Christoph Van der Elst

Tilburg Law School

Tilburg, 5000 LE

Netherlands

Ghent University-Universiteit Gent - Department of Business Law

Universiteitstraat 4

Gent, B-9000

Belgium

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

31

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Scholarly Papers (31)

1.

Economic View on Corporate Law and Corporate Governance in Europe

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2014
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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Corporation, agency problem, corporate law, corporate governance

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

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 188/2012
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2012
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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general meeting, shareholder rights, voting, attendance

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Shareholder Mobility in Five European Countries

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 104/2008, TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2008-019
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 23 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2008
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
Downloads 1,338 (9,956)
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Corporate governance, ownership, ownership concentration, ownership structure, company and securities law, shareholders, shareholder protection

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Risk Management in European and American Corporate Law

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 122/2009, TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2009-023
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 08 May 2009 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2009
Christoph Van der Elst and Marijn van Daelen
Tilburg Law School and Tilburg Law School
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risk management, corporate law, internal control, COSO, SOX, corporate governance, EU corporate law

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The Risks of Corporate Legal Principles of Risk Management

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 160/2010, Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 013/2010
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Jun 2010
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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risk management, internal control, corporate governance, corporate law, internal control, corporate practices, corporate reporting

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Opportunities in the M&A Aftermarket: Squeezing Out and Selling Out

Universiteit Gent Financial Law Institute Working Paper No. 2006-12
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 Oct 2006
Christoph Van der Elst and Lientje S. F. Van den Steen
Tilburg Law School and Ghent University-Universiteit Gent - Department of Business Law
Downloads 1,058 (14,614)
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Takeover Directive, Squeeze-out, Sell-out, Fair price, Free rider problem, Economic efficiency, European Convention on Human Rights, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany, The United Kingdom

7.

The Risk Management Duties of the Board of Directors

Hanne Birkmose, Mette Neville & Karsten Engsig Sørensen (eds.), Boards of Directors in European Companies – Reshaping and Harmonising Their Organisation and Duties, Forthcoming , Financial Law Institute Working Paper Series 2013-02,
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 May 2013 Last Revised: 24 May 2013
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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fiduciary duties, regulatory risk management, compliance, corporate governance, corporate law, court rulings

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Hidden Costs of Corporate Governance in Europe

Lex Research Topics in Corporate Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2/2010
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2014
Jose Miguel Mendoza, Christoph Van der Elst and Erik P. M. Vermeulen
Universidad de Los Andes, Tilburg Law School and Tilburg University - Department of Business Law
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corporate governance, takeovers, shareholder rights, executive compensation, board diversity, enforcement, innovation, entrepreneurship

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Revisiting Shareholder Activism at AGMs: Voting Determinants of Large and Small Shareholders

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 311/2011, Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 019/2011
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 16 Jul 2011
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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general meeting, shareholder voting, management proposals, shareholder activism, attendance

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Europe's Corporate Governance Green Paper: Do Institutional Investors Matter?

Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 014/2011, Lex Research Topics in Corporate Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2/2011
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 09 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2014
Christoph Van der Elst and Erik P. M. Vermeulen
Tilburg Law School and Tilburg University - Department of Business Law
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institutional investors, corporate governance, shareholder activism, shareholder rights, European Commission, Corporate Governance Green Paper

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Law and Economics of Shareholder Rights and Ownership Structures: How Trivial are Shareholder Rights for Shareholders?

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2010-009, Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 008/2010
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 15 Feb 2010
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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ownership structure, law and finance, legal regulation, convergence

12.

The International Scope of Say on Pay

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. #227, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-22
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 08 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2013
Randall S. Thomas and Christoph Van der Elst
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Tilburg Law School
Downloads 482 (35,670)
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shareholder power, say on pay votes, international, corporate directors, non-binding vote, agency costs

13.

The Belgian Struggle for Corporate Governance Improvements

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 114/2008, TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2009-024
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2009
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
Downloads 477 (46,903)
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corporate governance, governance code, Belgium, comply and explain, governance and performance

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Say on Pay Around the World

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper 14-10, Washington University Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 653, 2015
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 28 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2016
Randall S. Thomas and Christoph Van der Elst
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Tilburg Law School
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corporate governance, corporate law, corporate voting, international corporate governance

15.

Belgian Bank Governance before and after the Financial Crisis

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2010-007, Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 006/2010
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Feb 2010
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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corporate governance, financial crisis, banks, Belgium

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Shareholder Rights and the Importance of Foreign Shareholders

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2010-008, Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 007/2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2010
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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ownership structure, foreign shareholders, law and finance, legal regulation

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Corporate Governance and Banks: How Justified is the Match?

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 284/2015
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Feb 2015
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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corporate governance, codes, bank governance, banking regulation, capital requirements

18.

Management, Decision-Making and Supervision of Belgian State Owned Enterprises: An Inefficient Patchwork?

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Mar 2006
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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corporate governance, state-owned enterprises, Belgium

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The Modified Belgian Framework for Contributions in Kind, Share Buy Backs and Financial Assistance

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2009-025
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 May 2009 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2009
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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Second Company Law Directive, Belgium, legal capital, contribution in kind, share buy backs, financial assistance

20.

The Dutch Private Company: Successfully Relaunched?

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 215
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 May 2013 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2016
Christoph Van der Elst and Erik P. M. Vermeulen
Tilburg Law School and Tilburg University - Department of Business Law
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Private limited liability company, the Netherlands, Flex BV, competitiveness, regulatory competition

21.

Audit Committees of Public Interest Entities in Europe

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 276/2014
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Dec 2014
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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audit committee, corporate governance, monitoring, auditor, independence

22.

Shareholders as Stewards: Evidence from Belgian General Meetings

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 May 2013 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2013
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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general meeting, shareholder voting, shareholder activism, say on pay, director elections

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Shareholder Activism in Belgium: The Belgian AGMs and EGMs in 2011

Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 002/2012
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2012
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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general meeting, shareholder voting, management proposals, shareholder

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Questioning the Board of Directors - How the Shareholder Can Become a Steward

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2012
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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general meeting of shareholders, right to ask questions, shareholder activism, EC shareholder rights directive

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Transparency of Directors’ Attributes: Improving Proxy Materials in Europe

Financial Law Institute Working Paper Series No. 2013-01
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 May 2013 Last Revised: 24 May 2013
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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corporate governance, board composition, board election, director expertise, director skills

26.

Agency and Ownership in the Financial Services Industry

TILEC Discussion Paper 2006-018
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 13 Jul 2006
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
Downloads 61 (293,049)
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Bringing the AGM to the 21st Century: Blockchain and Smart Contracting Tech for Shareholder Involvement

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 358/2017
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Jun 2017
Christoph Van der Elst and Anne Lafarre
Tilburg Law School and Tilburg University
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Annual general meeting, corporate voting, blockchain, smart contracts, corporate governance, innovation

28.

The Duties of Significant Shareholders in Transactions with the Company

Hanne Birkmose, Shareholders’ Duties, Kluwer Law International (2017 Forthcoming), Nordic & European Company Law Working Paper No. 16-11,
Posted: 29 Nov 2016
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School

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Shareholder transactions, duties

29.

Answering the Say for No Pay

Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 12/2016, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 325/2016
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Aug 2016
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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Say on pay, shareholder votes, CEO compensation, shareholder activism, disclosure

30.

Empowering the Audit Committee and the Auditor in Related Party Transactions

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 318/2016
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2016
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School
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Related party transactions, disclosure, IAS 24, ISA 550, Shareholder Rights Directive, external auditor, audit committee

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Attendance of Shareholders and the Impact of Regulatory Corporate Governance Reforms: An Empirical Assessment of the Situation in Belgium

European Business Organization Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 471-510, 2004
Posted: 03 Jan 2005
Christoph Van der Elst
Tilburg Law School

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General meeting, attendance, voting behaviour, shareholder activism, corporate governance