
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Update: Market Abuse Regulation
    15 September 2016
    BNY Mellon
    BNY Mellon Depository Receipts, Capital Markets & Investor Relations Seminar
    London, UK
    Speaker: Vera Losonci
    Speaking Engagements
  • Shareholder Activism, A Global Perspective with an Asian Focus
    1 September 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Hong Kong
    Speaking Engagements
  • Litigation and Enforcement
    20 July 2016
    Independent Directors Council
    2016 Independent Counsel Roundtable
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: Julie M. Riewe
    Speaking Engagements
  • Monitoring Compliance at Private Equity Firms: Issues for CCOs
    29-30 June 2016
    Practising Law Institute
    PLI’s Seventeenth Annual Private Equity Forum
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporate Governance
    15-16 March 2016
    Harvard University
    Harvard Roundtable
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Speaking Engagements
  • Key Compliance Risks for 2015
    18 February 2016
    ICA
    V Annual ICA Conference: Compliance Management - Optimization and Efficiency
    Moscow, Russia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Cybersecurity Trends
    28 January 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Predictions and Priorities for 2016: Key Issues for Companies and Directors
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Is it all About Corporate Governance or do we Need a Corporate Criminal Law?
    5 December 2015
    Alliance 90/The Greens
    4th Meeting of the Federal Committee for Law & Financial Development
    Berlin, Germany
    Speaking Engagements
  • "New Economy" Company Regulatory Challenges
    2 December 2015
    Practising Law Institute
    Advanced Venture Capital 2015
    San Francisco, California
    Speaker: Jim Pastore
    Speaking Engagements
  • Reporting and Line of Defense of a Company
    12 November 2015
    Convent Kongresse GmbH
    The Frankfurt Symposium Compliance & Security
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Speaking Engagements
  • Roundtable: Legal Entities as Subjects of Economic Relations: Problems of Legal Regulation
    15 October 2015
    The Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation
    Law and Economic Activity: Current Challenges
    Moscow, Russia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporate Governance in Banks and Financial Institutions
    6 October 2015
    International Bar Association
    IBA Annual Conference
    Vienna, Austria
    Speaking Engagements
  • Addressing the Cycle of Sexual Assault - Prevention, Identification, Reporting and Responses
    2 October 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton and Risk Assistance Network + Exchange (RANE)
    Rethinking Risk Management for Universities and Their Boards: Protecting All Stakeholders
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • University Risk Management Without the Crisis - Minimizing Litigation, Investigations and Scandals
    2 October 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton and Risk Assistance Network + Exchange (RANE)
    Rethinking Risk Management for Universities and Their Boards: Protecting All Stakeholders
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Reputational Risks and Crises Communication - Managing the Message in a 24/7 World
    2 October 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton and Risk Assistance Network + Exchange (RANE)
    Rethinking Risk Management for Universities and Their Boards: Protecting All Stakeholders
    New York, New York
    Speaker: Mary Beth Hogan
    Speaking Engagements
  • Cybersecurity Challenges for Universities: Addressing the Threats from State-Sponsored Actors, Criminals, Terrorists, "Hactavists" and Bullies
    2 October 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton and Risk Assistance Network + Exchange (RANE)
    Rethinking Risk Management for Universities and Their Boards: Protecting All Stakeholders
    New York, New York
    Speaker: David A. O'Neil
    Speaking Engagements
  • Warranties and Indemnities
    30 September 2015
    Statut
    Common Liability Law Reform: First Results
    Moscow, Russia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Recent Changes in the Joint Stock Companies Law
    29 September 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton and VTB Registrar
    Corporate Legislation Development: Practical Issues and Recommendations
    Moscow, Russia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Shareholder Activism - Focus Panel
    29 September 2015
    International Financial Law Review
    IFLR European M&A Forum 2015
    London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Cross-border Mergers in the EU: Remaining Obstacles and Challenges
    17 September 2015
    Academy of European Law
    Annual Conference on European Company Law and Corporate Governance 2015
    Trier, Germany
    Speaking Engagements
  • Governance Topics
    8 July 2015
    Investment Company Institute
    2015 Independent Counsel Roundtable
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • Best Practices in Minute Preparation
    27 May 2015
    Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
    Middle Atlantic Chapter - Spring Conference
    The Union League, Philadelphia, PA
    Speaking Engagements
  • Understanding the NAIC’s Corporate Governance Model Law and Regulation in 2015
    21 May 2015
    The Knowledge Group

    Marilyn A. Lion will be participating in The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series program. The event will take place on May 21, 2015 from 3-5pm ET.

    Ms. Lion, a corporate partner and member of the Global Insurance practice will speak at the event, and participate in the webcast entitled,“Understanding the NAIC’s Corporate Governance Model Law and Regulation in 2015.”

    Webcast
    Speaker: Marilyn A. Lion
    Speaking Engagements
  • Sanctions: Current Trends & Their Implications for Companies & Investors
    19 May 2015
    European American Chamber of Commerce New York
    Sanctions: Current Trends & Their Implications for Companies & Investors
    New York, NY
    Speaker: Satish M. Kini
    Speaking Engagements
  • Why Compliance Adds Value
    24 April 2015
    International Financial Law Review
    IFLR Southeast Asia Forum 2015
    Singapore
    Speaker: Philip Rohlik
    Speaking Engagements
  • Bancamerica- 6th Anti Money Laundering Conference
    9-10 April 2015
    The Clearing House – Institute of International Finance

    The Compliance Function Post Financial Crisis: How Leading Banks should respond to the Convergence of AML, Anti-corruption, Fraud, FCPA and Tax Evasion enforcement, and the call for increased personal liability (board members, directors and compliance officers) Continuing the De-Risking Discussion

    The Global Compliance Function Post Financial Crisis: How leading Banks should respond to the convergence of AML, Anticorruption, fraud, FCPA and tax evasion enforcement, and the call for increased personal liability.

    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Speaker: David A. O'Neil
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporate governance - recent trends in US, Europe and Asia (Co-Chair)
    19-20 March 2015
    IBA

    2nd Annual Corporate Governance Conference - Recent Trends and Developments

    Mandarin Oriental, London, England
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address by Lord (Peter) Goldsmith, QC, PC
    19 March 2015
    IBA
    2nd Annual Corporate Governance Conference - Recent Trends and Developments
    Mandarin Oriental, London, England
    Speaking Engagements
  • Proxy Advisors
    19 March 2015
    IBA

    IBA 2nd Annual Corporate Governance Conference - Recent Trends and Developments.

    Mandarin Oriental, London, England

    Speaker: Paul M. Rodel
    Speaking Engagements
  • Managing a Corporate Crisis
    15-18 March 2015
    SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society
    SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society Annual Seminar
    JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, Arizona
    Speaking Engagements
  • Harvard Roundtable on Corporate Governance
    17-18 March 2015
    The Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance
    Harvard Roundtable on Corporate Governance
    Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
    Speaker: Andrew L. Bab
    Speaking Engagements
  • Opening Address
    11-13 March 2015
    International Bar Association

    Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: Latest Trends and the Road Ahead

    Sheraton Hotel, Panama City, Panama

    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Global Financial Institution Enforcement Issues: A Discussion of Federal, NY and International Enforcement Approaches, Priorities and Responses
    12 February 2015 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events
  • Proposed Regulations for Hedge Funds and AML Requirements for Broker Dealers
    16 June 2009 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    BDO Consulting
    Regulatory Compliance Update
    Yale Club, New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements