The Volkswagen Case and the European Court of Justice
Copenhagen Business School, Department of Law; University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; University of Oxford - Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance
June, 30 2008
Common Market Law Review, Vol. 45, 2008
The VW case is the latest in the series of "golden shares" cases. Whilst the previous cases concerned special rights the State was granted, the VW law provided provisions that applied equally to all shareholders. The ECJ was therefore tempted to open the assessment of general rules of company law and their compatibility with the free movement of capital. However, the Court ultimately refrained from delivering a clear statement.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: Volkswagen, golden shares, company law
JEL Classification: K22, L32, L33Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 30, 2008
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