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xviii, 214 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Shareholder wealth maximisation revisited
  • Shareholder power and shareholder empowerment
  • Shareholder rights and corporate objectives in China : past and present
  • Towards stakeholder model
  • A more suitable corporate objective in China
  • Conclusion.
Corporate objective, namely, for whose interests should a company be run, is the most important theoretical and practical issues confronting us today, as the core objective animate or should animate every decision a company makes. Despite decades of debate, there is no consensus regarding what the corporate objective is or ought to be. However, clarity on this issue is necessary in order to explain and guide corporate behaviour, as different objectives could lead to different analyses and solutions to the same corporate governance problem. In addition to the study on the corporate objective in the Anglo-American jurisdictions, the discussion of this topic in the context of China is also very important on the ground that China has become the second largest economy in the world and is playing an increasingly significant role in global affairs. Though a socialist state, China also heavily relies on the corporate vehicle as the most important business organisation to ensure its rapid economic development since its market reforms in 1978. Adolf Berle and Gardiner Means's observation eight decades ago that large public companies dominate the world remains true today, not only in the West but also in China. The regulation and governance of such companies will have a material impact on the further development of the Chinese economy, which could in turn directly affect the world economy. Company law and corporate governance therefore receive much attention and have become a vital issue in China. Although the current focus is primarily on corporate performance, the fundamental question at the heart of corporate governance, namely the corporate objective, is still unresolved. Contrary to the widely held belief that the corporate objective should be maximising shareholder wealth, this book seeks to demonstrate that the shareholder wealth maximisation approach is both descriptively and normatively unsuitable. As an antithesis to it, stakeholder theory generally develops to be a more suitable substituent. Justifications and responses to its main criticisms are offered from descriptive, normative and instrumental aspects, whilst new techniques of balancing competing interests and more workable guidance for directors' behaviour are brought forward as essential modifications. Along with the unique characteristics of socialist states, the stakeholder model is expected to find solid ground in China and guide the future development of corporate governance. This book will be important and useful to researches and students of corporate law, corporate governance, business and management studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138288867 20171204
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 259 pages ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction Stephen M. Bainbridge-- 2. Product differentiation in the market for corporate law: how to design a regulatory alternative to Delaware corporate law Sean Griffith-- 3. Corporate charter competition Lynn LoPucki-- 4. Delaware's dominance: a peculiar illustration of American federalism Robert Thompson-- 5. The failure of federal incorporation law: a public choice perspective Sung Hui Kim-- 6. Delaware and Santa Fe industries v. Green James Park-- 7. Interest group analysis of Delaware law: the corporate opportunity doctrine as case study Stephen M. Bainbridge-- 8. The trouble with Trulia: re-evaluating the case for fee-shifting William B. Chandler and Anthony Rickey-- 9. Dominance by inaction: Delaware's long silence on corporate officers Lyman Johnson-- 10. Delaware primacy for limited partnerships Christine Hurt-- 11. Why Delaware has endured, should endure, and yet may not endure Charles Elson-- 12. Delaware's continued resilience: the next hundred years A. Gilchrist Sparks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107158283 20180312
Delaware is the state of incorporation for almost two-thirds of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as more than half of all companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and other major stock exchanges. This gives Delaware a seemingly unchallengeable position as the dominant producer of US corporate law. In recent years, however, some observers have suggested that Delaware's competitive position is eroding. Other states have long tried to chip away at Delaware's position, and recent Delaware legal developments may have strengthened the case for incorporating outside Delaware. More important, however, the federal government increasingly is preempting corporate governance law. The contributors to this volume are leading academics and practitioners with decades of experience in Delaware corporate law. They bring together a variety of perspectives that collectively provide the reader with a broad understanding of how Delaware achieved its dominant position and the threats it faces.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107158283 20180312
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 528 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface
  • Comparative takeover regulation : the background to connecting Asia and the West / Umakanth Varottil and Wai Yee Wan
  • Deal structure and minority shareholders / Afra Afsharipour
  • The transactional scope of takeover law in comparative perspective / Paul Davies
  • A comparative analysis of the regulation of squeeze outs and going private transactions / Vikramaditya Khanna
  • Assessing the performance of takeover panels : a comparative study / Emma Armson
  • The biases of an 'unbiased' optional takeovers regime: the mandatory bid threshold as a reverse drawbridge / Johannes W. Fedderke and Marco Ventoruzzo
  • Takeover regulation in China : striking a balance between takeover contestability and shareholder protection / Robin Hui Huang and Juan Chen
  • The enigma of hostile takeovers in Japan : bidder beware / Dan W. Puchniak and Masafumi Nakahigashi
  • M&As in Korea : continuing concern for minority shareholders / Hyeok-Joon Rho
  • Takeover laws and practices in Taiwan : recent developments and future prospects / Claire Te-fang Chu
  • The nature of the market for corporate control in India / Umakanth Varottil
  • Evolutionary development in Hong Kong of transplanted UK-origin takeover rules / David C. Donald
  • Legal transplantation of UK-style takeover regulation in Singapore / Wai Yee Wan
  • The regulation of takeovers and mergers in Malaysia / Mushera Ambaras Khan
  • Concluding observations and the future of comparative takeover regulation / Umakanth Varottil and Wai Yee Wan.
While Western economies generally display dispersed shareholding in listed companies, Asian economies commonly have concentrated shareholding also in publicly listed companies. The principal analysis in Comparative Takeover Regulation relates to the role of takeover regulation in different economies. In the Asian context, the nature of takeover regulation may necessitate a different approach, with greater emphasis on the mandatory bids and disclosure of substantial shareholding. The likelihood of hostile takeovers will be minimal. It is these differences among various jurisdictions that strike at the heart of Varottil and Wan's new work. Ideal for educational institutions that teach corporate law, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as for law firms, corporate counsel and other practitioners, Comparative Takeover Regulation provides students and scholars with brand new analysis of this increasingly important field of study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107195271 20180403
Law Library (Crown)
lvii, 597 pages ; 25 cm
  • Preface
  • Context, history and regulation
  • Corporate law theory and debates
  • The company as a separate legal entity
  • Formation and types of companies
  • The internal rules of a company
  • Corporate contracting
  • Decision-making, meetings and reporting
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate fundraising
  • An overview of directors' duties
  • Duty of care, skill and diligence
  • Duties of good faith
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Members' rights and remedies
  • Receivership, schemes of arrangement and voluntary administration
  • Winding up and liquidation
  • Financial markets and financial services
  • Takeovers.
Contemporary Australian Corporate Law provides an authoritative, contextual and critical analysis of Australian corporate and financial markets law, designed to engage today's LL.B. and JD students. Written by leading corporate law scholars, the text provides a number of features including: a well-structured presentation of topics for Australian corporate law courses, consistent application of theory with discussion of corporate law principles (both theoretical and historical), comprehensive discussion of case law with modern examples, and integration of corporate law and corporate governance, all with clarity, insight and technical excellence. Central concepts are enhanced with dynamic and relevant discussions of corporate law in context, including debates relating to the role of corporations in society, the global convergence of corporate law as well as corporations and human rights. Exploring the social, political and economic forces which shape modern corporations law, Contemporary Australian Corporate Law encourages a forward-thinking approach to understanding key concepts within the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316628270 20180521
Law Library (Crown)
x, 213 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Apologies for our system
  • Critique of shareholder primacy
  • The Citizens United gambit in corporate theory
  • The actual law of corporate purpose
  • Corporate patriotism
  • Corporate law and the confusion of consumer culture
  • Foreign models of corporate governance
  • A socially responsibly corporate governance standard
  • Conclusion.
Corporate law in the United States requires directors to manage firms in the interests of shareholders, which means never sacrificing profits in service of other stakeholders or interests. In this timely, groundbreaking book, David Yosifon argues that this rule of 'shareholder primacy' is logically, ethically, and practically unsound, and should be replaced by a new standard that compels directors of our largest corporations to manage firms in a socially responsible way. In addition to summarizing existing debates on the issue - and giving special attention to the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United - Yosifon explores the problem of corporate patriotism and develops a novel approach to the relationship between corporate law and consumer culture. The book's technical acumen will appeal to experts, while its engaging prose will satisfy anyone interested in what our corporate law does, and what it should do better.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107186408 20180618
Law Library (Crown)
1 volume (various pagings) ; 27 cm
  • Basics of a deferred prosecution agreement
  • Basics of the non-prosecution agreement
  • Non-target letters and other corporate settlements
  • The government's evolving corporate charging policies
  • The origins of DPAs and NPAs as alternate resolution mechanism in dealing with corporate defendants
  • Recent developments in the use of DPAs and NPAs against corporations
  • Standard provisions of DPAs and NPAs
  • Standard provisions of DPAs and NPAs
  • Corporate compliance programs and effective remediation
  • Corporate monitorships
  • Sentencing guidelines and DPAs/NPAs
  • Civil liability and follow-on litigation
  • Debarment and suspension : keeping the government as a client
  • Cooperation and individual prosecution
  • Multijurisdictional settlements
  • Corporate settlements : the UK perspective
  • Rise of international settlement agreements : the World Bank and other multi-lateral development banks
  • Negotiating corporate settlements
  • Hadnling publicity/shareholder questions relating to DPA/ NPA
  • Breach of DPAs & NPAs.
Law Library (Crown)
589 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xx, 686 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Agency
  • The general partnership
  • The corporation : overview, theory, and history
  • Formation of corporations (and related pre-incorporation activities)
  • Distribution of powers in the corporation
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Special issues in the closely held corporation
  • Special issues in the publicly traded corporation
  • Finance, issuance, and distributions
  • Potential liability in securities transactions
  • Fundamental corporate changes
  • Shareholder as plaintiff : derivative litigation
  • The limited partnership
  • The limited liability partnership
  • The limited liability company.
The study of business organizations is, broadly speaking, a study of how people engage in business and, more importantly, how the law facilitates and regulates the operation of such businesses. Written in a clear and informative style, and chock full of examples and illustrations, this book examines the legal rules and doctrines associated with running a business-from formation to dissolution to everything in between. These rules and doctrines are explored within the context of the various organizational forms in which a business may be operated. Thus, reading this book will provide you with a solid grounding in the law of agency, general partnerships, corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability companies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634607612 20180514
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 641 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Harwell Wells
  • Islamic law and economic development / Jared Rubin
  • Business organizations in India prior to the British East India Company / Vikramaditya Khanna
  • Business organizations and organizational innovation in late medieval Italy / Yadira González de Lara
  • Trading with strangers : the corporate form in the move from municipal governance to overseas trade / Ron Harris
  • The development of English company law before 1900 / John D. Turner
  • Shareholder primacy, labour, and the historic ambivalence of UK company law / Marc T. Moore
  • German company law 1794-1897 / Timothy W. Guinnane
  • German corporate law in the twentieth century / Thilo Kuntz
  • Change for continuity : the making of the société anonyme in 19th century France / Jean Rochat
  • Classes of shares and voting rights in the history of Italian corporate law / Giulio Sandrelli and Marco Ventoruzzo
  • A history of the corporation in Spain in the twentieth century : towards Europe / Susana Martínez-Rodríguez
  • EU company law harmonization between convergence and varieties of capitalism / Martin Gelter
  • Corporation law in late imperial China / Teemu Ruskola
  • The stakeholder approach to corporate law : a historical perspective from India / Umakanth Varottil
  • Japanese corporate law and corporate governance in historical perspective / Bruce Aronson
  • The evolution of Mexican mercantile and corporate laws / Aurora Gomez-Galvarriato and Gustavo A. Del Angel
  • A history of Canadian corporate law : a divergent path from the American model? / Fenner L. Stewart
  • For- and non-profit special corporations in America, 1608-1860 / Robert E. Wright
  • Legitimating power : a brief history of modern US corporate law / Dalia T. Mitchell
  • Adolf Berle, E. Merrick Dodd, and the new American corporatism of 1932 / William Bratton and Michael Wachter
  • Corporate law and the history of corporate social responsibility / Lyman Johnson
  • Evolutionary models of corporate law / Amitai Aviram.
Today, the corporation plays a dominant role in economics, politics, and societies across the globe. Understanding the corporation means understanding its legal framework but until recently, the origins and evolution of corporate law have received relatively little attention. This Handbook sheds new light on the historical development of both the corporation and business organization law. This extensive collection brings together contributions from an array of international academics to provide the first wide-ranging history of the laws of corporations and business organizations from ancient to modern times. The contributors offer a global exploration of the development of corporation and company law, moving beyond the United States and Western Europe to present studies in Mexico, India and China, as well as addressing the trajectory of scholarly debate. Not only do the contributions examine the growth of the law of public corporation, they also address the development of laws governing other business forms. This Handbook will prove an invaluable resource for corporation law and business scholars, as well as business and legal historians and economists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784717650 20180508
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
  • What is corporate law? / John Armour, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Mariana Pargendler
  • Agency problems and legal strategies / John Armour, Henry Hansmann, and Reinier Kraakman
  • The basic governance structure : the interests of shareholders as a class / John Armour, Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman
  • The basic governance structure : minority shareholders and non-shareholder constituencies / Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Mariana Pargendler
  • Transactions with creditors / John Armour, Gerard Hertig, and Hideki Kanda
  • Related-party transactions / Luca Enriques, Gerard Hertig, Hideki Kanda, and Mariana Pargendler
  • Fundamental changes / Edward Rock, Paul Davies, Hideki Kanda, Reinier Kraakman, and Wolf-Georg Ringe
  • Control transactions / Paul Davies, Klaus Hopt, and Wolf-Georg Ringe
  • Corporate law and securities markets / Luca Enriques, Gerard Hertig, Reinier Kraakman, and Edward Rock
  • Beyond the anatomy / John Armour, Luca Enriques, Mariana Pargendler, and Wolf-Georg Ringe.
This is the long-awaited third edition of this highly regarded comparative overview of corporate law. This edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to reflect the profound changes in corporate law and governance practices that have taken place since the previous edition. These include numerous regulatory changes following the financial crisis of 2007-09 and the changing landscape of governance, especially in the US, with the ever more central role of institutional investors as (active) owners of corporations. The geographic scope of the coverage has been broadened to include an important emerging economy, Brazil. In addition, the book now incorporates analysis of the burgeoning use of corporate law to protect the interests of "external constituencies" without any contractual relationship to a company, in an attempt to tackle broader social and economic problems. The authors start from the premise that corporations (or companies) in all jurisdictions share the same key legal attributes: legal personality, limited liability, delegated management, transferable shares, and investor ownership. Businesses using the corporate form give rise to three basic types of agency problems: those between managers and shareholders as a class; controlling shareholders and minority shareholders; and shareholders as a class and other corporate constituencies, such as corporate creditors and employees. After identifying the common set of legal strategies used to address these agency problems and discussing their interaction with enforcement institutions, The Anatomy of Corporate Law illustrates how a number of core jurisdictions around the world deploy such strategies. In so doing, the book highlights the many commonalities across jurisdictions and reflects on the reasons why they may differ on specific issues. The analysis covers the basic governance structure of the corporation, including the powers of the board of directors and the shareholder meeting, both when management and when a dominant shareholder is in control. It then analyses the role of corporate law in shaping labor relationships, protection of external stakeholders, relationships with creditors, related-party transactions, fundamental corporate actions such as mergers and charter amendments, takeovers, and the regulation of capital markets. The Anatomy of Corporate Law has established itself as the leading book in the field of comparative corporate law. Across the world, students and scholars at various stages in their careers, from undergraduate law students to well-established authorities in the field, routinely consult this book as a starting point for their inquiries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198739630 20170508
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 517 pages ; 25 cm
  • Corporations and American democracy : an introduction / by Naomi R. Lamoreaux and William J. Novak
  • Early American corporations and the state / by Eric Hilt
  • Corporations and organizations in the United States after 1840 / by Jessica L. Hennessey and John Joseph Wallis
  • The dissociation of incorporation and regulation in the progressive era and the New Deal / by Daniel A. Crane
  • The public utility idea and the origins of modern business regulation / by William J. Novak
  • Corporate taxation and the regulation of modern American business / by Steven A. Bank and Ajay K. Mehrotra
  • From fiscal triangle to passing through : rise of the nonprofit corporation / by Jonathan Levy
  • The Supreme Court's view of corporate rights : two centuries of evolution and controversy / by Margaret Blair and Elizabeth Pollman
  • Corporations and the Fourteenth Amendment / by Ruth Bloch and Naomi Lamoreaux
  • Two cheers for vertical integration : corporate governance in a world of global supply chains / by Nelson Lichtenstein
  • Citizens United, personhood, and the corporation in politics / by Adam Winkler.
Recent Supreme Court decisions in Citizens United and other high-profile cases have sparked disagreement about the role of corporations in American democracy. Bringing together scholars of history, law, and political science, Corporations and American Democracy provides essential grounding for today's policy debates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674972285 20171023
Law Library (Crown)
xxv, 526 pages ; 24 cm
  • The financial crisis : why have no high-level executives been prosecuted? / Jed S. Rakoff
  • Private enforcement in the United States and in Europe : a comparatist's ruminations and potential lessons for Asia / Mathias Reimann
  • Disclosure regulation and the rise of capital markets : nineteenth-century Britain and Germany compared / Carsten Gerner-Beuerle
  • Mandatory arbitration in consumer finance and investor contracts / Michael S. Barr
  • The bonding effect in cross-listed Chinese companies : is it real? / Donald Clarke
  • Improving the civil liability system for false and misleading disclosure in the Chinese securities markets / Liming Wang
  • A question of class action in China / Xianchu Zhang
  • Private enforcement of securities law in China : past, present and future / Robin Hui Huang
  • Improving investor-friendly legal environment in Chinese capital markets / Junhai Liu
  • Enforcing fiduciary duties as tort liability in Chinese courts / Jiangyu Wang
  • China's free trade zone and latest development of the resolution mechanism for financial disputes : a perspective from the innovation of Qianhai international arbitration / Xiaochun Liu
  • Curbing managerial agency costs : private litigation and its substitutes in the US / James D. Cox and Randall S. Thomas
  • Private enforcement of corporate law : an empirical comparison of the UK and US / John Armour, Bernard S. Black, Brian R. Cheffins and Richard Nolan
  • Securities law enforcement and the rule of law / Jeffrey G. MacIntosh
  • Securities regulation in Australia : the role of the class action / Michael Legg
  • Enforcement of corporate and securities laws in India : the arrival of the class action? / Vikramaditya Khanna
  • Enforcement of Hong Kong's securities law : the underpinning philosophy / Alexa Lam
  • Enforcement of company and securities laws in Germany : an exercise in diversity / Rainer Kulms
  • Liability for misstatements to the market : the post-Parmalat years / Guido Ferrarini and Paolo Giudici
  • Growing securities litigation against issuers in Japan : its background and reality / Gen Goto
  • Private enforcement of company law and securities regulation in Korea / Hwa-Jin Kim
  • The IPC model for securities law enforcement in Taiwan / Wen-yeu Wang
  • Building enforcement capacity for Brazilian corporate and securities law / John Armour and Caroline Schmidt.
This book is the first of its kind in focusing on the enforcement of corporate and securities laws, both public and private, a relatively understudied but critically important issue for the development and health of global capital markets. The book has a special focus on the young system coming into being in the People's Republic of China (PRC), but also examines the enforcement of corporate and securities laws across the globe and across different legal and political systems from an in-depth comparative perspective. This single volume assembles a veritable 'dream team' of contributors who are amongst the very best scholars and legal specialists in the many national jurisdictions covered in the book. Hence, it is of significant value to corporate and securities regulators, judicial officials, prosecutors, litigation specialists, corporate counsel, legal and economic policymakers, scholars, think tanks, students, and investors alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107164994 20171218
Law Library (Crown)
xli, 304 pages ; 26 cm
  • Introduction
  • Function and objectives of insolvency law
  • The concept of insolvency proceedings
  • The meaning of insolvency
  • Sources of English corporate insolvency law
  • English corporate insolvency proceedings
  • Liquidation
  • Administration
  • Company voluntary arrangements
  • Creditors' rights as a class remedy
  • Office-holders
  • Jurisdiction of the court
  • Regulation of insolvency practice
  • The insolvent estate
  • Transaction avoidance
  • Investigation
  • Wrongdoing by directors and others
  • Phoenixism and pre-packing
  • Distribution of the estate
  • Expenses
  • Ranking of claims, Pari Passu distribution, and contracting out
  • Cross-border insolvency.
This book provides a critical examination of modern English corporate insolvency law, in particular the procedures under the Insolvency Act 1986, from both conceptual and functional points of view. It focuses throughout on identifying a rational explanation for the form that the rules and institutions of the modern law take or, where there is no such rational explanation, the history which has resulted in the present position. A central theme of the book is that the nature and fundamental purpose of insolvency proceedings themselves dictate many of the features of English insolvency proceedings. For example, collective execution on behalf of creditors necessitates definition of the insolvent estate and the provision of rules concerning provable debts and transaction avoidance. Many key features of the insolvency procedures are therefore essentially matters of practicality rather than principle, albeit practicalities applied justly and fairly. The book covers the nature and purpose of insolvency law; the procedures; the administration, supervision and regulation of insolvency proceedings; the insolvent estate and transaction avoidance; investigation and wrongdoing by directors; phoenixism and pre-packing; distribution of the insolvent estate; and, lastly, cross-border insolvency. It examines the various principles of insolvency law in the context of practice, drawing upon historical perspectives where appropriate. By explaining how the law takes the form that it does, the book promotes an understanding of the present law and institutions as a whole, and shows how this understanding might inform future developments -- Provided by Publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xxv, 192 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Einleitung
  • Der Normzweck des Gebots zur Führung des Rechtsformzusatzes
  • Folgen von Verstößen gegen das Gebot zur Führung des Rechtsformzusatzes nach materiellen deutschen Recht
  • Kollisionsrechtliche Anwendbarkeit der Haftsungsrgrundsätze
  • Vereinbarkeit mit der Niederlassungsfreiheit bei der Anwendung der Vertreterhaftung auf europäische Auslandsgesellschaften
  • Gesamtfazit
  • Zusammenfassung in Thesen.
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 619 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Dan W. Puchniak, Harald Baum and Luke Nottage
  • The rise of the independent director in the West : understanding the origins of Asia's legal transplants / Harald Baum
  • Independent directors : a theoretical framework / Wolf-Georg Ringe
  • Varities of independent directors in Asia : a taxonomy / Dan W. Puchniak and Kon Sik Kim
  • Japan's gradual reception of independent directors : an empirical and political-economy analysis / Gen Goto, Manabu Matsunaka and Souichirou Kozuka
  • Korea's mandatory independent directors : expected and unexpected roles / Kyung-Hoon Chun
  • Independent directors in China : facts and reform proposals / Xin Tang
  • From double board to unitary board system : independent directors and corporate governance reform in Taiwan / Hsin-Ti Chang, Yu-Hsin Lin and Ying-Hsin Tsai
  • Independent directors in Hong Kong / Vivienne Bath
  • Independent directors in Singapore : a corporate governance outlier? / Dan W. Puchniak and Luh Luh Lan
  • Board independence in India : from form to function? / Vikramaditya Khanna and Umakanth Varottil
  • The rise and unlikely demise of independent directors in Australia / Fady Aoun and Luke Nottage
  • Case studies of independent directors in Asia / Bruce Aronson
  • Independent directors in Asia : theoretical lessons and practical implications / Souichirous Kozuka and Luke Nottage.
The rise of the independent director in Asia is an issue of global consequence that has been largely overlooked until recently. Less than two decades ago, independent directors were oddities in Asia's boardrooms. Today, they are ubiquitous. Independent Directors in Asia undertakes the first detailed analysis of this phenomenon. It provides in-depth historical, contextual and comparative perspectives on the law and practice of independent directors in seven core Asian jurisdictions (China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan) and Australia. These case studies reveal the varieties of independent directors in Asia, none of which conform to its original American concept. The authors develop a taxonomy of these varieties, which provides a powerful analytical tool for more accurately understanding and effectively researching independent directors in Asia. This new approach challenges foundational aspects of comparative corporate governance practice and suggests a new path for comparative corporate governance scholarship and reform.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107179592 20180312
Law Library (Crown)
xxvi, 565 pages ; 23 cm
  • Preface
  • Overview : initiating an internal investigation and assembling the investigative team
  • Implications of the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine
  • The witness interview process
  • Gathering and organizing relevant documents : an essential task in any investigation
  • The hydra effect : parallel proceedings accompanying internal investigations
  • Perjury and obstruction of justice
  • Disclosure of results of internal investigations to the government or other third parties
  • The special litigation committee investigation: no undertaking for the faint of heart
  • Report of the investigation
  • Internal investigations for government contractors
  • No security : internal investigations into violations of the securities laws
  • Internal investigations in health care : unique enforcement environment and the dilemma of disclosure
  • An overview of internal investigations from the in-house perspective
  • Internal investigations in antitrust matters
  • SOX it to me : internal investigations in a Sarbanes-Oxley world.
"In the wake of highly publicized corporate shake-ups, internal investigations have gained national prominence and established themselves as an important tool of management. This trend offers stimulating and challenging opportunities to lawyers, both inside and outside counsel, retained to conduct internal investigations. However, this delicate and complex task carries potential traps and pitfalls for those involved. [This book] guides you through the steps necessary to conduct a proper and thorough legal investigation. Each chapter covers one aspect of conducting an investigation, clearly describing and advising you on the methods and skills involved, while providing you with practical tips on anticipating, recognizing, and avoiding the traps you are certain to encounter. This in-depth guide will help you: determine whether an internal investigation needs to take place; conduct effective employee interviews; organize and review documents pertinent to the internal investigation; understand employees' rights throughout the investigation; coordinate parallel criminal and civil proceedings that may arise in connection with or in response to the internal investigation; decide whether and what to disclose to government agencies; and understand the context of specialized circumstances in internal investigations, including shareholder litigation, environmental actions, securities cases, and government contract investigations."-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 285 pages ; 26 cm.
  • The methods of comparative corporate law / Mathias M. Siems
  • The de-privatisation of Anglo-American corporate law? / Marc M. Moore
  • What is corporate law? : an Australian perspective / Steve Bottomley
  • How corporate law matters : the debate as to the inter-relationship between legal origin and economic performance / Rob McQueen
  • Independence and diversity in board composition / Sally Wheeler
  • The fiduciary duties of institutional investors / Folarin Akinbami
  • Corporate law and the phoenix company / Helen Anderson
  • Trust is good but control is better? : a critical introduction to remuneration governance in Germany and the United Kingdom / Philipp Kanzow
  • State capitalism and corporate law : the governance of state-owned enterprises in China / Jenny Fu
  • The limits of institutional shareholder activism in China and the United Kingdom : some comparisons / Bo Gong
  • Corporate governance in China : the law and its political logic / Jiangyu Wang
  • Contemporary company law reform in India / Harpreet Kaur
  • Company law and corporate governance in Malaysia : harmonmisation of Shariah and the common law / Aiman Nariman Mohd-Sulaiman and Shanty Rachagan
  • Chinese family companies in Hong Kong : governance, predicaments, and regulatory challenges / Angus Young and Alex Lau
  • Piercing the corporate veil in Latin America / Jose Maria Lezcano Navarro.
The Routledge Handbook of Corporate Law provides an accessible overview of current research in the field, from an international and comparative perspective. In recent years there has been an explosion of corporate law research, as this area of law continues to develop rapidly throughout the world. Traditionally, Anglo-American corporate law theory has dominated debates and publications; however, this handbook readdresses the balance by exploring the treatment of corporate law in both Europe and Asia, as well developments in the US and UK. Bringing together a wide range of key thinkers in the field, this volume is divided into three main parts: * Thinking about corporate law * Corporate law principles and governance * Some cross-cultural comparisons Providing up-to-date and authoritative articles covering all the key aspects of corporate law, this reference work is essential reading for advanced students, scholars and practitioners in the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138786899 20170227
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 197 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction: On the state routinization of unchecked corporate power
  • Capitalism, corporations, and criminality
  • Why capitalist states "fail" to control the crimes of the powerful
  • Financial crimes : violations of trusted securities
  • Environmental crimes : violations of health and safety
  • Colluding crimes of states and corporations : violations of the community
  • Checking corporate power and state-routinized crime in an age of global capitalism
  • Conclusion: Democratic capitalism, state owned multinationals, and sustainable pragmatism.
Why are crimes of the suite punished more leniently than crimes of the street? When police killings of citizens go unpunished, political torture is sanctioned by the state, and the financial frauds of Wall Street traders remain unprosecuted, nothing succeeds with such regularity as the active failures of national states to obstruct the crimes of the powerful. Written from the perspective of global sustainability and as an unflinching and unforgiving expose of the full range of the crimes of the powerful, Unchecked Corporate Power reveals how legalized authorities and political institutions charged with the duty of protecting citizens from law-breaking and injurious activities have increasingly become enablers and colluders with the very enterprises they are obliged to regulate. Here, Gregg Barak explains why the United States and other countries are duplicitous in their harsh reactions to street crimes in comparison to the significantly more harmful and far-reaching crimes of the powerful, and why the crimes of the powerful are treated as beyond incrimination. What happens to nations that surrender ever-growing economic and political power to the globally super rich and the mammoth multinational corporations they control? And what can people from around the world do to resist the criminality and victimization perpetrated by multinationals, and generated by the prevailing global political economy? Barak examines an array of multinational crimes-corporate, environmental, financial, and state-and their state-legal responses, and outlines policies and strategies for revolutionizing these contradictory relations of capital reproduction, criminality, and unsustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138951440 20170829
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 380 pages ; 24 cm
  • General introduction
  • Nature of companies
  • Constitution of companies
  • Establishment of limited liability companies
  • Establishment of joint stock companies
  • Shareholders' meetings
  • Directors and boards of directors
  • Board of supervisors
  • Other organs
  • Corporate finance
  • Merger and acquisition
  • Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Future Chinese company law.
First published in 2006, Understanding Chinese Company Law covers the major topics in the area of company law in this fast-changing country. This third edition has incorporated the discussions on new laws and regulations that have sprung up over the past few years, including the China Company Law Amendment 2013 and the new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622). In this new edition, besides offering an in-depth study of the 2013 Company Law, Gu Minkang addresses many new issues such as the zero capital system, shareholders' right to know and right to profits, and a legal person's human rights. The comparison between the Chinese and Hong Kong company laws is also updated accordingly. This comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of Chinese company law will be of value to all who are involved in business with and in China and their legal advisors, and to students of Chinese company law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789888390526 20170814
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Law Library (Crown)