Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 22 No 12 Dec 17/Jan 18

Book of the Month

Cover of McGregor on Damages

McGregor on Damages

Edited by: James Edelman, Simon Colton, Jason Varuhas
Price: £440.00

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


Liability of Corporate Groups and Networks


ISBN13: 9781107039926
Published: January 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00



Despatched in 6 to 8 days.

What happens when a corporate subsidiary or network company is unable to pay personal injury victims in full? This book sets out to tackle the 'insolvent entity problem', especially as it arises in cases of mass wrongdoing such as those involving asbestos exposure and defective pharmaceuticals.

After discussing the nature of corporate groups and networks from the perspectives of business history, organisation studies, and social theory, the book assesses a range of rules and proposed rules for extending liability for personal injuries beyond insolvent entities.

New proposals are put for an exception to the rule of limited liability and for the development of a flexible new tort based on conspiracy that encompasses not only control-based relationships but also horizontal coordination between companies. The book concludes with a general discussion of lessons learned from debates about extended liability and provides guidelines for the development of new liability rules.

Subjects:
Personal Injury Law, Company Law, Tort Law
Contents:
1. Introduction

Part I. Business Context:
2. The formation of corporate groups and networks
3. Structuring of corporate group relations
4. Insolvent entity case studies

Part II. Theory:
5. Conceptions of group and network liability

Part III. Statute:
6. General protections for creditors
7. Group-specific protections for creditors
8. Statutory torts
9. Modified limited liability

Part IV. Common Law:
10. Veil-piercing
11. Direct liability in tort
12. Vicarious and joint liability in tort
13. Conclusions.

Series: International Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation

The Foundations of Anglo-American Corporate Fiduciary Law: A Comparison of UK and US Approaches ISBN 9781107092334
To be published May 2018
Cambridge University Press
£110.00
£96.00 + £19.20 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
Independent Directors in Asia: A Historical, Contextual and Comparative Approach ISBN 9781107179592
Published November 2017
Cambridge University Press
£120.00
Economic Transplants: On Law-Making for Financial Markets (eBook) ISBN 9781108505918
Published October 2017
Cambridge University Press
£68.00 + £13.60 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
Economic Transplants: On Law-Making for Financial Markets ISBN 9781107081802
Published October 2017
Cambridge University Press
£85.00
£88.00
Comparative Corporate Governance: A Functional and International Analysis ISBN 9781107025110
Published July 2013
Cambridge University Press
£190.00
The Regulatory Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis ISBN 9781107024595
Published November 2012
Cambridge University Press
£105.00
The Derivative Action in Asia: A Comparative and Functional Approach ISBN 9781107012271
Published June 2012
Cambridge University Press
£93.00
Governance of Global Financial Markets: The Law, the Economics, the Politics ISBN 9780521762663
Published April 2012
Cambridge University Press
£98.00
Corporate Lawyers and Corporate Governance ISBN 9780521762557
Published June 2011
Cambridge University Press
£100.00
EU Prospectus Law: New Perspectives on Regulatory Competition in Securities Markets ISBN 9780521517652
Published May 2011
Cambridge University Press
£77.00
Regulating Global Corporate Capitalism ISBN 9780521181969
Published May 2011
Cambridge University Press
£35.99
Convergence in Shareholder Law ISBN 9780521187916
Published February 2011
Cambridge University Press
£40.99
Comparative Corporate Governance of Non-Profit Organizations ISBN 9780521761840
Published April 2010
Cambridge University Press
£165.00
How to Protect Investors: Lessons from the EC and the UK ISBN 9780521888707
Published January 2010
Cambridge University Press
£155.00
EC Regulation of Corporate Governance ISBN 9780521876674
Published December 2009
Cambridge University Press
£94.00
Perspectives in Company Law and Financial Regulation ISBN 9780521515702
Published June 2009
Cambridge University Press
£154.00
Convergence in Shareholder Law ISBN 9780521876759
Published December 2007
Cambridge University Press
£103.00