Auf ein sehr interessantes Werk sei hingewiesen (solches hätte ich gerne vor 25 Jahren zu Rate gezogen, als ich über „Gesellschaftervereinbarungen bei Kapitalgesellschaften” schrieb): International Handbook on Shareholders’ Agreements. Der Mitherausgeber Sebastian Mock (künftig Universitätsprofessor an der WU Wien) erläutert:
„Shareholders’ agreements are an integral part of company law and especially of its legal practice. However, the historical law makers mostly ignored this phenomenon of company law and limited the legislation to what is understood today as the constitution of the company and the (statutory) rights (and duties) of its shareholders. As the consequence shareholders’ agreements are traditionally dominated by contract law and not by company law although the traditional contract law hardly provides the necessary tools. However, the influence of shareholders’ agreements on the company, its management, its shareholders and – mostly in the case of corporations listed on a stock exchange – the market for corporate control established a dynamic interaction between these two worlds of company law and contract law.
By including general remarks on specific topics related to shareholders’ agreements on the one hand and numerous country reports on the other we believe that this book provides the reader with a broad and fundamental understanding of shareholders’ agreements.”