Private company law reform is among the most important topics for lawmakers and companies. This volume explains in detail the legal reforms taking place in the principal European jurisdictions, the United States and Asia. Bringing together a leading group of company law scholars, the essays examine the factors leading to the rise of the new unincorporated entities in the US and Asia and explains how private company law forms can be suitably adapted to meet a wide range of firms' needs. The contributions also examine the important reforms taking place in private company law across the EU, address how these reforms may lead to a more optimal environment for businesses to operate and analyse the introduction of the European Private Company.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Competition law - Corporate law - European Union (EU) - European law - Private International law
Introduction: Private Company Law Reform.- Introduction: Private Company Law Reform.- Theory: New Business Entities.- The New Business Entities in Evolutionary Perspective.- The Evolving Partnership.- Uncorporations and the Delaware Strategy.- Private Company Law Reform in Europe and Asia.- The New Company Law: What Matters in An Innovative Economy.- Modernizing Latin American Company Law: Creating an All-Purpose Vehicle for Closely Held Business Entities.- Of Tradition and Change — The Modernization of the German gmbh in the Face of European Competition.- Reform of Dutch Private Company Law.- Welfare, Fairness and the Role of Courts in a Simple and Flexible Private Company Law.- The Evolution of Hybrid Business Forms in the United States.- Abolishing LLC Veil Piercing.- The Economics of Limited Liability: an Empirical Study of New York Law Firms.- Ethics in the Age of Un-Incorporation: A Return to Ambiguity of Pre-Incorporation or an Opportunity to Contract for Clarity.- The Social-Welfare Based Limits on Private Ordering in Business Association Law.- The European Private Company Before Its Pending Legislative Birth.- The European Private Company.