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Professor Joseph McCahery

Professor of International Economic Law and Professor of Financial Market Regulation
Tilburg University Faculty of Law and Tilburg Law and Economics Center
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Joseph McCahery, Professor of International Economic Law and Professor of Financial Market Regulation, Tilburg University Faculty of Law and Tilburg Law and Economics Center
ECGI Research Associate (2003) :


University of Warwick, Coventry, Ph.D., Thesis: 'Regulatory Competition, Economic Regulation and Law,' March 18, 1998
Oxford University, Faculty of Law and Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, 1991-92
City University of New York at Queens College, Queens, New York, J.D., May 1988.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A. Honors, May 1985


2009- Professor of International Economic Law and Professor of Financial Market Regulation, Tilburg University Faculty of Law and Tilburg Law and Economics Center
2005- Professor of Corporate Governance and Innovation, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics, Faculty of Economics and Econometrics
2002- 2005 Professor of International Business Law, Faculty of Law, Tilburg University
1998- Visiting Faculty Member, Faculty of Law, International Business Law, LLM Program, Leiden University.
1997- Associate Professor, Private Law and Center for Company Law, Tilburg University
1992-97 Lecturer, University of Warwick, School of Law, Coventry, England
1989-92 Visiting North American Lecturer, University of Warwick, School of Law, Coventry, England.
1988-89 Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Cincinnati, Ohio
1988 Summer Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom , New York, New York.1985-88 Law Clerk, Winthrop Stimson Putnam & Roberts, New York, New York


Board of Editors, Economic Bulletin, 2000-
International Board of Editors, European Yearbook of Envirnomental Law, 1996
Board of Editors, International Journal of Evidence & Proof, 1995-1998


Prize for one the Best Corporate and Securities Articles of 2000, Corporate Practice Commentator (
Tilburg University, Research Funding Award, 1997-2002 (5 years)

Research Interests
Corporate finance
Corporate law
European business law
International securities and banking regulation

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Co-Investments of Sovereign Wealth Funds in Private Equity ECGI Law Working Paper 334/2016 December 2016
Corporate Disruption: The Law and Design of Organizations in the 21st Century ECGI Law Working Paper 326/2016 August 2016
Venture Capital 2.0: From Venturing to Partnering ECGI Law Working Paper 315/2016 May 2016
Corporate Litigation in Specialized Business Courts ECGI Law Working Paper 302/2015 September 2015
Empowering the ECB to Supervise Banks: A Choice-Based Approach ECGI Finance Working Paper 262/2009 August 2009
Six Components of Corporate Governance that Cannot Be Ignored ECGI Law Working Paper 248/2014 March 2014
The “Ignored” Third Dimension of Corporate Governance ECGI Law Working Paper 235/2014 January 2014
Behind the Scenes: The Corporate Governance Preferences of Institutional Investors ECGI Finance Working Paper 235/2009 February 2009
Recasting Private Equity Funds after the Financial Crisis: The End of ‘Two and Twenty’ and the Emergence of Co-Investment and Separate Account Arrangements ECGI Law Working Paper 231/2013 November 2013
Bank Reputation in the Private Debt Market ECGI Finance Working Paper 231/2009 February 2009
Understanding the Board of Directors after the Financial Crisis ECGI Law Working Paper 229/2013 October 2013
Conservatism and Innovation in Venture Capital Contracting ECGI Law Working Paper 213/2013 May 2013
The Present and Future of Corporate Governance: Re-Examining the Role of the Board of Directors and Investor Relations in Listed Companies ECGI Law Working Paper 211/2013 May 2013
A Primer on the Uncorporation ECGI Law Working Paper 198/2013 March 2013
Conflict Resolution and the Role of Courts: An Empirical Study ECGI Law Working Paper 132/2009 August 2009
How Does Corporate Mobility Affect Lawmaking? A Comparative Analysis ECGI Law Working Paper 091/2008 January 2008
Optional Rather than Mandatory EU Company Law: Framework and Specific Proposals ECGI Law Working Paper 078/2007 January 2007
The New Company Law - What Matters in an Innovative Economy? ECGI Law Working Paper 075/2006 September 2006
Corporate Governance and Innovation - Venture Capital, Joint Ventures, and Family Businesses ECGI Law Working Paper 065/2006 March 2006
The Rise and Fall of the European New Markets: on the Short and Long-run Performance of High-tech Initial Public Offerings ECGI Finance Working Paper 027/2003 September 2003
The Equilibrium Content of Corporate Federalism ECGI Law Working Paper 023/2004 November 2004 This Working Paper is based upon a draft prepared for the EU Corporate Law Making Conference (Cambridge, October 29-30, 2004) organized by Harvard Law School and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
Company and Takeover Law Reforms in Europe: Misguided Harmonization Efforts or Regulatory Competition? ECGI Law Working Paper 012/2003 September 2003

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