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Code or court: the financial-political aspect of correlation between common and civil law

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  • Olga Pogrebennyk

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This paper analyses the ‘law and finance theory’ and other papers which are based on it and finds that the theory has more in common with a political order than independent scientific research. This paper argues that, as our world becomes more and more globalized, common law countries in general, and case law in particular, have a little advantage when it concerns financial and business relationships. Consequently, such differences as legal origins can become a huge rift for global unity. It concludes that, in agreement with many philosophers, the best way is a ‘middle way’. It recommends the construction a new system of law, which combines the best aspects of the common and civil law families. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2014

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  • Olga Pogrebennyk, 2014. "Code or court: the financial-political aspect of correlation between common and civil law," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 37(2), pages 175-181, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ejlwec:v:37:y:2014:i:2:p:175-181
    DOI: 10.1007/s10657-011-9263-6
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    Keywords

    Law and finance; Legal origins; Common law; Civil law; LLSV; F0; G3; K4;

    JEL classification:

    • F0 - International Economics - - General
    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance
    • K4 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior

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