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Investor Protection in Europe: Corporate Law Making, The MiFID and Beyond

Guido Ferrarini and Eddy Wymeersch

Abstract

EU policy in the area of corporate governance and capital markets is being reoriented. Harmonization is less frequently seen as a concept in company law, regulatory competition is on the rise, and experiments in soft law are being carried out. Several member States have recently reformed their corporate laws, either as a reaction to financial scandals or in an effort to enhance investment. Convergence has increased as a result, particularly towards Anglo-American standards. Yet, differences still exist, profoundly rooted in national systems of corporate governance. By contrast, capital market ... More

Keywords: corporate governance, corporate law, regulatory competition and harmonization, investment services, securities regulation, MiFID, Capital Markets, Prospectus Directive, Transparency Directive

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199202911
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202911.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guido Ferrarini, editor
Professor of Law at the University of Genoa and Director of the Centre for Law and Finance

Eddy Wymeersch, editor
Professor at the University of Ghent and Chairman of the Banking, Finance, and Insurance Commission in Brussels

Contents

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Part 1: Institutional Structure, Regulatory Competition and Regulatory Strategies

Part 2: The New European Regulation of Trading Venues

Part 3: Further Issues in Regulatory Harmonization

Part 4: After the Financial Services Action Plan

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