German and Nordic Perspectives on Company Law and Capital Markets Law 978-3-16-153956-5 - Mohr Siebeck
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German and Nordic Perspectives on Company Law and Capital Markets Law

Ed. by Holger Fleischer, Jesper Lau Hansen and Wolf-Georg Ringe

[Deutsche und nordische Perspektiven zum Gesellschaftsrecht und Kapitalmarktrecht.]

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This volume offers a broad comparative analysis of company and capital markets law in Germany and the Nordic states. It reveals the distinctive features of company law in Scandinavia and Germany, the newly created entrepreneur company in Germany and Denmark, the role of shareholders and boards in public companies and matters regarding the law of corporate groups, acting in concert, ownership disclosure and takeover law.
The volume traces back to a symposium held at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg and offers a broad comparative analysis of company and capital markets law in Germany and the Nordic states. It details the special elements of company law in Scandinavia that developed amid the twin forces of innovative experimentation and the drive for harmonization, contrasting them with the distinctive features of German company law. Further contributions deal with the newly created entrepreneur company in Germany and Denmark, as well as the role of shareholders and boards in public companies. It also contains detailed analyses of the law of company groups in Germany and the Nordic states. the volume is further rounded out with contributions on capital markets law and takeover law, including issues involving acting in concert, ownership disclosure and the interaction between the legislator and the takeover panel in Sweden.
Survey of contents
Part I – Overview of Company Law and Types in Germany and the Nordic Countries
Holger Fleischer:
A Guide to German Company Law for International Lawyers – Distinctive Features, Particularities, Idiosyncrasies – Jan Andersson: Company Law as a Product in Scandinavia versus EU – Experimentation and Innovation versus Harmonization

Part II – The Law of Private Limited Companies
Frauke Wedemann: Reforming the Law of Limited Liability Companies in Germany – Troels Michael Lilja: Entrepreneur Companies in Denmark and Germany – On the Danish IVS and the German UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

Part III – The Role of Shareholders and Boards in Public Companies
Jesper Lau Hansen: The Role of Shareholders in Public Companies in the Nordic Countries – Christian Kersting: The Role of Shareholder in Public Companies in Germany – Paul Krüger Andersen/Evelyne JB Sørensen: The Danish Supervisory Board – a German Model?

Part IV – Groups of Companies
Tobias Tröger: Corporate Groups – A German's European Perspective – Søren Friis Hansen: Introduction to Scandinavian Nordic Group Law

Part V – Capital Markets in Perspective
Dirk Verse: Acting in Concert in German Company and Takeover Law – Mårten Knuts: The Disclosure of Cash Settled Equity Derivatives – Will the Proposed Amendments Solve the Problems? – Göran Nyström/Erik Sjöman: The Regulation of Takeovers in Sweden – An Interplay Between the Rulemaker and the Takeover Panel
Authors/Editors

Holger Fleischer is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg.

Jesper Lau Hansen is Professor of Financial Markets Law at the University Copenhagen.

Wolf-Georg Ringe is Professor of International Commercial Law at Copenhagen Business School and also teaches at the University of Oxford.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zeitschr.d.Vergl.Rechtswissenschaft — 2015, 377–383 (Maximilian J. Eble)
In: Nordicum-Mediterraneum — http://nome.unak.is/wordpress/volume-11-no-1–2016/02_book-review/ (Antoine Lochet)