Disqualification of Company Directors: A Comparative Analysis of the Law in the UK, Australia, South Africa, the US and Germany, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Disqualification of Company Directors

A Comparative Analysis of the Law in the UK, Australia, South Africa, the US and Germany, 1st Edition

Edited by Jean Jacques du Plessis, Jeanne Nel de Koker


208 pages

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This book provides a clear overview of the legal rules relating to directors’ disqualification in Australia, Germany, South Africa, the UK and the US, and to highlight the differences in the disqualification regimes of these jurisdictions. The book seeks to determine whether disqualification on application should be developed further as a corporate law and corporate governance tool to ensure that individuals who have a proven record of posing a particular risk to the business community, shareholders and creditors, are indeed disqualified from being directors. The book is unique as it provides a single source where the disqualification regimes of all these jurisdictions are explored and compared.

The book will appeal to scholars of corporate law, regulators and policy-makers. The book will also be of particular interest to senior managers and directors to determine precisely what the laws regarding disqualification of company directors are, and what type of behaviour might expose them to potential disqualification.

Table of Contents

1. Overview, Jean du Plessis and Jeanne Nel de Koker 2. United Kingdom, Andreas Rühmkorf and Jean du Plessis 3. Australia, Tess Blackie and Jean du Plessis 4. South Africa, Neels Kilian, Jean du Plessis and Jeanne Nel de Koker 5. US, Hannah Marie Farhan and Jeanne Nel de Koker 6. Germany, Andreas Rühmkorf;

About the Editors

Jean Jacques du Plessis is a Professor of Corporate Law in the Deakin Law School at Deakin University, Australia, where he teaches in the areas of corporate governance, corporate law and business law.

Jeanne Nel de Koker teaches corporations law and marketing law at an undergraduate level and corporate governance at a postgraduate level at Deakin University, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Corporate Law

The credit crunch of 2007 and the ensuing financial crises have led to a renewed interest in the place of corporations in the modern world and the role of law and regulation in governing their behaviour. This series looks to survey the current developments within the field of corporate law as well as mapping out future opportunities for change. The series offers a comparative approach to the subject, looking not just at North America and Europe but also at the state of affairs elsewhere in the world. Written by influential scholars, the books offer thought-provoking and often critical analyses of corporate law. The functions and legal obligations and rights of multiple stakeholders including directors, investors, governments and regulators are examined from both empirical and theoretical standpoints. Whilst being grounded in law the series also draws upon research from the disciplines of economics, management studies, sociology and politics in order to explore the implications of corporate law in their wider social and economic context.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Corporate