Rationality in Company Law
Essays in Honour of D.D.Prentice
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Rationality in Company Law by Jennifer Payne
Book DescriptionThis collection of essays is a festschrift to honour Professor Dan Prentice who retired in 2008 from the Allen & Overy Professorship of Company Law in the University of Oxford. Dan Prentice has been deeply involved in corporate law from all perspectives: as a scholar, teacher, law reformer and practising member of Erskine Chambers. His interests have covered the full range of corporate law, finance and insolvency. The occasion of his retirement from his Professorship has afforded a number of leading corporate law experts from around the world, many of whom are his former students and colleagues, an opportunity to address some of the most important issues in corporate law today, in his honour. Corporate law has always been a fast-moving area, but the present pace of change seems quicker than ever. The Companies Act 2006, by some way the longest piece of legislation ever passed by the UK Parliament, is reshaping the landscape of domestic company law. At the same time, legislative and judicial developments at the European level in corporate and securities law are of unprecedented importance for corporate lawyers based in the UK. This outstanding series of papers addresses a number of the most important issues currently facing the subject, including the impact of the new Companies Act on directors' duties, shareholder litigation and capital maintenance; aspects of insolvency and banking regulation, the Capital Requirements Directive, and a new Convention on Intermediated securities. It will be essential reading for all those interested in the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841138060
(234mm x 156mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jennifer Payne
John Armour is Lovells Professor of Law and Finance in the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Oriel College. Jennifer Payne is Professor of Corporate Finance Law at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow and Tutor of Merton College, Oxford.
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