Eilis Ferran

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Professor of Corporate Law and Financial Regulation

10 West Road

Cambridge CB3 9DZ

United Kingdom

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Research Associate

c/o ECARES ULB CP 114

B-1050 Brussels

Belgium

http://www.ecgi.org

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (41)

1.

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
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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leveraged buyouts, European company and securities law, action plans, financial assistance

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The European Single Supervisory Mechanism

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 10/2013
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2013
Eilis Ferran and Valia Babis
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Bank of England
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Single Supervisory Mechanism, Banking Union, ECB, Euro Area, EU single market, European Banking Authority, European Systemic Risk Board

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The Regulation of Hedge Funds and Private Equity: A Case Study in the Development of the EU’s Regulatory Response to the Financial Crisis

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 10/2011, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 176/2011
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 18 May 2011
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, Financial Crisis, Reform, European Union

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Company Law Reform in the UK: A Progress Report

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 27/2005
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 07 Jan 2005
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Corporate law, law reform

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Can Soft Law Bodies be Effective? Soft Systemic Risk Oversight Bodies and the Special Case of the European Systemic Risk Board

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 36/2011
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2011
Eilis Ferran and Kern Alexander
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of Zurich
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financial crisis, systemic risk, macro-prudential oversight, financial market supervision, soft law

The Place for Creditor Protection on the Agenda for Modernisation of Company Law in the European Union

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 51/2005
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 04 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2018
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Corporate law, law reform

Place for Creditor Protection on the Agenda for Modernisation of Company Law in the European Union

European Company and Financial Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 2
Posted: 23 Apr 2007
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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Building an EU Securities Market

Eilis Ferran, BUILDING AN EU SECURITIES MARKET, Cambridge University Press, 2004
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 18 Oct 2004
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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European Law, Financial Markets, Regulation

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Company Law Reform in the UK

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Dec 2001
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Corporate law, law reform

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European Banking Union: Imperfect, But It Can Work

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 30/2014
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2014
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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euro, crisis, European Union, supervision, resolution

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The Break-Up of the Financial Services Authority

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper Series No. 10/04
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2011
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Corporate Attribution and the Directing Mind and Will

Law Quarterly Review, Vol. 127, pp. 239-259, 2011, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 5/2012
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Mar 2012
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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corporate personhood, attribution, corporate crime, civil liability, illegality

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Examining the Uk's Experience in Adopting the Single Financial Regulator Model

Forthcoming in Brooklyn Journal of International Law
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Jan 2003
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Financial, regulation

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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, Vrije Universiteit 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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Crisis-Driven EU Financial Regulatory Reform

Eilís Ferran, Niamh Moloney, Jennifer G. Hill, and John C. Coffee, Jr. THE REGULATORY AFTERMATH OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS, Cambridge University Press, 2012, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 6/2012
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2012
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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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, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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company law, harmonization, company mobility, cross-border mergers, cross-border voting, group law, capital maintenance, alternative legal forms

Cross-Border Offers of Securities in the EU: The Standard Life Flotation

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Jan 2007
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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securities regulation, prospectuses, disclosure, Europe

Cross-Border Offers of Securities in the EU: The Standard Life Flotation

European Company and Financial Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2007
Posted: 06 Dec 2007
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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European Banking Union and the EU Single Financial Market: More Differentiated Integration, or Disintegration?

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 29/2014
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2015
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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euro, EU, banking union, supervision, resolution, integration, differentiated integration

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The Reorganisation of Financial Services Supervision in the UK: An Interim Progress Report

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 49/2011
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Nov 2011
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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financial market supervision, institutional structure, reform

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Capital Market Competitiveness and Enforcement

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 May 2008
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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capital markets, competitiveness; insider dealing; market abuse; UK public enforcement

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Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in the UK Financial Sector

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Jan 2002
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Non-Enforcement Led Public Oversight of Financial and Corporate Governance Disclosures and of Auditors

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 101/2008
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 24 Mar 2008
Kathryn Cearns and Eilis Ferran
Herbert Smith and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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companies, capital markets, financial disclosures, audit, public oversight; enforcement

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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, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Codes, comply or explain, code effectiveness, disclosure, enforcement, European Commission, Action Plan

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Limits of Private Sector Solutions for Banks: Recent UK Rights Issues

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 115/2008
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2011
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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banks, financial re-structuring, rights issues, pre-emption rights, disclosure

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Institutional Design for Financial Market Supervision: The Choice for National Systems

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 28/2014
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2014
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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financial sector, supervision, institutional models, supervisory agencies, central banks

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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, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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takeover bids, European Company Law, acting in concert, mandatory bid rule, defensive measures

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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, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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The UK as a Third Country Actor in EU Financial Services Regulation

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 47/2016
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Sep 2016
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Brexit, EU financial regulation, third countries, equivalence

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Are US-Style Investor Suits Coming to the UK?

Journal of Corporate Law Studies, October 2009, Civil Enforcement in Securities Law Conference, Cambridge, March 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2010
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Capital Market Openness After Financial Turmoil

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 11/07
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2011
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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international capital markets regulation, international standard setters, bilateral dialogues, accounting standards, convergence, equivalence, international mutual recognition

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A Report on the Transatlantic Financial Services Regulatory Dialogue

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 576
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 Feb 2007
University of Zurich, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Harvard Law School and London School of Economics - Law Department
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Final Report of the Securities Law Subcommittee of the Task Force on Extraterritorial Jurisdiction of the International Bar Association

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2010
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Stibbe, Columbia University - Center for Law and Economic Studies, Harvard Law School and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Securities regulation, mutual recognition, international finance, extraterritorial

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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, Vrije Universiteit 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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The Existential Search of the European Banking Authority

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 40/2015 , ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 297/2015
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2015
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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financial regulation, EU, governance

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The Commission’s 2018 Proposal on Cross-Border Mobility – An Assessment

European Company and Financial Law Review Forthcoming, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 25/2018
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Oct 2018
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Bern - School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of Genoa - Law Department and Centre for Law and Finance, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, London School of Economics - Law Department, University of Warsaw - Faculty of Law and Administration, Sorbonne Law School, University of Marburg - Faculty of Law, Göteborg University - Department of Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business - Department of Business Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Ghent University - Financial Law Institute
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cross-border conversions, cross-border divisions, cross-border mergers

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Revisiting Legal Capital

European Business Organization Law Review, Forthcoming, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper 20/2019
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 Sep 2019
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Legal capital, Solvency standards, Short termism, Distributions, Financial reporting, Corporate governance

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Corporate Mobility and Company Law

The Modern Law Review, Vol. 79, Issue 5, pp. 813-839, 2016
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Sep 2016
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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The New Mandate for the Supervision of Financial Services Conduct

Current Legal Problems 2012 (OUP), DOI: 10.1093/clp/cus011
Posted: 01 Oct 2012
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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financial market supervision, institutional structure, financial crisis, reform

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Transatlantic Financial Services Regulatory Dialogue

European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR), Vol. 7, 2006
Posted: 19 Feb 2007
University of Zurich, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Harvard Law School and London School of Economics - Law Department

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financial markets, regulation, European Union, Transatlantic, Dialogue, cross-border services

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Simplification of European Company Law on Financial Assistance

European Business Organization Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 93-99, 2005
Posted: 19 Apr 2005
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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Company law, legal capital, financial assistance, second directive, reform

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Corporate Law, Codes and Social Norms - Finding the Right Regulatory Combination and Institutional Structure

Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Vol. 2001, No. 2, December 2001
Posted: 04 Mar 2002
Eilis Ferran
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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corporate law; law reform

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Regulating Financial Services and Markets in the 21st Century

REGULATING FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS IN THE 21ST CENTURY, E. Ferran, C. A. E. Goodhart, eds., Hart Publishing Co., 2001
Posted: 12 Nov 2001
Eilis Ferran and Charles Goodhart
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Financial Markets Group

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financial markets, national regional and international regulation