Brian R. Cheffins

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

S.J. Berwin Professor of Corporate Law

10 West Road

Cambridge, CB3 9DZ

United Kingdom

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Fellow

c/o ECARES ULB CP 114

B-1050 Brussels

Belgium

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Scholarly Papers (77)

1.

The History of Corporate Governance

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, Mike Wright, Donald Siegel, Kevin Keasey and Igor Filatotchev, eds., Oxford University Press, 2013, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 54/2011, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 184/2012
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 20 May 2013
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 8,320 (198)
Citation 1

Abstract:

corporate governance, board of directors, shareholder activism, agency costs

2.

Outside Director Liability Across Countries

as published in Texas Law Review, Vol. 84, pp. 1385-1480, 2006, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 71/2006, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 266, Univ of Texas Law and Economics Research Paper No. 31
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 20 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2011
Brian R. Cheffins and Bernard S. Black
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 3,529 (1,684)
Citation 48

Abstract:

outside directors, director liability, corporate law, securities law, indemnification, D&O insurance, derivative suits, securities class actions

3.
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Citation 12

The Eclipse of Private Equity

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 082/2007
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 24 Apr 2007
Brian R. Cheffins and John Armour
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Downloads 3,194 (2,235)
Citation 12

Abstract:

private equity, buyouts, public-to-private transactions, debt markets, regulation, corporate governance

The Eclipse of Private Equity

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 33, No. 1, 2008
Posted: 03 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2009
Brian R. Cheffins and John Armour
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Abstract:

Did Corporate Governance 'Fail' During the 2008 Stock Market Meltdown? The Case of the S&P 500

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 124/2009
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 04 May 2009 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 2,633 (3,166)
Citation 8

Abstract:

corporate governance, financial crisis, board of directors, executive pay, shareholder rights

Did Corporate Governance 'Fail' during the 2008 Stock Market Meltdown? The Case of the S&P 500

Business Lawyer, Vol. 65, No. 1, 2009
Posted: 03 Feb 2010
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Abstract:

corporate governance, financial crisis, board of directors, executive pay, shareholder rights

5.

Outside Director Liability

as published in Stanford Law Review, Vol. 58, pp. 1055-1159, 2006, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 68/2006, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 319, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 76
Number of pages: 107 Posted: 04 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2010
Bernard S. Black, Brian R. Cheffins and Michael Klausner
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 2,291 (3,586)
Citation 57

Abstract:

outside directors, corporate law, securities law, indemnification, D&O insurance

6.

Outside Director Liability (Before Enron and WorldCom)

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 250
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 12 Dec 2003
Bernard S. Black, Brian R. Cheffins and Michael Klausner
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 2,240 (4,111)
Citation 8

Abstract:

directors, corporate goverance, liability, securities law, corporate law

Does Law Matter?: The Separation of Ownership and Control in the United Kingdom

ERSC Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, Working Paper No. 172
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 03 Nov 2000
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 2,104 (4,667)
Citation 33

Abstract:

ownership, corporate governance, legal regulation, convergence

Does Law Matter?: The Separation of Ownership and Control in the United Kingdom

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2, Pt. 1, Forthcoming
Posted: 29 Oct 2001
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Abstract:

Should Shareholders have a Greater Say over Executive Pay?: Learning from the US Experience

Vanderbilt Law, Joe C. Davis Research Paper No. 01-6
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 10 May 2001
Brian R. Cheffins and Randall S. Thomas
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 2,004 (5,081)
Citation 10

Abstract:

Should Shareholders Have a Greater Say over Executive Pay?: Learning from the US Experience

Cambridge University Corporate Law, Vol. 1, p. 277, 2001, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 01-6
Posted: 23 Jan 2002
Brian R. Cheffins and Randall S. Thomas
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law School

Abstract:

9.

Outside Directors, Liability Risk and Corporate Governance: A Comparative Analysis (English Version)

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 48, U of Texas law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 31
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 09 Sep 2005
Brian R. Cheffins, Bernard S. Black and Michael Klausner
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 1,937 (5,194)

Abstract:

outside directors, corporate governance, Germany, supervisory board, director liability, securities law, corporate law

10.

Private Enforcement of Corporate Law: An Empirical Comparison of the UK and US

as published in Journal of Empirical Legal Studies Vol. 6, pp. 687-722, 2009, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 89, McCombs Research Paper Series, Paper No. FIN-02-07, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1105355, 3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 120, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 234
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
John Armour, Bernard S. Black, Brian R. Cheffins and Richard Nolan
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of York - York Law School
Downloads 1,916 (4,702)
Citation 7

Abstract:

Private enforcement, corporate law, derivative actions, public enforcement, comparative corporate law

The Rise and Fall (?) of Shareholder Activism by Hedge Funds

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 136/2009
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 Aug 2010
John Armour and Brian R. Cheffins
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 1,724 (6,593)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Shareholder activism, hedge funds, financial crisis

The Rise and Fall (?) of Shareholder Activism by Hedge Funds

Journal of Alternative Investments, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2012
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2012
Brian R. Cheffins and John Armour
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Abstract:

shareholder activism, hedge funds, financial crisis

12.

Dividends and Politics (Revised)

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 24/2004, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 04-17
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 05 Feb 2005
Steven A. Bank, Marc Goergen and Brian R. Cheffins
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 1,516 (8,170)
Citation 4

Abstract:

corporate governance, dividend policy, politics, tax rules, dividend controls, unions, labor costs, corporate law

13.

Corporate Governance Reform: Britain as an Exporter

Corporate Governance and the Reform of Company Law, Hume Papers on Public Policy, Vol. 8, No. 1, March 2000
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Mar 2000
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 1,459 (8,400)
Citation 11

Abstract:

14.
Downloads 1,454 ( 8,962)

Is Berle and Means Really a Myth?

UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 09-05, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 121/2009
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 10 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Brian R. Cheffins and Steven A. Bank
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Downloads 1,343 (10,006)

Abstract:

Berle-Means, ownership, control of U.S. public companies

Is Berle and Means Really a Myth?

Business History Review, Vol. 83, No. 3, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Oct 2009
Brian R. Cheffins and Steven A. Bank
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Downloads 111 (197,830)

Abstract:

Adolf Berle, Gardiner Means, coporate governance, ownership and control

15.

Report to Russian Center for Capital Market Development: Comparative Analysis on Legal Regulation of the Liability of Members of the Board of Directors and Executive Organs of Companies (English Language Version)

ECGI - Law Working Paper Series 103/2008, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 110
Number of pages: 323 Posted: 07 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2011
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Seoul National University School of Law, University of York - York Law School, Durham University - Durham Law School and Linia Prava Law Firm
Downloads 1,326 (9,138)

Abstract:

Russia, company law, liability of directors and officers

Liability Risk for Outside Directors: A Cross-Border Analysis

European Financial Management Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 153-171, 2005
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Mar 2005
Brian R. Cheffins, Bernard S. Black and Michael Klausner
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 1,265 (11,029)
Citation 13

Abstract:

corporate governance, outside directors, legal liability, corporate law, securities law

Liability Risk for Outside Directors: A Cross-Border Analysis

European Financial Management, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 153-171, March 2005
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 28 Mar 2005
Bernard S. Black, Brian R. Cheffins and Michael Klausner
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 24 (417,892)
Citation 13

Abstract:

17.
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Citation 5

Is Delaware Losing Its Cases?

as published in 9 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, pp. 605-656 (2012), Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 10-03, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 36/2010, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 174, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 151/2010, 5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 11/08
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2015
John Armour, Bernard S. Black and Brian R. Cheffins
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 1,261 (11,099)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Delaware, shareholder lawsuits, deal litigation, class actions, derivative actions, options backdating, forum shopping, corporate litigation

Is Delaware Losing its Cases?

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 605-656, 2012
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Nov 2012
John Armour, Bernard S. Black and Brian R. Cheffins
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 1 (549,838)
Citation 5

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18.

History and the Global Governance Revolution: The UK Perspective

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Mar 2001
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 1,242 (10,942)
Citation 1

Abstract:

19.

Corporate Law and Ownership Structure: A Darwinian Link?

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 22 Jul 2002
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 1,204 (10,660)
Citation 2

Abstract:

20.

Comparative Corporate Governance and the Australian Experience: A Research Agenda

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 May 2001
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 1,185 (12,087)
Citation 3

Abstract:

21.

Outside Directors and Lawsuits: What are the Real Risks?

McKinsey Quarterly, 2004
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Sep 2004
Brian R. Cheffins, Bernard S. Black and Michael Klausner
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 1,038 (14,665)

Abstract:

corporate governance, director liability, fiduciary duty, securities law, securities class actions, law and finance, director duties

22.

Outside Director Liability: A Policy Analysis

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 162, 2006, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 59/2006, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 319, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 54
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Jan 2006
Bernard S. Black, Brian R. Cheffins and Michael Klausner
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 1,028 (14,545)
Citation 39

Abstract:

outside directors, liability, corporate governance

Dividends as a Substitute for Corporate Law: The Separation of Ownership and Control in the United Kingdom

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 69/2006
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 13 Jul 2006
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 1,022 (15,415)
Citation 4

Abstract:

corporate law, securities law, corporate ownership, dividend policy, shareholder protection, ownership and control

Dividends as a Substitute for Corporate Law: The Separation of Ownership and Control in the United Kingdom

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 4, 2006
Posted: 21 Jun 2007
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Abstract:

corporate law, securities law, corporate ownership, dividend policy, shareholder protection, ownership and control

24.

'Developing Directors' Duties': The Legal and Theoretical Context

Company Financial and Insolvency Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1999
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Nov 1999
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 958 (16,464)

Abstract:

25.

Shareholder Suits and Outside Director Liability: The Case of Korea

Journal of Korean Law, Vol. 11, pp. 325-362, 2011, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. #, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 47/2005
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2011
Brian R. Cheffins, Bernard S. Black and Michael Klausner
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 937 (16,518)
Citation 6

Abstract:

corporate governance, director liability, fiduciary duty, securities law, securities class actions, law and finance, director duties

26.

Delaware’s Balancing Act

as published in 87 Indiana Law Journal 1345-1405 (2012), University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 37/2011, ECGI - Law Working Paper 167/2010, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 10-04, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 64/2010
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 17 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2012
John Armour, Bernard S. Black and Brian R. Cheffins
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 897 (18,079)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Delaware courts, corporate litigation, forum shopping

27.

The Past, Present and Future of Shareholder Activism by Hedge Funds

Journal of Corporation Law, 2012, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 38/2011
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 24 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2011
Brian R. Cheffins and John Armour
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Downloads 878 (13,171)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Shareholder, Shareholder activism, hedge funds, corporate law, corporation

28.

Putting Britain on the Roe Map: The Emergence of the Berle-Means Corporation in the United Kingdom

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 01 May 2000
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 869 (18,701)
Citation 9

Abstract:

29.

The Corporate Governance Movement, Banks and the Financial Crisis

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 232/2014, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 56/2013
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 11 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2014
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 782 (16,280)

Abstract:

corporate governance, banks, financial crisis, board of directors, agency costs, chief executive officers

30.

Legal Liability of Directors and Company Officials Part 2: Court Procedures, Indemnification and Insurance, and Administrative and Criminal Liability (Report to the Russian Securities Agency)

Columbia Business Law Review, pp. 1-171, 2008, ECGI - Law Working Paper, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 113
Number of pages: 171 Posted: 11 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Seoul National University School of Law, University of York - York Law School, Durham University - Durham Law School and Linia Prava Law Firm
Downloads 663 (26,968)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Russia, company law, liability of directors and officers, indemnification, insurance, derivative suits

31.

The Corporate Pyramid Fable

UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 10-01, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 146/2010
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 31 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Steven A. Bank and Brian R. Cheffins
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 627 (29,288)

Abstract:

history of U.S. corporate structures, publicly traded corporations, Public Utilities Holding Company Act of 1935

32.

The History of Modern U.S. Corporate Governance: Introduction

Edward Elgar's Corporate Governance in the New Global Economy Series, 2011, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 29/2012
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2013
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 613 (21,097)

Abstract:

corporate governance, agency costs, board of directors, executive pay, shareholder activism, takeovers

33.

Legal Liability of Directors and Company Officials Part 1: Substantive Grounds for Liability (Report to the Russian Securities Agency)

Columbia Business Law Review, pp. 614-799, 2007, ECGI - Law Working Paper, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 112
Number of pages: 185 Posted: 11 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Seoul National University School of Law, University of York - York Law School, Durham University - Durham Law School and Linia Prava Law Firm
Downloads 608 (29,156)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Russia, company law, liability of directors and officers

34.

Regulation and the Globalization (Americanization) of Executive Pay

Vanderbilt Law & Economics Research Paper No. 02-05, Columbia University Press, 2003
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Aug 2002
Brian R. Cheffins and Randall S. Thomas
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 586 (33,665)
Citation 9

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35.

The Undermining of UK Corporate Governance (?)

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 203, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 4/2013
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 15 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2013
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 572 (27,844)

Abstract:

corporate governance, corporate ownership and control, minority shareholder protection, FTSE 100, listing rules

36.

Delaware and the Transformation of Corporate Governance

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Forthcoming, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 278/2015, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 64/2014
Number of pages: 101 Posted: 04 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2015
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 497 (27,197)

Abstract:

Delaware, corporate governance, boards of directors, takeovers, executive pay, shareholder activism

37.

Outside Directors, Liability Risk and Corporate Governance: A Comparative Analysis (German Version)

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 48, U of Texas law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 31
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Sep 2005
Brian R. Cheffins, Bernard S. Black and Michael Klausner
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 496 (40,734)

Abstract:

outside directors, corporate governance, Germany, supervisory board, director liability, securities law, corporate law

38.

The Origins of the Market for Corporate Control

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 226/2013
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2015
John Armour and Brian R. Cheffins
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 495 (33,329)

Abstract:

Takeovers, US corporate law, history, tender offers

39.
Downloads 494 (38,066)

Abstract:

Russia, company law, liability of directors and officers

40.

The Stewardship Code’s Achilles’ Heel

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 28/2011
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 May 2011
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 479 (36,291)

Abstract:

Stewardship Code, corporate governance, shareholder activism, share ownership, financial crisis

41.

Investor Sentiment and Antitrust Law as Determinants of Corporate Ownership Structure: The Great Merger Wave of 1897 to 1903

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 15 Jan 2003
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 461 (45,565)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Law as Bedrock: The Foundations of an Economy Dominated by Widely Held Public Companies

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 15 Aug 2001
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 445 (49,039)
Citation 8

Abstract:

Law as Bedrock: The Foundations of an Economy Dominated by Widely Held Public Companies

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 1-23, 2003
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Abstract:

43.

Hedge Fund Activism Canadian Style

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 202, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 3/2013
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 21 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2013
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 440 (40,734)

Abstract:

Shareholder activism, hedge funds, Canada

Mergers and the Evolution of Patterns of Corporate Ownership and Control: The British Experience

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 04 Aug 2003
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 440 (49,742)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Mergers and the Evolution of Patterns of Corporate Ownership and Control: The British Experience

Business History, Vol. 46, pp. 256-284, April 2004
Posted: 06 Sep 2004
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Abstract:

ownership structure, mergers, acquisitions, antitrust law, corporate law

45.

The Trajectory of (Corporate Law) Scholarship

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 Nov 2003
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 417 (48,757)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Are Good Managers Required for a Separation of Ownership and Control?

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 23 Jun 2003
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 392 (57,292)

Abstract:

Are Good Managers Required for a Separation of Ownership and Control?

Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 13, pp. 591-618, 2004
Posted: 09 Nov 2004
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Abstract:

47.

Questioning 'Law and Finance': US Stock Market Development, 1930-70

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 14/2012, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 12-14
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2012
Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank and Harwell Wells
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 385 (54,160)

Abstract:

law and finance, corporate law, Delaware, stock market, securities regulation

48.

Tax and the Separation of Ownership and Control

TAX AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, Wolfgang Schoen, ed., Springer, 2008, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 08-09
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Steven A. Bank and Brian R. Cheffins
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 334 (65,195)
Citation 3

Abstract:

corporate ownership, taxation, separation of ownership and control, historical tax developments in Britain and the U.S.

49.

Regulating IPOs: Evidence from Going Public in London and Berlin, 1900-1913

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 180/2011, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2/2012
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2012
Carsten Burhop, David Chambers and Brian R. Cheffins
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, University of Cambridge - Judge Business School, Department of Finance & Accounting and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 307 (76,751)
Citation 1

Abstract:

law and finance, initial public offering, regulation, investor protection, financial history

50.

The Team Production Model as a Paradigm

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 262/2014, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 38/2014
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2014
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 293 (62,117)

Abstract:

team production, corporate law theory, managerialism, shareholder primacy, nexus of contracts, shareholder activism, hedge funds

51.

Delaware Corporate Litigation and the Fragmentation of the Plaintiffs’ Bar

As published in 2012 Columbia Business Law Review, pp. 427-501, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-04, ECGI - Law Working Paper, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21/2012
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 30 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2012
Brian R. Cheffins, John Armour and Bernard S. Black
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 286 (75,094)
Citation 1

Abstract:

shareholder lawsuits, deal litigation, class actions, derivative actions, corporate litigation, Delaware, plaintiffs’ bar

52.

The Rise of Corporate Governance in the U.K.: When and Why

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 18/2015, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 293/2015
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 25 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2015
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 278 (32,833)

Abstract:

corporate governance, boards of directors, takeovers, executive pay

53.

The Race to the Bottom Recalculated: Scoring Corporate Law Over Time

UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 14-10, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 261/2014, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 54/2014, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-38
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 04 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2014
Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank and Harwell Wells
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 277 (72,840)

Abstract:

corporate law, state jurisdictions, incorporation, shareholder protection

54.

Offensive Shareholder Activism in U.S. Public Companies, 1900-49

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 09/2011
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2011
Brian R. Cheffins and John Armour
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Downloads 261 (77,284)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Shareholder Activism, Takeovers, Proxy Regulation

55.

Corporate Governance Since the Managerial Capitalism Era

Forthcoming, Business History Review, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 39/2015
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2015
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 232 (59,617)

Abstract:

corporate governance, boards of directors, takeovers, executive pay, shareholder activism

56.

Правовое Регулирование Ответственности Членов Органов Управления: Анализ Мировой Практики (Legal Regulation of the Liability of Members of Management Organs: An Analysis of International Practice)

Alpina Publishers (Альпина Паблишерз), 2010,
Number of pages: 335 Posted: 11 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2011
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University - School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Fordham University School of Law, Seoul National University School of Law, University of York - York Law School, Durham University - Durham Law School and Linia Prava Law Firm
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57.

The Corporate Pyramid Fable (Revised)

Business History Review, Vol. 84, No. 3, pp. 435-58, 2010, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 11/04, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 11-02
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2011
Steven A. Bank and Brian R. Cheffins
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Corporate Pyramids, Dividends, corporate Taxation, Holding Companies

58.

Law and History by Numbers: Use, But with Care

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 230/2013, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 50/2013, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper 13-21, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-47
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2013
Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank and Harwell Wells
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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Corporate law, corporate governance, law and finance, empirical legal scholarship, leximetrics, anti-director rights index, anti-self-dealing index, competitive federalism

59.

Law, Politics and the Rise and Fall of German Stock Market Development, 1870-1938

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 283/2015, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 4/2015
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 13 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2015
Carsten Burhop, David Chambers and Brian R. Cheffins
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, University of Cambridge - Judge Business School, Department of Finance & Accounting and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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Initial public offerings; Germany; Financial History; Corporate Law; Stock Markets

60.

Shareholder Protection Across Time

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 17/2015, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-24
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 18 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 16 May 2015
Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank and Harwell Wells
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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corporate law, shareholder protection, leximetrics, regulatory competition

61.

Ownership Dispersion and the London Stock Exchange’s 'Two-Thirds Rule': An Empirical Test

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 17/2012
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 27 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2012
Brian R. Cheffins, Dmitri K. Koustas and David Chambers
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and University of Cambridge - Judge Business School, Department of Finance & Accounting
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law and finance, London Stock Exchange, initial public offerings, securities regulation

62.

Stock Market Prices and the Market for Corporate Control

University of Illinois Law Review, 2016, Forthcoming, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 298/2015, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 47/2015
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 20 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2015
John Armour and Brian R. Cheffins
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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tender offer; market for corporate control; proxy contest; stock market efficiency; control contests

Corporate Ownership and Control in the UK: The Tax Dimension

Modern Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 5, pp. 778-811, September 2007
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Aug 2007
Brian R. Cheffins and Steven A. Bank
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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Corporate Ownership and Control in the UK: The Tax Dimension

Modern Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 5, pp. 778-811, September 2007, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 07-10
Posted: 11 Sep 2007
Steven A. Bank and Brian R. Cheffins
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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corporate ownership, tax developments in Britain, corporate profits, taxation of managerial and investment income, inheritance taxes

64.

Will Executive Pay Globalise Along American Lines?

Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 11, pp. 8-24, 2003
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Mar 2003
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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65.

The Stewardship Code's Achilles' Heel

The Modern Law Review, Vol. 73, Issue 6, pp. 1004-1025, November 2010
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Oct 2010
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
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66.

Executive Pay: What Worked?

Journal of Corporation Law, Forthcoming, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 16-11, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 38/2016, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-37
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 21 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2016
Steven A. Bank, Brian R. Cheffins and Harwell Wells
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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Tax, Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, CEO compensation Reform

67.

Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Oxford University Press, 2008
Posted: 21 Nov 2008
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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ownership and control, stock markets, corporate law, investor protection, business history, blockholders, institutional shareholders, shareholder activism, private equity

68.

Corporations

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Peter Cane, Mark Tushnet, eds., Oxford University Press, 2003
Posted: 19 Jul 2004
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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Corporate law

69.

Comparative Corporate Governance and the Australian Experience

KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN CORPORATE LAW AND TRUSTS LAW: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR HAROLD FORD, Ian Ramsay, ed., pp. 13-38, 2002
Posted: 19 Aug 2002
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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70.

The Metamorphosis of 'Germany Inc.': The Case of Executive Pay

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 49, No. 3, 2001
Posted: 02 Jan 2002
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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71.

Law, Economics and the UK's System of Corporate Governance: Lessons from History

Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2001
Posted: 23 May 2001
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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72.

Current Trends in Corporate Governance: Going from London to Milan Via Toronto

Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, Vol. 10, No. 1, Fall/Winter 1999
Posted: 02 Feb 2000
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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73.

Company Law: Theory, Structure and Operation

Brian Cheffins, COMPANY LAW: THEORY, STRUCTURE AND OPERATION, Oxford University Press, 1997
Posted: 15 Sep 1999
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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74.

Playing the Stock Market: 'Going Public' and Professional Team Sports

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 24, No. 3, Spring 1999
Posted: 24 Aug 1999
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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75.

Our Common Legal Heritage: Fragmentation and Renewal

The Law Librarian, Vol. 30, No. 1, Pp. 3-12, March 1999
Posted: 21 Aug 1999
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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76.

Using Theory to Study Law: A Company Law Perspective

Cambridge Law Journal, 1999
Posted: 03 May 1999
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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77.

Trust, Loyalty and Cooperation

B.A.K. Rider, ed., The Realm of Company Law, London: Kluwer Law International, Pp. 53-80, 1998
Posted: 29 Mar 1999
Brian R. Cheffins
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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