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Private Company Law Reform: International and European Perspectives

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Edited by: Joseph McCahery, Ellen Kiersch, Levinus Timmerman

ISBN13: 9789067042512
Published: January 2010
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £60.99

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Private company law reform is among the most important topics for lawmakers and companies. This volume explains in detail the legal reforms taking place in the principal European jurisdictions, the United States and Asia.

Bringing together a leading group of company law scholars, the essays examine the factors leading to the rise of the new unincorporated entities in the US and Asia and explains how private company law forms can be suitably adapted to meet a wide range of firms’ needs.

The contributions also examine the important reforms taking place in private company law across the EU, address how these reforms may lead to a more optimal environment for businesses to operate and analyse the introduction of the European Private Company.

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Company Law
Part I. Theory: New Business Entities
1. The new business entities in evolutionary perspective H. Hansmann et al.;
2. The evolving partnership L. Ribstein
3. Uncorporations and the Delaware strategy S. Levmore;
Part II. Private Company Law Reform in Europe and Asia
4. New company law: traditional and innovative approaches to legal reform J. McCahery et al.;
5. Of tradition and change: the modernization of the German GmbH in the face of European competition B. Gruenewald and U. Noack;
6. Reform of the Netherlands private limited company M. Kroeze;
7. Welfare, fairness and the role of courts in a simple and flexible private company law L. Timmerman;
8. The reform of Dutch private company law: new rules for protection of creditors H. Boschma et al.
Part III. The Evolution of Hybrid Business Forms in the US:
9. Veil piercing in the LLC S. Bainbridge;
10. The economics of limited liability: an empirical study of New York law firms S. Baker and K. Krawiec;
11. Ethics in the age of unincorporation: a return to ambiguity of pre-incorporation or an opportunity to contract for clarity? R. Painter
12. Social welfare based limits on private ordering A. Vestal
Part III. New Directions: European Private Company:
13. The European private company before legislative implementation P. Hommelhoff;
14. The European private company R. Drury;
Documents on the European private company;
Chamber of Commerce, Paris, draft articles of association for the European private company;
Proposal for a European private company (EC);
European Commission, feasibility study.