This book explores the rationalities and functions of securities markets and takeover activities. Focusing on the Chinese experience of utilizing the securities market as an effective mechanism of corporate control, this volume analyses the future development of China's financial market in the era of economic globalization. Providing an overview of the historical development of the securities market and a literature review of the economic functions of stock markets, Securities Markets and Corporate Governance also examines the legal regimes governing securities markets and takeovers in some leading corporate economies including the US, Germany, Japan and the UK. This volume then focuses on the Chinese experience, proposing a model which balances internal corporate governance and external market control for China.
Yuwa Wei, Professor of Law, Soochow University, China. She is also Honorary Professor, Harbin University of Science and Technology, China. Her research interests are in Corporate Governance, Securities regulation, Comparative Commercial Law, and International Investment Law. She has published widely in these and related areas.