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Description - Convergence in Shareholder Law by Mathias M. Siems

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 counterhypothesis maintain that this development is both unrealistic and unnecessary. Mathias M. 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. 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521876759
ISBN-10: 0521876753
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 37mm)
Pages: 522
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mathias M. Siems

Mathias M. Siems is a Reader in Commercial Law at the University of Edinburgh, a research associate at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, and a Senior Research Associate at Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge.

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