Thursday, October 14, 2010

Shareholder Activism in the European Union

Pavlos E. Masouros, a Fellow in Corporate Law at Leiden University, recently published a research paper concerning the state of shareholder rights in the European Union following the enactment of the Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD).

"This article is essentially an attempt to show that the deficit in the European corporate governance model with regard to the status of the shareholders persists even in the post-SRD era and that we still have a long distance to cover in order to truly empower shareholders in the EU..."

You may find Masouros’ paper, Is the EU Taking Shareholder Rights Seriously? An Essay on the Impotence of Shareholdership in Corporate Europe, posted under “General Commentary” in our recently launched Activist Investing Resource Blog.

For more information concerning Masouros’ research, click here

Posted by David Schatz