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1.

Board Models in Europe - Recent Developments of Internal Corporate Governance Structures in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 18/2004, European Company and Financial Law Review, pp. 135-168, 2004, Company & Securities Law Review, Vol. 1, pp. 217-245, 2005, VOC 1602-2004: 400 YEARS OF COMPANY LAW, Ella Gepken-Jager, Gerard van Solinge, Levinus Timmerman, eds., Deventer (Kluwer), 2005
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Jan 2004
Accepted Paper Series
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics
Downloads 18,495
2.

The History of Corporate Governance

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, Mike Wright, Donald Siegel, Kevin Keasey and Igor Filatotchev, eds., Oxford University Press, 2013, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 54/2011, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 184/2012
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 20 May 2013
Accepted Paper Series
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 13,383
3.

The Essential Elements of Corporate Law

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20/2009, Yale Law, Economics & Public Policy Research Paper No. 387, Harvard Law and Economics Research Paper No. 643, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-39, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 134/2009
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2009
Accepted Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 10,012
4.

Hedge Funds in Corporate Governance and Corporate Control

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 155, p. 1021, 2007, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 06-16, NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-37, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 76/2006
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 25 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 21 May 2009
Accepted Paper Series
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law

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Downloads 8,156
5.

Corporate Governance of Banks after the Financial Crisis - Theory, Evidence, Reforms

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 130/2009
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Mainz - Center for German and International Law of Financial Services and Faculty
Downloads 7,817
6.

Financial Scandals and the Role of Private Enforcement: The Parmalat Case

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 40/2005
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 27 May 2005
Working Paper Series
University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance and Free University of Bozen, Bolzano - School of Economics and Management
Downloads 6,846
7.

Modern Company and Capital Market Problems: Improving European Corporate Governance after Enron

AFTER ENRON, IMPROVING CORPORATE LAW AND MODERNISING SECURITIES REGULATION IN EUROPE AND THE U.S., pp. 445-496, J. Armour, J. A. McCahery, eds., Oxford (Hart), 2006, ECGI Law Working Paper No. 05/2002, ECGI Finance Working Paper
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 11 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2009
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Downloads 6,791
8.

The Costs and Benefits of Financial Market Regulation

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 21/2004
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 29 Apr 2004
Working Paper Series
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 5,489
9.

Agency Problems, Legal Strategies, and Enforcement

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21/2009, Yale Law, Economics & Public Policy Research Paper No. 388, Harvard Law and Economics Research Paper Series No. 644 , ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 135/2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2010
Accepted Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 5,429
10.

Taking Shareholder Protection Seriously? Corporate Governance in the United States and Germany

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 53, Winter 2005, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 17/2003, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 Nov 2003
Accepted Paper Series
J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main and Stanford Law School
Downloads 5,340
11.

Controlling Shareholders and Corporate Governance: Complicating the Comparative Taxonomy

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 49/2005, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 309, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 281
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 19 Aug 2005
Working Paper Series
Stanford Law School
Downloads 5,060
12.

The Rise of Independent Directors in the United States, 1950-2005: Of Shareholder Value and Stock Market Prices

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 74/2006, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 301, Stanford Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 1465, 2007
Number of pages: 111 Posted: 04 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2008
Working Paper Series
Columbia Law School

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13.

Comparative Company Law

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 77/2006, THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF COMPARATIVE LAW, Mathias Reimann & Reinhard Zimmermann, eds., p. 1161-1191, Oxford University Press, 2006
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 17 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2011
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Downloads 4,571
14.

European Company Law 1999-2010: Renaissance and Crisis

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 175/2011, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 63/2010
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2011
Working Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 4,406
15.

International Differences in the Cost of Equity Capital: Do Legal Institutions and Securities Regulation Matter?

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 15/2003, Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research Working Paper No. 17-04, AFA 2005 Philadelphia Meetings
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 21 Dec 2004
Working Paper Series
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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Downloads 4,393
16.

Corporate Governance and Innovation - Venture Capital, Joint Ventures, and Family Businesses

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 65/2006
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 04 Apr 2006
Working Paper Series
Tilburg University - School of Law; European Banking Center (EBC) and Tilburg University - Department of Business Law
Downloads 4,364
17.

Hedge Funds, Insiders, and the Decoupling of Economic and Voting Ownership: Empty Voting and Hidden (Morphable) Ownership

Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 13, pp. 343-367, 2007, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 56/2006, McCombs Research Paper Series No. FIN-02-06, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 53
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 10 Jan 2006
Accepted Paper Series
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 4,327
18.

Executive Remuneration in the EU: Comparative Law and Practice

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 09/2003
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 04 Mar 2004
Working Paper Series
University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance, London School of Economics - Law Department and ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Downloads 4,238
19.

The Takeover Directive as a Protectionist Tool?

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 141/2010
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 01 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, London School of Economics - Law Department and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Downloads 4,142
20.

Outside Director Liability Across Countries

as published in Texas Law Review, Vol. 84, pp. 1385-1480, 2006, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 71/2006, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 266, Univ of Texas Law and Economics Research Paper No. 31
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 20 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2011
Accepted Paper Series
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 3,895
21.

Who Writes the Rules for Hostile Takeovers, and Why? The Peculiar Divergence of US and UK Takeover Regulation

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 95, p. 1727, 2007, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 73/2006
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 08 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2010
Accepted Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 3,856
22.

Corporate Governance Convergence: Evidence from Takeover Regulation Reforms

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 33/2005
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Apr 2005
Working Paper Series
Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Tilburg University - Department of Finance
Downloads 3,846
23.

Enforcement of Corporate Governance Codes

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 46/2005
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2010
Working Paper Series
Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
Downloads 3,794
24.

Comparative Corporate Governance: The State of the Art and International Regulation

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 59, p. 1, January 2011, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 170/2011
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 25 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2011
Accepted Paper Series
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Downloads 3,451
25.

Regulation of Private Equity - Backed Leveraged Buyout Activity in Europe

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 84/2007
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 30 May 2007
Working Paper Series
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 3,408
26.

The Eclipse of Private Equity

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 082/2007
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 24 Apr 2007
Working Paper Series
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

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27.

The Transfer of the Company's Seat in European Company Law

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 08/2003
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 Apr 2003
Working Paper Series
Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
Downloads 3,280
28.

Company and Takeover Law Reforms in Europe: Misguided Harmonization Efforts or Regulatory Competition?

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 12/2003
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Sep 2003
Working Paper Series
ETH Zurich and Tilburg University - School of Law; European Banking Center (EBC)
Downloads 3,194
29.

Empty Voting and Hidden (Morphable) Ownership: Taxonomy, Implications, and Reforms

As published in Business Lawyer, Vol. 61, pp. 1011-1070, 2006, European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Research Paper No. 64/2006, University of Texas Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 70
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 28 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2008
Accepted Paper Series
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 2,883
30.

Hedge Funds and Governance Targets

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 95, p. 1375, 2007, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 928689, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 80/2007
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 06 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 2,828
31.

Shareholder Rights and Shareholder Activism: The Role of the General Meeting of Shareholders

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 188/2012
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2012
Working Paper Series
Tilburg Law School
Downloads 2,819
32.

Mandatory Bids, Squeeze-Out, Sell-Out and the Dynamics of the Tender Offer Process

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 10/2003
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Jul 2003
Working Paper Series
Swedish House of Finance and Bocconi University - Department of Economics
Downloads 2,818
33.

One Share - One Vote: A European Rule?

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 58/2006
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Jan 2006
Working Paper Series
University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance

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34.

Law and the Rise of the Firm

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 57/2006, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 326
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 03 Jan 2006
Working Paper Series
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law

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Downloads 2,800
35.

Enforcement Strategies in UK Corporate Governance: A Roadmap and Empirical Assessment

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 106/2008
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 21 May 2008
Working Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Downloads 2,689
36.

Did Corporate Governance 'Fail' During the 2008 Stock Market Meltdown? The Case of the S&P 500

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 124/2009
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 04 May 2009 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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37.

Who Should Make Corporate Law? EC Legislation Versus Regulatory Competition

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 54/2005
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 30 Nov 2005
Working Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

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Downloads 2,614
38.

The Future of Financial Regulation

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 386
Number of pages: 158 Posted: 06 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2010
Working Paper Series
Yale Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 2,572
39.

Outside Director Liability

as published in Stanford Law Review, Vol. 58, pp. 1055-1159, 2006, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 68/2006, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 319, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 76
Number of pages: 107 Posted: 04 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2010
Accepted Paper Series
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 2,556
40.

Boards in Europe – Accountability and Convergence

American Journal of Comparative Law 61 (2013) 301-375, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 205/2013, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 40/2013
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 09 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2013
Accepted Paper Series
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law and Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Downloads 2,543
41.

European Company Law and Corporate Governance: Where Does the Action Plan of the European Commission Lead?

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 52/2005, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN CONTEXT - CORPORATIONS, STATES, AND MARKETS IN EUROPE, JAPAN AND THE US, K. J. Hopt, E. Wymeersch, H. Kanda, H. Baum, eds., pp. 119-142, Oxford (Oxford University Press) 2005
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2009
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Downloads 2,512
42.

The Agency Costs of Agency Capitalism: Activist Investors and the Revaluation of Governance Rights

Columbia Law Review, 2013 (Forthcoming), ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 197, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 438, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 130
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 24 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 31 May 2013
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford Law School and Columbia Law School
Downloads 2,487
43.

Where Do Firms Incorporate? Deregulation and the Cost of Entry

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 70/2006, Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2008
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 02 Jun 2006
Working Paper Series
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), University of Oxford - Said Business School and Bocconi University - Department of Finance

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Downloads 2,407
44.

Executive Compensation: If There's a Problem, What's the Remedy? The Case for "Compensation Discussion and Analysis"

Journal of Corporation Law, Summer, 2006, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 273, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 05-90, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 35/2005
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Apr 2005
Accepted Paper Series
Columbia Law School
Downloads 2,383
45.

The Promise and Peril of Corporate Governance Indices

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 89/2007, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 367
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 14 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance, Portland State University - School of Business Administration and Yale Law School
Downloads 2,379
46.

How Does Corporate Mobility Affect Lawmaking? A Comparative Analysis

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 91/2008, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 1086667, Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2008-01
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2011
Working Paper Series
University of Pennsylvania Law School, Tilburg University - School of Law; European Banking Center (EBC) and Tilburg University - Department of Business Law
Downloads 2,370
47.

Comparing Insider Trading in the United States and in the European Union: History and Recent Developments

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 257/2014, Bocconi Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2442049
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 May 2014 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2015
Working Paper Series
Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law
Downloads 2,270
48.

The Present and Future of Corporate Governance: Re-Examining the Role of the Board of Directors and Investor Relations in Listed Companies

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 211, Lex Research Topics in Corporate Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2013-3
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2013
Working Paper Series
Tilburg University - School of Law; European Banking Center (EBC), Tilburg University - Department of Business Law and Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
Downloads 2,263
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A Synthetic View of Different Concepts of Creditor Protection - or a High-Level Framework for Corporate Creditor Protection

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 60/2006
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 Feb 2006
Working Paper Series
University of Mainz - Center for German and International Law of Financial Services and Faculty

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Private Enforcement of Corporate Law: An Empirical Comparison of the UK and US

as published in Journal of Empirical Legal Studies Vol. 6, pp. 687-722, 2009, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 89, McCombs Research Paper Series, Paper No. FIN-02-07, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1105355, 3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 120, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 234
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Accepted Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of York - York Law School
Downloads 2,210