The Reform of European Legal Capital Rules

Its Impact on UK and Austrian Company Law

By Bernhard Umfarher

Given the current turmoil in global financial markets, a sound and properly functioning capital maintenance system, for companies whose shareholders benefit from limited liability, is of paramount importance. Capital maintenance rules deal with topics such as minimum capital requirements, restrictions to pay dividends, financial assistance, etc. The overall goal is to provide companies with adequate financial resources. However, especially in times when increased attention is drawn to the topics covered by capital maintenance, consideration needs to be given to what the law can do and what it is neither able nor even intended to do. This book contributes to the discussion of how current capital maintenance rules should be amended in order to achieve a more efficient system.


150 pages

Publication Date: 4/1/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789050958844