Shareholder Rights

Working Paper

The Law and Practice of Shareholder Inspection Rights: A Comparative Analysis of China and the U.S.

Shareholder inspection rights allow a shareholder to access the relevant documents of the company in which they hold an interest, so as to address the problem of information asymmetry and reduce the agency costs inherent in the corporate...Read more

Robin Hui Huang
Randall Thomas
01 March 2020

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

Union and public pension funds, the most prolific institutional activists employing low-cost targeting methods, are often accused of pursuing private benefits. Extant literature finds that unions representing workers, as stakeholders, are not...Read more

Diane Del Guercio
22 May 2017

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