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Shareholder Protection Across Countries - is the EU on the Right Track?


Mathias M. Siems


Durham University - Durham Law School; University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research


DICE-Report - Journal for Institutional Comparisons, Vol. 4/3, pp. 39-43, 2006

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Since the beginning of the new century harmonisation of company law has once again been on the European agenda. One of its most important aims is the protection of shareholders. This article addresses this aim from a leximetric perspective. At the outset, it will be explained what leximetrics is (namely a quantitative approach to legal analysis). Using this methodology, it will then be shown how different parts of shareholder protection (active shareholder, passive shareholder, boards) have developed in Germany, France, the UK and US in the last 35 years.

This paper is part of a wider research project. The related papers can be downloaded at http://ssrn.com/abstract=897479 and http://ssrn.com/abstract=988409 .

Number of Pages in PDF File: 5

Keywords: shareholder protection, company law, corporate law, harmonisation, harmonization, leximetrics, law and finance, La Porta et al., LLSV, numerical comparative law, comparative company law, comparative corporate governance

JEL Classification: G30, G38, K22, N20, N40, N50

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Date posted: October 27, 2006 ; Last revised: January 30, 2014

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Siems, Mathias M., Shareholder Protection Across Countries - is the EU on the Right Track?. DICE-Report - Journal for Institutional Comparisons, Vol. 4/3, pp. 39-43, 2006 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=940567

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Mathias M. Siems (Contact Author)
Durham University - Durham Law School ( email )
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Durham, County Durham DH1 3ET
United Kingdom
HOME PAGE: http://www.dur.ac.uk/mathias.siems
University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research ( email )
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