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Legal Capital in Europe

Legal Capital in Europe Author Marcus Lutter
ISBN-10 9783110926583
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 711
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Eine Gruppe von deutschen Kennern des Rechts der Kapitalgesellschaften aus Wissenschaft und Praxis hat sich zusammengefunden, um Sinn und Nutzen des festen Kapitals und seiner einzelnen Elemente zu untersuchen. Im vorliegenden Band finden sich, neben einer Zusammenfassung der Ergebnisse, insgesamt 16 Einzeluntersuchungen zu Aspekten des Kapitals in Deutschland und seiner Bezüge zu angrenzenden Rechtsbereichen (z.B. Rechnungslegung, Insolvenz) sowie 7 Berichte zum festen Kapital im Ausland (Frankreich, Großbritannien, Italien, Niederlande, Polen, Spanien und USA).



Creditor Protection in Private Equity Backed Leveraged Buyout and Recapitalisation Practices

Creditor Protection in Private Equity Backed Leveraged Buyout and Recapitalisation Practices Author Hasan Erdem ?i?mangil
ISBN-10 9783830534211
Release 2014-11-17
Pages 441
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Creditor Protection in Private Equity Backed Leveraged Buyout and Recapitalisation Practices has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Creditor Protection in Private Equity Backed Leveraged Buyout and Recapitalisation Practices also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Creditor Protection in Private Equity Backed Leveraged Buyout and Recapitalisation Practices book for free.



The Law of Corporate Finance General Principles and EU Law

The Law of Corporate Finance  General Principles and EU Law Author Petri Mäntysaari
ISBN-10 9783642030581
Release 2009-11-11
Pages 594
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1.1 Cash Flow, Risk, Agency, Information, Investments The first volume dealt with the management of: cash flow (and the exchange of goods and services); risk; agency relationships; and information. The firm m- ages these aspects by legal tools and practices in the context of all commercial transactions. The second volume discussed investments. As voluntary contracts belong to the most important legal tools available to the firm, the second volume provided an - troduction to the general legal aspects of generic investment contracts and p- ment obligations. This volume discusses funding transactions, exit, and a particular category of decisions raising existential questions (business acquisitions). Transactions which can be regarded as funding transactions from the perspective of a firm raising the funding can be regarded as investment transactions from the perspective of an - vestor that provides the funding. Although the perspective chosen in this volume is that of a firm raising funding, this volume will simultaneously provide infor- tion about the legal aspects of many investment transactions. 1.2 Funding, Exit, Acquisitions Funding transactions are obviously an important way to manage cash flow. All - vestments will have to be funded in some way or another. The firm’s funding mix will also influence risk in many ways. Funding. The most important way to raise funding is through retained profits and by using existing assets more efficiently. The firm can also borrow money from a bank, or issue debt, equity, or mezzanine securities to a small group of - vestors.



European Company Law

European Company Law Author Stefan Grundmann
ISBN-10 1780680198
Release 2012-01
Pages 984
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Over the last decade, European company law has been completely re-written. Virtually no EU measure remained unchanged and most of them have undergone fundamental reform. This is astonishing since almost half of these measures only came into existence after the turn of the millennium. In the last five years, 'modern' European company law has been characterized by a strong foundation of accounting law: i.e. the basic information scheme in international models (IFRS); the practicability and reality of cross-border mobility in its different types; and the considerable success (at last) of European company types, namely in the form of the European Company, which has been adopted by many blue chip companies, and, finally, by governance. The latter is also experiencing a remarkable renaissance of shareholders' rights, namely voting right schemes. In times of crisis, this is the equipment with which the challenges have to be met. European Company Law first discusses the EC/EU law, including all instruments through which it is transposed into the national law systems. However, where no EC/EU law exists, a comparative law discussion and the policy aspects - namely law and economics - fill the gaps. The whole organism of (limited liability) company law is thus covered. In addition to organization, accounting, finance, and the closely-related capital market law, this second edition covers the cornerstones of EC/EU corporate tax and insolvency law. This broad scientific perspective of the 'European' in company law remains unique and will be of greatest value for top-level practice and highly-ranked policy discussions. (Series: Ius Communitatis - Vol. 1)



Company Law in Context

Company Law in Context Author David Kershaw
ISBN-10 9780199609321
Release 2012-06-28
Pages 890
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Company Law in Context is an ideal main text for company law courses. In this sophisticated book David Kershaw places company law in its economic, business, and social context, making the cases, statutes, and other forms of regulation more accessible and relevant. A running case study provides a practical perspective.



European Capital Markets Law

European Capital Markets Law Author Rüdiger Veil
ISBN-10 9781782256540
Release 2017-04-06
Pages 848
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European capital markets law has developed rapidly in recent years. The former directives have been replaced by regulations and numerous implementing legal acts aimed at ensuring a level playing field across the EU. The financial crisis has given further impetus to the development of a European supervisory structure. This book systematises the European law and examines the underlying concepts from a broadly interdisciplinary perspective. National experiences in selected Member States – Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom – are also explored. The first chapter deals with the foundations of capital markets law in Europe, the second explains the basics, and the third examines the regime on market abuse. Chapter four explores the disclosure system and chapter five the roles of intermediaries, such as financial analysts, rating agencies and proxy advisers. Short selling and high frequency trading is described in chapter six. Chapter seven deals with financial services and chapter eight explains compliance and corporate governance in investment firms. Chapter nine illustrates the regulation of benchmarks. Finally, chapter ten deals with public takeovers. Throughout the book emphasis is placed on legal practice, and frequent reference is made to the key decisions of supervisory authorities and courts.



European Company and Financial Law

European Company and Financial Law Author Klaus J. Hopt
ISBN-10 3110142619
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 1048
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Recoge: Enmiendas de legislación de la Asamblea Europea.



The European Company

The European Company Author
ISBN-10 9781107320949
Release 2008-03-13
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The European Company ('SE') is a legal entity offering a European perspective for businesses. Its purpose is to allow businesses that wish to extend their activities beyond their home Member State to operate throughout the EU on the basis of one set of rules and a unified management system. The book explains how to set up and organise a European Company, as well as setting out the text of the EC instruments (a Regulation and a Directive) serving as its legal basis, and a list of national implementing laws. This second volume reports on the countries which have legislated during 2005 and 2006. Divided into two sections, it first offers critical review of the usefulness of, and the opportunities presented by, this new vehicle; analyses the Regulation and the Directive; and examines the tax aspects of the SE. The second part reports on each of the Member States.



The Foundations and Future of Financial Regulation

The Foundations and Future of Financial Regulation Author Mads Andenas
ISBN-10 9781135043377
Release 2013-11-20
Pages 544
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Financial regulation has entered into a new era, as many foundational economic theories and policies supporting the existing infrastructure have been and are being questioned following the financial crisis. Goodhart et al’s seminal monograph "Financial Regulation: Why, How and Where Now?" (Routledge:1998) took stock of the extent of financial innovation and the maturity of the financial services industry at that time, and mapped out a new regulatory roadmap. This book offers a timely exploration of the "Why, How and Where Now" of financial regulation in the aftermath of the crisis in order to map out the future trajectory of financial regulation in an age where financial stability is being emphasised as a key regulatory objective. The book is split into four sections: the objectives and regulatory landscape of financial regulation; the regulatory regime for investor protection; the regulatory regime for financial institutional safety and soundness; and macro-prudential regulation. The discussion ranges from theoretical and policy perspectives to comprehensive and critical consideration of financial regulation in the specifics. The focus of the book is on the substantive regulation of the UK and the EU, as critical examination is made of the unravelling and the future of financial regulation with comparative insights offered where relevant especially from the US. Running throughout the book is consideration of the relationship between financial regulation, financial stability and the responsibility of various actors in governance. This book offers an important contribution to continuing reflections on the role of financial regulation, market discipline and corporate responsibility in the financial sector, and upon the roles of regulatory authorities, markets and firms in ensuring the financial health and security of all in the future.



The Evolution of Legal Business Forms in Europe and the United States

The Evolution of Legal Business Forms in Europe and the United States Author Erik M. Vermeulen
ISBN-10 9789041120571
Release 2003
Pages 376
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The evolution of partnership forms is stimulated by powerful economic forces that can lead to widespread prosperity and wealth creation for a society. Given the importance of closely held firms in the United States and Europe, The Evolution of Legal Business Forms in Europe and the United States argues that partnership law should trouble itself less with historical and descriptive arguments about the legal rules and structure of the partnership form and focus much more on the new analytical apparatus of the economics of organizational form as well the fundamental economic learning that informs the debates on limited liability, partnership rules regarding management and control, conflict resolution and fiduciary duties. Introducing and extending the best available theories from law and economics, particularly those from the theory of the firm, This book¿s analysis demonstrates that the patterns of European partnership law and its recent history are best understood from an economic and comparative law perspective. By examining the economic theories of the firm and the economics of organization choice, The Evolution of Legal Business Forms in Europe and the United States conceives partnership-type business forms as contractual entities. The key feature of the modern partnership form is that partners have significant flexibility and power to limit their liability, transfer all of their rights, and to freely exit the firm. Another key feature of partnership law is the insight that lawmakers should provide the rules and enforcement mechanisms to regulate the important relationships within the partnership. This book applies an efficiency test to determine which sets of default rules are likely to resolve the main problems in partnerships. Having identified partnership law with the economic theory of organization, The Evolution of Legal Business Forms in Europe and the United States then goes to argue that most of partnership law is directed at offering bundles of legal rules for different types of firms. Lawmakers should promote partnership rules that attract investors and can be expected to be efficient if they allow entrepreneurs to freely select the bundle of rules that best match their priorities. In a modern vision of partnership law, lawmakers promote economic welfare through creating non-mandatory rules that allow multiple businesses to switch to a favourable business form without significant costs. Jurisdictions plagued by falling incorporations and low levels of small and medium business activity, should abandon the mandatory and standardized framework and the `lock in¿ effect that it promotes, and focus on the mechanisms of legal evolution and rules that tend to mimic the market. This innovation work will have ramifications felt across European jurisdictions, and will be debated by a large audience of policymakers and academic lawyers involved in law reform. Moreover, the book will receive serious attention from students of law and economics, as well as practising lawyers involved in resolving complex issues of organizational law. Review (s) ¿Vermeulen¿s work makes a significant contribution to the dialogue between legal scholars and policy makers from Europe and the United States on the matter of business entity law reform. The volume is ambitious in scope, thoughtful in approach, and accurate in result. It shows a well-read and nuanced view of the recent American partnership law reform debates. He moves with assurance between different systems of law and analysis, and has a confident sense of what his diverse readers need to know to come to the ultimate discussion with a common sense of the issues and alternatives at hand. Vermeulen¿s work should serve as a starting point for a robust discussion among scholars and policy makers.¿



European Company Law

European Company Law Author Nicola de Luca
ISBN-10 9781107184183
Release 2017-03-31
Pages 462
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Taking a text, cases and materials approach, this is the first and only student textbook on European company law, providing an insight into the subject and shedding light on its future development. Textboxes for explanatory commentary, cases and materials - such as EU legislation, official documents and excerpts from scholarly papers - are clearly differentiated from the text, allowing the student to quickly identify sources. Each chapter also includes suggestions for further reading. Structured in seven parts, the book explores a diversity of topics, from what European company law is, the common rules for establishing, financing and accounting a company, and corporate governance, to the structure of the Societas Europaeca Statute, EU company law directives, capital markets and takeover law, and insolvency. An essential resource for the growing number of graduate courses on European company law, European business law, and comparative corporate law.



Europe s Untapped Capital Market

Europe s Untapped Capital Market Author Diego Valiante
ISBN-10 1786600447
Release 2016-03-03
Pages 288
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This book builds on a year-long discussion with a group of academics, policy-makers and industry experts to provide a long-term contribution to the Capital Markets Union project, launched by the European Commission in 2015. It identifies 36 cross-border barriers to capital markets integration and provides an organic plan, consisting of 33 policy recommendations, to relaunch EU financial integration. These aim to improve the key components of cross-border capital market transactions.



Shareholders Duties

Shareholders  Duties Author Hanne Birkmose
ISBN-10 904116670X
Release 2017-01-30
Pages 420
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European Company Law Series Volume 12 It is often assumed that shareholders have rights, not duties. In recent years, however, this assumption has come under intense scrutiny in all aspects of company law and capital market law - legislation, the courts, soft law, and scholarship - and, in Europe especially, major changes are under way across a diverse spectrum all the way from revised contractual arrangements to mandatory statutory provisions. Such a shift has important implications for the fundamentals of European company law, and there is a need to examine shareholders' duties and to consider where this trend is taking shareholders and their stance in law. This focused collection of essays by twenty notable scholars addresses this complex subject from a highly informative and useful variety of perspectives. Examining shareholders' duties along three axes - types of investee companies, types of shareholders, and types of business situations - the essays deal with such topics and issues as the following: shareholders' duties as reflections of the interests they are intended to safeguard; shareholders' duties to society; shareholders' disclosure obligations; duties of parent companies; institutional investor's fiduciary duty; how regulatory duties constrain value-reducing forms of opportunism; the state's continuing duties in the transformation of state-owned companies; significant shareholders' duties in transactions with the company; and powerful shareholders' duty not to abuse right. Examining the implications of this shift in discourse - how shareholders' duties are coming to the fore under the impetus of legislation, legal doctrine, case law, and enforcement strategies - as well as its ideological underpinnings, this book offers a comprehensive and in-depth consideration of this rapidly developing field. It will prove of inestimable value not only to policymakers and academics, but also to investors and practitioners committed to creating conditions favourable to sustainable economic growth and responsible business behaviour.



Comparative Corporate Law

Comparative Corporate Law Author Marco Ventoruzzo
ISBN-10 1628102039
Release 2015
Pages 664
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This book is a multipurpose text that can be used in any class with a focus on comparative legal systems for corporations, taught in the U.S. or abroad. It contains cases, statutes, analysis and readings, the majority of which are from foreign jurisdictions. It also has extensive notes and questions. The focus is primarily on the U.S., U.K., major European continental civil law systems (France, Germany, Italy) and European Union law, and Japan; with references to other jurisdictions such as China, India and Brazil. In addition to law schools, the book may also appeal to non-law school professors of business administration, economics, and political science. In setting out to produce a casebook to meet the needs of students in different legal systems and on both introductory and advanced courses, make a contribution to scholarly debates and address practical and policy concerns, the authors set themselves ambitious goals, which they have amply achieved. This methodologically rigorous, insightful and stimulating book is rich in technical content but details are never allowed to obscure the main questions. The distinguished authors wear their scholarship lightly and the book is written in an admirably clear and accessible style. This book is a major addition to the growing literature on comparative corporate law and it is destined to shape the way we think about and teach the subject. Eilís Ferran, Professor of Company and Securities Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge Corporate law rules vary considerably around the world, and there is much that students of corporate law can learn from a comparative analysis of how different systems deal with similar problems. This casebook, co-authored by a group of experts with a rich set of perspectives, is thus a valuable and welcome addition to the literature. Lucian A. Bebchuk, Professor of Law, Economics and Finance, Director, Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School This excellent book is a welcome addition to the still relatively sparse comparative corporate law literature. It is a wonderful teaching resource and a useful reference for the scholar. Tan Cheng Han, Professor of Law and Chairman, Centre for Law & Business, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore [Comparative Corporate Law by Ventoruzzo and others] is both comprehensive and readily understandable. I think it will be a significant addition to both the literature and teaching material on comparative corporate governance. Martin Lipton, Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz In-house counsels of firms operating internationally will find the book a practical and useful tool. Your own corporate issues aren't so unique after all, learning how others have approached theirs, across the world, is both instructive and refreshing, a must read! Antonino Cusimano, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Directors, Telecom Italia The materials collected and translated in English are precious and fascinating for a broad and international audience. The richness of the book is not, however, only in the materials carefully selected and sewn together, but also in the stitches that fasten them: The introductions, notes and questions, economic insights and empirical data that connect the materials allow readers to consider the causes and consequences of different legal rules in different systems, and compare different regulatory strategies. Viviane Muller Prado, Professor of Corporate Law, Escloa de Direito, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil This book proves not only that corporate law is global, but also that a global approach is essential in order to understand the laws of different countries and how they interact. The book, innovative in both methodology and contents, will be indispensable for anyone who studies and practices corporate la



A Legal and Economic Assessment of European Takeover Regulation

A Legal and Economic Assessment of European Takeover Regulation Author Christophe Clerc
ISBN-10 9461382340
Release 2012
Pages 277
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"Takeovers are one-off events, altering control and strategy within an organisation. But the chances of becoming the target of a bid, even where remote, daily influence corporate decision-making. Takeover rules are therefore central to company law and the balance of power among managers, shareholders and stakeholders alike. This study analyses the corporate governance drivers underpinning takeover bid regulations and assesses the implementation of the EU Directive on takeover bids and compares it with the legal framework of nine other major jurisdictions, including the US. It finds that similar rules have different effects depending on company-level and country-level characteristics and considers the use of modular legislation and optional provisions to cater for them. This book is an abridged version, with additional policy suggestions, of the study prepared for the European Commission jointly by CEPS and the law firm Marccus Partners. The legal analysis in this book was conducted by Christophe Clerc, partner with the law firm Pinsent Masons and general manager of the Paris office and Fabrice Demarigny, Chairman of Marccus Partners and Head of Capital Market Activities within the Mazars group. The economic analysis was carried out by Diego Valiante, Research Fellow at CEPS and its in-house European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) and by Mirzha de Manuel Aramendía, Researcher at ECMI and CEPS."--Publisher description.



Modernization of European Company Law and Corporate Governance

Modernization of European Company Law and Corporate Governance Author Gert-Jan Vossestein
ISBN-10 9789041125927
Release 2010
Pages 284
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This new book offers a substantial framework for examining the competence or powers of the EC in the field of company law, and the requirements for the lawful exercise of these powers (the principle of subsidiarity and the observance of Article 43 EC in particular). In order to provide a clear understanding of the practical relevance of this framework, the author tests the provisions of specific EC company law instruments for compatibility with the EC Treaty. Although the substantial body of EC company law that has been built up over the years is covered, the focus is on EC company law instruments which have been adopted in implementation of the 2003 Action Plan. The book includes a survey of the various company law instruments (both pre-and post-Action Plan) which together make up EC company law, and discusses the objectives of EC company law policy. --



European Corporate Law

European Corporate Law Author Adriaan F. M. Dorresteijn
ISBN-10 9041185933
Release 2017
Pages 256
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The fully updated new edition of this essential title provides you with an overview of EU legislation and related case law regarding company law, capital markets, cross-border acquisitions and the rights and role of employees. Furthermore, it presents the legal forms of business enterprises within the EU and explains important features of the national company laws of eight Member States.