Company Law in Context: Text and Materials: Text and materials by David KershawCompany Law in Context: Text and Materials: Text and materials by David Kershaw

Company Law in Context: Text and Materials: Text and materials

byDavid Kershaw

Paperback | August 15, 2012

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Company Law in Context is an ideal main text for company law and corporate governance courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In this sophisticated book, David Kershaw combines commentary and explanation (55%) with the primary case and statutory materials (45%). The book placesthe study of company law in its economic, business, and social context in order to make more accessible and relevant the cases, statutes, and other forms of regulation that make up company law. One technique deployed by the book to contextualise company law is the use of a simple case study thattracks, through the different chapters of the book, the development and expansion of a business - from sole trader to listed company. Online Resource Centre Company Law in Context is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre offering the following features for students: - twice-yearly updates to changes in cases and legislation (particularly important given the recent implementation of the Companies Act 2006) - annotated web links to key online sources, directing students to the most accurate, up-to-date and relevant information on the web - timeline illustrating implementation of Companies Act 2006. - additional chapters on The Market for Corporate Control; Disclosure, Accounting, and Audit; and Issuing Shares to the PublicThe following resources are also provided for lecturers: - diagrams and charts in PowerPoint to show in lectures and seminars to facilitate students' understanding of challenging cases and concepts
David Kershaw is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the London School of Economics. He qualified as a solicitor at Herbert Smith and practiced corporate law with Wolf Theiss, Vienna and in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Shearman and Sterling in New York and London. He holds degrees from the University of Warwick and Harvard Law School...
Title:Company Law in Context: Text and Materials: Text and materialsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:960 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:August 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199609322

ISBN - 13:9780199609321

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Table of Contents

Part I: Incorporation and Separate Legal Personality1. An introduction to the context and consequences of incorporation2. The entity doctrine3. The corporate constitution / The mechanics of the general meeting4. Corporate actionsPart II: Corporate Control and Accountability5. The corporate agency problem6. The balance of power between the board, management, and the shareholder body7. Board composition and structure regulation8. Regulating directors' remuneration9. Introduction to directors' duties10. Regulating discretion I: acting in the company's interests11. Regulating discretion II: using corporate power for proper purposes12. Competence and the duty of care13. Regulating conflicts I: self-dealing14. Regulating conflicts II: corporate opportunities15. Enforcing directors' duties16. Minority shareholder protectionWeb chapter A. Disclosure, accounting and audit (online chapter)Part III: Corporate Finance17. SharesWeb chapter B. Issuing shares to the public (online chapter)Part IV: Creditor Protection18. Company law and creditor protection19. Regulating legal capital

Editorial Reviews

"This is an excellent book which adopts a contextual approach to the subject with some very interesting excerpts from key academic articles. I also enjoy the use of the case study as it enables students to contextualise a lot of the issues." --Mr David Cabrelli, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, the University of Edinburgh