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Company Law and Economic Protectionism—an Introduction

Ulf Bernitz and Wolf-Georg Ringe

in Company Law and Economic Protectionism

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199591459
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595578 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591459.003.0001
Company Law and Economic Protectionism—an Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins by providing examples of protectionism around the globe. It then turns to a more refined and subtle kind of protectionist tendency that is witnessed in the field of company law. Company law rules are one of the instruments frequently used to enhance or to discourage integration or to deter foreign investment altogether. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: protectionism; European company law; foreign investment

Chapter.  4399 words. 

Subjects: Company and Commercial Law

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