Commercial Law

Corporate Law

Featuring Routledge Research in Corporate Law Series:

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.
 

  1. Rethinking Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions

    By Demetra Arsalidou

    Series: Routledge Research in Corporate Law

    There are many deep-seated reasons for the current financial turmoil but a key factor has undoubtedly been the serious failings within the corporate governance practices of financial institutions. There have been shortcomings in the risk management and incentive structures; the boards’ supervision...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Directors’ Decisions and the Law

    Promoting Success

    By Alice Belcher

    Series: Routledge Research in Corporate Law

    Directors are key decision-makers in any organisation, whether it is in the public sector, a family business or a transnational company. The UK Companies Act 2006 codified directors’ duties for the first time and describes the director as the ‘most likely to promote the success of the company for...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Understanding Institutional Shareholder Activism

    A Comparative Study of the UK and China

    By Bo Gong

    Series: Routledge Research in Corporate Law

    Institutional shareholder participation has long been considered as vital to good corporate governance yet its potential does not seem to have been realized. The recent banking crisis exposed the passivity of some institutional shareholders, many of whom appear to have chosen to sell their...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Shareholder Primacy and Corporate Governance

    Legal Aspects, Practices and Future Directions

    By Shuangge Wen

    Series: Routledge Research in Corporate Law

    Rising defaults in the financial market in 2007, the current widespread economic recession and debt crisis have added impetus to existing doubts about companies’ governance, and cast new light on future trends in shareholder-oriented corporate practice. Taking account of these developments in the...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights and the Law

    Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries

    By Olufemi Amao

    Series: Routledge Research in Corporate Law

    The control of multinational corporations is an area of law that has attracted immense attention both at national and international level. In recognition of the importance of the subject matter, the United Nations Secretary General has appointed a special representative to work in this area. The...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Rethinking Corporate Governance

    The Law and Economics of Control Powers

    By Alessio Pacces

    Series: Routledge Research in Corporate Law

    The standard approach to the legal foundations of corporate governance is based on the view that corporate law promotes separation of ownership and control by protecting non-controlling shareholders from expropriation. This book takes a broader perspective by showing that investor protection is a...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Progressive Corporate Governance for the 21st Century

    By Lorraine Talbot

    Series: Routledge Research in Corporate Law

    Progressive Corporate Governance for the 21st Century is a wide ranging and ambitious study of why corporate governance is the shape that it is, and how it can be better. The book sets out the emergence of shareholder primacy orientated corporate governance using a study of historical developments...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Enlightened Shareholder Value Principle and Corporate Governance

    By Andrew Keay

    Series: Routledge Research in Corporate Law

    The enlightened shareholder value principle (ESV) was formulated during the comprehensive review of UK company law by the Company Law Steering Group in the late 1990s and early 2000’s and requires directors of companies to act in the collective best interests of shareholders. The principle was...

    Published July 5th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Political Determinants of Corporate Governance in China

    By Chenxia Shi

    Series: Routledge Research in Corporate Law

    This book investigates the key factors shaping corporate governance in China and presents a sophisticated study of corporate governance in China from a comparative and historical perspective. Drawing on extensive corporate governance literature, this book articulates why path dependence theory is...

    Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge