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Liability of Corporate Groups: Autonomy and Control in Parent-Subsidiary Relationships in US, German and EU Law

By José Engrácia Antunes
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Full Title: Liability of Corporate Groups: Autonomy and control in Parent-Subsidiary Relationships in US, German and EU Law, An International and Comparative Perspective.

Corporation law dates from the 19th century when the growth of business enterprise required a division between the private and the company sphere, making the company a legal person with its own rights, responsibilities and liabilities.

The company was no longer the legal equivalent of its owner but became a separate legal entity, providing a form of legal protection for the owners, employees and the customers. The introduction of company law meant a great step forward for those engaged in big business in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere.

Publish Date 04/01/1980
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789065447852
SKU 9065447857
Table of Contents
  1. The Corporate Group as an Economic and Legal Phenomenon

    I. The Corporate Group as an Economic Phenomenon: From the Atomistic Era to the Molecular Era of Corporation Law
    A. The Classical Atomistic Era of Corporation Law: The Paradigm of the Single- Corporate Enterprise
    B. The Emergence of the Molecular Era of Corporation Law: The New Paradigm of the Polycorporate Enterprise
    C. What is Left from the Classical Economic Model?

    II. The Corporate Group as a Legal Phenomenon: The Crisis of the Classical Legal Model of the Corporation
    A. The Classical Legal Model of the Corporation
    B. The Crisis Introduced by the Emergence of Corporate Groups: Reality and Fiction of the Classical Legal Model
    C. What Is Left From The Classical Legal Model?

  2. On the Nature of Corporate Groups: The Principles of Corporate Autonomy and Corporate Control

    I. Corporate Autonomy and Corporate Control: The Two Cornerstones of Modern Corporation Law
    A. The Dogma of Corporate Autonomy and its Fallacy
    B. The New Feature of Corporation Law: Corporate Control
    C. Corporation Law, Corporate Autonomy, Corporate Control: The Basic Dilemma

    II. Unity and Diversity in Corporate Groups: Corporate Autonomy and Corporate Control as Legal and Organizational Constitutive Principles of Corporate Groups
    A. The Core of Corporate Group Enigma: `Einheit und Vielheit'
    B. Doctrinal, Jurisprudential and Legislative Approaches to Corporate Groups

  3. Intragroup Liability in Comparative Law

    I. The USA Legal System: The Traditional `Entity Law Approach'
    A. General Notion
    B. The Underlying Regulatory Criteria: the Principle of Corporate Autonomy
    C. Critical Appraisal

    II. The EU Legal System: The Revolutionary `Enterprise Approach'

    A. General Notion
    B. The Underlying Regulatory Criteria: the Principle of Corporate Control
    C. Critical Appraisal

    III. The German Legal System: The Differentiated `Dualist Approach'
    A. General Notion
    B. The Underlying Regulatory Criteria: the Sharp Division between Corporate Autonomy and Corporate Control
    C. Critical Appraisal

  4. New Avenues in Intragroup Liability

    I. A New Regulatory Criterion?
    A. The New Regulatory Criterion
    B. Regime

    II. New Avenues In Intragroup Liability: Some Recent Jurisprudential Developments in the USA, EU and Germany
    A. European Union: Recent Developments in Intragroup Competition Liability
    B. Germany: The Recent `Konzernhaftung' Jurisprudence (Autokran, Tiefbau, Video)
    C. USA: Some Recent Jurisprudence on Intragroup Liability (Miscellaneous)
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