Comparative Corporate Governance (Edward Elgar 2021), by Afra Afsharipour and Martin Gelter

Comparative corporate governance has become a broad research field during the past decades. With the increasing internationalization of law and legal scholarship, the subject has seen a burgeoning volume of research from a practical, theoretical, and empirical perspective. Practically speaking, both internationally and within individual countries, most corporate governance research deals with the interaction between … Continue reading Comparative Corporate Governance (Edward Elgar 2021), by Afra Afsharipour and Martin Gelter

Mergers, Acquisitions and International Financial Regulation: Analysing Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (Daniele D’Alvia, Routledge 2021), reviewed by Milos Vulanovic

In the hearings related to the Securities Enforcement Remedies and Penny Stock Reform Act of 1990, the US Attorney for the District of Utah stated regarding blank check companies (BBCs) initial public offerings (IPO): “[We] find no evidence that these offerings provide any benefit to the US economy or capital formation”. After more than thirty … Continue reading Mergers, Acquisitions and International Financial Regulation: Analysing Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (Daniele D’Alvia, Routledge 2021), reviewed by Milos Vulanovic

Constitutional change in the contemporary socialist world, by Bui Ngoc Son

The Socialist World in Comparative Constitutional Law The collapse of the Soviet bloc in the late twentieth century, which precipitated a massive transition from communism into constitutional democracy in Europe, is one of the most important catalysts of the revival of comparative constitutional law. Scant attention among constitutional comparatists, however, has been given to the … Continue reading Constitutional change in the contemporary socialist world, by Bui Ngoc Son

Capturing a global momentum in children’s rights: Incorporating the Convention on the Rights of the Child into national law, by Ursula Kilkelly

More than 30 years after the adoption by the United Nations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a legally binding children’s rights treaty, attention has focused on the imperative of implementation. Under Article 4 of the Convention, states parties must take all appropriate measures to recognise Convention rights and according to … Continue reading Capturing a global momentum in children’s rights: Incorporating the Convention on the Rights of the Child into national law, by Ursula Kilkelly

Springtime for comparative administrative law, by Jean-Bernard Auby

For some time now, there has been a blossoming of comparative administrative law studies. Research and publications, of various national origins, are investigating this subject of common interest, because it concerns issues that are both common to the different legal systems and felt to play an essential role in them as providing for the concrete … Continue reading Springtime for comparative administrative law, by Jean-Bernard Auby

New Project on cross-citations between Supreme Courts in Europe, by Mathias Siems

Recent years have seen a growing volume of research on citations between courts from different countries (in the following: cross-citations) and other forms of judicial dialogue. For example, books by Elaine Mak and Michal Bobek present key insight using qualitative research methods. As far as quantitative research is concerned, the author of this blog post … Continue reading New Project on cross-citations between Supreme Courts in Europe, by Mathias Siems

BACL Newsletter 2020-21

In this newsletter, we look back at an extraordinary academic year. It is striking that among many uncertainties and difficulties, BACL as an institution grew stronger. It has reached new audiences online and provides an increasingly popular platform for discussion and dissemination of comparative law research. We will strive to make it continue, and let … Continue reading BACL Newsletter 2020-21

Guillaume Tusseau, Contentieux constitutionnel comparé. Une introduction critique au droit processuel constitutionnel, Paris La Défense, Lextenso, 2021, 1452 p.

In the last few months, several constitutional judges have made the headlines. Among others, the German Federal Constitutional Court has opposed the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Purchase Programme, leading the European Commission to issue a formal notice to Germany for breaching fundamental EU law principles. The Brazilian Supreme Federal Tribunal has annulled former President … Continue reading Guillaume Tusseau, Contentieux constitutionnel comparé. Une introduction critique au droit processuel constitutionnel, Paris La Défense, Lextenso, 2021, 1452 p.

A comparative study of the right to freedom of thought in the context of emerging technologies, by Bethany Shiner and Patrick O’Callaghan

This blog post is based on a comparative study of the right to freedom of thought co-edited by the authors and published in a double special issue of the European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance. The blog post draws in particular on the introduction to the special issue and the article on the right to freedom of thought in the … Continue reading A comparative study of the right to freedom of thought in the context of emerging technologies, by Bethany Shiner and Patrick O’Callaghan

A new look at the history of modern European comparative law, by Balázs Fekete

Does it make any sense to study the history of legal scholarship in the 21st century? The answer is not self-evident at all. Our age is definitely fascinated by contemporariness, we are inclined to think in the present tense mostly. In light of this apparent confidence in the present, history seems to be an auxiliary … Continue reading A new look at the history of modern European comparative law, by Balázs Fekete