This Chapter evaluates the state of affairs with regard to liability for transnational securities fraud in the post-Morrison era, to find that it is in a state of flux. Indeed, the U.S. Supreme Court?s decision in Morrison has relatively little to do with this situation beyond helping to expose the severe limitations from which civil liability for securities fraud already suffers. The U.S.
liability regime as it is currently designed may be ineffectual in deterring securities fraud and in supporting good corporate governance through legal bonding. In contrast, public enforcement emerges as a potent institution in this regard in various countries around the world, although its effectiveness hinges on informal institutional prerequisites.
The stockholder/stakeholder dilemma has occupied corporate leaders and corporate lawyers for over a century. In addition to the question whose interests should managers prioritize, the question how those interests could or should be balanced has...Read more
This article analyzes the main problems and the solutions adopted in the market for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), an alternative financing solution that has experienced spectacular growth and notoriety in recent years. This market relies on the...Read more
This study sets out to examine the relative importance of legal and cultural institutions and personal values in directors’ discretion. We present first evidence on the way personal and institutional factors together guide public company...Read more
Manipulative communications touting stocks are common in capital markets around the world. Although the price distortions created by so-called “pump-and-dump” schemes are well known, little is known about the investors in these frauds. By...Read more