Articles

British American Tobacco: nuovo capitolo della saga "Union de pequeños agricultores - Jégo Quéré"?

A. ALEMANNO

Il Diritto dell'Unione Europea

2003, n°3

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)


Délinquance des comptes et droit des entreprises en difficulté

N. STOLOWY

La Semaine Juridique

juillet 2003, n°27

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)


Discordances sur le lieu de fourniture des services en matière de TVA

M. HAYAT

La Gazette du Palais

décembre 2003

Départements : Droit et fiscalité


Employee Reductions in Force: A Comparative Study of French and U.S. Legal Protections for Employees Downsized Out of Their Jobs; A Suggested Alternative to Workforce Reductions

F. LENGLART, B. Fisher

Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review

Winter 2003, n°2, pp.181-216

Départements : Droit et fiscalité


Evolution of Corporate Law and the Transplant Effect: Lessons from Six Countries

Y. Keinan, M. West, J. KLEINHEISTERKAMP, K. Pistor

World Bank Research Observer

printemps 2003, vol. 18, n°1, pp.89-113

Départements : Droit et fiscalité


The pattern of legal change in countries that have their legal systems transplanted from abroad differs markedly from countries that develop their own systems, irrespective of the legal family from which their laws come. In "transplant" countries, law often stagnates for long periods of time; when change takes place, it tends to be radical, if not erratic. External models remain dominant even years after the law was transplanted. Although there is some evidence that transplant countries have engaged in comprehensive legal reforms in response to the pressures of globalization, it is still too early to judge whether these new changes can be taken as a sign that the legal systems in these countries have started a process of endogenous legal evolution

Gli accordi di reciproco riconoscimento di conformità dei prodotti tra regole OMC ed esperienza europea

A. ALEMANNO

Rivista del Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo

2003, n°3-4

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)


Innovation in corporate law

M. West, Y. Keinan, K. Pistor, J. KLEINHEISTERKAMP

Journal of Comparative Economics

décembre 2003, vol. 31, n°4, pp.676-695

Départements : Droit et fiscalité


In most countries large business enterprises today are organized as corporations. The corporation with its key attributes of independent personality, limited liability and free tradeability of shares has played a key role in most developed market economies since the 19th century and has made major inroads in emerging markets. We suggest that the resilience of the corporate form is a function of the adaptability of the legal framework to a changing environment. We analyze a country's capacity to innovate using the rate of statutory legal change, the flexibility of corporate law, and institutional change as indicators. Our findings suggest that origin countries are more innovative than transplant countries

L'articolo 28 del Trattato tra esigenze di funzionamento del mercato interno e tutela dei diritti fondamentali: alla ricerca di un possibile equilibrio

A. ALEMANNO

Rivista del Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo

2003, n°2-3

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)


Le droit communautaire de la concurrence dans les relations euro-américaines

P. CORRUBLE

Défense Nationale

avril 2003, vol. 59, n°4, pp.19-30

Départements : Droit et fiscalité


Transactional Liability and Global Corporate Governance: Some Recent Developments

K. MEDJAD

Corporate Governance - International Journal for Enhancing Board Performance

2003, vol. 3, n°2, pp.8-11

Départements : Droit et fiscalité


ln the absence of a commonly accepted zone where corporate governance principles and international norms overlap, foreign direct liability suits against multinational corporations (MNCs) have long been presented as a promising means to impose minimum. corporate governance standards worldwide. Throughout the past decades, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and public interest lawyers have initiated a series of lawsuits against corporate parents in their home countries, for damages caused via their affiliates in developing countries, in areas as diverse as environment, personal injuries or human rights. To date, this strategy bas achieved mixed results. Foreign direct liability suits have been limited in number, and typically confined to common law countries (V.S, U.K, Canada, Australia). As a result, corporate headquarters remain less concerned by these lawsuits' legal implications than by the press attention they receive. This situation is now changing, however. Due to a growing "criminalisation" of corporate liability, that is, a shift from tort law to criminal law, continental European courts have started offering altogether alternative and complementary venues for foreign direct liability suits. Using the recent ex ample of the pending criminal lawsuits against TotalFinaElf in France and in Belgium, this paper argues that this evolution - and the potential for forum shopping it entails - should bring some flesh to the notion of global corporate governance.


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