Mathias Siems

European University Institute (EUI)

Professor of Private Law and Market Regulation

Via Bolognese 156 (Villa Salviati)

Firenze, 50139

Italy

http://www.eui.eu/siems

Durham University

Professor of Commercial Law

Stockton Road

Durham, County Durham DH1 3LE

United Kingdom

http://www.dur.ac.uk/mathias.siems

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Scholarly Papers (95)

1.

The EU Market Abuse Directive: A Case-Based Analysis

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2008
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Market Abuse Directive, market abuse, market manipulation, insider dealing, insider trading, securities fraud, ad hoc publicity, buy-back programmes, European securities law

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The Foundations of Securities Law

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 06 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2009
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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securities law, securities regulation, securities markets, stock exchanges, corporate finance, shares, bonds, warrants, Asset-Backed Securities, Alternative Trading Systems, internalisation, EU securities law, international securities law, history of securities law, market finance

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Shareholder Protection and Stock Market Development: An Empirical Test of the Legal Origins Hypothesis

University of Cambridge, CBR Working Paper, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 108/2008
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2010
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), University of Cambridge, European University Institute (EUI) and United Nations
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law and finance, shareholder rights, corporate governance, corporate finance, legal origins, comparative law

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How Do Legal Rules Evolve? Evidence from a Cross-Country Comparison of Shareholder, Creditor and Worker Protection

European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 129/2009, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge Working Paper No. 382
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 07 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2018
John Armour, Simon Deakin, Priya Lele and Mathias Siems
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), Ashurst LLP and European University Institute (EUI)
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legal origin, corporate governance, company law, insolvency law, labour law

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The End of Comparative Law

Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 2, pp. 133-150, 2007
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2008
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Comparative law, numerical comparative law, legal culture, law and finance, World Bank, harmonisation, convergence, governance

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The Ordoliberal Variety of Neoliberalism

Suzanne Konzelmann and Marc Fovargue-Davies (eds.), Banking Systems in the Crisis: The Faces of Liberal Capitalism, Abingdon: Routledge, 2013, pages 250-268.
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2014
Gerhard Schnyder and Mathias Siems
Loughborough University London - Institute for International Management and European University Institute (EUI)
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ordoliberalism, neoliberalism, Chicago School, institutional economics, financial crisis

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Shareholder Protection: A Leximetric Approach

University of Cambridge, CBR Working Paper No 324
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2014
Priya Lele and Mathias Siems
Ashurst LLP and European University Institute (EUI)
Downloads 1,620 (10,380)
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Shareholder protection, leximetrics, numerical comparative law, law and finance, La Porta et al., LLSV, coding, comparative company law, comparative corporate law, comparative corporate governance, legal origins, legal development, convergence

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Legal Originality

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 28, pp. 147-164, 2008
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2008
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Legal research, legal scholarship, legal methods, micro-legal research, macro-legal research, scientific legal research

Legal Originality

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp. 147-164, 2008
Posted: 25 Jun 2008
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)

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Report to Russian Center for Capital Market Development: Comparative Analysis on Legal Regulation of the Liability of Members of the Board of Directors and Executive Organs of Companies (English Language Version)

ECGI - Law Working Paper Series 103/2008, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 110
Number of pages: 323 Posted: 07 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2011
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Seoul National University School of Law, University of York - York Law School, European University Institute (EUI) and Linia Prava Law Firm
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Russia, company law, liability of directors and officers

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The Taxonomy of Interdisciplinary Legal Research: Finding the Way Out of the Desert

Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education, Vol. 7, pp. 5-17, 2009
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2009
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Legal research, legal scholarship, legal methods, interdisciplinary research, multidisciplinary research, legal science, legal originality

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What Does Not Work in Comparing Securities Laws: A Critique on La Porta et al.'s Methodology

International Company and Commercial Law Review, pp. 300-305, 2005, CPC-RPS No. 0009
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2009
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Comparative law, securities law, law and finance, La Porta, Lopez-de-Silanes, Shleifer, numerical comparative law, econometrics, what works in securities laws

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Disgorgement of Profits for Breach of Contract: A Comparative Analysis

Edinburgh Law Review, Vol. 7, pp. 27-59, 2003
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 23 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2008
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Contract law, comparative law, breach of contract, negotiorium gestio, unjustified enrichment, disgorgement of profits, account of profits, resitutionary damages, efficient breach

Legal Origins: Reconciling Law & Finance and Comparative Law

McGill Law Journal, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Legal origins, legal families, legal traditions, numerical comparative law, law and finance, law and development, Civil Law, Common Law, legal adaptability, legal transplants, Djankov et. al., La Porta et. al., LLSV

Legal Origins: Reconciling Law & Finance and Comparative Law

McGill Law Journal, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2007, CBC Research Paper No. 0023
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Sep 2007
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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legal origins, legal families, legal traditions, numerical comparative law, law and finance, law and development, Civil Law, Common Law, legal adaptability, legal transplants, Djankov et. al., La Porta et. al., LLSV

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The European Directive on Cross-Border Mergers: An International Model?

Columbia Journal of European Law, Vol. 11, pp. 167-186, 2005
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2009
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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company law, corporate law, mergers, cross-border mergers, conflict of laws, co-determiniation

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The European Private Company (SPE): An Attractive New Legal Form of Doing Business?

Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, pp. 247-250, 2009
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2009
Mathias Siems, Leif Herzog and Erik Rosenhäger
European University Institute (EUI), CMS Hasche Sigle and Linklaters
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European Private Company, Societas Privata Europaea, European Public Company, Societas Europaea, European company law

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The Reform of the EU Market Abuse Law: Revolution or Evolution?

The Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 19, pp. 195-205, 2012
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Apr 2012
Mathias Siems and Matthijs Nelemans
European University Institute (EUI) and Tilburg University, TILEC
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market abuse, insider dealing, market manipulation, market abuse directive, securities regulation

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SEVIC: Beyond Cross-Border Mergers

European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR), Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 307-316, 2007
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Sep 2007
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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EU company law, SEVIC, ECJ, freedom of establishment, cross-border mergers, cross-border divisions, cross-border takeovers, seat transfer

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Law and Financial Development: What We are Learning from Time-Series Evidence

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 148/2010
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 10 Apr 2010
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), Queen Mary, University of London and European University Institute (EUI)
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legal origins, law and finance, comparative law, shareholder protection, creditor protection, time series analysis

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Diversity in Shareholder Protection in Common Law Countries

Journal for Institutional Comparisons, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 3-9, 2007
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 May 2007 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2014
Priya Lele and Mathias Siems
Ashurst LLP and European University Institute (EUI)
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Shareholder protection, leximetrics, numerical comparative law, law and finance, La Porta et al., LLSV, comparative company law, comparative corporate law, comparative corporate governance, legal origins, convergence, India

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Comparative Law and Finance: Past, Present and Future Research

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 01 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2010
Mathias Siems and Simon Deakin
European University Institute (EUI) and University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR)
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law and finance, legal origins, leximetrics, numerical comparative law, corporate governance, shareholder protection, legal convergence, LLSV

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Shareholder Protection Around the World ('Leximetric II')

University of Cambridge, CBR Working Paper No. 359
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2014
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Shareholder protection, leximetrics, numerical comparative law, law and finance, La Porta et al., LLSV, comparative company law, comparative corporate law, comparative corporate governance, legal origins, legal families, legal transplants, legal development, convergence, civil law, common law

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Private Enforcement of Directors’ Duties: Derivative Actions as a Global Phenomenon

Stefan Wrbka, Steven Van Uytsel and Mathias Siems (eds.), Collective Actions: Enhancing Access to Justice and Reconciling Multilayer Interests?, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp. 93-116
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2013
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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derivative actions, derivative suits, derivative claims, comparative corporate governance, leximetrics, legal families, legal origins, dispersed shareholder ownership

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Legal Liability of Directors and Company Officials Part 2: Court Procedures, Indemnification and Insurance, and Administrative and Criminal Liability (Report to the Russian Securities Agency)

Columbia Business Law Review, pp. 1-171, 2008, ECGI - Law Working Paper, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 113
Number of pages: 171 Posted: 11 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Seoul National University School of Law, University of York - York Law School, European University Institute (EUI) and Linia Prava Law Firm
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Russia, company law, liability of directors and officers, indemnification, insurance, derivative suits

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Legal Liability of Directors and Company Officials Part 1: Substantive Grounds for Liability (Report to the Russian Securities Agency)

Columbia Business Law Review, pp. 614-799, 2007, ECGI - Law Working Paper, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 112
Number of pages: 185 Posted: 11 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Seoul National University School of Law, University of York - York Law School, European University Institute (EUI) and Linia Prava Law Firm
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Russia, company law, liability of directors and officers

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Convergence, Competition, Centros and Conflicts of Law: European Company Law in the 21st Century

European Law Review, Vol. 27, pp. 47-59, 2002 (with postscript 2008)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2008
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Company law, corporate law, European law, conflict of laws, Centros, race to the bottom

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The Financial Regulation of European Wholesale Energy and Environmental Markets

USAEE Working Paper No. 11-070
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Mar 2011
Ivan Diaz-Rainey, Mathias Siems and John Kevin Ashton
University of Otago - School of Business, European University Institute (EUI) and Bangor Business School
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Crises, Financial Regulation, Europe, Energy Markets, Carbon Finance

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Comparative Law

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Oct 2014
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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comparative law, comparative legal studies, legal families, legal methods, comparative studies, legal transplants, law and development, convergence

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Numerical Comparative Law - Do We Need Statistical Evidence in Law in Order to Reduce Complexity?

Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 13, pp. 521-540, 2005
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Mar 2004
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Comparative law, company law, corporate law, corporate governance, numerical method

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The Evolution of Ownership Disclosure Rules Across Countries

Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Vol. 10, 2010, Centre for Business Research (CBR) of the University of Cambridge Working Paper No. 393
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2011
Michael C. Schouten and Mathias Siems
University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law and European University Institute (EUI)
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ownership disclosure, shareholder protection, comparative company law, law and finance, legal convergence

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The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: A Successful Example of Networked Governance?

Mark Fenwick, Steven Van Uytsel and Stefan Wrbka (eds.), Networked Governance, Transnational Business and the Law, Berlin: Springer, 2014, Forthcoming, 8th Annual Kyushu University Law Conference, 10-11 February 2013
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2013
European University Institute (EUI) and Interdisciplinary Institute on Human Ecology and Sustainability (INTERHES)
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corporate governance, company law, emerging markets, emerging economies, networked governance, trust

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

DICE-Report - Journal for Institutional Comparisons, Vol. 4/3, pp. 39-43, 2006
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 27 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2014
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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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

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Russia, company law, liability of directors and officers

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The Impact of the European Company (Se) on Legal Culture

European Law Review, Vol. 30, pp. 431-442, 2005
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 23 Nov 2005
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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company law, corporate law, european law, legal culture, conflict of laws, regulatory competition

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A World Without Law Professors

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2012
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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legal education, legal training, legal research, law professors, law schools, law faculties, Civil Law, Common Law

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Convergence in Shareholder Law

Mathias M. Siems, CONVERGENCE IN SHAREHOLDER LAW, Cambridge University Press, 2008
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Dec 2007
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Convergence, divergence, shareholder law, company law, corporate law, corporate governance, comparative company law, comparative corporate law, comparative corporate governance, globalization, convergence forces, harmonization, law and finance

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The Rules on Conflict of Laws in the European Takeover Directive

European Company and Financial Law Review, pp. 458-476, 2004
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Nov 2005
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Takeover Directive, Company law, corporate law, takeover law, tender offers, conflict of laws, regulatory competition, European law

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The Evolution of Labour Law: Calibrating and Comparing Regulatory Regimes

Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, Working Paper No. 352
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 16 Nov 2007
Simon Deakin, Priya Lele and Mathias Siems
University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), Ashurst LLP and European University Institute (EUI)
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labour law, labor law, employee protection, legal origin, comparative law, leximetrics, numerical comparative law

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Convergence in Corporate Governance: A Leximetric Approach

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2014
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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corporate governance, leximetrics, shareholder protection, creditor protection, worker protection, convergence

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Comparative Company Law: A Case-Based Approach

Hart Publishing, 2013
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Feb 2013
Mathias Siems and David Cabrelli
European University Institute (EUI) and University of Edinburgh - School of Law
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company law, comparative law, comparative corporate governance, convergence, legal transplants, legal origins

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Regulatory Competition in Partnership Law

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2009
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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partnership law, regulatory competition, limited liability, Limited Liability Partnership, LLP, LLLP, LLC, limited partnership, PartG, SELARL, comparative partnership law, Centros, freedom of establishment, law firms, Jersey, Cartesio

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Disappearing Paradigms in Shareholder Protection: Leximetric Evidence for 30 Countries, 1990-2013

Journal of Corporate Law Studies vol. 15 (2015), pp. 127-160
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 18 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2015
Dionysia Katelouzou and Mathias Siems
King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law and European University Institute (EUI)
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shareholder protection, corporate governance, company law, legal origin, leximetrics, legal transplants

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The G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance 2015: A Critical Assessment of Their Operation and Impact

Journal of Business Law, p. 310-328, 2017
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 Jul 2017
European University Institute (EUI) and Interdisciplinary Institute on Human Ecology and Sustainability (INTERHES)
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Corporate Governance, Company Law, OECD, Networked Governance, Trust

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The Law and Finance of Share Repurchases in Europe

Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Vol. 12, pp. 33-57, 2012
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 10 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2014
Mathias Siems and Amedeo De Cesari
European University Institute (EUI) and University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School - Finance & Accounting Group
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market manipulation, share repurchases, share buy-backs, dividends, law and finance, market abuse directive, securities regulation

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The Protection of Creditors of a European Private Company (SPE)

European Business Organization Law Review, Vol. 12, pp. 147-172, 2011
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 10 Apr 2011
Mathias Siems, Leif Herzog and Erik Rosenhäger
European University Institute (EUI), CMS Hasche Sigle and Linklaters
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European Private Company, Societas Privata Europaea, Creditor Protection, Regulatory Competition

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The Curious Case of Overfitting Legal Transplants

in Maurice Adams and Dirk Heirbaut (eds.), The Method and Culture of Comparative Law: Essays in Honour of Mark Van Hoecke, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014, pp. 133-146.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 May 2014
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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legal transplants, comparative law, law and society, law and culture, business cards, David Hasselhoff, Big in Japan

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Правовое Регулирование Ответственности Членов Органов Управления: Анализ Мировой Практики (Legal Regulation of the Liability of Members of Management Organs: An Analysis of International Practice)

Alpina Publishers (Альпина Паблишерз), 2010
Number of pages: 335 Posted: 11 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2011
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University - School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Seoul National University School of Law, University of York - York Law School, European University Institute (EUI) and Linia Prava Law Firm
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Language, Legal Origins, and Culture before the Courts: Cross-Citations between Supreme Courts in Europe

Supreme Court Economic Review, Vol. 21, 2013, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1719183
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 05 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2014
Martin Gelter and Mathias Siems
Fordham University School of Law and European University Institute (EUI)
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Cross-Citations, Supreme Courts, Legal Origins, Legal Culture, Comparative Law, Comparative Civil Procedure

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The Web of Creditor and Shareholder Protection in 25 Countries: A Comparative Legal Network Analysis

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2014
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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social network analysis, comparative law, creditor protection, shareholder protection, legal origins

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Varieties of Legal Systems: Towards a New Global Taxonomy

Journal of Institutional Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Dec 2015
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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legal families, legal origins, law and finance, network analysis, comparative law

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Cross-Border Reincorporations in the European Union: The Case for Comprehensive Harmonisation

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Sep 2017
University College London - Faculty of Laws, Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) - Dipartimento di Economia Marco Biagi, Modena, London School of Economics - Law Department and European University Institute (EUI)
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reincorporations, freedom of establishment, corporate mobility, comparative company law, Court of Justice of the European Union

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A Network-Based Taxonomy of the World's Legal Systems

Durham Law School Working Paper March 2014
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2015
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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network analysis, legal origins, law and finance, legal families, comparative law, legal transplants

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Shareholders, Stakeholders and the 'Ordoliberalism'

European Business Law Review, Vol. 13, pp. 147-159, 2002 (with postscript 2008)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2008
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Company law, shareholder protection, stakeholder protection, ordoliberalism

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The Methods of Comparative Corporate Law

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2015
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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comparative law, corporate law, company law, functionalism, law and finance, transnational law, regulatory competition, law and development

The Financial Crisis: A Reason to Improve Shareholder Protection in the EU?

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Feb 2014
Jonathan Mukwiri and Mathias Siems
Durham University - Law School and European University Institute (EUI)
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shareholder protection, financial crisis, EU company law, long-term investors, shareholder engagement, institutional investors, shareholder activism

The Financial Crisis: A Reason to Improve Shareholder Protection in the EU?

Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 41, Issue 1, pp. 51-72, 2014
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Feb 2014
Jonathan Mukwiri and Mathias Siems
Durham University - Law School and European University Institute (EUI)
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'Unevenly Formed Contracts': Ignoring the 'Mirror of Offer and Acceptance'

European Review of Private Law, Vol. 12, pp. 771-788, 2004
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2008
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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contract, contract law, offer, acceptance, European law, Principles of European Contract Law, PECL, European private law

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The EU Directive on Electronic Signatures - a World Wide Model or a Fruitless Attempt to Regulate the Future?

International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, Vol. 16, pp. 7-22, 2002 (updated in 2007)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 26 Dec 2007
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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electronic signatures, e-signatures, digital signatures, e-commerce, EU Directive on Electronic Signatures, E-Signatures Directive

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The Case Against Harmonisation of Shareholder Rights

European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR), Vol. 6, pp. 539-552, 2005
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 30 Jan 2006
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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shareholder rights, European company law, harmonisation, regulatory competition

Networks, Dialogue or One-Way Traffic? An Empirical Analysis of Cross-Citations between Ten of Europe’s Highest Courts

Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) Working Paper No. 2011/03 , Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1722721
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2012
Martin Gelter and Mathias Siems
Fordham University School of Law and European University Institute (EUI)
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cross-citations, supreme courts, citation networks, judicial dialogue, network analysis, comparative law, comparative civil procedure

Networks, Dialogue or One-Way Traffic? An Empirical Analysis of Cross-Citations between Ten of Europe’s Highest Courts

Utrecht Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, p. 88-99, May 2012
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 22 May 2012 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2014
Martin Gelter and Mathias Siems
Fordham University School of Law and European University Institute (EUI)
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cross-citations, highest courts, citation networks, judicial dialogue, network analysis, comparative law

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Shareholder Protection Around the World (Leximetric II*)

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 33, No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2014
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Delaware, Journal, Corporate, Law, Shareholder Protection

60.

Comparative Law in the 22nd Century

Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 25 Aug 2015
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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future studies, comparative law, transnational law, law and technology

61.

The Divergence of Austrian and German Commercial Law - What Kind of Commercial Law Do We Need in a Globalised Economy?

International Company and Commercial Law Review, pp. 273-278, 2004
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Nov 2005
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Commercial law, Austrian law, German Commercial Code, comparative law, globalisation, divergence, convergence

62.

How to Regulate the Regulators: Applying Principles of Good Corporate Governance to Financial Regulatory Institutions

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 354/2017
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 Jun 2017
Hadar Yoana Jabotinsky and Mathias Siems
Tel Aviv University - Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law and European University Institute (EUI)
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Financial Regulatory Institutions, Corporate Governance, Principal-Agent Problem, Independence of Regulators, Organisational Design

63.

Convergence, Legal Origins, and Transplants in Comparative Corporate Law: A Case-Based and Quantitative Analysis

American Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 63 (2015), pp. 109-153
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 13 Jul 2015
David Cabrelli and Mathias Siems
University of Edinburgh - School of Law and European University Institute (EUI)
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company law, comparative law, comparative corporate governance, comparative corporate law, convergence, legal transplants, legal origins

64.

Judicial Federalism in the ECJ's Berlusconi Case: Towards More Credible Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting?

Harvard International Law Journal, Vol. 46, pp. 487-506, 2005, Harvard Olin Fellows' Discussion Paper No. 21/2008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2008
Martin Gelter and Mathias Siems
Fordham University School of Law and European University Institute (EUI)
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Company law, accounting law, financial reporting, European law, accounting fraud, corporate governance

65.

Ordoliberal Lessons for Economic Stability: Different Kinds of Regulation, Not More Regulation

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2014
Mathias Siems and Gerhard Schnyder
European University Institute (EUI) and Loughborough University London - Institute for International Management
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ordoliberalism, liberal theory, institutional economics, financial crisis, financial regulation, Eurozone crisis

66.

Mapping Legal Research

Cambridge Law Journal, 2012, 71(3): 651-676
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2012
Mathias Siems and Daithi Mac Sithigh
European University Institute (EUI) and Queen's University Belfast - School of Law
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legal research, academic disciplines, research methods, interdisciplinarity, doctrinal legal research, legal practice, humanities, social sciences

Is There a Relationship Between Shareholder Protection and Stock Market Development?

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 377/2017
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Nov 2017
Simon Deakin, Prabirjit Sarkar and Mathias Siems
University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), University of Cambridge and European University Institute (EUI)
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corporate governance, shareholder protection, financial development, stock market development

Is There a Relationship between Shareholder Protection and Stock Market Development?

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 9/2018
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 Jan 2018
Simon Deakin, Prabirjit Sarkar and Mathias Siems
University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), University of Cambridge and European University Institute (EUI)
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corporate governance, shareholder protection, financial development, stock market development

68.

Measuring the Immeasurable: How to Turn Law into Numbers

DOES LAW MATTER? ON LAW AND ECONOMIC GROWTH, p. 115, Michael Faure and Jan Smits, eds., Intersentia, 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2011
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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quantitative legal research, empirical legal research, leximetrics, law and finance, legal indicators, Doing Business Report, Governance Indicators

69.

Citation Patterns of the German Federal Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales

King's Law Journal, Vol. 21, pp. 152-171, 2010
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 30 May 2010
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Court of Appeal of England and Wales, German Federal Supreme Court, Bundesgerichtshof, citation patterns, foreign case law, constitutionalization, Europeanization, numerical comparative law

70.

Shareholder, Creditor and Worker Protection: Time Series Evidence about the Differences between French, German, Indian, UK and US Law

Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, Working Paper No. 381
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2014
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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shareholder protection, creditor protection, worker protection, comparative law, legal convergence, numerical comparative law, leximetrics

71.

Comparative Legal Certainty: Legal Families and Forms of Measurement

Mark Fenwick, Mathias Siems and Stefan Wrbka (eds.), The Shifting Meaning of Legal Certainty in Comparative and Transnational Law, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017, pp. 115-134
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Jul 2017
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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legal certainty, legal families, numerical comparative law, common law, civil law, legal certainty index

72.

Twenty Years of 'Law and Finance': Time to Take Law Seriously

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Oct 2018
Gerhard Schnyder, Mathias Siems and Ruth V. Aguilera
Loughborough University London - Institute for International Management, European University Institute (EUI) and Northeastern University - Department of International Business and Strategy
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law, regulation, corporate governance, theory

73.

Why Do Businesses Incorporate in Other EU Member States? An Empirical Analysis of the Role of Conflict of Laws Rules

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 361/2017
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2017
University College London - Faculty of Laws, Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) - Dipartimento di Economia Marco Biagi, Modena, London School of Economics - Law Department and European University Institute (EUI)
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Freedom of establishment, market for incorporations, corporate mobility, conflict of laws, pri-vate international law

74.

Comparative Law: Who is the Elephant in the Room? (Book Review of 'Comparative Law: A Handbook', Örücü and Nelken, eds.)

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 14 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2009
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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comparative law, Pierre Legrand, Rafael La Porta, LLSV, La Porta et al., numerical comparative law, quantitative comparative law, Westlaw

75.

Citations to Foreign Courts -- Illegitimate and Superfluous, or Unavoidable? Evidence from Europe

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 62, No. 1, 2014, pp. 35-85, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2330419
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 27 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2014
Martin Gelter and Mathias Siems
Fordham University School of Law and European University Institute (EUI)
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Cross-Citations, Supreme Courts, Legal Origins, Legal Culture, Comparative Law, Comparative Civil Procedure

76.

Bringing in Foreign Ideas: The Quest for 'Better Law' in Implicit Comparative Law

The Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 9 (2014), pp. 119-136
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 Mar 2015
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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comparative law, interdisciplinary research, better law, law and economics, development policy, welfare models, forms of government

77.

The Chinese Social Credit System: A Model for Other Countries?

EUI Department of Law Research Paper No. 2019/01
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2019
Daithi Mac Sithigh and Mathias Siems
Queen's University Belfast - School of Law and European University Institute (EUI)
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Social Credit System, Chinese Law, Reputation Rankings, Online Platforms, Law and Technology

78.

'New' Intellectual Property Rights

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2008
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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intellectual property, semiconductor topography, databases

79.

Legal Adaptability in Elbonia

International Journal of Law in Context, Vol. 2, pp. 393-408, 2006
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 May 2006 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2008
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Legal adaptability, legal evolution, legal change, law and society, law and finance, law and development, legal innovation, path dependence, legal origin, Elbonia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

80.

The Leximetric Research on Shareholder Protection

Research Handbook on Shareholder Power, 2015 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2015
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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shareholder protection, leximetrics, law and finance, comparative company law, legal origins, legal families, convergence

81.

Why Do We Do What We Do? Comparing Legal Methods in Five Law Schools Through Survey Evidence

Final version to be published in Rob van Gestel, Hans Micklitz and Edward L. Rubin (eds.), Rethinking Legal Scholarship: A Transatlantic Interchange, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2015
Mathias Siems and Daithi Mac Sithigh
European University Institute (EUI) and Queen's University Belfast - School of Law
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legal methods, interdisciplinarity, doctrinal legal research, legal practice, humanities, social sciences, academic disciplines, law schools

82.

Digestenexegese D. 9, 2, 23, 2

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 19 May 2008
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Roman law, calculation of damages, Pandects, Digestenexegese

83.

Malicious Legal Transplants

Legal Studies, vol. 38 (2018), pp. 103–119
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 11 May 2018
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Comparative Law, Legal Transplants, Diffusion of Ideas, Law and Development, Legislation

84.

Law, Trust and Institutional Change in China: Evidence from Qualitative Fieldwork

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 15/2017
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2017
Ding Chen, Simon Deakin, Mathias Siems and Boya Wang
University of Sheffield, University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), European University Institute (EUI) and University of Cambridge
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Chinese law; new institutional economics; law and finance; law and development; guanxi

85.

No Risk, No Fun? Should Spouses Be Advised Before Committing to Guarantees? A Comparative Analysis

European Review of Private Law, Vol. 10, pp. 509-528, 2002
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2008
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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Guarantees, contract law, comparative law, duty of advice, culpa in contrahendo

86.

Taxonomies and Leximetrics

The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance, Jeffrey Gordon and Wolf-Georg Ringe, eds., Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 May 2014 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2014
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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corporate taxonomies, leximetrics, corporate governance, legal origins, legal families, shareholder primacy, stakeholder model

87.

Mapping Legal Research - Online Supplement

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2012
Mathias Siems and Daithi Mac Sithigh
European University Institute (EUI) and Queen's University Belfast - School of Law
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Contentious Modes of Understanding Chinese Commercial Law

The George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law, vol. 6 (2014/2015), pp. 177-200
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2015
Tianshu Zhou and Mathias Siems
China University of Political Science and Law and European University Institute (EUI)
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Comparative law, Chinese Commercial Law, Legal Transplant, Legal Families, Corporatism, Confucianism, Law and Development

89.

Human Rights Treaties and Comparative Law

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 171, pp. 118-121, 2015
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 29 Mar 2015
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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comparative law, constitutions, international human rights treaties

90.

Legal Research in Search of Attention: A Quantitative Assessment

King’s Law Journal, Volume 27, 2016, pp. 170-187
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Sep 2016
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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legal research; higher education; impact metrics; bibliometrics; REF

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Ideal and Real Types of Shareholders

In: Hanne S. Birkmose (ed.) Shareholders’ Duties, Kluwer Law International, 2017, pp. 69-88
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Aug 2017
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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shareholder rights, shareholders’ duties, company law, corporate governance, short-termism, responsible shareholders

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Ideal and Real Types of Shareholders

Nordic & European Company Law Working Paper No. 16-07
Posted: 29 Nov 2016
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)

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shareholder rights, shareholder duties, company law, corporate governance, short-termism, responsible shareholders

92.

The Illusion of Motion: Corporate (Im-)mobility and the Failed Promise of Centros

European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 458/2019
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2019
University College London - Faculty of Laws, Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) - Dipartimento di Economia Marco Biagi, Modena, London School of Economics - Law Department and European University Institute (EUI)
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right of establishment, Centros, corporate mobility, regulatory competition, lex societatis, lex concursus

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Shareholder Protection, Stock Markets and Cross-Border Mergers

Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge Working Paper no. 509
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Aug 2018
De Montfort University, De Montfort University, De Montfort University and European University Institute (EUI)
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law and finance, shareholder protection, corporate governance, corporate finance

94.

The Adjudication of the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) in the Last 55 Years - A Quantitative and Comparative Approach

Oxford University Comparative Law Forum, Vol. 4, 2007
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 30 May 2010
Mathias Siems
European University Institute (EUI)
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German Federal Supreme Court, German law, citations, legal methods, numerical comparative law

95.

The Private International Law of Companies in Germany

Carsten Gerner-Beuerle, Federico Mucciarelli, Edmund Schuster and Mathias Siems (eds.), The Private International Law of Companies in Europe, Munich and Oxford: C.H. Beck/Nomos/Hart Publishing, 2019, pp. 385-414
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Apr 2019
Carsten Gerner-Beuerle and Mathias Siems
University College London - Faculty of Laws and European University Institute (EUI)
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Conflict of laws, private international law, company law, lex societatis, reincorporations, COMI, freedom of establishment

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What Determines National Convergence of EU Law? Measuring the Implementation of Consumer Sales Law

Legal Studies (https://doi.org/10.1017/lst.2019.8)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2019
Catalina Goanta and Mathias Siems
Maastricht European Private Law Institute and European University Institute (EUI)
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harmonisation, convergence, consumer sales law, law and politics, fsQCA