Regulation

Working Paper

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

How to Regulate the Regulators: Applying Principles of Good Corporate Governance to Financial Regulatory Institutions

There is a growing literature about the question of who should regulate the regulators. This paper is interested in the question of how to regulate the regulators. More specifically, it explores how far it may be feasible to apply rules and...Read more

Hadar Yoana Jabotinsky
Mathias Siems
02 June 2017

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

Self-commitments and the Binding Force of Self-regulation with Respect to Third Parties in Germany

Codes of conduct are a well-accepted feature of European corporate governance. Listed corporations are obliged to annually state their compliance with a corporate governance code or to explain their non-compliance. Whilst it is agreed that...Read more

Patrick C. Leyens
05 January 2018

Be Careful What You Wish For: How Progress Engendered Regression in Related Party Transaction Regulation in Israel

The regulation of related party transactions (RPTs) is today the single most important yardstick for the quality of corporate governance systems. It is also one of the thorniest issues because RPTs are a well-documented cause of abuse by...Read more

Amir Licht
29 January 2018

Evidence-Based Policymaking: Promise, Challenges and Opportunities for Accounting and Financial Markets Research

The use of evidence and economic analysis in policymaking is on the rise, and accounting standard setting and financial regulation are no exception. This article discusses the promise of evidence-based policymaking in accounting and financial...Read more

Christian Leuz
26 April 2018

Collateral Damage: Brexit's Negative Effects on Regulatory Competition and Legal Innovation in Private Law

This article attempts to assess the consequences of Brexit for English and European private law. More specifically, I am interested in how the level of legal innovation in private law will be influenced by Brexit. I argue that Brexit will reduce...Read more

Horst Eidenmüller
07 May 2018

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