I recently posted my book chapter, Mapping Types of Shareholder Lawsuits across Jurisdictions (forthcoming in the Research Handbook on Shareholder Litigation, edited by Jessica Erickson, Sean Griffith, David Webber and Verity Winship) on SSRN.
When corporate law scholars explore shareholder litigation abroad, they often start by looking for types of shareholder litigation familiar from the US. In particular, scholarship often explores derivative litigation in various jurisdictions. The objective of the paper is to go beyond this relatively limited comparative analysis and the typical dichotomy between derivative and direct suits. Other jurisdictions sometimes employ different types of shareholder lawsuits that fulfill similar functions. To that end, this chapter attempts to create a functional (but likely incomplete) international taxonomy of shareholder lawsuits. This objective also necessitates a review of corporate conflict of interest, which are to some extent contingent on the type and ownership structure of the corporation.
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