The Shareholder Rights Directive (Die Aktionaersrechte-Richtlinie)

Festschrift für H.P. Westermann, 2008

CBC-RPS No. 0034

19 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2008

See all articles by Ulrich Noack

Ulrich Noack

Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf - Faculty of Law - Center for Business & Corporate Law (CBC)

Abstract

This paper in German language discusses the European Directive on ShareholdersRights and its impact on the structure and concept of shareholder meetings. It holds that the Directive is a compromise that brings together 25 different laws. From this point of view, the mandatory deregulation of proxy voting systems is the most significant aspect that the Directive brings about. For Germany, the Directive does not require significant amendments to the German corporate law due to the previous reforms since 2001 that made the German Aktiengesetz fit for the use of new technologies.

Note: Downloadable document is in German.

Keywords: shareholder, shareholder rights, shareholder meeting, general meeting, voting rights, voting, corporate governance, Aktiengesellschaft, Aktionär, Aktionärsrechte, Hauptversammlung

JEL Classification: G10, G20, G12, G32, G24, G38, E44, G18

Suggested Citation

Noack, Ulrich, The Shareholder Rights Directive (Die Aktionaersrechte-Richtlinie). Festschrift für H.P. Westermann, 2008, CBC-RPS No. 0034, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1138735

Ulrich Noack (Contact Author)

Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf - Faculty of Law - Center for Business & Corporate Law (CBC) ( email )

c/o Faculty of Law
Düsseldorf
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.jura.uni-duesseldorf.de/dozenten/noack/noack.shtml

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
375
Abstract Views
1,938
rank
86,245
PlumX Metrics