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Aims and Scope
In legislation and in case law, European law has become a steadily more dominant factor in determining national European company laws. The “European Company”, the forthcoming “European Private Company” as well as the Regulation on the Application of International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS Regulation”) have accelerated this development even more.
The discussion, however, is still mired in individual nations. This is true for the academic field and – even still – for many practitioners. The journal intends to overcome this handicap by sparking a debate across Europe on drafting and application of European company law. It integrates the European company law component previously published as part of the Zeitschrift für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (ZGR), on of the leading German law reviews specialized in the field of company and capital market law. It aims at universities, law makers on both the European and national levels, courts, lawyers, banks and other financial service institutions, in house counsels, accountants and notaries who draft or work with European company law.
The journal focuses on all areas of European company law and the financing of companies and business entities. This includes the law of capital markets as well as the law of accounting and auditing and company law related issues of insolvency law. Finally it serves as a platform for the discussion of theoretical questions such as the economic analysis of company law. It consists of articles and case notes on both decisions of the European courts as well as of national courts insofar as they have implications on European company law.
The journal is edited in co-operation with Ondernemingsrecht, Revista de Derecho de Sociedades, Revue des sociétés, Rivista delle società, Revue pratique des sociétés and other European company law journals.
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Submission of Articles
Accompanied by an abstract of not more than 200 words, please address manuscripts to Professor Hirte, who acts on behalf of the editorial board. Manuscripts will only be accepted on the condition that they have not previously been published or accepted for publication elsewhere. The editorial board may make exceptions to this rule particularly if the previous or concurrent publication was or is not in English.
In general, manuscripts should conform to The Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA), downloadable at http://denning.law.ox.ac.uk/published/oscola.shtml or The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (www.legalbluebook.com). The author, in submitting his or her manuscript, assures that he or she is exclusively entitled to dispose of the copyright to his or her contribution (including drawings, sketches and tables, as it may be) and that its publication does not infringe on the rights of third parties.
At least two peers review all manuscripts submitted for publication in the ECFR. The editorial board will, in general, inform the author within six weeks as to whether his or her manuscript has been accepted for publication, or what revisions, before publication, are necessary. In submitting his or her manuscript, the author confers his or her copyright upon the publisher to the extent specified in the letter of acceptance.
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Chief Managing Editor
Heribert Hirte, Professor
University of Hamburg
Pierre-Henri Conac, Professeur, Université du Luxembourg, email@example.com (Managing Editor)
Paul Davies, Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, P.L.Davies@lse.ac.uk
Yves De Cordt, Professeur, Université catholique de Louvain, firstname.lastname@example.org
José M. Embid Irujo, Profesor, Universidad de Valencia, Jose.M.Embid@uv.es
Luis Fernández de la Gándara, Profesor, Universidad de Alicante, Luis.email@example.com
Guido Ferrarini, Professore, Università di Genova, Guido.Ferrarini@unige.it
Holger Fleischer, Professor, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg (Managing Editor)
Heribert Hirte, Professor, University of Hamburg, firstname.lastname@example.org (Chief Managing Editor)
Peter Hommelhoff, Professor, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg
Klaus J. Hopt, Professor, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg
Susanne Kalss, Professorin, Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien, email@example.com
Maarten J. Kroeze, Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam, firstname.lastname@example.org (Managing Editor)
Hanno Merkt, Professor, University of Freiburg, Freiburg (Managing Editor)
Peter Nobel, Professor, University of Zurich, email@example.com
Christoph Teichmann, Professor, University of Würzburg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Isabelle Urbain-Parleani, Professeur, Université Paris V (René Descartes), email@example.com
Marco Ventoruzzo, Professor, Bocconi University and Penn State School of Law, firstname.lastname@example.org (Managing Editor)
The journal is edited in co-operation with Ondernemingsrecht, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Finanzmarktrecht, Revista de Derecho de Sociedades, Revue des sociétés, Rivista delle società, Revue pratique des sociétés and other European company law journals.