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Andersson, Jan
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Sund, L.-G., Andersson, J. & Haag, K. (2015). Share transfer restrictions and family business: The minority shareholder perspective. European Business Law Review, 26(3), 437-450
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2015 (English)In: European Business Law Review, ISSN 0959-6941, E-ISSN 1875-841X, Vol. 26, no 3, p. 437-450Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME's), of which most are family owned businesses (FOB's), play a crucial role in upholding many of the topics at the heart of the International Conference on Applied Business Research. They are especially noteworthy in relation to economic development, growth and innovation, sustainable development and rural development. The practice of FOBs is quite different from large companies with scattered ownership (Nordqvist, Hall & Melin, 2009). The practice turn in social science, well embraced in management studies (Vaara & Whittington, 2012), is relevant to develop new knowledge in the field of business law. We study the practice of shareholder protection and aim to narrow the gap between theory and practice regarding business law and FOBs. An entrepreneurially friendly and inspiring environment presupposes that business owners can protect their ownership positions against unwanted acquisitions of shares, as well as that they are not unwillingly locked-in in a position as minority owners. In addition, this requires legal rules that are not unnecessarily costly, time and energy consuming to comply with, administer and uphold. Legislators should, if possible, thus provide a set of rules that facilitates for owners to effectively avoid both unwanted acquisitions of shares and locked-in positions. We conclude that default rules in the form of e. g. a right of first refusal should be included in the articles, since the lack of an open market place anyhow makes it highly difficult to sell the shares. Furthermore, we find it important to allow also clauses that enhance the possibility to avoid locked-in positions in the articles whereas most national legislations today permit only clauses that contribute to the protection of ownership positions. Key words: family business development, small-medium sized enterprises (SME), business law, share transfer restrictions, minority shareholders, articles of association, shareholder's agreement, practical implications.

Keywords
Family business, share transfer restrictions, minority shareholder
National Category
Social Sciences Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27474 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-25 Created: 2015-06-25 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Sund, L.-G., Andersson, J. & Haag, K. (2013). Share transfer restrictions and family businesses: the minority shareholder perspective. In: Proceedings from VIII. international conference on applied business research, ICABR 2013, April 22 - April 26, 2013, East London - South Africa: . Paper presented at The International Conference on Applied Business Research (ICABR), April 22 - April 26, 2013, East London - South Africa (pp. 524-533). Brno: Mendel University
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2013 (English)In: Proceedings from VIII. international conference on applied business research, ICABR 2013, April 22 - April 26, 2013, East London - South Africa, Brno: Mendel University , 2013, p. 524-533Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brno: Mendel University, 2013
Keywords
family business share transfer restrictions minority shareholders
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-22977 (URN)000337230600049 ()9780620554190 (ISBN)
Conference
The International Conference on Applied Business Research (ICABR), April 22 - April 26, 2013, East London - South Africa
Available from: 2014-01-07 Created: 2014-01-07 Last updated: 2018-09-13Bibliographically approved
Sund, L.-G., Andersson, J. & Humphreys, E. (2012). A European Private Company and Share Transfer Restrictions.. European Business Law Review, 23(4), 483-496
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2012 (English)In: European Business Law Review, ISSN 0959-6941, E-ISSN 1875-841X, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 483-496Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Restrictions on the transfer of shares, in the articles of association and shareholders' agreement are of crucial importance for SMEs. Associates running a business together are dependent on a fragile balance in ownership positions, as well as the expertise of each shareholder and manager of the business. We criticize the EU approach to transfer restrictions, as presented in the Commission's proposal for a "Statute for a European private company" (2008). Not all of the suggested restrictions are suitable under all circumstances in the articles of association. One example is a prohibitive clause, which must be limited both in time and to transfers (not transmission) of shares. Further, other options, such as a mandatory buy-sell agreement, are not considered. Such a clause can be of the utmost importance in the case of some transmissions, e.g. upon intestate succession.

Keywords
family-owned businesses, share transfer restrictions
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-20710 (URN)
Available from: 2013-03-01 Created: 2013-03-01 Last updated: 2018-09-04Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J. (2008). Creditors and Company Law: Do We Discuss One Area of the Law and Pretend to be Ignorant of Another. In: Company law and finance. Copenhagen: Thomson
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2008 (English)In: Company law and finance, Copenhagen: Thomson , 2008Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Thomson, 2008
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-10217 (URN)978-87-619-1974-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2009-09-01 Created: 2009-09-01 Last updated: 2009-09-02Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J. (2008). Högsta domstolens prejudikatfunktion och bruket av obiter dicta. In: Stockholm centre for commercial law årsbok. 1. Stockholm: Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law
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2008 (Swedish)In: Stockholm centre for commercial law årsbok. 1, Stockholm: Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law , 2008Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law, 2008
Series
Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law, ISSN 1651-8918 ; 8
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-10212 (URN)978-91-7678-708-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2009-09-01 Created: 2009-09-01 Last updated: 2009-09-02Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J. & Pehrson, L. (2008). Likhetsprincipen och generalklausulerna. In: Aktiebolagslagens minoritetsskydd. Uppsala: Iustus
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2008 (Swedish)In: Aktiebolagslagens minoritetsskydd, Uppsala: Iustus , 2008Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Iustus, 2008
Series
Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law, ISSN 1651-8918 ; 7
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-10211 (URN)978-91-7678-695-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2009-09-01 Created: 2009-09-01 Last updated: 2009-09-02Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J. (2006). Company Law Legislation and Corporate Governance Code: the Swedish Illustration of How Not to Do It. In: Corporate governance Post-Enron: comparative and international perspectives. London: British Institute of International and Comparative Law
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2006 (English)In: Corporate governance Post-Enron: comparative and international perspectives, London: British Institute of International and Comparative Law , 2006Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2006
Series
Studies in international financial, economic, and technology law, ISSN 1748-2763 ; 7
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-10183 (URN)9781905221073 (ISBN)
Available from: 2009-09-01 Created: 2009-09-01 Last updated: 2009-09-02Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J. (2006). Competition between Member States as Corporate Legislator. In: Modern company law for a European economy: ways and means. Stockholm: Norstedts juridik
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2006 (English)In: Modern company law for a European economy: ways and means, Stockholm: Norstedts juridik , 2006Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Norstedts juridik, 2006
Series
Seminarium / Institutet för rättsvetenskaplig forskning, ISSN 99-2482600-0
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-10182 (URN)91-39-01216-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2009-09-01 Created: 2009-09-01 Last updated: 2009-09-02Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J. (2005). 787 §§. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Selskabsret (4)
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2005 (Swedish)In: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Selskabsret, ISSN 1399-140X, no 4Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-10210 (URN)
Available from: 2009-09-01 Created: 2009-09-01 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J. (2005). Det nya aktiebolagsrättsliga borgenärsskyddet: rättspolitiska betraktelser. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Selskabsret (3)
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2005 (Swedish)In: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Selskabsret, ISSN 1399-140X, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-10209 (URN)
Available from: 2009-09-01 Created: 2009-09-01 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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