Conference Report: Launch Conference of the Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance

Corporate law scholarship has witnessed transformative growth in modern times, strongly influenced by globalization, a recognition of the importance of governance to corporate performance, and a greater acceptance of the place of corporate law as a component in the mix of institutions supporting well-functioning modern economies. An examination of these factors and other core questions...

Understanding the MiFID II Inducements Regime

The MiFID II inducements regime is complex and can cause confusion. MiFID II contains a number of inducements requirements, including rules relating to conflicts of interest, research, hospitality, corporate access, and payment for order flow. Not only do these different requirements apply to different scenarios, but the same requirements apply differently to the different parties...

Trade in Data: Constructive Limits of Personal Data Ownership

Trade in data is becoming crucial for economic growth in Europe. In this context, creating data ownership rights is one way to provide a clear legal framework for the emerging data economy. However, to circumvent privacy issues spurred by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the subject-matter of trade-oriented debates is typically restricted to non-personal...

Law and Autonomous Systems Series: How to Resolve Smart Contract Disputes – Smart Arbitration as a Solution

Recent developments in ‘smart’ digital technologies, in particular blockchain technology, are changing and challenging the framework in which business is conducted. A prominent feature of the decentralized world of blockchain is that there are no external authorities, whether public or private, which can dictate or verify any of the transactions that are added to the system....

Impact on French Tax Law: EU

In January 2018, the French Parliament formalized – as part of the 2018 Finance Act – several tax changes likely to impact companies including the repeal of the 3% additional tax on redistributions from the French Tax Code. This suppression, estimated to cost €9bn to the Government in claims for reimbursements, follows rulings asserting its...

Nuclear Diplomacy, by North Korea and International Law

“Where will it end? When will it all be lulled back into sleep, and cease, the bloody hatreds, the destruction?” -Aeschylus, presenting the conclusion of Agamemnon If US President Donald Trump should sometime manage to re-start the cancelled nuclear summit talks with Kim Jung Un, his core focus should be on achieving stable nuclear deterrence,...