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Corporate Lawyers and Corporate Governance

ISBN13: 9780521762557
Published: June 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £94.99

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This assessment of the corporate governance role of corporate lawyers in the UK analyses the extent to which lawyers can and should act as gatekeepers, counsellors and reputational intermediaries.

Focusing on external and in-house lawyers' roles in both dispersed share-ownership and owner-managed companies, Joan Loughrey highlights the conflicts of interest that are endemic in corporate representation and examines how lawyers should respond when corporate agents provide instructions contrary to the company client's interests.

She also considers the legitimacy of 'creative compliance', the ethical arguments for and against lawyers prioritising the public interest over their clients' interests, and their exposure to liability if they fail to perform a corporate governance role.

Finally, she considers whether the reforms to the legal profession will promote the lawyer's corporate governance role and advances suggestions for reform.

Company Law
1. Introduction
2. The international perspective
3. The roles of the corporate lawyer
4. Identifying the corporate client
5. The role of the corporate lawyer in shareholder litigation
6. The corporate lawyer as director
7. The regulation of the corporate lawyer
8. The arguments against reform
9. Reforming the role of the corporate lawyer
10. The reform of the legal profession and corporate lawyers
11. Conclusion.

Series: International Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation

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Cambridge University Press
EU Prospectus Law: New Perspectives on Regulatory Competition in Securities Markets ISBN 9780521517652
Published May 2011
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Regulating Global Corporate Capitalism ISBN 9780521181969
Published May 2011
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Convergence in Shareholder Law ISBN 9780521187916
Published February 2011
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Comparative Corporate Governance of Non-Profit Organizations ISBN 9780521761840
Published April 2010
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How to Protect Investors: Lessons from the EC and the UK ISBN 9780521888707
Published January 2010
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EC Regulation of Corporate Governance ISBN 9780521876674
Published December 2009
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Perspectives in Company Law and Financial Regulation ISBN 9780521515702
Published June 2009
Cambridge University Press
Convergence in Shareholder Law ISBN 9780521876759
Published December 2007
Cambridge University Press