Christopher M. Bruner

Washington and Lee University School of Law

William Donald Bain Family Professor of Corporate Law

Lexington, VA 24450

United States

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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Citation 1

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Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Reform, Financial Crisis, Shareholder-Centrism, Stakeholders, Hostile Takeovers, United Kingdom, Companies Act, Politics, Welfare State

2.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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Citation 5

Abstract:

trade negotiations, international law, UNESCO, media, audiovisual, culture, cultural diversity, cultural goods, cultural services, cultural products

3.

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
Washington and Lee University 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

4.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Shareholder-Centrism, Stakeholders, Hostile Takeovers, United Kingdom, Companies Act, Politics, Welfare State

5.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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Citation 4

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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

6.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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corporate law, corporate governance, fiduciary duties, good faith, business judgment rule, exculpation

7.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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trade negotiations, international law, UNESCO, media, audiovisual, culture, cultural diversity, cultural goods, cultural services, cultural products

8.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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Citation 1

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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

9.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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Abstract:

Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Reform, Corporate Purpose, Banking, Financial Crisis, Shareholder-Centrism, Populism

10.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law and Harvard University - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit
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11.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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Abstract:

Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Financial Crisis, Shareholder-Centrism, Stakeholders, Hostile Takeovers, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Politics, Welfare State

12.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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US dollar, Federal Reserve notes, Federal Reserve System, monetary policy, money supply, quantitative easing, national debt

13.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Securities Regulation, Shareholder Bylaws, Rule 14a-8, Delaware, SEC, Corporate Federalism

14.

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
Washington and Lee University 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

15.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Downloads 108 (191,620)

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corporate governance, shareholder bylaws, hostile takeovers, Delaware corporate law

16.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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trade negotiations, international law, FTAA, MERCOSUR, NAFTA, free trade agreements, regionalism, fast track

17.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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Citation 1

Abstract:

corporate law, corporate governance, fiduciary duty, loyalty, good faith

18.

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
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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fiduciary duty, loyalty, care, equity, corporate law, corporate governance, directors, officers, Delaware Court of Chancery, contractualism

19.

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: 46 Posted: 15 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2017
Christopher M. Bruner
Washington and Lee University 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

20.

The Modern Corporation Statement on Company Law

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 29 Oct 2016
Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute, SciencesPo, Kent Law School, University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), Boston College Law School, University of Sheffield - Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury - 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, Department of Private 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 of Cambridge, Faculty of Law, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School, University of Waikato - Management School, The University of Hong Kong - School of Business, York law School, Washington and Lee University 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, NYU School of Law, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Audencia School of Management, University of San Diego 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 South Africa - School of Law, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School, Cornell Law School, University of South Australia - School of Law, University of Essex - School of Law, Queen's University Belfast - School of Law, Independent, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, City University London - Faculty of Management and Frank Bold
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Company, Law, Corporate, Governance

21.

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
Washington and Lee University 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