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The podcast follows the course European Company, Financial Markets, and Insolvency Law (Summer Term 2013). It covers the fundamentals of European Company, Financial Markets, and Insolvency Law in an international and comparative perspective. The primary focus of the course is on the existing legal framework. However, policy issues will also figure prominently. The European legal framework will be compared frequently to other jurisdictions. Within Europe, the focus will be on the UK, France, and Germany. Comparisons will also be drawn to the legal position and the policy debates in the US.

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The podcast follows the course European Company, Financial Markets, and Insolvency Law (Summer Term 2013). It covers the fundamentals of European Company, Financial Markets, and Insolvency Law in an international and comparative perspective. The primary focus of the course is on the existing legal framework. However, policy issues will also figure prominently. The European legal framework will be compared frequently to other jurisdictions. Within Europe, the focus will be on the UK, France, and Germany. Comparisons will also be drawn to the legal position and the policy debates in the US.

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LMU Europäisches und Internationales Unternehmensrecht (European and International Company Law) Summer Term 2013

Latest release on Apr 18, 2019

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The podcast follows the course European Company, Financial Markets, and Insolvency Law (Summer Term 2013). It covers the fundamentals of European Company, Financial Markets, and Insolvency Law in an international and comparative perspective. The primary focus of the course is on the existing legal framework. However, policy issues will also figure prominently. The European legal framework will be compared frequently to other jurisdictions. Within Europe, the focus will be on the UK, France, and Germany. Comparisons will also be drawn to the legal position and the policy debates in the US.

Company Law 2013 - Unit 1: Introduction to the European legal framework (1)

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Unit 1 - Course content and methodological approach; Course outline; Functioning of the European Union (EU); The origin of the EU and recent developments; Growth of the EU; EU institutions: The European Council, European Commission, European Parliament, Council, Court of Justice of the European Union; Sources of European law; Supremacy of European law; Hierarchy of laws; Legislative competences (Arts. 2-6 TFEU); Legislative procedure; A "United States of Europe "?.

Apr 18 2019

1hr 55mins

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Company Law 2013 - Unit 2: Company Formation and Corporate Governance (1)

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Unit 2 - Company formation: general requrements, instrument of constiution/statutes, registration, consequences of irregulatories; Corporate governance and board structure; One- and two-tier boards; Convergence of board models in practice; "Deutschland AG": a close-knit web of control; Shareholders and boards; Employee involvement; Employee participation on establishment level; Board-level representation: comparative view; Board-level representation in Europe.

Apr 18 2019

1hr 44mins

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Company Law 2013 - Unit 1: Introduction to the European legal framework (2)

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Unit 1 - A "United States of Europe"?; The EU's internal market: overview; The EU's internal market at eye level with the US; Integration through liberalization: Fundamental Freedoms; Integration through secondary law; Integration and the role of competition law; Company law: integration until 1989; Company Law Directives; Company law: 1989 until 2002/03 - deadlock; The Commission's Company Law Action Plan (2003); Reflection process on the future of EU company law; The Commission's Company Law Action Plan (2012).

Apr 18 2019

1hr 41mins

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Company Law 2013 - Unit 2/3: Company Formation and Corporate Governance/Creditor Protection and Financial Reporting

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Unit 2 - Assessing board-level representation; Empirical studies on board-level representation; Shareholders: who is a shareholder, types and classes of shares; shareholder rights: participation rights, financial rights, information rights; Protection of minority shareholders; Control-enhancing mechanisms (CEMs); One share/one vote?; European regulatory process on one share/one vote;
Unit 3 - Approaches to creditor protection.

Apr 18 2019

1hr 55mins

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Company Law 2013 - Unit 3: Creditor Protection and Financial Reporting

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Unit 3 - Creditor protection through legal capital; Second Company Law Directive 77/91/EEC; Distribution restrictions: Capital maintenance; Minimum capital rules; Critical assessment; Distribution restrictions based on solvency; Comperative Overview: distribution restrictions; The Springer case; Financial reporting; Harmonization in Europe; Overstretching disclosure?.

Apr 18 2019

1hr 52mins

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Company Law 2013 - Unit 3/4: Creditor Protection and Financial Reporting/ Cross-Border Mobility, Transformation of Companies, and Regulatory Competition between the Member States

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Unit 3 - Overstretching disclosure?; Consolidated accounts; IAS-Regulation; Impact of financial reporting standards on legal capital rules.
Unit 4 - The Centros case; Freedom of establishment (Art. 49 TFEU); Scope and effect of FoE; FoE for companies (Art. 54 TFEU); The real seat conflicts rule as obstacle.

Apr 18 2019

1hr 40mins

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Company Law 2013 - Unit 5: Control transactions

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Unit 5 - Free movement of capital; The Pharmacy case; Foreign direct investment in the EU; The Distrigaz case; The Porsche-Volkswagen case; Golden shares; Limits of golden shares; Golden shares: the good and the bad; Extending FMC beyond state measures?; Cross-border M&A activity within the EU; Takeovers: policy issues; Regulatory models and European approach; Directive 2004/25/EC on takeover bids; Types of (takeover) bids; Takeovers in Germany; Protection of (minority) shareholders; Optional arrangements; Implementation of the Takeover Directive.

Apr 18 2019

1hr 52mins

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Company Law 2013 - Unit 10: European and International Cross-Border Insolvency

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Unit 10 - Issues in international insolvencies; Universalism versus territorialism; History of the European Insolvency Regulation; Text of the European Insolvency Regulation; Scope of the European Insolvency Regulation; Features of the European Insolvency Regulation Features of the European Insolvency Regulation; Potential multiplicity of proceedings; Application of the lex fori concursus; Automatic recognition of proceedings; Jurisdiction with respect to main proceedings; Jurisdiction with respect to territorial proceedings; Forum shopping and regulatory competition; Responses to forum shopping de lege lata; Reform of the European Insolvency Regulation.

Apr 18 2019

2hr 3mins

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Company Law 2013 - Unit 9: Recent Financial Crisis and Policy Responses

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Unit 9 - The global financial crisis: major causes; Pre-crisis leverage ratios of US investment banks; Majority of US banks' debt was short-term (as of 2009); Securitization markets nearly shut-down in 2008/2009; Approaches to financial regulation; The EU's financial reform agenda; Financial reform agenda: state of play; Increasing the capital reserves in financial institutions; "Basel III": strickter capital requirements; "Basel III": phase-in arrangements and capital buffers; Four major US banks: common equity-to-assets ratio; Strengthening supervision on both sides of the Atlantic; The new European supervisory architecture; Better and stronger regulation of CRAs; Executive compensation; Crisis management and resolution tools; Derivatives trading has grown exponentially; Enhancing transparency; Outstanding OTC derivatives; The regulatory squeeze on banking.

Apr 18 2019

1hr 51mins

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Company Law 2013 - Unit 4: Cross-Border Mobility, Transformation of Companies, and Regulatory Competition between the Member States (1)

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Unit 4 - Freedom of establishment for companies: Case law, break-up of the real seat rule (ECJ), Impact on foreign company incorporations; Competition for charters: initial choice of law, Total cost of Centros-style incorporations; Domestic mergers; Cross-border mergers.

Apr 18 2019

1hr 47mins

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Company Law 2013 - Unit 8: Regulation of Primary and Secondary Financial Markets

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Unit 8 - Integration of EU's financial markets; Financial markets law: recent developments; Regulatory technique: the Lamfaiussy procedure; Organization of financial markets: trading venues; Scope of EU's financial markets law: overview; Market shares of trading venues; Organization of financial markets: trading execution; Primary markets regulation: prospectus requirements; Primary markets: Prospectus Directive; Secondary markets regulation: overview; Transparency Directive; Market Abuse Directive; Ban on insider dealing: introduction; Financial intermediaries: functions and problems.

Apr 18 2019

1hr 44mins

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Company Law 2013 - Unit 4: Cross-Border Mobility, Transformation of Companies, and Regulatory Competition between the Member States (2)

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Unit 4 - Cross-border mergers, employee participation, Mid-stream transfers: reincorporations, Regulatory competition in the US, Economics of regulatory competition in corporate law, Emergence of regulatory competition in Europe, English Ltd.'s inroad into the German startup market, The Member States responded, Problems of regulatory competition in corporate law, Policy implications for the EU and its MS.

Apr 18 2019

1hr 40mins

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Company Law 2013 - Unit 6: European Corporate Entities: Overview and the European Company (SE)

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Unit 6 - European corporate entities; Further European legal entities; Why European corporate entities?; History of the European Company; Strong increase in SE incorporations; Number of incorporations tripled: 2009-2012; Incorporations by countries as of March 2012; Art. 9 SER; Complex regulatory interplay; Formation of a European Company; Chosen routes of formation as of January 2013; Main features of the European Company; Choice of board structure as of March 2012; Employee involvement; Transfer of register office; Potential reasons of choice of the SE legal form; Motives behind SE formations: survey results; Motives behind SE formations in the EEA: regression results; The Czech Societas Europaea Puzzle; Allianz SE: a case study.

Apr 18 2019

1hr 47mins

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Company Law 2013 - Unit 7/8: The European Private Company and Regulatory Competition between the Member States and the EU/Regulation of Primary and Secondary Financial Markets

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Unit 7 - Why a European Private Company (SPE)?; Proposal for an SPE: the state of play; Principles of closed corporations in Europe; Regulatory Competition between the Member States and the EU.

Unit 8 - Financial markets; Some characteristics of efficient financial markets; Functions and aims of financial markets regulation; Financial markets law: origin and FSAP 1999; The EU's financial markets law: overview.

Jul 10 2013

1hr 38mins

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