Klaus J. Hopt

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Director (em.)

Mittelweg 187

D-20148 Hamburg

Germany

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

c/o ECARES ULB CP 114

B-1050 Brussels

Belgium

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Scholarly Papers (36)

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
Klaus J. Hopt and Patrick C. Leyens
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Citation 30

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Auditing, Aufsichtsrat, banking system, board models, comply or explain, Corporate Governance Codes, directors' duties and liabilities, directors' independence, Higgs Report, internal control, labour co-determination, management and control, path dependency, shareholder activism, supervisory board

2.

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
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Citation 19

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European corporate governance, company law, board structure, corporate disclosure, control by shareholders and auditors, capital markets law, corporate control, Enron, European corporate governance, 13th Directive

3.

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
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Citation 6

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capital market law, code movement, Company Law Action Plan, comparative law, corporate governance, enforcement, European company law, European Court of Justice, groups of companies, harmonization, investor protection, Konzernrecht, legal families, principal-agent, regulatory competition

4.

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
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Citation 3

Abstract:

Corporate Governance, Stock Exchange Law, Corporate Governance Codes, Boards, Conflicts of Interest, Gatekeepers

5.

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
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Citation 2

Abstract:

EU Company Law Action Plan, Corporate Governance, board members liability, directors remuneration, investor protection

6.

Takeovers, Secrecy, and Conflicts of Interest: Problems for Boards and Banks

TAKEOVERS IN ENGLISH AND GERMAN LAW, J. Payne, ed., p. 33-63, Hart, 2002, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 03/2002
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Oct 2002 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2009
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Citation 1

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German takeover act, takeover law, information disclosure, conflicts of interests in takeovers, board structure, inducement fee, Chinese walls, all-purpose banks, self-regulation

7.

Report of the High Level Group of Company Law Experts on Issues Related to Takeover Bids in the European Union

REFORMING COMPANY AND TAKEOVER LAW IN EUROPE, G. Ferrarini, K. J. Hopt, J. Winter, E. Wymeersch, eds., Annex 2, pp. 825-924, Oxford (Oxford University Press) 2004
Number of pages: 101 Posted: 07 Jun 2002 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2010
University of Amsterdam, University of Copenhagen, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), Independent and French Business Confederation MEDEF
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Citation 4

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European Corporate Governance, Takeovers, Board of Directors, Company Law, Corporate Law, European Union, Break-through Rule

8.

Corporate Governance of Banks after the Financial Crisis

"Corporate Governance of Banks after the Financial Crisis”, in: E. Wymeersch, K. J. Hopt, G. Ferrarini, eds., Financial Regulation and Supervision, A post-crisis analysis, Oxford University Press 2012, pp. 337-367, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 181/2011,
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 29 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2013
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Citation 1

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Corporate governance of banks, equity governance vs. debt governance, financial crisis and bank reform proposals, supervisory requirements as to bank governance, separation of management and control by a bank two-tier board, bank group-wide corporate governance, bank risk management, fit and proper

9.

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
Paul L. Davies and Klaus J. Hopt
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law and Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Abstract:

corporate law, corporate boards in Europe, accountability, convergence, two-tier boards, independent directors, diversity, board committees, cumulative voting, labor codetermination, conflicts of interest, enforcement, remuneration, shareholder activism, decision-making

10.

Better Governance of Financial Institutions

"Corporate Governance of Banks and Other Financial Institutions After the Financial Crisis", Journal of Corporate Law Studies 13 Part 2 (2013) 219-253 (Part B), “Corporate Governance of Banks after the Financial Crisis”, in: E. Wymeersch, K. J. Hopt, G. Ferrarini, eds., Financial Regulation and Supervision, A post-crisis analysis, Oxford University Press 2012, pp. 337-367 (Part A), ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 207,
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 09 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2013
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Abstract:

corporate governance of banks, debt governance, financial crisis, bank reform, bank supervision, bank two-tier board, governance of financial groups, bank risk management, fit and proper test, major shareholders of banks, independent directors, experience of directors

11.

The Future of European Company Law

Columbia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 420
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Jun 2012
Böckli Bodmer & Partners, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Sorbonne Law School, Columbia University School of Law, Göteborg University - Department of Law, Komisja Kodyfikacyjna Prawa Cywilnego, University of Amsterdam and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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Citation 1

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company law, harmonization, company mobility, cross-border mergers, cross-border voting, group law, capital maintenance, alternative legal forms

12.

European Company Law Experts' Response to the European Commission’s Green Paper 'The EU Corporate Governance Framework'

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Aug 2011
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance, Sorbonne Law School, Göteborg University - Department of Law, Komisja Kodyfikacyjna Prawa Cywilnego, University of Amsterdam and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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corporate governance, European company law, boards, shareholder activism, corporate governance codes, comply or explain

13.

The European Company Law Action Plan Revisited: An Introduction

THE EUROPEAN COMPANY LAW ACTION PLAN REVISITED, REASSESSMENT OF THE 2003 PRIORITIES OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, LEUVEN, pp. 9-23, K. Geens, K. J. Hopt, eds., Leuven University Press, 2010, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 140/2010
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2010
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Abstract:

European Company Law Action Plan, legal capital, corporate governance,one share/one vote, financial reporting, corporate mobility, regulatory strategies, enforcement

14.

The Board of Nonprofit Organizations: Some Corporate Governance Thoughts from Europe

European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 125/2009, COMPARATIVE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE OF NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, K. J. Hopt, T. von Hippel, eds.,p. 531-563, Cambridge University Press, 2010
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2010
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Citation 1

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Audit, board, business judgment rule, comparative nonprofit law, corporate, governance, deficit of control, independence of directors, labor codetermination, monitoring, nonprofit organization, one-tier/two-tier board, professionalization, remuneration, standard of conduct.

Comments on the European Commission Green Paper

Rivista delle Società, Vol. 56, pp. 485-493, 2011, Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 10/24,
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2015
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, University of Regensburg - Faculty of Law and Humboldt University of Berlin
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Abstract:

audit, independence, rotation, Big Four, market concentration, internationalization, legal harmonization, standardization

Auditor Independence at the Crossroads – Regulation and Incentives

European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR), Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 89-101, March 2012, DOI: 10.1017/S1566752912000043, Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 12/1
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 14 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2015
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, University of Regensburg - Faculty of Law and Humboldt University of Berlin
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Abstract:

audit, independence, rotation, Big Four, market concentration, internationalization, legal harmonization, standardization

16.

Groups of Companies - A Comparative Study on the Economics, Law and Regulation of Corporate Groups

This article is to be published as ch. II 26 Groups of Companies in Jeffrey Gordon/Georg Ringe, eds., Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance, Oxford University Press 2015., European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 286/2015
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2015
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Abstract:

Groups of Companies, Corporate Governance, Principal Agent Conflicts between Minority Shareholders and Controlling Shareholders, Creditor Protection, Konzernrecht, Tunneling, Related Party Transactions, Conflict of Interest, Mandatory Disclosure, Fairness Opinions, Enforcement, Veil-piercing

17.

Conflict of Interest, Secrecy and Insider Information of Directors - A Comparative Analysis

European Company and Financial Law Review 2013, 167-193, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 208
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2013
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Abstract:

Duty of loyalty of corporate directors, conflict of interest, self-dealing, competing with the company, corporate opportunities, secrecy, inside information, prevention techniques and remedies, enforcement

18.

Auditor's Liability and its Impact on the European Financial Markets

Cambridge Law Journal, Vol. 67, No. 1, pp. 62-68, 2008
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 02 Nov 2008
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, University of Regensburg - Faculty of Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, University of Marburg - Faculty of Law and Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Abstract:

auditor liability, liability cap, general meeting, auditor independence

19.

Corporate Governance of Banks and Other Financial Institutions After the Financial Crisis: Regulation in the Light of Empiry and Theory

Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Volume 13, Part 2, pp. 219-253.
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2013
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Abstract:

Corporate governance of banks, board, financial crisis, bank reform, bank supervision, governance of financial groups, bank risk management, fit and proper test, major shareholders of banks, independent directors, experience of directors

20.

Making Corporate Governance Codes More Effective: A Response to the European Commission's Action Plan of December 2012

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 56/2014
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Dec 2013
Böckli Bodmer & Partners, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Sorbonne Law School, Columbia University School of Law, University of Marburg - Faculty of Law, Göteborg University - Department of Law, Komisja Kodyfikacyjna Prawa Cywilnego, University of Amsterdam and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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Abstract:

Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Codes, comply or explain, code effectiveness, disclosure, enforcement, European Commission, Action Plan

21.

Stock Exchange Law: Concept, History, Challenges

Virginia Law & Business Review (VLBR), Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 513-559, 2013, Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 14/4
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 29 May 2012 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2016
Andreas M. Fleckner and Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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stock exchange, bourse, securities trading, demutualization, internationalization, market fragmentation, algorithmic trading

22.

Response to the European Commission's Report on the Application of the Takeover Bids Directive

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 5/2014, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 55/2014
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2014
Böckli Bodmer & Partners, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Sorbonne Law School, Columbia University School of Law, Göteborg University - Department of Law, Komisja Kodyfikacyjna Prawa Cywilnego, University of Amsterdam and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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Abstract:

takeover bids, European Company Law, acting in concert, mandatory bid rule, defensive measures

23.

Comparative Corporate Governance

Cambridge University Press, 2013, XXXIII + 1141 pp.
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2015
Andreas M. Fleckner and Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Citation 60

Abstract:

corporate governance, company law, corporate law, joint stock company, stock corporation, comparative law

24.

A New Framework for Bank Rescue in Germany - Regulatory Challenges for Modern Company, Corporate Insolvency and Constitutional Law

European Business Organization Law Review, Vol. 10, pp. 515-554, 2009
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2010
Klaus J. Hopt, Christoph Kumpan and Felix Steffek
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Bank rescue, constitution, expropriation, financial crisis, insolvency, Financial Market Stabilisation Act, takeover

25.

Corporate Governance in Europe: A Critical Review of the European Commission's Initiatives on Corporate Law and Corporate Governance

New York University Journal of Law & Business, Vol. 12, Fall 2015, Number 1, 139-213, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 296/2015
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 15 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2016
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Abstract:

European corporate governance, European corporate law, shareholder rights directive, institutional investors, related party transactions, transfer of seat, corporate finance, takeover law, codification, model law

26.

Europäisches Gesellschaftsrecht im Lichte des Aktionsplans der Europäischen Kommission vom Dezember 2012 (European Company Law in the Light of the Action Plan of the European Commission of December 2012)

Zeitschrift für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (ZGR), Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 165-215, April 2013, Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 13/22,
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Jun 2013
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Abstract:

Company law, European law, comparative law, Action Plan, mobility, shareholder protection, transparency, company forms, cross-border merger, transfer of seat, division, corporate finance, company groups, stakeholders, employee share ownership

27.

Shareholder Engagement and Identification

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 Mar 2015
Böckli Bodmer & Partners, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Sorbonne Law School, University of Marburg - Faculty of Law, Göteborg University - Department of Law, Komisja Kodyfikacyjna Prawa Cywilnego, University of Amsterdam and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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28.

Conflict of Interest, Secrecy and Insider Information of Directors, A Comparative Analysis

European Company and Financial Law Review (ECFR), Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 167-193, June 2013, Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 13/26
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Aug 2013
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Abstract:

Comparative company law, boards in Europe, duty of loyalty, conflicts of interest, board secrecy, insider dealing, loans to directors, self-dealing, competition with the company, corporate opportunities, directors' remuneration, remedies, enforcement

29.

Takeover Defenses in Europe: A Comparative, Theoretical and Policy Analysis

Columbia Journal of European Law Vol. 20.2 (2014) 249-282
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2015
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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30.

European Takeover Reform of 2012/2013 – Time to Re-Examine the Mandatory Bid

European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR), Vol.15, No. 2, pp. 143-190, June 2014, DOI: 10.1017/S1566752914001098, Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 15/2
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 24 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2015
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Abstract:

takeover regulation, mandatory bid, reform of the 13th European Directive, Application Report of the European Commission of 2012, control threshold, options, low balling and creeping in, derogations, acting in concert.

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Abschlussprüfung in Deutschland und Europa nach der europäischen Reform von 2014 (Auditing in Germany and Europe after the European Reform of 2014)

Zeitschrift für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (ZGR), Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 186-203, April 2015, DOI: 10.1515/zgr-2015-0186, Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 15/17,
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2015
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Abschlussprüfung, Wirtschaftsprüferrecht, europäische Reform des Abschlussprüferrechts, Abschlussprüferverordnung, externe Rotation, Abschlussprüferhaftung, Internationalisierung des Wirtschaftsprüferrechts, Abschlussprüfer und Corporate Governance, nationale Aufsichtsbehörden, ESMA

32.

The Consequences of Brexit for Companies and Company Law

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 22/2017
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2017
Böckli Bodmer & Partners, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, University of Warsaw - Faculty of Law and Administration, Sorbonne Law School, University of Marburg - Faculty of Law, Göteborg University - Department of Law, Komisja Kodyfikacyjna Prawa Cywilnego, University of Amsterdam, Vienna University of Economics and Business - Department of Business Law and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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Brexit, freedom establishment, incorporation or seat theory, cross border mergers, auditors, listed companies

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Die Treuepflicht des Vorstands der Aktiengesellschaft (The Fiduciary Duties of the Board in Stock Companies)

Αναμνηστικός Τόμος για τον Λεωνίδα Γεωργακόπουλο [Gedächtnisschrift für Leonidas Georgakopoulos/Commemorative Volume for Leonidas Georgakopoulos], Vol. 1, pp. 293-310, Bank of Greece, 2016, Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 16/26,
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2016
Klaus J. Hopt and Markus Roth
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and University of Marburg - Faculty of Law
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Treuepflicht des Vorstands, Prioritätsgrundsatz, Interessenkonflikte, Treuepflicht im Konzern, Wettbewerbsverbot, Geschäftschancendoktrin, Eigengeschäfte mit der Gesellschaft; Vergütung des Vorstands, Zuwendungen an Vorstandsmitglieder, eigennützige Zuwendungen an Dritte

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A Proposal for Reforming Group Law in the European Union - Comparative Observations on the Way Forward

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 11 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2016
Böckli Bodmer & Partners, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, University of Warsaw - Faculty of Law and Administration, Sorbonne Law School, University of Marburg - Faculty of Law, Göteborg University - Department of Law, Komisja Kodyfikacyjna Prawa Cywilnego, University of Amsterdam, Vienna University of Economics and Business - Department of Business Law and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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Parent-Subsidiary Relations, Minority and Creditor Protection, Related Party Transactions, European Regulation

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Directors’ Duties and Shareholders’ Rights in the European Union: Mandatory and/or Default Rules?

Rivista delle Società 61 (2016) 13-32, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 312/2016,
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2016
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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mandatory law, default rules, fallback provisions, reasons given for mandatory law (contracting failures, opportunistic midstream charter amendments, standardization), US corporate law, corporate law of Germany and of eight other European countries

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The German Law of and Experience with the Supervisory Board

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 305/2016
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Jan 2016
Klaus J. Hopt
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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Board, supervisory board, one- and two-tier systems, convergence, labor codetermination, German Stock Corporation Act, German Corporate Governance Code, European harmonization, liability, independent directors