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Annual Meeting - March 22-23, 2013

Harvard Law School Association of Germany

Dear Alumna and Alumnus,

We hereby invite you to attend our next annual meeting on  March 22-23, 2013. We are pleased to have Professor Reinier Kraakman and Professor Dr. Rolf Stürner as speaker. To the lecture we invited the members of the Rhein-Main and Rhine-Ruhr Faculty Clubs, as well as the members of the GALA Tönissteiner Group and informed the INSEAD Alumni Association about our events. We will again hold this year’s Saturday event at one of our members’ law firm offices; this time it takes place at Jones Day in Frankfurt.

Our program for this year's meeting is as follows:

Friday, March 22, 2013
7:00 pm "cash bar" and "cash Dinner" at the restaurant "Emma Metzler"
located in the grounds of the Museum of Applied Arts
Schaumainkai 17
60594 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: (069) 6199 5906
(HLS alumni and their guests only)

Saturday, March 23, 2013:
Jones Day
On NEXTOWER, Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 6
60313 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: (069) 97 26 36 36,
fax: (069) 37 26 39 93

9:30 am – 10:00 am 

10:00 am – 12:00 noon 
Professor Reinier Kraakman:
"Market Efficiency and the U.S. mortgage-backed Securities Crisis "

Reinier Kraakman is the Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He was previously Professor of Law at Yale Law School (1981 -1986) and Visiting Professor of Law at both Georgetown University Law Center (1993) and New York University Law School (1996 -1997). He was therefore a law clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He currently teaches corporate law, corporate finance, and a seminar devoted to theoretical issues in organizational law. He has been an advisor on company law reform in Russia and Vietnam. He has written articles on topics Numerous in cor-porate law, corporate governance, and liability strategies for controlling corporate behavior. He was elected to the ECGI Research Associate in 2006. His better-known articles include The End of History for Corporate Law (with Henry Hansmann), 89 GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL 439 (2000), The Essential Role of Organizational Law (with Henry Hansmann), 110 YALE LAW JOURNAL 387 (2000), and Russian Privatization and Corporate Governance: What Went Wrong? (With Bernard Black and Anna Tarasova), 52 STANFORD LAW REVIEW 1731 (2000). He is an author of a recent treatise on comparative corporate law, R. Kraakman, et al, The Anatomy of Corporate Law:. A Comparative and Functional Approach (2nd ed) (Oxford University Press: 2009), and a co-author of a teaching casebook, W. Allen, R. Kraakman, and G. Subramanian, Cases and Commentaries on the Law of Business Organization, (4th Ed. Wolters Kluwer, Aspen Press 2012).

12:00 noon – 2:00 pm  
Buffet Lunch at Jones Day

Luncheon speaker: Prof. Dr. Rolf Stürner
"The Continental Advantage Market Efficiency through Regulation of Financial Products "

Rolf Stürner, born 1943, has been a member of the faculty of Freiburg since 1992. He taught several times as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and organized the foreign law program of his law faculty where colleagues from Harvard were regularly invited as visiting professors. He served as co-reporter for the first joint project of the ALI and UNIDROIT "Principles of Transnational Civil Procedure". He is a member of the ALI. Together with Peter Murray, he published a textbook on German Civil Justice in the English language. Since 2011 he has been an honorary member of the Harvard Law School Association Germany.

2.30 pm – 3:30 pm 
Annual General Meeting
(Members only)

For travelling participants we have reserved a room block for March 22, at the Innside Hotel. We recommend making a reservation by Feb. 22, 2012 to take advantage of the discounted rate of €135. Please refer to "Harvard Law School" when making the reservation. 

Innside Hotel
Neue Mainzer Strasse 66-68, 60311 Frankfurt am Main,
Phone: (069) 210 880, Fax: (069) 210 88 222
Email: frankfurt@innside.de

For the buffet lunch (including drinks) at Jones Day, we ask for a per person contribution of € 45.00.  Please send payment by check or bank transfer (see below for account information) with your registration.

Harvard Law School Association of Germany e.V.
Hamburger Sparkasse Hamburg
Account No. 1241 124 708, BLZ 200 505 50

During the entire event guests are always welcome.
Please respond by March 1, 2013.

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