The Legal Basis of Corporate Governance in Publicly Held Corporations, A Comparative Approach
This work offers a comprehensive survey of important corporate law systems and a detailed analysis of the legal significance of corporate governance mechanisms and their impact on the corporate law system. The topics covered include shareholders' rights, role of the annual general meeting, structure of the board of directors, rights of disclosure, role of auditors, voting systems, fiduciary duties and methods of enforcement.
The authors focus on the issues of accountability and the relation between the various actors within a corporation. The legal analysis takes full account of economic reality and detailed economic data support the legal arguments presented.
This book is the result of a project sponsored by Ceradi-Luiss Guido Carli, Rome and by the Brooklyn Law School Center for the Study of International Business Law. It will prove essential reading for academic lawyers, legislators and practitioners interested in corporate law and corporate governance in particular.
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