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The Resource The foundations of Anglo-American corporate fiduciary law, David Kershaw, Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science

The foundations of Anglo-American corporate fiduciary law, David Kershaw, Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science

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The foundations of Anglo-American corporate fiduciary law
Title
The foundations of Anglo-American corporate fiduciary law
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David Kershaw, Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
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eng
Summary
  • "This book explores the foundations and evolution of modern corporate fiduciary law in the United States and the United Kingdom. Today US and UK fiduciary law provide very different approaches to the regulation of directorial behaviour. However, as the book shows, the law in both jurisdictions borrowed from the same sources in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English fiduciary and commercial law. The book identifies the shared legal foundations and authorities and explores the drivers of corporate fiduciary law's contemporary divergence. In so doing it challenges the prevailing accounts of corporate legal change and stability in the US and the UK"--
  • "Laws are evaluated according to many different benchmarks. The benchmarks we select and elevate - such as facilitating informed choice, allocative efficiency or distributional fairness - need not be connected to the drivers of these laws - the reasons why they came into being. Laws may be tested against benchmarks of quality that were not considered by the law-maker. However, in practice, our understanding of why a law came into being is rarely isolated from its evaluation. If, for example, the generation of shareholder value is taken as the quality-benchmark for corporate law, but we understand the process of corporate law-making to be infected with managerial bias, then we will need some convincing that such laws also benefit shareholders. Where such rules do not benefit from a compelling explanation of why they enable value generation, we will readily grasp for the reform mantel"--
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Kershaw, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
International corporate law and financial market regulation
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  • Directors of corporations
  • Directors of corporations
  • Business judgment rule
  • Business judgment rule
  • Business judgment rule
  • Directors of corporations
  • England
  • United States
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The foundations of Anglo-American corporate fiduciary law, David Kershaw, Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 517 pages
Isbn
9781107092334
Lccn
2018012449
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029100349
Label
The foundations of Anglo-American corporate fiduciary law, David Kershaw, Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 517 pages
Isbn
9781107092334
Lccn
2018012449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029100349

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