The Progress of German Information Disclosure Requirements: A Comparative Law Prospective in Light of Recent Developments in European Capital Markets Law

Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, Vol. 19, pp. 199-216, 2004

North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Vol. 30, pp. 279-334, 2004/05

56 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2010 Last revised: 24 Nov 2010

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Thomas M.J. Möllers

University of Augsburg - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

German capital market law has been developing rapidly in response to the grievances that have arisen from the recent stock market boom. Both the German and the European legislator have been very active in response the new challenges.

This paper seeks to provide an overview of the status of information duties and ad hoc publicity in Germany and the European Union, as well as to point out the need for further legislative developments. The qualifications of both information duties and liability claims are addressed.

Keywords: European Union, Germany, Duties of Disclosure, Market Abuse Directive, Transparency Directive, Prospect Directive

JEL Classification: K22

Suggested Citation

Möllers, Thomas M.J., The Progress of German Information Disclosure Requirements: A Comparative Law Prospective in Light of Recent Developments in European Capital Markets Law (2004). Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, Vol. 19, pp. 199-216, 2004, North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Vol. 30, pp. 279-334, 2004/05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1709897

Thomas M.J. Möllers (Contact Author)

University of Augsburg - Faculty of Law ( email )

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