Corporate Groups

Working Paper

13 November 2019

Implicit Communication and Enforcement of Corporate Disclosure Regulation

The communication of non-public information in private meetings between corporate officials and financial analysts presents a distinctive regulatory challenge. One reason is that there typically is no record of what transpires in a...

Ashiq Ali | Jill Fisch | Hoyoun Kyung
12 March 2019

Which Related Party Transactions Should Be Subject to Ex Ante Review? Evidence from Germany

The amended EU shareholder rights directive introduces a comprehensive regime of ex ante review for potentially conflicted transactions between listed companies and their major shareholders, downstream entities, and managers....

Andreas Engert | Tim Florstedt
28 June 2017

Bringing the AGM to the 21st Century: Blockchain and Smart Contracting Tech for Shareholder Involvement

The AGM is often considered to play an important role in direct shareholder monitoring of directors and corporate blockholders. However, its practical functioning suffers from large obstacles. In this research we outline the...

Christoph Van Der Elst | Anne Lafarre
01 April 2015

The Great Pyramids of America: A Revised History of US Business Groups, Corporate Ownership and Regulation, 1930-1950

Most listed firms are freestanding in the U.S, while listed firms in other countries often belong to business groups: lasting structures in which listed firms control other listed firms. Hand-collected historical data illuminate how...

Eugene Kandel | Konstantin Kosenko | Randall Morck | Yishay Yafeh
01 October 2014

Related Party Transactions: Policy Options and Real-World Challenges (With a Critique of the European Commission Proposal)

This paper provides a legal and policy analysis of transactions between a corporation and one of its ?related parties.? It first highlights the reasons why related party transactions (?RPTs?) are so common around the world. Next, it...

Luca Enriques

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