Global Capital Markets


Global Capital Markets

A Survey of Legal and Regulatory Trends

9781786432865 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by P.M. Vasudev, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada and Susan Watson, Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Publication Date: 2017 ISBN: 978 1 78643 286 5 Extent: 256 pp
This topical volume examines key developments in the law regulating capital markets, drawing on examples from around the world – including United States, Canada, Europe, China, India, and New Zealand. With perspectives from international scholars, chapters look at current issues including the regulation of crowdfunding, efforts in Europe for shareholder empowerment, hedge fund activism in Canada, international regulatory cooperation, and regulation of corporate governance in China through securities law rules.

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Capital markets are a continuous stream of activity and innovation. Constantly evolving and inherently dynamic, they give rise to complex regulatory and policy issues and offer rich material for analysis. Additionally, globalization has incentivized cross-border listings and international flows of capital. Global Capital Markets takes stock of recent trends and events by exploring their legal and regulatory implications across several jurisdictions from around the world.

This book provides a critical analysis of current issues including investor activism, the challenges of cross-border regulatory enforcement and recent initiatives to empower shareholders to improve corporate governance. It also surveys longer-term trends such as the development of the nascent capital markets law in China over the last two decades and discusses the emerging issues from the increased use of dual class voting shares. Case studies draw on examples from nations such as the US, Canada, Europe, China, India and New Zealand.

Timely and incisive, this book will appeal to students and academics in international corporate and securities law.
Contributors: A. Anand, Q. Bu, H. Donegan, T. Keeper, Y.-H. Lin, A.B Majumdar, C. Malberti, T. Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell, U. Varottil


P.M. Vasudev and Susan Watson

Part I Investors and the Stock Market
1. Implications of Shareholder Activism
Anita Anand

2. Suspension of Chinese Units of ‘Big 4’ Audit Firms: The Question of Moral Turpitude
Qingxiu Bu

3. The Proposed Directive on the Encouragement of Long-Term Shareholder Engagement in European Listed Companies: A Critical Appraisal
Corrado Malberti

Part II Capital Markets Development and the Law
4. Revisiting Corporate Control-Enhancing Mechanisms
Yu-Hsin Lin

5. Law and Finance: From ‘Transplantation’ to ‘Better’ Corporate Governance in China
Heida Donegan

Part II Crowdfunding
6. The Two-Sided Effect of Crowdfunding: The Visible Effect on Capital Markets Regulation and the Unperceived Effect on Company Law
Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell

7. Regulating Equity Crowdfunding in India: Walking a Tightrope
Arjya B. Majumdar and Umakanth Varottil

8. A Critical Examination of Crowdfunding within the ‘Long White Cloud’ (New Zealand)
Trish Keeper


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