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The Derivative Action in Asia: A Comparative and Functional Approach

Edited by: Dan W. Puchniak, Harald Baum, Michael Ewing-Chow

ISBN13: 9781107012271
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This in-depth comparative examination of the derivative action in Asia provides a framework for analysing its function, history and practical application and examines in detail how derivative actions law works in practice in seven important Asian jurisdictions (China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore).

These case studies allow an evaluation of a number of the leading Western comparative corporate law and governance theories which have come to define the field over the last decade. By debunking some of these critically important theories, this book lays the foundation for an accurate understanding of the derivative action in Asia and a re-examination of the regulation of the derivative action around the world.

Company Law, Other Jurisdictions , Asia
Introduction Brian R. Cheffins
1. The derivative action: an economic, historic and practice-oriented approach Harald Baum and Dan W. Puchniak
2. The complexity of derivative actions in Asia: an inconvenient truth Dan W. Puchniak
3. Land of the rising derivative action: revisiting irrationality and Japan's unreluctant shareholder litigant Masafumi Nakahigashi and Dan W. Puchniak
4. Invigorating shareholder derivative actions in Korea Hyeok-Joon Rho and Kon-Sik Kim
5. Derivative actions in Taiwan: legal and cultural hurdles with a glimmer of hope for the future Wang Ruu Tseng and Wallace Wen Yeu Wang
6. Pathway to minority shareholder protection: derivative action in the People's Republic of China Donald C. Clarke and Nicholas C. Howson
7. A parallel path to shareholder remedies: Hong Kong's derivative actions Paul von Nessen, S. H. Goo and Low Chee Keong
8. Singapore derivative actions: mundanely non-Asian, intriguingly non-American and at the forefront of the Commonwealth Meng Seng Wee and Dan W. Puchniak
9. The rarity of derivative actions in India: reasons and consequences Vikramaditya Khanna and Umakanth Varottil
10. The derivative action in Asia: some concluding observations Dan W. Puchniak and Harald Baum.

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