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The Shareholder Rights Directive II

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The Shareholder Rights Directive II

A Commentary

9781839101229 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Hanne S. Birkmose, Professor, Department of Law, Aarhus University, Denmark and Konstantinos Sergakis, Professor, School of Law, University of Glasgow, UK
Publication Date: April 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 122 9 Extent: c 336 pp
This Commentary is the first comprehensive work to analyse the revised EU Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II). SRD II sets a new agenda for engaged shareholders and sustainable companies in the EU, sparking a wider debate on the adoption of duties in company and capital markets law. By providing a systematic and thorough framework for analysis, this Commentary evaluates the purpose and aims of SRD II and further enriches the debate on the usefulness of the EU’s drive to encourage long-term shareholder engagement.

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This Commentary is the first comprehensive work to analyse the revised EU Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II). SRD II sets a new agenda for engaged shareholders and sustainable companies in the EU, sparking a wider debate on the adoption of duties in company and capital markets law. By providing a systematic and thorough framework for analysis, this Commentary evaluates the purpose and aims of SRD II and further enriches the debate on the usefulness of the EU’s drive to encourage long-term shareholder engagement.

Key features include:

• article by article analysis of each of the provisions as adopted in the revised SRD II
• contribution to the ongoing discussions on shareholder rights and duties anticipated to be at the centre of debate for years to come
• detailed explanation by leading scholars in the field to ensure complete understanding of each SRD II provision for the reader
• exploration of the two pillars of shareholder engagement: the facilitation of shareholder rights and improved communication to bridge procedural gaps and implementation of transparency obligations applicable to companies, investors and service providers.

This Commentary will be a key resource for legal practitioners, legislators, scholars and students alike, working in the fields of corporate governance, alternative dispute resolution and financial law.
Critical Acclaim
‘The Shareholder Rights Directive II has Europeanized important aspects of corporate governance, including reporting requirements of institutional investors, executive compensation, and related-party transactions. This book provides the most comprehensive and detailed analysis of the Directive to date. It will serve well anyone interested in the policies underlying the Directive, its interpretation, and its historical genesis.’
– Martin Gelter, Fordham University, US

‘Shareholders are vital to European corporate governance, but they can only deliver with an appropriate legal framework. This Commentary is a must-read for anyone interested in corporate governance and the role of shareholders in ensuring sustainable corporate growth. It provides the first in-depth authoritative analysis of the new provisions of the SRD II and on their impact on different European legal traditions. An invaluable guidance based on a comprehensive and systematic reading of the revised regulatory framework.’
– Carmine Di Noia, CONSOB, Italy

‘A valuable and insightful volume on the interpretation of shareholders' engagement and accountability roles in the Shareholder Rights Directive 2017. The expert authors provide detailed and critical analyses which raise important questions about the clarity and effectiveness of the provisions.’
– Iris H-Y Chiu, University College London, UK

Contributors
Contributors include: A. Bartolacelli, M. Bianchi, H.S. Birkmose, M. Gargantini, S. Gomtsian, A. Lafarre, M.B. Madsen, C. Malberti, J.A. Mayer, M. Milič, K. Sergakis, U. Torggler, C. Van der Elst

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