The Anatomy of New Zealand Corporate Law

Reinier Kraakman and others The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach (2nd ed, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2017

30 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2017

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Susan Watson

University of Auckland Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 14, 2017

Abstract

When picked apart, a modern corporation may be seen as no more than a set of rules. But its central importance to our lives means we instinctively search for something more to explain it. Until we understand its anatomy, we will struggle to see where the corporation sits in the various landscapes that we place it in. The title of this introductory chapter The Anatomy of New Zealand Corporate Law consciously draws on the title of the book by leading international corporate law and economics scholars.(Reinier Kraakman and others The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach (2nd ed, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2017). The chapter contains a discussion of the anatomy of the New Zealand company. It is part of an edited collection The Changing Landscape of Corporate Law that draws on contributions from international contributors such as Stephen Bainbridge, Joe McCahery, Doug Branson and Bruce Welling, and New Zealand contributors like Peter Watts, Lynne Taylor, Shelley Griffiths and David Mayes.

Keywords: corporate law, company law, New Zealand

JEL Classification: K10, K22

Suggested Citation

Watson, Susan Mary, The Anatomy of New Zealand Corporate Law (March 14, 2017). Reinier Kraakman and others The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach (2nd ed, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2933298

Susan Mary Watson (Contact Author)

University of Auckland Faculty of Law ( email )

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Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland, 1142
New Zealand

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