The ecomic importance of the n-profit sector is growing rapidly in the USA and Europe. However, the law has t kept abreast with its development. The European Court of Justice has extended certain freedoms of the EC Treaty to n-profit organisations, and more case law is expected to follow in the near future, but the observations, theories, solutions and legal and n-legal rules in this field are manifold. The chances of harmonising the law on a European level are slim. Despite these differences, a common core of international corporate governance problems and regulatory solutions can be seen. This volume of essays brings together a variety of international experts from both corporate governance and governance of n-profit organisations to compare the two areas and explore the lessons that can be learned regarding comparative corporate governance for n-profit organisations.
Klaus J. Hopt is Professor of Law and Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg. Thomas Von Hippel is a project coordinator of several interdisciplinary and legal comparative research projects on non-profit organisations, foundations, taxation and philanthropy.
Cambridge University Press
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Management & Business: General
International Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation