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Convergence in Shareholder Law


ISBN13: 9780521187916
Published: February 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2007)
Price: £40.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780521876759



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On the one hand, it can be argued that the increasing economic and political interdependence of countries has led to the convergence of national legal systems. On the other hand, advocates of the counterhypothesis maintain that this development is both unrealistic and unnecessary. Mathias Siems examines the company law of the UK, the USA, Germany, France, Japan and China to see how this issue affects shareholder law. The author subsequently analyses economic and political factors which may or may not lead to convergence, and assesses the extent of this development. Convergence of Shareholder Law, which was originally published in 2007, not only provides a thorough comparative legal analysis but also shows how company law interconnects with political forces and economic development and helps in evaluating whether harmonisation and shareholder protection should be enhanced.

Subjects:
Company Law
Contents:
Introduction
Part I. The Object and Course of the Investigation
1. Dimensions of convergence in shareholder law
Part II. The Status Quo of Convergence
2. Legal bases
3. Bases for a shareholder typology
4. The 'Shareholder as Such'
5. The shareholder in the power structure of the company
6. Conclusions of Part 2
Part III. Developmental Trends and Patterns
7. Bases
8. Convergence through congruence
9. Convergence through pressure
10. Future convergences in shareholder law
11. Conclusions of Part 3
Part 4. Conclusion
12. Convergence as a model for the future
13. Summary of principal findings.

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