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The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach 2nd ed isbn 9780199565849

The Anatomy of Corporate Law

ISBN13: 9780199260645
ISBN: 0199260648
New Edition ISBN: 9780199565849
Published: March 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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.

Company Law
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