Rüdiger Veil (ed), European Capital Markets Law, Hart Publishing, 2017

Rüdiger Veil (ed), European Capital Markets Law, Hart Publishing, 2017


Reviews of the First Edition

‘The book edited by Professor Rüdiger Veil is of great interest. It opens ways of thinking and addresses numerous issues clearly. It deserves really to be in our bookcases.’

Thierry Bonneau, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation


‘… this book provides a good overview on European capital markets law….It explains the general law clearly and it also provides valuable information, in an easy to follow manner, on the various relevant directives. The structure of the book is commendable…It is also practical to have both a shortened and a more detailed list of contents…Students should specifically benefit from this book…The book should also be of value to researchers and practitioners. It can be used as an easy-to-follow guide on the various Directives and the underlying concepts of financial markets law. This book should also provide a good basis for further research to be conducted in this area of law, be it from a European perspective, or from an internationally comparative viewpoint… a valuable source of reference to both practitioners and academics… I would recommend this book.’

Irene-Marie Esser, Law and Financial Markets Review


‘This book contains some excellent material and is a worthwhile contribution to the study of the European capital markets law…a comprehensive study of the main features and foundations of European capital markets regulation. The richness, clarity and nuances of the structure and methodology followed by the contributors make the book a very valuable tool for students, researchers, and practitioners seeking to obtain a general understanding of the market and how it is regulated.’

Ligia Catherine Arias Barrera, Banking & Finance Law Review


European capital markets law has developed rapidly in recent years. The former directives have been replaced by regulations and numerous implementing legal acts aimed at ensuring a level playing field across the EU. The financial crisis has given further impetus to the development of a European supervisory structure. This book systematises the European law and examines the underlying concepts from a broadly interdisciplinary perspective. National experiences in selected Member States – Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom – are also explored.

The first chapter deals with the foundations of capital markets law in Europe, the second explains the basics, and the third examines the regime on market abuse. Chapter four explores the disclosure system and chapter five the roles of intermediaries, such as financial analysts, rating agencies and proxy advisers. Short selling and high frequency trading is described in chapter six. Chapter seven deals with financial services and chapter eight explains compliance and corporate governance in investment firms. Chapter nine illustrates the regulation of benchmarks. Finally, chapter ten deals with public takeovers. Throughout the book emphasis is placed on legal practice, and frequent reference is made to the key decisions of supervisory authorities and courts.


Rüdiger Veil is a professor at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg and director of the Institute for Corporate and Capital Markets Law.


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