Agency Law in Commercial Practice

Hardcover | February 27, 2016

EditorDanny Busch, Laura Macgregor, Peter Watts

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This book explores the problems an application of agency law in commercial practice. Moving beyond the limited introductory resources currently available, it "tests" abstract agency law concepts in specific commercial contexts, with reference to jurisdictions around the world. There is an enduring commonality of concepts and principles within agency law, both within the Commonwealth and within the jurisdictions of the United States. The book's comparative approach, drawing together analysis of national and international jurisdictions, provides innovative perspectives andinsights, as well as practical guidance on solving commercial problems. The book opens with a detailed introductory chapter which provides a broad overview of the agency issues arising in specific commercial contexts. The subsequent chapters are grouped thematically: company law, financial transactions and services, sale of goods; as well as agency in proceduralcontexts. Topics covered include the role of the director and directorial board in company law and agency law, agency in shipping law, undisclosed principal in sale of goods cases, regulation of conflicts of interest in securities transactions, poseur-agents and transactional intermediation, theoperation of agency in retail financial services, the agent's warranty of authority, and power of attorney.This book is an invaluable resource on both agency theory and commercial practice.

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This book explores the problems an application of agency law in commercial practice. Moving beyond the limited introductory resources currently available, it "tests" abstract agency law concepts in specific commercial contexts, with reference to jurisdictions around the world. There is an enduring commonality of concepts and principles...

Danny Busch holds the Chair for Financial Law at Radboud University, Nijmegen. He also is the Director of the Institute for Financial Law at the University of Nijmegen. From 2002 until 2010 he was an attorney-at-law (advocaat) with the leading Dutch law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in Amsterdam where he practised banking and secu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:February 27, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: General1. Danny Busch, Laura MacGregor, and Peter Watts: IntroductionPart II: General Contract Law2. Dr Thomas Krebs: Ratification3. Francis Reynolds: Unidentified principles in common law4. Sebastian Kortmann and Jeroen Kortmann: Undisclosed AgencyPart III: Company Law5. Peter Watts: Directors as Agents -- Some Aspects of Disputed Territory6. Cheng-Han Tan and Meng Send Wee: The Agency of Liquidators and ReceiversPart IV: Sale of Goods7. Gerald Fridman: Undisclosed Principals and the Sale of GoodsPart V: Financial Transactions and Services8. Danny Busch: Representation and dealing on own account under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive9. Deborah DeMott: The Poseur as Agent10. Gerard McMeel: Agency and the Retail Distribution of Financial Products11. Laura Macgregor: The Duty of Disclosure In Pre-Contractual Insurance Contexts: Imputation of The Agent's KnowledgePart VI: Agency in Procedural Contexts12. Gino Dal Pont: Powers of Attorney, Strictly Speaking13. Janeen Carutthers: Commercial Agency and the Conflict of Laws: What Place for Party Autonomy?