Shareholder Rights

Working Paper

Corporate Governance in Europe: A Critical Review of the European Commission?s Initiatives on Corporate Law and Corporate Governance

European corporate law and corporate governance are moving ahead beyond expectation. Some British voices called this ?a renaissance in the past decade?. In December 2012, the European Commission came forward with an Action Plan that combines both...Read more

Klaus Hopt
01 August 2015

Can Strong Corporate Governance Selectively Mitigate the Negative Influence of 'Special Interest' Shareholder Activists? Evidence from the Labor Market for Directors

Empowering shareholders can mitigate managerial agency problems but also empower “special interest” activists. Union and public pension funds, the most prolific institutional activists employing low-cost targeting methods, are often accused of...Read more

Diane Del Guercio
22 May 2017

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