Related Party Transactions and Minority Shareholder Rights

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Related party transactions involve parties who can control the terms of a transaction in their favor potentially at the cost of the company. They include management, board members and controlling shareholders. The publication reviews provisions covering related party transactions and the protection of minority shareholder rights  in 31 jurisdictions, both OECD and non-OECD. In addition, the regulatory and legal systems that have beeen developed in five jurisdictions are reviewed in detail and allow a wide range of experience to be compared and lessons drawn. They are, Belgium, France, Italy, Israel and India. 


France: Review of Related Party Transactions and Minority Shareholder Rights

This chapter on France describes the structure of listed companies and especially the concentration of ownership and the use of company groups all of which are related to the type and intensity of related party transactions. The corporate governance framework that has been established to manage such transactions and to protect minority shareholders is analysed and the potential for improvements discussed.


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