Protecting Minority Shareholder Rights in Egyptian Public Corporations

Год: 2012
Автор: Ahmad A. Alshorbagy
Издательство: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
The concentrated ownership structure of Egyptian corporations makes protecting minority shareholders a major governance challenge. While controlling shareholders must have wide latitude in management in order for firms to thrive, investing controlling shareholders with power carries substantial dangers for minority shareholders. Although the principle of majority rule is fundamental to corporate governance, it is also recognized that minority shareholders need a certain level of protection against the majoritys overreaching. This dissertation examines whether and to what extent the existing legal regimes strike the correct balance between the rights of controlling shareholders and the interests of minority shareholders in controlled public Egyptian corporations, and offers constructive proposals for improving the Egyptian system by comparing it to its analogues in the United States and Europe.
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