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Reinier Kraakman is the Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law. He is the co-author of The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach and has worked on company law reform in Russia and Vietnam. He has also taught summer programs in Germany and Japan as well as seminars at Harvard Law School on comparative corporate law and governance — once for East Asia and once for Europe. Reinier has served as a consultant on corporate governance to the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, and was Anton Philips Professor during 2003-2004 at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands.

He was elected an ECGI Research Associate in 2006.

Research Interests

Business law, Comparative company law, Corporate governance, Corporate takeovers, Limited liability, Shareholder-derivative suits , Third-party enforcement strategies

Working Papers

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