This Commentary is the first comprehensive work to analyse the revised EU Shareholder
Rights Directive (SRD II). SRD II sets a new agenda for engaged shareholders and
sustainable companies in the EU, sparking a wider debate on the adoption of duties
in company and capital markets law. By providing a systematic and thorough framework
for analysis, this Commentary evaluates the purpose and aims of SRD II and further
enriches the debate on the usefulness of the EU’s drive to encourage long-term
A heavily debated topic, the evolution of shareholders’ duties risks the transformation of the very concept of shareholder primacy, crucially associated with shareholder rights. Offering a distinctive and comprehensive examination of both current and forthcoming enforcement mechanisms in the area of shareholder duties, this timely book provides an exhaustive analysis of the many issues related to these mechanisms, and considers the ongoing challenges surrounding their implementation.