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Dissenters’ Rights Evolution Across European and US Company Regulations: Lawmakers’ Choices and Investors’ Expectations.
28 November @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This seminar aims at analyzing the evolution of dissenters’ rights across European and US state regulations, looking for similarities and differences, and, ultimately, for the possible grounds of such a right. The comparative analysis is interesting in light of the need for investors to know what to expect when buying an interest in a foreign company. In addition, national lawmakers can benefit from such an analysis, as providing this right can affect national companies’ capital raising potential.
The analysis will focus on cases in which shareholders are entitled to dissenters’ rights, and in particular on the trends in widening or reducing the number of such cases. The analysis will consequently show how and when the traditional justification of such a right as a minority protection tool can currently explain the regulation and when, in contrast, it is necessary to look for other plausible grounds. In both cases, the implications of the exercise of the right are extremely relevant to the corporation, given the need to take into account its financial consequences.
Speaker: Paolo Butturini
Paolo Butturini JD, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Law at the University of Verona. He teaches Business Law, Advanced Company Law (M&A), and Competition Law. His research interests include the regulation of corporate entities with a particular focus on Benefit Companies, LLCs, and financial statement.
This event is based on a first come first serve basis, so please arrive in good time to secure a spot.