Europe

Working Paper

A New Framework for Business Restructuring in Europe: The EU Commission's Proposals for a Reform of the European Insolvency Regulation and Beyond

This paper critically reviews the EU Commission?s proposals for a reform of the European Insolvency Regulation (EIR). The focus of the paper is on the Regulation?s use as a tool for business restructuring in Europe. The paper argues that the...Read more

Horst Eidenmüller
01 March 2013

The Case for an Unbiased Takeover Law (with an Application to the European Union)

Takeover regulation should neither hamper nor promote takeovers, but instead allow individual companies to decide the contestability of their control. Based on this premise, we advocate a takeover law exclusively made of default and menu rules...Read more

Luca Enriques
Ronald Gilson
Alessio Pacces
01 May 2013

Quack Corporate Governance, Round III? Bank Board Regulation Under the New European Capital Requirement Directive

After a crisis, broad-sweeping reforms are enacted to restore trust. With the 2013 Fourth Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV), the European Union has engaged in an ambitious overhaul of banking regulation following the Great Financial Crisis...Read more

Luca Enriques
01 March 2014

Comparing Insider Trading in the United States and in the European Union: History and Recent Developments

In the European Union insider trading has been regulated much more recently than in the United States, and it can be argued that, at least traditionally, it has been more
aggressively and successfully enforced in the United States than in...Read more

Marco Ventoruzzo
01 May 2014

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