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The promise and perils of crowdfunding: between corporate finance and consumer contracts

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‘Crowdfunding’ is a burgeoning phenomenon. Its still-evolving status is reflected in diversity of contracting practices: for example, ‘equity’ crowdfunders invest in shares, whereas ‘reward’ crowdfunders get advance units of product. These practices occupy a hinterland between existing regimes of securities law and consumer contract law. Consumer protection law in the UK (but not the US) imposes mandatory terms that impede risk-sharing in reward crowdfunding, whereas US (but not UK) securitie...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/1468-2230.12316

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Oriel College
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Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern Law Review Journal website
Volume:
81
Issue:
1
Pages:
51–84
Publication date:
2018-01-11
Acceptance date:
2017-06-22
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EISSN:
1468-2230
ISSN:
0026-7961
Pubs id:
pubs:701762
URN:
uri:e4b6c0a3-05bf-4de5-b593-882faec76cbc
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uuid:e4b6c0a3-05bf-4de5-b593-882faec76cbc
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pubs:701762
Paper number:
1

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