Related Party Transactions

Working Paper

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

Related Party Transactions in Commonwealth Asia: Complexity Revealed

The World Bank’s influential Doing Business Report (DBR) has been a key platform for the American-driven dissemination of global norms of good corporate governance. A prominent part of the DBR is the related party transactions (RPT) index, which...Read more

Dan Puchniak
Umakanth Varottil
07 May 2018

Procedural and Substantive Review of Related Party Transactions (RPTs): The Case for Non-Controlling Shareholder-Dependent (NCS-Dependent) Directors

In publicly traded companies, related party transactions (RPTs) are an obvious vehicle for shareholder expropriation. However, they may also be efficient, particularly when they are motivated by transaction cost savings. This paper aims to...Read more

Alessio Pacces
17 May 2018

When Heirs Become Major Shareholders: Evidence on Tunnelling and Succession through Related-Party Transactions

In family firms, the succession of controlling equity stake to next generation is an issue of paramount importance. This, however, can be a major challenge in the presence of heavy inheritance or gift tax burden (high tax rate and absence of tax-...Read more

Woochan Kim
01 March 2014

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