Christopher M. Bruner

University of Georgia School of Law

Stembler Family Distinguished Professor in Business Law

225 Herty Drive

Athens, GA 30602

United States

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1.

The Modern Corporation Statement on Company Law

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 29 Oct 2016
Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute (deceased), SciencesPo, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), Boston College Law School, Warwick Law School, University of Kent - Kent Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School, University of York - York Law School, Queen Mary University of London - School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London, (CCLS), Washington and Lee University - School of Law, University of Oslo - Faculty of Law, University of Bristol, York University - Osgoode Hall Law School, University of Essex - School of Law, University of York (UK), University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Manchester, The Business School, University of Colorado Denver, University of Leeds - School of Law, University College London, Faculty of Laws, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School, University of Waikato - Management School, The University of Hong Kong - School of Business, University of Leeds, University of Georgia School of Law, University of California, Davis - School of Law, Hofstra University College of Law, University of Technology, Sydney, Washington and Lee University - School of Law, University of Brescia, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of Victoria - Faculty of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Audencia School of Management, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, INSEAD, Alvares Penteado School of Business (Fecap), Independent, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) - Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF), Université Grenoble Alpes, São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV DIREITO SP, University of Glasgow, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School, Monash University, University of South Australia - School of Law, University of Greenwich - School of Law, Queen's University Belfast - School of Law, Independent, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, Nyenrode Business university and ARTICLE 19
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Company, Law, Corporate, Governance

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Corporate Governance Reform in a Time of Crisis

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 36, No. 2, p. 309, 2011, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2010-9
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 May 2010 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2011
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Reform, Financial Crisis, Shareholder-Centrism, Stakeholders, Hostile Takeovers, United Kingdom, Companies Act, Politics, Welfare State

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Corporate Governance for Sustainability

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 07 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2020
Warwick Law School, Nyenrode Business university, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), University of Michigan, Sciences Po, Columbia University School of Law, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre de Gestion Scientifique (CGS), York University - Osgoode Hall Law School, Washington and Lee University - School of Law, University of Bristol, University of Oslo - Faculty of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of York - York Law School, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, University of Bristol, Peter A. Allard School of Law, Ecole Universitaire de Management Clermont-Ferrand, University of Essex, University of San Francisco - School of Business and Management, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law, Drucker Institute, Essex Business School, Frank Bold, Morgan State University, Durham Business School, Liverpool Hope University, University of Manchester - School of Law, De Montfort University - Faculty of Business and Law, Wellesley College - Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, Linnaeus University, University of York, Queen Mary University of London - School of Law, University of California, Davis - School of Law, Queen's University Belfast - School of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of South Australia - School of Law, University of Leicester - Management Centre, University of York, HEC Paris, University of Glasgow, University College London - Faculty of Laws, School of Law, King's College, London; Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, Royal Holloway, University of London, University of Bristol - School of Law, University of Sheffield, University College London, Faculty of Laws, Nyenrode Business University, University of Oregon - Department of Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, University of Westminster, Universidad Andres Bello, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Alberta - Department of Accounting, Operations & Information Systems, Queen’s University, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, University of Auckland Faculty of Law, Zefat Academic College, University of Leeds, University of Dundee - Department of Accountancy & Business Finance, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Oxford Brookes Business School, School of Law, University of Sheffield, Hofstra University College of Law, The Open University - Department of Political Economics, University of Leeds - School of Law, University of Massachusetts, University of Sheffield, School of Law, ICCE, Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Glasgow and College of Business, United Arab Emirates University
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corporate governance, company law, director duties, board obligations, sustainable finance action plan, sustainability strategy, ESG, shareholder primacy, sustainable development, climate change

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Culture, Sovereignty, and Hollywood: UNESCO and the Future of Trade in Cultural Products

New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (JILP), Vol. 40, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 15 Oct 2006
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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trade negotiations, international law, UNESCO, media, audiovisual, culture, cultural diversity, cultural goods, cultural services, cultural products

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Is the Corporate Director's Duty of Care a 'Fiduciary' Duty? Does It Matter?

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 48, p. 1027, 2013, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2014-11
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Nov 2013
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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duty of care, duty of loyalty, business judgment rule, fiduciary duties, good faith, exculpation, corporate law, corporate governance, United Kingdom, Companies Act

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Power and Purpose in the 'Anglo-American' Corporation

Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 50, No. 3, 2010, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2010-2
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Shareholder-Centrism, Stakeholders, Hostile Takeovers, United Kingdom, Companies Act, Politics, Welfare State

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The Enduring Ambivalence of Corporate Law

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 5, p. 1385, 2008
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 13 Aug 2007
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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corporate law, corporate governance, shareholder wealth maximization, fiduciary duty, business judgment rule, hostile takeovers, institutional shareholders, socially responsible investing, institutional activism, bylaws, utilitarianism, ambivalence

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Good Faith, State of Mind, and the Outer Boundaries of Director Liability in Corporate Law

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 41, p. 1131, 2006, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 05-19
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 27 Oct 2005
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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corporate law, corporate governance, fiduciary duties, good faith, business judgment rule, exculpation

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UNESCO, the WTO, and Trade in Cultural Products

ESSAYS ON THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION, VOLUME 1: POLICIES AND LEGAL ISSUES, Julien Chaisse & Tiziano Balmelli, eds., EDIS, 2008
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 04 May 2008
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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trade negotiations, international law, UNESCO, media, audiovisual, culture, cultural diversity, cultural goods, cultural services, cultural products

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States, Markets, and Gatekeepers: Public-Private Regulatory Regimes in an Era of Economic Globalization

Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2008, Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) Inaugural Conference Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2009
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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gatekeepers, international law, international relations, sovereignty, hegemony, private authority, credit ratings, rating agencies, sovereign ratings, NRSROs, Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Internet, ICANN, DNS, domain names, Internet governance

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Conceptions of Corporate Purpose in Post-Crisis Financial Firms

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 36, p. 527, 2013, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2012-29
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Mar 2013
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Reform, Corporate Purpose, Banking, Financial Crisis, Shareholder-Centrism, Populism

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Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What Is the 'Progressive' Agenda?

Brigham Young University Law Review, Vol. 2018, No. 2, 2018, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2017-4
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 15 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2018
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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progressive corporate governance, center-left politics, communitarianism, nexus of contracts, corporate law, securities regulation, institutional investors, union pension funds, ERISA, Democratic Party

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Opting Out of Fiduciary Duties and Liabilities in U.S. and U.K. Business Entities

Research Handbook on Fiduciary Law (Andrew Gold and Gordon Smith eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming), University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-29
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2017
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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corporation, limited company, general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, fiduciary duty, loyalty, care, exculpation, indemnification, directors and officers insurance, law and economics, contractualism, Delaware, United States, United Kingdom

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Re-Imagining Offshore Finance: Market-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World

Re-Imagining Offshore Finance: Market-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World, Oxford University Press, 2016
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2016
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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market-dominant small jurisdictions (MDSJs), globalization, tax havens, offshore financial centers, micro-states, global cities, Bermuda, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Delaware, captive insurance, Islamic finance, wealth management, Mainland finance, cross-border banking, incorporation

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Part I: Shareholder Orientation in the Common-Law World - Introduction and Overview

C. Bruner, Corporate Governance in the Common-Law World: The Political Foundations of Shareholder Power, Cambridge University Press, 2013, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2013-15
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Financial Crisis, Shareholder-Centrism, Stakeholders, Hostile Takeovers, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Politics, Welfare State

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To Judge Leviathan: Sovereign Credit Ratings, National Law, and the World Economy

Journal of Public Policy, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 191-217, August 2005
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Mar 2008
Christopher M. Bruner and Rawi Abdelal
University of Georgia School of Law and Harvard University - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit
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The Changing Face of Money

Review of Banking and Financial Law, Vol. 30, p. 383, 2010-2011, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-7
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Mar 2011
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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US dollar, Federal Reserve notes, Federal Reserve System, monetary policy, money supply, quantitative easing, national debt

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What Is the Domain of Corporate Law?

University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-04
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2019
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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corporate law, company law, corporate governance, comparative law, shareholders, stakeholders, nexus of contracts, team production, shareholder primacy, co-determination, internal affairs doctrine, Centros, charter competition, Takeover Directive, tunneling, taxonomy, positivism, realism

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Managing Corporate Federalism: The Least-Bad Approach to the Shareholder Bylaw Debate

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 36, No. 1, p. 1, 2011, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2010-12
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 31 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 18 May 2011
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Securities Regulation, Shareholder Bylaws, Rule 14a-8, Delaware, SEC, Corporate Federalism

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Corporations and Sustainability

In Beate Sjåfjell and Christopher M. Bruner (eds), Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Chapter 1., University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2019-06, Nordic & European Company Law Working Paper No. 19-08, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-36, Dean Rusk International Center Research Paper No. 2019-12
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 May 2019 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2020
Beate Sjåfjell and Christopher M. Bruner
University of Oslo - Faculty of Law and University of Georgia School of Law
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planetary boundaries, social foundation, human rights, shareholder primacy, strong sustainability

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The Corporation's Intrinsic Attributes

Understanding the Company: Corporate Governance and Theory, Choudhury & Martin Petrin eds., Cambridge University Press, 2016), Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2016-10
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Feb 2016
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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corporate law, corporate governance, corporate attributes, limited liability, business judgment rule, bylaws, hostile takeovers, financial firms, United Kingdom

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Corporate Governance Reform in Post-Crisis Financial Firms: Two Fundamental Tensions

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 4, 2018, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper, 2018-27
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2018
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Reform, Banking, Financial Institutions, Financial Crisis, Shareholder-Centrism, Capital Regulation, Independent Directors, Risk Management, Dodd-Frank Act, Basel Committee

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Shareholder Bylaws and the Delaware Corporation

Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Vol. 11, pp. 67-75, 2009, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2010-4
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 20 Feb 2010
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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corporate governance, shareholder bylaws, hostile takeovers, Delaware corporate law

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Hemispheric Integration and the Politics of Regionalism: The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)

University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2002
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 25 Jun 2008
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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trade negotiations, international law, FTAA, MERCOSUR, NAFTA, free trade agreements, regionalism, fast track

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Good Faith in Revlon-Land

New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 55, 2010/11, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-4
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 Jan 2011
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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corporate law, corporate governance, fiduciary duty, loyalty, good faith

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Methods of Comparative Corporate Governance

Research Handbook on Comparative Corporate Governance (Afra Afsharipour & Martin Gelter eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Jan 2020
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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corporate law, corporate governance, comparative law, comparative methodology, functionalism, contextualism, law and economics

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The Fiduciary Enterprise of Corporate Law

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 74, 2017, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2017-12
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 May 2017 Last Revised: 25 May 2017
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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fiduciary duty, loyalty, care, equity, corporate law, corporate governance, directors, officers, Delaware Court of Chancery, contractualism

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Leveraging Corporate Law: A Broader Account of Delaware's Competition

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 06 Feb 2020
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law
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incorporation, regulatory competition, corporate law, corporate governance, financial services, credit cards, captive insurance, Delaware, South Dakota, Vermont, market-dominant small jurisdictions (MDSJs)

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Leaders or Laggards? Corporate Sustainability in Hong Kong and Singapore

In Beate Sjåfjell and Christopher M. Bruner (eds), Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Chapter 36. , University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2019-40
Posted: 08 May 2019 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2020
Christopher M. Bruner
University of Georgia School of Law

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capital mobility, corporate and financial services, ESG reporting, financial centers, market-dominant small jurisdictions (MDSJs)

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Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and the Pursuit of Sustainability

In Beate Sjåfjell and Christopher M. Bruner (eds), Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Chapter 50. , University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2019-52
Posted: 08 May 2019 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2020
Christopher M. Bruner and Beate Sjåfjell
University of Georgia School of Law and University of Oslo - Faculty of Law

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cross-border regulatory coordination, organizational complexity, corporate law reform, shareholder primacy, strong sustainability

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Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability

Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2019-05
Posted: 07 May 2019 Last Revised: 10 May 2019
Beate Sjåfjell and Christopher M. Bruner
University of Oslo - Faculty of Law and University of Georgia School of Law

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planetary boundaries, human rights, corporate social responsibility, sustainable finance, company law, global value chains, corporate accountability, multinational enterprises, corporate groups, ESG disclosure