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

Guido Ferrarini and Eddy Wymeersch


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

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


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

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Part 1: Institutional Structure, Regulatory Competition and Regulatory Strategies

4 A Legal Options Approach to EC Company Law

Gerard Hertig, and Joseph A. McCahery

Part 2: The New European Regulation of Trading Venues

6 The MiFID: Competition in a New European Equity Market Regulatory Structure

Ryan Davies, Alfonso Dufour, and Brian Scott-Quinn

7 The European Securities Industry. Further Evidence on the Roadmap to Integration

Barbara Alemanni, Giuseppe Lusignani, and Marco Onado

8 The MiFID and Internalisation

Guido Ferrarini, and Fabio Recine

Part 3: Further Issues in Regulatory Harmonization

Part 4: After the Financial Services Action Plan

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