Extent of director liability index (0-10)

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The extent of director liability index has seven components: 1) Whether shareholder plaintiffs are able to sue directly or derivatively for the damage the transaction causes to the company. 2) Whether a shareholder plaintiff is able to hold the minority investor liable for the damage the Buyer-Seller transaction causes to the company. 3) Whether a shareholder plaintiff is able to hold the approving body (the CEO, members of the board of directors or members of the supervisory board) liable for the damage the transaction causes to the company. 4) Whether the minority investor pays damages for the harm caused to the company upon a successful claim by the shareholder plaintiff. 5) Whether the minority investor repays profits made from the transaction upon a successful claim by the shareholder plaintiff. 6) Whether the minority investor is fined and imprisoned or disqualified upon a successful claim by the shareholder plaintiff. 7) Whether a court can void the transaction upon a successful claim by a shareholder plaintiff.

Extent of director liability index (0-10)


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Extent of director liability index (0-10)

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Data Stats

Years collected: 1992 - 2016

Countries covered: 77

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