Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)

First Advisor

Nicholas C. Howson

Second Advisor

Adam C. Pritchard

Third Advisor

Vikramaditya S. Khanna


The regulation of foreign listings have become an increasingly important issue. As issuers can now easily cross borders to gain access to foreign capital markets, jurisdictions have begun to work hard to entice foreign issuers to list on their exchanges. Especially for small markets such as Hong Kong and Taiwan, embracing foreign listings has become the inevitable route in order to boost their capital markets.

This Article is organized as follows: Part II provides an overview of the regulatory regimes of corporate governance for foreign issuers in the United States. and EU-namely, the United Kingdom and Germany, the EU's two major economies; Part III demonstrates how the developments of corporate law in the United States and EU's internal market can explain the United States and EU's regulatory regime for foreign issuers' corporate governance; Part IV draws on the lessons from the United States and EU, and critiques and reflects on Taiwan's current regulatory regime; and Part V concludes.