mr. (Titiaan) T.A. Keijzer

PhD Candidate Erasmus School of Law Corporate and Financial Law
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
L 7-046
Telephone
+31 10 4081468
Email
keijzer@law.eur.nl

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Dual class shares at listed companies

Promotores: Prof. dr. M.J. Kroeze & Prof. dr. H.M. Vletter-van Dort

Titiaan Keijzer is a PhD-Candidate at the Erasmus School of Law. His thesis considers one of the most fundamental issues of corporate law: the control powers of shareholders. Specifically, he analyzes whether (Dutch) company law should allow listed companies to issue dual class shares. Usually, investors obtain equal voting and profit (dividend) rights for every € or $ committed. However, in some cases, it might make sense to grant some shareholders - founders or other visionary parties - more rights than others. The biggest advantage of dual class mechanisms is that they insulate…

Dual class shares at listed companies

Promotores: Prof. dr. M.J. Kroeze & Prof. dr. H.M. Vletter-van Dort

Titiaan Keijzer is a PhD-Candidate at the Erasmus School of Law. His thesis considers one of the most fundamental issues of corporate law: the control powers of shareholders. Specifically, he analyzes whether (Dutch) company law should allow listed companies to issue dual class shares. Usually, investors obtain equal voting and profit (dividend) rights for every € or $ committed. However, in some cases, it might make sense to grant some shareholders - founders or other visionary parties - more rights than others. The biggest advantage of dual class mechanisms is that they insulate entrepreneur-shareholders from the demands of ordinary shareholders. At the same time, that is their biggest disadvantage. The goal of Titiaan’s PhD-thesis is to introduce a balanced regulatory framework for dealing with this specific issue, adopting a law & economics and comparative legal perspective. Additionally, his many research interests include anti-takeover mechanisms, cross-border mergers, employee co-determination and director liability.

Titiaan has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School (New York) and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg). He has published extensively in leading Dutch legal journals (please see below), speaks frequently on both national and international academic and practitioner conferences and is happy to consult on complex practical issues of corporate law.  

 

        • T.A. Keijzer (2017). Waarvan worden bestuurders bang? In B.F. Assink, L. Timmerman & B.J. Wezeman (Eds.), De vele gezichten van Maarten Kroeze's 'bange bestuurders' (pp. 137-146). Deventer: Kluwer
        • R. de Graaff, T.A. Keijzer, C.C. de Kluiver & M. Samadi (2016). Schrijven over cassatierechtspraak. In R. de Graaff, T.A. Keijzer, C.C. de Kluiver & M. Samadi (Eds.), Rechtsvorming door de Hoge Raad (pp. 11-15). Nijmegen: Ars Aequi Libri
        • T.A. Keijzer (2017). Het verbod met het oog op financial assistance voor de NV. In Weeffouten in het BW (pp. 53-62). Nijmegen: Ars Aequi Libri
      • T.A. Keijzer & M.J. van Ginneken (2017). Noot bij: HvJ EU. (2017, juli 18), JOR 2017-284, (Erzberger). p.3220-3230.
      • R. de Graaff, T.A. Keijzer, C.C. de Kluiver & M. Samadi (Ed.). (2016). Rechtsvorming door de Hoge Raad. Nijmegen: Ars Aequi Libri
      • T.A. Keijzer (Ed.). (2014). Lokaal formeel belastingrecht in Nederland, België en Duitsland. Rotterdam: ESBL
      • T.A. Keijzer (2018, juli 18). Dual Class Columbia. New York, Columbia Law School Visiting Scholar Forum.
      • T.A. Keijzer (2018, januari 25). Why Restricting Managerial Liability Drives Long Term Value. Leyden, the Netherlands, Leyden University Centre for Business & Liability, International Opening Conference on Business Resilience.
      • T.A. Keijzer & A. Quintavalla (2018, januari 18). Normative Observations of Free Trade Agreements. Edinburgh, United Kingdom, University Of Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference 2018.
      • T.A. Keijzer, E. Martino & A. Quintavalla (2018, juni 15). Free Trade Agreements: Analysing the problematic allocation of competences between the EU and the Member States and suggesting a way forward. Nijmegen, Radboud Economic Law Conference.
      • A.M. Pacces & T.A. Keijzer (2018, juni 18). Loyalty Shares in the Netherlands. Bruxelles, ECGI Roundtable on Loyalty Shares.
      • T.A. Keijzer (2018, oktober 10). Dual Class Shares: Towards a Life-Cycle Perspective. Rotterdam, Erasmus Graduate School of Law Lunch Lectures.
      • T.A. Keijzer (2017, mei 19). Free Trade Agreements have bitten off more than they can chew? Luxembourg, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law.
      • T.A. Keijzer (2016, januari 14). Shares without voting rights or profit entitlements: an idea for the Dutch Public Limited Company? Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Erasmus Annual Poster Presentation.
      • M.K. Kolacz, A. Quintavalla, T.A. Keijzer, M. Kox & M.F. Caporale Madi (2018). Erasmus Early-Career Scholars Conference. Grant from the Erasmus Flagship Initiative Inclusive Prosperity for the organization of the first Erasmus Early-Career Scholars Conference, held on: Erasmus University Rotterdam (2018, april 11 - 2018, april 13).
  • Stichting Ars Aequi

    Start Date
    Nov/2016
    End Date
    Is current
    Place
    NIJMEGEN
    Description
    bestuurslid
  • Ars Aequi

    Role
    Editor
    Start Date
    Apr/2013
    End Date
    Apr/2016

    Maandblad voor Ondernemingsrecht - MvO

    Role
    Editor
    Start Date
    Feb/2018
  • PhD Candidate

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Law
    Department
    Corporate and Financial Law
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 10 4081468

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam