Principles of Corporate and Securities Law
Oxford University Press, The Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law, 2012
77 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2015 Last revised: 25 Jun 2015
This paper features five draft entries prepared for "The Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law." Two entries outline the foundations of German commercial law, i.e., the provisions in the first commercial code ("ADHGB") and the decisions by the first supreme court ("ROHG"). The other three entries explore the current state of corporate and securities law, from both a historical and a comparative perspective. The focus is on "Company Law," on "Exchanges," and on the "Stock Corporation." A recurring theme running through these three entries is the paramount importance of regulations and directives passed by the European Union.
Keywords: commercial law, company law, corporate law, securities law, stock corporation, joint stock company, stock exchange, legal harmonization
JEL Classification: G15, G18, G23, G28, G34, G38, K22, N20, N40
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