Allowing dual-class shares on London’s premium market would provide a “higher level of regulatory protections” for minority shareholders, says Min Yan.
The dual-class share debate appears to have no end. This week another academic has delivered their thoughts—this time backing their introduction. Min Yan, a professor in business and law at Queen Mary University in London, writes that it makes sense to allow dual-class shares on London’s premium market because it is only there that minority shareholders will gain the protections already written into the listing rules. “If the genuine concern is about shareholder protection, it would make more sense to permit dual-class companies to list in the premium segment in order to impose higher corporate governance standards and provides a higher level of regulatory protections,” writes Yan. The view comes as debate continues to swir