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Anatomy of Corporate Law

A Comparative and Functional Approach

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The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach
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This is a concise analytical overview of the field of corporate law. The authors start from the premise that corporate (or company) law across jurisdictions addresses the same three basic agency problems: the opportunism of managers vis-a-vis shareholders; the opportunism of controlling shareholders vis-a-vis minority shareholders; and the opportunism of shareholders as a class vis-a-vis other corporate constituencies, such as corporate creditors and employees. Every jurisdiction must address these problems in a variety of contexts framed by the corporation's internal dynamics and its interactions with the product, labour, capital, and takeover markets. The authors' central claim, however, is that corporate (or company) forms are fundamentally similar and that, to a surprising degree, jurisdictions pick from among the same handful of legal strategies - although not always the same strategy - to address the three basic agency issues. This book explains in detail how (and why) the principal European jurisdictions, Japan, and the United States sometimes select identical legal strategies to address a given corporate law problem.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Agency Problems and Corporate Law; 2. Strategies for Mitigating Agency Problems; 3. The Basic Governance Structure; 4. Creditor Protection; 5. Related Party Transactions; 6. Significant Corporate Actions; 7. Control Transactions; 8. Issuers and Investor Protection; 9. Beyond the Anatomy

Author Biography

Reinier Kraakman is a Professor at Harvard Law School. Paul Davies is a Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Henry Hansmann is a Professor at Yale Law School. Gerard Hertig is a Professor at the Swiss Institute of Technology. Klaus J. Hopt is Director of the Max-Planck Institute Hamburg. Hideki Kanda is a Professor at University of Tokyo Faculty of Law. Edward B. Rock is a Professor at University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Release date NZ
March 25th, 2004
Contributors
Edited by Edward B. Rock Edited by Gerard Hertig Edited by H.K. Kanda Edited by Henry B. Hansmann Edited by Klaus J. Hopt Edited by Paul Davies Edited by Reinier Kraakman
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
248
Dimensions
156x234x15
ISBN-13
9780199260645
Product ID
2061695

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