Paul L. Davies

University of Oxford- Faculty of Law

Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law Emeritus

Harris Manchester College

Oxford, OX1 3TD

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Board Structure in the UK and Germany: Convergence or Continuing Divergence?

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Mar 2001
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law
Downloads 4,106 (1,182)
Citation 8

Abstract:

corporate governance, board structure and role, Anglo-German comparison, one-tier and two-tier boards, shareholders and stakeholders

2.

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
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, London School of Economics - Law Department and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Downloads 3,143 (1,594)
Citation 2

Abstract:

European Takeover Directive, board neutrality rule, reciprocity in takeovers, takeover defences, poison pill, ownership structure, contestability of corporate control

3.

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
Downloads 1,647 (3,963)

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

4.

The Notion of Equality in European Take-Over Regulation

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Apr 2002
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law
Downloads 940 (14,089)
Citation 3

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tender offers, takeovers, equality of treatment, Europe

5.

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

Abstract:

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

6.

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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Abstract:

corporate governance, European company law, boards, shareholder activism, corporate governance codes, comply or explain

7.

Shareholder Value: Company Law and Securities Markets Law - A British View

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Jan 2001
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law
Downloads 800 (20,783)
Citation 4

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shareholder value, institutional shareholders, directors, concentration of shareholdings, pre-emption rights, take-over regulation, tender offers, controlling blocks

8.

The European Private Company (SPE): Uniformity, Flexibility, Competition and the Persistence of National Laws

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11/2011, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 154/2010
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Jun 2010
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

European Private Company (SPE), European Community Forms of Incorporation, Regulatory Competition, Freedom of Association

9.

Principles of Financial Regulation

This is the introductory chapter to a book entitled Principles of Financial Regulation, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016., European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 277/2014, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-430, Saïd Business School WP 2014-12,
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2016
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Columbia Law School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Financial regulation, Financial crisis, Banking regulation, Securities Regulation, Financial markets, Shadow Banking, Macro-Prudential Regulation, Principles of Financial Regulation

10.

Employees, Workers and the Autonomy of Labour Law

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Feb 2000
Paul L. Davies and Mark R. Freedland
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Downloads 463 (39,712)
Citation 2

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11.

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

12.

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

13.

Shareholders in the United Kingdom

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 280/2015
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 09 Feb 2015
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law
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14.

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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15.

Resolution of Cross-Border Banking Groups

Matthias Haentjens & Bob Wessels (eds.), Research Handbook on Crisis Management in the Banking Sector, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, UK, 2015, Forthcoming, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 89/2014
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 Dec 2014
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law
Downloads 176 (84,528)

Abstract:

banking groups, resolution, cross-border cooperation, FSB, Banking Union

16.

Efficiency Arguments for the Collective Representation of Workers: A Sketch

A Bogg, C Costello, A Davies and J Prassl (eds), The Autonomy of Labour Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford, December 2014, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 279/2015, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 66/2014
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law
Downloads 103 (123,408)

Abstract:

Employee involvement, codetermination, consultation, labour contracting costs

17.

Liquidity Safety Nets for Banks

3 Journal of Corporate Law Studies 287 (2013), Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 28/2014
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Oct 2013
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law
Downloads 68 (209,598)

Abstract:

banks. liquidity, Basel III, lender of last resort, central banks, deposit guarantees

18.

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

19.

Control Shifts via Share Acquisition Contracts with Shareholders

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 7/2017
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 28 Nov 2016
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

takeovers, tender offers, defensive tactics, board neutrality, mandatory bids, comparative takeover regulation

20.

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

21.

Bank Governance

Principles of Financial Regulation (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 316/2016
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2016
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford- Faculty of Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Columbia Law School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Financial regulation, bank governance, executive compensation, financial sector pay, independent directors, board structure

22.

The Transactional Scope of Takeover Law in Comparative Perspective

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 313/2016
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Mar 2016
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law
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Takeovers, Tender Offers, Mergers, Schemes of Arrangement, Mandatory Bid Rule, Share Buy-backs, Transactional Arbitrage

23.

The Fall and Rise of Debt: Bank Capital Regulation after the Crisis

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 53/2015
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Oct 2015
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law
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Bank capital, Bank resolution, Bail-in, Subordinated debt, Contingent capital, Optimal capital

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An Introduction to the New UK Companies Act: Part II

European Company and Financial Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 3
Posted: 23 Dec 2008
Paul L. Davies and Jonathan Rickford
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law and European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

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An Introduction to the New UK Companies Act

Posted: 26 Jun 2008
Paul L. Davies and Jonathan Rickford
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law and European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

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26.

Labour Markets, Welfare, and the Personal Scope of Employment Law

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 84-94, 2000
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Paul L. Davies and Mark R. Freedland
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

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Directors' Creditor-Regarding Duties in Respect of Trading Decisions Taken in the Vicinity of Insolvency

European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR), Vol. 7, 2006
Posted: 19 Feb 2007
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law

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directors' duties, creditors, trading in the vicinity of insolvency, company rescue

A Note on Labour and Corporate Governance in the United Kingdom

Comparative Corporate Governance: The State of the Art and Emerging Research, Ed. Klaus J. Hopt, Hideki Kanda, Mark J. Roe, Eddy Wymeersch, and Stefan Prigge, Clarendon Press, Oxford 1998
Posted: 07 Apr 1999
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law

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A Note on Labour and Corporate Governance in the United Kingdom

Posted: 17 Feb 1999
Paul L. Davies
University of Oxford- Faculty of Law

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