Company Law

Working Paper

Market Soundings: The Interaction between Securities Regulation and Company Law in the United Kingdom and Italy

Before deciding on operations involving share issuance or sale, companies or shareholders may seek to disclose information to selected investors, in order to gauge their opinion on the envisaged market operation. Such ‘market soundings’ risk...Read more

Stefano Lombardo
Federico M. Mucciarelli
03 August 2017

Opportunity Makes a Thief: Corporate Opportunities as Legal Transplant and Convergence in Corporate Law

The paper surveys the corporate opportunities doctrine in four jurisdictions: the US, the UK, Germany, and France. Our analysis enables us to trace the development of the doctrine, exposing the way in which certain models of dealing with a...Read more

Martin Gelter
Geneviève Helleringer
07 December 2017

Loyalty Shares with Tenure Voting - a Coasian bargain? Evidence from the Loi Florange Experiment

French listed companies can issue shares that confer two votes per share after a holding period of at least two years (loyalty shares with tenure voting rights). In 2014 the default rule changed from one-share-one-vote to loyalty shares. The...Read more

Marco Becht
Yuliya Kamisarenka
Anete Pajuste
16 April 2018

Prospectus Liability and the Role of Gatekeepers as Informational Intermediaries: An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of the Statutory Provisions on Italian IPOs

This Article analyzes market reaction to the introduction into Italian legislation of a statutory system of (IPO) prospectus civil liability enacted in April 2007 on the basis of Directive 2003/71/EC.

In particular, we study the effects of...Read more

Stefano Lombardo
20 July 2017

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