A Comparative and Functional Approach
This is the long-awaited third edition of this highly regarded comparative overview of corporate law. This edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to reflect the profound changes in corporate law and governance practices that have tak...
Reinier Kraakman is the Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He has written numerous articles on corporate law and the economic analysis of corporate liability regimes. He teaches courses in corporate law, corporate finances, and seminars on the theory of corporate law and comparative corporate governance. John Armour is Hogan Lovells Professor of Law and Finance at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He was previously a member of the Faculty of Law and the interdisciplinary Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge. He has held visiting posts at various institutions including the University of Chicago, Columbia Law School, the University of Frankfurt, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Private Law, Hamburg, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. His main research interests lie in company law, corporate insolvency law, and financial regulation, in which areas he has published widely. He has been involved in policy projects commissioned by the UK's Department of Trade and Industry, Financial Services Authority and Insolvency Service, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the World Bank. He currently serves as a member of the European Commission's Informal Company Law Expert Group. Paul Davies is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Commercial Law at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. He was the Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law, University of Oxford, between 2009 and 2014. Between 1998 and 2009 he was the Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was a member of the Steering Group for the Company Law Review which preceded the enactment of the Companies Act 2006, and has been involved recently in policy-related work for the UK Treasury. His most recent works include the 10th edition of Gower and Davies, Principles of Modern Company Law (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016, with Sarah Worthington); and Introduction to Company Law (OUP, 2nd ed., 2010). He is a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute, a Fellow of the British Academy, and an honorary Queen's Counsel. Luca Enriques is the Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and a European Corporate Governance Institute Research Fellow. He has been Professor of Business Law at the University of Bologna and LUISS-Rome. Between 2007 and 2012, he served as a Commissioner at Consob, the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission. He has been Visiting Professor at various institutions, including Harvard Law School, Instituto de Impresa (Madrid), and IDC Herzliya. He has published several books and articles on topics relating to corporate law, corporate governance, and financial regulation. He is a coauthor, together with John Armour, Paul Davies, and others, of Principles of Financial Regulation (OUP, 2016). Henry Hansmann is the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law at the Yale Law School. His scholarship has focused principally on the law and economics of organizational ownership and structure, and has dealt with all types of legal entities, both profit-seeking and nonprofit, private and public. He has been Professor or Visiting Professor at Harvard University, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Schools. Recent publications include Legal Entities as Transferable Bundles of Contracts (with Kenneth Ayotte), 111 Michigan Law Review 715 (2013), and External and Internal Asset Partitioning: Corporations and Their Subsidiaries (with Richard Squire), in Jeffrey Gordon and Georg Ringe (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance (OUP, forthcoming). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the European Corporate Governance Institute. Gerard Hertig is Professor of Law at ETH Zurich and a European Corporate Governance Institute rese
1: John Armour, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Mariana Pargendler: What is Corporate Law? 2: John Armour, Henry Hansmann, and Reinier Kraakman: Agency Problems and Legal Strategies 3: John Armour, Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, and Reinier Kraakman: The Basic Governance Structure: The Interests of Shareholders as a Class 4: Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Mariana Pargendler: The Basic Governance Structure: Minority Shareholders and Non-Shareholder Constituencies 5: John Armour, Gerard Hertig, and Hideki Kanda: Transactions with Creditors 6: Luca Enriques, Gerard Hertig, Hideki Kanda, and Mariana Pargendler: Related-Party Transactions 7: Edward Rock, Paul Davies, Hideki Kanda, Reinier Kraakman, and Wolf-Georg Ringe: Fundamental Changes 8: Paul Davies, Klaus Hopt, and Wolf-Georg Ringe: Control Transactions 9: Luca Enriques, Gerard Hertig, Reinier Kraakman, and Edward Rock: Corporate Law and Securities Markets 10: John Armour, Luca Enriques, Mariana Pargendler, and Wolf-Georg Ringe: Beyond the Anatomy