Comparative Corporate Law: Look No Further

29 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2015

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Marco Ventoruzzo

Bocconi University - Department of Law; The Pennsylvania State University (University Park) – Penn State Law

Pierre-Henri Conac

University of Luxembourg; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Gen Goto

University of Tokyo - Graduate School of Law and Politics

Sebastian Mock

University of Hamburg - Seminar for Commercial Law

Mario Notari

Bocconi Law School

Arad Reisberg

Brunel University London ; Brunel University London - Brunel Law School

Date Written: July 2, 2015

Abstract

Comparative Corporate Law is at the center of the scholarly debate, has a growing practical importance, and has become a staple course offered by most law schools and universities around the world. Yet there are few teaching resources that offer a systematic, in-depth, but also enjoyable analysis of the subject. Our book (West Academic Press, 2015) intends to be the missing link between a traditional casebook, with judicial decisions, regulatory materials, contractual provisions and comments from several jurisdictions all duly translated in English; and a manual with extensive introductory and connecting paragraphs and detailed notes and questions to stimulate the discussion. After a brief overview of the methodological issues, topics covered include incorporation and regulatory competition among States, corporate finance, corporate governance, directors' liability, shareholders' litigation, shareholders' agreements, mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, insider trading, and international litigation and arbitration. While primarily intended as a teaching tool, the book should be useful also for scholars and practitioners.

The excerpt made available here offers an overview of the methodology, the contents and the style of the book, which has received positive feedback, such as the following:

“In setting out to produce a casebook to meet the needs of students in different legal systems and on both introductory and advanced courses, make a contribution to scholarly debates and address practical and policy concerns, the authors set themselves ambitious goals, which they have amply achieved. This methodologically rigorous, insightful and stimulating book is rich in technical content but details are never allowed to obscure the main questions. The distinguished authors wear their scholarship lightly and the book is written in an admirably clear and accessible style. This book is a major addition to the growing literature on comparative corporate law and it is destined to shape the way we think about and teach the subject.” (Eilís Ferran, Professor of Company and Securities Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge)

“This excellent book is a welcome addition to the still relatively sparse comparative corporate law literature. It is a wonderful teaching resource and a useful reference for the scholar.” (Tan Cheng Han, Professor of Law and Chairman, Centre for Law & Business, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore)

“[Comparative Corporate Law by Ventoruzzo and others] is both comprehensive and readily understandable. I think it will be a significant addition to both the literature and teaching material on comparative corporate governance.” (Martin Lipton, Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)

“Corporate law rules vary considerably around the world, and there is much that students of corporate law can learn from a comparative analysis of how different systems deal with similar problems. This casebook, co-authored by a group of experts with a rich set of perspectives, is thus a valuable and welcome addition to the literature.” (Lucian A. Bebchuk, Professor of Law, Economics and Finance, Director, Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School)

Note: Downloadable document is Front Matter only.

Keywords: corporate law, comparative law, corporate governance, corporate finance, shares, bonds, board of directors, directors' liability, M&As, takeovers, insider trading, liitgation, arbitration

JEL Classification: K22

Suggested Citation

Ventoruzzo, Marco and Conac, Pierre-Henri and Goto, Gen and Mock, Sebastian and Notari, Mario and Reisberg, Arad, Comparative Corporate Law: Look No Further (July 2, 2015). Bocconi Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2626021. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2626021 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2626021

Marco Ventoruzzo (Contact Author)

Bocconi University - Department of Law ( email )

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Italy

The Pennsylvania State University (University Park) – Penn State Law ( email )

Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA 16802
United States

Pierre-Henri Conac

University of Luxembourg ( email )

162a, avenue de la Faïencerie
Luxembourg-Limpertsberg, L-1511
Luxembourg
00352 46 66 44 68 20 (Phone)
00352 46 66 44 68 11 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://wwwen.uni.lu/

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

c/o ECARES ULB CP 114
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://http:/www.ecgi.org

Gen Goto

University of Tokyo - Graduate School of Law and Politics ( email )

7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-Ku
Tokyo, 113-0033
Japan

Sebastian Mock

University of Hamburg - Seminar for Commercial Law ( email )

Rothenbaumchausse 33
Hamburg, 20148
Germany
+49 40 42838 4578 (Phone)
+49 40 42838 7037 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.sebastianmock.de

Mario Notari

Bocconi Law School ( email )

Via Roentgen, 1
Milan, 20136
Italy

Arad Reisberg

Brunel University London ( email )

Kingston Lane
Elliott Jaques Building
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/arad-reisberg

Brunel University London - Brunel Law School ( email )

Kingston Lane
Elliott Jaques Building
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/arad-reisberg

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