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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Should shareholders have an active role in the company?

The separation of ownership and control under a dispersed ownership has been subject to a passionate debate, starting from the fact that managers are placed in a position where they are spending other people’s money. As a consequence, the company’s owners are left with certain passivity that some accept as a necessary precondition to the wellhead of the company. Others reject such a passive role due to the risk that managers spent the money in their own interests.  […]

2017-04-26T01:59:57+00:00September 26th, 2016|In Europe, Non classé, We share|

Tax Shift : Contours de l’exonération de cotisations patronales et création d’entreprises

La loi dite du “tax-shift” instaure une exonération quasi totale de cotisations patronales pour le premier employé engagé (Loi du 26 Décembre 2015 relative aux mesures concernant le renforcement de la création d’emplois et du pouvoir d’achat, art. 14, 15 et 16, MB 30 Décembre 2015). […]

2018-02-08T01:47:08+00:00September 21st, 2016|In Belgium|

Is patent the best protection for computer programs?

As the technological innovation has incredibly increased in the last few years, the number of computer programs is currently immense. As a matter of course, the relation between computer programs and intellectual property has been taken in consideration. The subject matter of the debate concerns the appropriate protection for computer programs. Such programs can be subject to copyright or patent, or even both. This article will consider whether patent is the best protection for computer programs. […]

2017-04-26T01:59:57+00:00September 14th, 2016|In Belgium, In Europe, Non classé|

The separation between ownership and control in companies: a key to success?

The separation between ownership and control in companies: a key to success? In 1932, Adolphe Berle and Gardiner Means published a book that would have a huge impact in the vision of corporate ownership. In ‘The Modern Corporation and Private Property’, it has been argued that US modern public corporations are subject to a separation between ownership and control. Accordingly, shareholders have only a passive role in the direction of the corporation due to their very little influence in the decision-making. Therefore, control is left to the managers giving them the free charge of running the corporation. […]

2017-04-26T01:59:58+00:00September 12th, 2016|Non classé|

Is copyright an appropriate protection for computer programs?

As the technological innovation has incredibly increased in the last few years, the number of computer programs is currently immense. The subject matter of the debate concerns the appropriate protection for computer programs. Such programs can be subject to copyright or patent, or even both. The main source of this debate is caused by the characteristics of a computer program, which is incredibly complex. This article will consider whether copyright is an appropriate protection for computer programs. […]

2016-09-08T10:16:03+00:00September 7th, 2016|In Europe|