Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of the law covering merchants’ status and obligations – including the laws governing state intervention in economic activities – in Australia provides quick and easy guidance on such commercial and economic matters as business assets, negotiable instruments, commercial securities, and regulation of the conditions of commercial transactions. Lawyers who handle transnational business will appreciate the explanation of local variations in terminology and the distinctive concepts that determine practice and procedure.
Starting with a general description of the specifically applicable concepts and sources of commercial law, the book goes on to discuss such factors as obligations of economic operators and institutions, goodwill, broker/client relations, commercial property rights, and bankruptcy. Discussion of economic law covers the laws governing establishment, supervision of economic activities, competition law, and government taxation incentives. These details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.
Thorough yet practical, this convenient volume is a valuable tool for business executives and their legal counsel with international interests. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Australia will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative commercial and economic law.
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List of Abbreviations
Part I. Commercial Law
Chapter 1. Concepts and Sources of Commercial Law
Chapter 2. The Economic Operators
Chapter 3. The Economic Institutions
Chapter 4. General Obligations and Economic Operators
Chapter 5. Business Assets, Goodwill and Commercial Property Rights
Chapter 6. Bankruptcy and Related Institutions
Chapter 7. Negotiable Instruments
Chapter 8. Stock and Commodity Exchanges
Chapter 9. Commercial Contracts
Chapter 10. Commercial Securities
Part II. Economic Law
Chapter 1. State Intervention in Economic Activities
Chapter 2. Law of Establishment and Supervision of Commercial Activities
Chapter 3. Commonwealth of Australia and State Incentives for Economic Activity
Chapter 4. The Law of Competition
Chapter 5. State Regulation of the Conditions of Commercial Transactions