Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance

Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance
Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance
Gordon, J
Oxford University Press

Corporate law and corporate governance have been at the forefront of regulatory activities across the world for several decades now, and are subject to increasing public attention following the Global Financial Crisis of 2008.

The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governanceprovides the global framework necessary to understand the aims and methods of legal research in this field. Written by leading scholars from around the world, the Handbook contains a rich variety of chapters that provide a comparative and functional overview of corporate governance.

It opens with the central theoretical approaches and methodologies in corporate law scholarship in Part I, before examining core substantive topics in corporate law, including shareholder rights, takeovers and restructuring, and minority rights in Part II. Part III focuses on new challenges in the field, including conflicts between Western and Asian corporate governance environments, the rise of foreign ownership, and emerging markets.

Enforcement issues are covered in Part IV, and Part V takes a broader approach, examining those areas of law and finance that are interwoven with corporate governance, including insolvency, taxation, and securities law as well as financial regulation.

The Handbook is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary resource placing corporate law and governance in its wider context, and is essential reading for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers in the field.

Contents: PART L: THEORETICAL APPROACHES, TOOLS, AND METHODS 1. Theories of Corporate Law 2. Regulatory Competition 3. Corporate Law and Politics 4. Contractual Theory 5. Law and Culture 6. Convergence and Persistence in Corporate Law 7. Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions 8. Accounting and Reporting 9. Economic Tools in Corporate Law 10. Behavioural Perspectives 11. Taxonomies and Leximetric Approaches
PART II: SUBSTANTIVE TOPICS 12. Separate Legal Personality / Asset Partitioning 13. Limited Liability 14. Board of Directors 15. Executive Compensation 16. Shareholder Rights 17. Institutional Investors 18. Activist Shareholders 19. Short-termism 20. Minority Protection 21. Creditors in Corporate Law 22. Related Party Transactions 23. Takeovers and Control Transactions 24. Restructurings and Mergers and Acquisitions 25. Groups of Companies 26. Governance of Private Firms 27. Corporate Social Responsibility
PART III: NEW CHALLENGES IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 28. Western versus Asian Corporate Governance Environments 29. Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets 30. Chinese Corporate Governance 31. The Rise of Foreign Ownership 32. Institutional Investors, Intermediation, and Internal Governance 33. Market Integration and Globalization 34. Extraterritorial Application
PART IV: ENFORCEMENT 35. Self-Regulation in Corporate Law 36. Private Enforcement 37. Public Enforcement (Public versus Private Enforcement) 38. Public Enforcement (Criminal versus Civil Santions) 39. Specialised Company Courts + Delaware 40. Compliance in Corporate Law
PART V: ADJACENT AREAS 41. Corporate Finance 42. Insolvency Law 43. Contract Law 44. Employment Law and Industrial Relations 45. Capital Markets / Securities Law 46. Financial Regulation 47. Taxation Law

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