Capital Markets and Company Law

Hardcover | September 20, 2004

EditorKlaus J Hopt, Eddy Wymeersch

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In Capital Markets and Company Law, the contributors attempt to investigate the relationship between company law, securities markets and securities regulation, or 'Capital Market Law'. This is an interdisciplinary project, involving scholars and practitioners of law and economics, policymakers, and corporate finance and management specialists from both sides of the Atlantic. It illustrates the increasing competitive pressure under which regulatory systems are developing, driven by market forces and regulatory competition. As markets are increasingly moulding the framework, thequestion arises to what extent a global regulatory system is being developed. European company law harmonization will increasingly have to take account of these market forces. These essays by prominent EU and US specialists in their fields offer an up-to-date and detailed analysis of a range of complex issues. Subjects include Corporate Governance and Shareholder Value, The Institutional Investor, He Corporate Governance Recommendations, and Harmonisation of companylaw. This volume is the natural sucessor to the 1999 'Comparative Corporate Governance'. By the same editors, and featuring many of the same contributers, Capital Markets and Company Law Markets takes the subject to the next level.

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In Capital Markets and Company Law, the contributors attempt to investigate the relationship between company law, securities markets and securities regulation, or 'Capital Market Law'. This is an interdisciplinary project, involving scholars and practitioners of law and economics, policymakers, and corporate finance and management spec...

Klaus Hopt is the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law in Hamburg, Germany . He has been a Professor in Tuebingen, Florence, Bern, Munich, and a visiting Professor in the University of Pennsylvania, EUI Florence, Paris I / Sorbonne, Kyoto University, Univeriste Libre de Bruxelles, Gene...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:814 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.84 inPublished:September 20, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019925558X

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1. Facts and Figures1.1. Christoph Van Der Elst: The Equity Markets, Ownership Structures and Control: Towards an International Harmonisation?1.2. Stefan Prigge: Recent Developments in the Market for Markets for Financial Instruments1.3. Marco Becht: European Disclosure for the New Millennium2. Legal Capital2.1. Friedrich Kubler: The Rules of Capital Under Pressure of the Securities Markets2.2. Eilis Ferran: Legal Capital Rules and Modern Securities Markets - The Case for Reform, as Illustrated by the UK Equity Markets2.3. Marcel Kahan: Legal Capital Rules and the Structure of Corporate Law: Some Observations on the Differences Between European and US Approaches3. Disclosure and Accounting3.1. Karel van Hulle: Financial Disclosure and Accounting3.2. Werner F. Ebke: The Impact of Transparency Regulation on Company Law3.3. Peter Nobel: Audit Within the Framework of Corporate Governance4. Corporate Governance and Shareholder Value4.1. Guido Ferrarini: Shareholder Value and the Modernisation of European Corporate Law4.2. Paul Davies: Shareholder Value, Company Law and Securities Markets Law: A British View4.3. Klaus J. Hopt: Corporate Governance in Germany4.4. Laurent Faugerolas: Impact of the Takeovers and Their Regulation on French Company Law and Practice4.5. Christian Kirchner: Shareholder Value: A New Standard for Company Conduct4.6. Michael Blair: Shareholder Value: A New Standard for Company Conduct5. The Institutional Investor5.1. Wolfgang Gerke, Matthias Bank. and Max Steiger: The Changing Role of Institutional Investors - A German Perspective5.2. Jaap W. Winter: Cross-Border Voting in Europe5.3. Jose M. Garrido and Angel Rojo: Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance: Solution or Problem?5.4. Jose M. Garrido: Optimism and Pessimism: Complementary Views on the Institutional Investors' Role in Corporate Governance6. The Corporate Governance Recommendations6.1. Jonathan Rickford: Do Good Governance Recommendations Change the Rules for the Board of Directors6.2. Guido Rossi: Do Good Governance Recommendations Change the Rules for the Board of Directors?6.3. Ben Pettet: Do Good Governance Recommendations Change the Rules for the Board of Directors6.4. Lutgart Van Den Berghe: Do Good Governance Recommendations Change the Rules for the Board of Directors7. Conflicts of Interests7.1. Heinz-Dieter Assmann: The Impact of Insider Trading Rules on Company Law7.2. Yakov Amihud, Kenneth Garbade, and Marcel Kahan: An Institutional Innovation to Reduce the Agency Costs of Public Corporate Bonds: Changing the Role of the Trustee7.3. Zohar Goshen: The Impact of Insider Trading Rules on Company Law8. Groups of Companies8.1. Eddy Wymeersch: Do We Need a Law on Groups of Companies?8.2. Peter Hommelhoff: Impact of the Financial Markets on Issues of Group Law?8.3. Simon Johnson, Rafael La porta, Florencio Lopez de Silanes, and Andrei Shleifer: Tunnelling8.4. Marcus Lutter: the Impact of Financial Markets on Issues of Group Law9. Harmonisation of Company law9.1. Christiaan Timmermans: Harmonisation in the Future of Company Law in Europe9.2. Uriel Procaccia and Uzi Segal: Thou Shalt Not Sow Thy Vineyard with Divers Seeds? The Case Against the Harmonisation of Private Law10. Convergence of Divergence10.1. John C. Coffee Jr.: The Rise of Dispersed Ownership: The Roles of Law and the State in the Separation of Ownership and Control

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`... at the heart of this book lies a string of subjects connected to the present discussions on corporate governance.'International Business Lawyer