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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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Bringing Controlling Shareholders to Court: Standard-Based Strategies and Controlling Shareholder Opportunism

ISBN13: 9789462361072
Published: December 2013
Publisher: Eleven International Publishing
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £57.00

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The central issue of this book is how to use standard-based strategies efficiently in the "controlling v. minority shareholder" context. A standard-based strategy has two core elements - a preset standard and ex post adjudication.

To reach an optimal efficiency, both elements need to balance between costs and benefits carefully. When and how the standard should be enforced by court is the second question that is critical to the efficacy of a standard-based strategy.

Last but not least, in practice, there are always multiple strategies co-functioning with each other. When assessing the efficiency of standard-based strategies, the effect of co-existing strategies should not be neglected, because the efficiency of the co-functioning system is the ultimate goal of regulation. For this purpose, the relationship between standard-based strategies and other strategies is the third sub-issue to be examined in the book.

Company Law
I Introduction
II Shareholder Dynamics and Agency Problem
III Fiduciary Duty: The Standard-based Strategy
IV The United States
V The United Kingdom
VI China
VII Conclusion