The Routledge Handbook of Corporate Law provides an accessible overview of current research in the field, from an international and comparative perspective.
In recent years there has been an explosion of corporate law research, as this area of law continues to develop rapidly throughout the world. Traditionally, Anglo–American corporate law theory has dominated debates and publications; however, this handbook readdresses the balance by exploring the treatment of corporate law in both Europe and Asia, as well developments in the US and UK. Bringing together a wide range of key thinkers in the field, this volume is divided into three main parts:
- Thinking about corporate law
- Corporate law principles and governance
- Some cross-cultural comparisons
Providing up-to-date and authoritative articles covering all the key aspects of corporate law, this reference work is essential reading for advanced students, scholars and practitioners in the field.
Table of Contents
Introduction Roman Tomasic Part A Thinking about Corporate Law 1. The Methods of Comparative Corporate Law Mathias Siems 2. The De-Privatisation of Anglo-American Corporate Law? Marc Moore 3. What is Corporate Law? An Australian Perspective Steve Bottomley 4. How Corporate Law Matters: The Debate as to the Inter-Relationship between Legal Origin and Economic Performance Rob McQueen Part B Corporate Law and Principles 5. Independence and Diversity in Board Composition Sally Wheeler 6. The Fiduciary Duties of Institutional Investors Folarin Akinbami 7. Corporate Law and the Phoenix Company Helen Anderson 8. Trust is good but control is better? A critical introduction to remuneration governance in Germany and the United Kingdom Philipp Kanzow 9. State Capitalism and Corporate Law: The Governance of State-owned Enterprises in China Jenny Fu 10. The Limits of Institutional Shareholder Activism: Some Comparisons from China and the United Kingdom Bo Gong Part C Some Cross-Cultural Comparisons 11. Corporate Governance in China: The Law and Its Political Logic Jianyu Wang 12. Contemporary Company Law Reform in India Harpreet Kaur 13. Company Law and Corporate Governance in Malaysia – Harmonmisation of Shariah and the Common Law Aiman Nariman Mohd. Sulaiman 14. Chinese Family Companies in Hong Kong: Governance, Predicaments, and Regulatory Challenges Angus Young and Alex Lau 15. Piercing the Corporate Veil in Latin America Jose Maria Lezcano Navarro
Roman Tomasic is Professor of Law at the University of South Australia and, until 2012, held a continuing appointment as the Chair in Company Law in Durham Law School at Durham University. He has been the Chair of the Australasian Law Teachers' Association and has also been active in legal research and the development of legal education in Australia, the United Kingdom and East Asia.