The Evolution of Legal Business Forms in Europe and the United States: Venture Capital, Joint Venture and Partnership Structures

The Evolution of Legal Business Forms in Europe and the United States: Venture Capital, Joint Venture and Partnership Structures

by Vermeulen

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The Evolution of Legal Business Forms in Europe and the United States: Venture Capital, Joint Venture and Partnership Structures by Vermeulen

The evolution of partnership forms is stimulated by powerful economic forces that can lead to widespread prosperity and wealth creation for a society. Given the importance of closely held firms in the United States and Europe, The Evolution of Legal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789041120571
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Publication date: 06/06/2003
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1. Aim and Scope 2. Part I: The Evolution of Legal Business Forms 3. Part II: The Economic Role of Legal Business Forms CHAPTER 2 Challenges for Business Organization Law 1. The Stasis of 'Traditional Partnership Law' 2. The Genesis of 'New Partnership Law' 3. The Study of 'New Partnership Law': Part I PART I THE EVOLUTION OF LEGAL BUSINESS FORMS LESSONS FROM THE UNITED STATES CHAPTER 3 Theories Of Legal Evolution 1. Introduction 2. The Course and Pattern of Legal Change in an Island Jurisdiction 3. Conclusion CHAPTER 4 Competitive Lawmaking In Federal Systems 1. Introduction 2. The US Experience: Competition among States 3. The European Approach: Centralized Rulemaking 4. Conclusion CHAPTER 5 The Evolution Of Closely Held Business Forms: A Comparative View 1. Introduction 2. The Nature of Partnership-type Business Forms 3. The United States 4. The European Union 5. Conclusion CHAPTER 6 The Evolution Of Business Forms In Europe: A 'New Approach' 1. Introduction 2. Regulatory Competition 3. Uniform Laws, Model Laws, and the Evolution of Business Forms 4. The Study of 'New Partnership Law': Part II 174 PART II THE ECONOMIC ROLE OF LEGAL BUSINESS FORMS LESSONS FOR LAWMAKERS CHAPTER 7 Economic and Legal Aspects Of Business Forms 1. Introduction 2. Competitive Lawmaking and Economic Analysis 3. A Critique of the Legal Entity Doctrine 4. Economic Theories of the Firm 5. Conclusion: the Role of the Law CHAPTER 8 A Menu Of Closely Held Business Forms 1. Introduction 2. A Business Form for Small Business Firms 3. Special Closely Held Business Fonns 4. Conclusion CHAPTER 9 The Venture Capital Example: An Innovative Business Form For The European Venture Capital Industry 1. Introduction 2. The Need for a Genuine European Venture Capital Market 3. The United States: 'Venture Capital Contracts' 4. The Introduction of a Corporate-type 'LLC' in Europe 5. Conclusion CHAPTER 10 Conclusion 1. Introduction 2. Conclusions Bibliography, Index

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