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Commercial Law in a Global Context

ISBN13: 9789041107091
ISBN: 9041107096
Published: October 1997
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £312.00

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This work consists of a selection of key papers presented at the first Anglo-Japanese Comparative Law Conference, held at Jesus College, Cambridge in September 1996. The conference was organized under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; the University of Tsukuba, Japan; and Murdoch University in Australia. The conference brought together a number of leading business lawyers from around the world, who discussed the impact of globalization on commercial law. If the internalization of trade and business has produced problems for lawyers, the impact of globalization, particularly in such areas as the capital markets, has proved to be even more problematic. The implications for all those who operate in the commercial and financial sectors, and for those who advise them, of developments in the nature and character of the markets are increasingly significant. The publication should be of interest to academics, those involved in trans-national business, and legal practitioners.

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Globalization of Japanese financial markets, R. Watabe; the impact of globalization on the securities markets, T.R. Hurst; business and crime in Japan - a global reform?, H. Goto; the impact of globalization on Japanese banking law, Y. Tajima and M. Inagaki; globalization of banking - an Australian perspective, J. Glover; the impact of globalization on the law and practice of banking - a US perspective, J.A. Maher; harmonization, informalization and financial systems design - risk and opportunity for English and Japanese banks and banking law in a global economy, R. Mackenzie; anti-money laundering legislation and its implications for Japanese financial institutions, C. Nakajima; the impact of globalization on intellectual property rights, M. Blakeney; the globalization of Japanese corporate law, M. Tanabe; corporate disclosure in the era of globalization, F. Macmillan; setting minimum capital requirements for corporations - an aspect of Japan's small company policy, H. Shimura; when first looking at the USA - corporate law - some political factors can confuse, J.A. Maher; registration of charges by overseas companies in Britain, A.J. Boyle; the structure of company management and shareholder control in Japan, Y. Hiraide; globalization of insider trading law, F. Macmillan; directors duties of loyalty and insider dealing - a recent reform, Y. Tajima; comparative analysis of anti-insider dealing legislation in Britain, Japan and New Zealand, B. Rider; importance of effective legal system, provisional remedies in litigation, Y. Yazawa.