Corporate Governance in the Netherlands
International Congress on Comparative Law, Washington, 2010
49 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2009 Last revised: 8 Apr 2011
Date Written: November 19, 2009
This paper offers a descriptive analysis of corporate governance in the Netherlands. It has been prepared as a country report for the International Congress on Comparative Law to be held in Washington, in 2010. The paper consists of four parts. Part 1 sets the stage and offers general information on corporate governance in the Netherlands. Part II discusses internal governance, and focuses on the role of boards, shareholders, labour and audit. Part III discusses external corporate governance, and focuses on takeover regulation and transparency requirements. Finally, Part IV discusses enforcement of corporate governance in the Netherlands.
Keywords: corporate governance, company law, securities law, boards, shareholders, labor, audit, takeover regulation, disclosure, transparency, enforcement
JEL Classification: G34, G38, K2, K22
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