• Protecting Minority Shareholder Rights in Egyptian Public Corporations. A Comparative Study in Corporate Governance and Securities Regulation

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Dr Ahmad A. Alshorbagy is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law, Alexandria University, Egypt. He earned his Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) as well as his Master of Laws (LL.M) at the University of Virginia School of Law. He teaches as an adjunct professor in a number of universities. Professor Alshorbagy specializes in corporate law.)


The concentrated ownership structure of Egyptian corporations makes protecting minority shareholders a major governance challenge. While controlling shareholders must have wide latitude in management in order for firms to thrive, investing controlling shareholders with power carries substantial dangers for minority shareholders. Although the principle of majority rule is fundamental to corporate governance, it is also recognized that minority shareholders need a certain level of protection against the majority’s overreaching. This dissertation examines whether and to what extent the existing legal regimes strike the correct balance between the rights of controlling shareholders and the interests of minority shareholders in controlled public Egyptian corporations, and offers constructive proposals for improving the Egyptian system by comparing it to its analogues in the United States and Europe.

MATERIAS: Takeovers, insider trading, Corporate Law, securities regulation, capital market law, shareholder protection, shareholder rights, comparative corporate governance, Egyptian law