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Professor Martin Gelter

Professor of Law
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Martin Gelter, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
ECGI Research Associate (2006) :

Martin Gelter is Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law.

He holds doctoral degrees in law from the University of Vienna and Harvard Law School and in business administration from WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. He was previously an assistant professor at the Department of Civil Law and Business Law at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, an Olin Fellow and Considine Fellow in Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bologna, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris-II (Panthéon-Assas).

Martin Gelter has published in various European and American journals, has taught in the United States, Austria, Italy, Georgia, and Albania, and has presented papers at workshops and conferences in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

His research focuses on (comparative) corporate governance, legal issues of accounting and auditing, corporate bankruptcy, and economic analysis of private law.

Research Interests
Corporate governance
Corporate law
Law and accounting
Law and economics

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Mapping Types of Shareholder Lawsuits Across Jurisdictions ECGI Law Working Paper 363/2017 August 2017
EU Company Law Harmonization Between Convergence and Varieties of Capitalism ECGI Law Working Paper 355/2017 June 2017
Corporate Opportunities in the US and in the UK: How Differences in Enforcement Explain Differences in Substantive Fiduciary Duties ECGI Finance Working Paper 346/2017 March 2017
Employee Participation in Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility ECGI Law Working Paper 322/2016 July 2016
Comparative Corporate Governance: Old and New ECGI Law Working Paper 321/2016 July 2016
Centros, the Freedom of Establishment for Companies, and the Court's Accidental Vision for Corporate Law ECGI Law Working Paper 287/2015 February 2015
Lift not the Painted Veil! To Whom are Directors’ Duties Really Owed ECGI Law Working Paper 255/2014 April 2014
Whose Trojan Horse? The Dynamics of Resistance against IFRS ECGI Law Working Paper 254/2014 April 2014
Risk–shifting through Issuer Liability and Corporate Monitoring ECGI Law Working Paper 228/2013 October 2013
The Pension System and the Rise of Shareholder Primacy ECGI Law Working Paper 191/2012 June 2012 Winner of the 2013 Allen & Overy Law Prize (Best paper in the Law Working Paper series)
Why do Shareholder Derivative Suits Remain Rare in Continental Europe? ECGI Law Working Paper 190/2012 June 2012
Taming or Protecting the Modern Corporation? Shareholder-Stakeholder Debates in a Comparative Light ECGI Law Working Paper 165/2010 September 2010
Tilting the Balance Between Capital and Labor? The Effects of Regulatory Arbitrage in European Corporate Law on Employees ECGI Law Working Paper 157/2010 May 2010
Corporate Governance, Corporate and Employment Law, and the Costs of Expropriation ECGI Law Working Paper 128/2009 July 2009
Comparative Analysis on Legal Regulation of the Liability of Members of the Management organs of Companies ECGI Law Working Paper 103/2008 February 2008
The Dark Side of Shareholder Influence: Toward a Holdup Theory Of Stakeholders in Comparative Corporate Governance ECGI Law Working Paper 096/2008 February 2008
Constraining Dominant Shareholders' Self-Dealing: The Legal Framework in France, Germany, and Italy ECGI Law Working Paper 088/2007 October 2007
How the Old World Encountered the New One: Regulatory Competition and Cooperation in European Corporate and Bankruptcy Law ECGI Law Working Paper 063/2006 February 2006

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