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Comparative Company Law: A Case-Based Approach 2nd ed

Edited by: Mathias Siems, David Cabrelli

ISBN13: 9781509909360
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781841138916
Published: September 2018
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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As attention moves rapidly towards comparative approaches, the research and teaching of company law has somehow lagged behind.

The overall purpose of this book is therefore to fill a gap in the literature by identifying whether conceptual differences between countries exist. Rather than concentrate on whether the institutional structure of the corporation varies across jurisdictions, the objective of this book will be pursued by focusing on specific cases and how different countries might treat each of these cases.

The book also has a public policy dimension, because the existence or absence of differences may lead to the question of whether formal harmonisation of company law is necessary.

The book covers 10 legal systems. With respect to countries of the European Union, it focuses on the most populous countries (Germany, France, the UK, Spain, Italy and Poland) as well as two smaller Member States (Finland and Latvia). In addition, the laws of two of the world's largest economies (the US and Japan) are included for the purposes of wider comparison.

All of these jurisdictions are subjected to scrutiny by deploying a comparative case-based study. On the basis of these case solutions, various conclusions are reached, some of which challenge established orthodoxies in the field of comparative company law.

Company Law, Comparative Law
1. A Case-Based Approach to Comparative Company Law
David Cabrelli and Mathias Siems
PARTS 1 to 3
Country reports by Sonja Siggberg, Jesse Collin and Lena Nordman (Finland),
Pierre-Henri Conac (France), Mathias Siems (Germany), Marco Ventoruzzo and
Corrado Malberti (Italy), Hisaei Ito and Hiroyuki Watanabe (Japan), Theis Klauberg
(Latvia), Mieke Olaerts and Bastiaan Kemp (the Netherlands), Michal Zurek and
Kamil Szmid (Poland), Irene-marié Esser and Piet Delport (South Africa), Pablo
Iglesias-Rodríguez (Spain), David Cabrelli (UK), Martin Gelter, Nemika Jha and
D Gordon Smith (US)

2. General Case on Directors’ Duties
Edited by Theis Klauberg
3. Duties of Nominee Directors
Edited by Martin Gelter, Nemika Jha and D Gordon Smith
4. Obligations of Directors in Takeovers
Edited by Pablo Iglesias-Rodriguez
5. Cross-Border Takeovers and Takeover Defences
Edited by Sonja Siggberg, Jesse Collin and Lena Nordman

6. Piercing the Corporate Veil
Edited by Hisaei Ito and Hiroyuki Watanabe
7. Capital Maintenance
Edited by MichalZurek and Kamil Szmid

8. Shareholders and Shareholder Law
Edited by Pierre-Henri Conac
9. Abuse of Shareholder Rights
Edited by Mathias Siems
10. Shareholders’ Rights and Litigation
Edited by David Cabrelli
11. Limitations on the Shareholder’s Right to Transfer Shares
Edited by Corrado Malberti and Marco Ventoruzzo

12. A Rule-Based Comparison and Analysis of the Case Studies
David Cabrelli and Irene-marie Esser
13. A Quantitative Analysis of Similarities and Diff erences in Form, Style and Substance
Mathias Siems