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IV. Definitions and Effects of Control
(3,974 words)

Volume XIII: Business and Private Organizations | Chapter 7 (1985): Company Systems and Affiliation

Completed in January 1979; but some later developments are reflected.

Ulrich Immenga

A. Definitions

30. Overview. – The weight of the influence that one company can exert upon another by virtue of its shareholdings can vary widely. There are perhaps five degrees of influence that can be described.1 First, if an established majority already exists within a corporation, acquisition of its shares by outsi…

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Ulrich Immenga, “IV. Definitions and Effects of Control”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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