Convergence in Shareholder Law

Mathias M. Siems

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On the one hand, it can be argued that the increasing economic and political interdependence of countries has led to the convergence of national legal systems. On the other hand, advocates of the counter-hypothesis maintain that this development is both unrealistic and unnecessary. Mathias Siems examines the company law of the UK, the USA, Germany, France, Japan and China to see how this issue affects shareholder law. The author subsequently analyses economic and political factors which may or may not lead to convergence, and assesses the extent of this development. Thus, Convergence of Shareholder Law not only provides a thorough comparative legal analysis but also shows how company law interconnects with political forces and economic development and helps in evaluating whether harmonisation and shareholder protection should be enhanced.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages522
ISBN (Print)9780521876759
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

Publication series

NameInternational Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation


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