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National Corporate Law in a Globalised Market

The UK Experience in Perspective David Milman, Professor of Law, Lancaster University, UK
In this timely book, David Milman considers how UK corporate law has been affected by the forces of globalisation, arguing that this is not a new development, but rather is part of an historical continuum. He examines corporate law regulatory strategy in general, treatment of foreign shareholders and multinational groups, aspects of private international law and issues connected with cross border insolvency.
Extent: 240 pp
Hardback Price: $128.00 Web: $115.20
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 978 1 84542 699 6
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  • Law - Academic
  • Company and Insolvency Law
  • Private International Law
In this timely book, David Milman considers how UK corporate law has been affected by the forces of globalisation, arguing that this is not a new development, but rather is part of an historical continuum. He examines corporate law regulatory strategy in general, treatment of foreign shareholders and multinational groups, aspects of private international law and issues connected with cross border insolvency.

The substantive chapters cover a full range of issues, from the harmonisation of corporate law, and the common denominators in corporate law principles, to the regulation of overseas companies and foreign stakeholders and transnational cooperation. The book concludes with a consideration of the wider issue of convergence in corporate law and examines whether total convergence is a realistic possibility. National Corporate Law in a Globalised Market is set against the backdrop of the progressive implementation of the Companies Act 2006 and the turmoil of the current world financial crisis.

With a scholarly review of current theoretical and policy issues in corporate law this book will be an invaluable resource tool for academics and advanced students as well as practitioners.
‘This is an ambitious, original, fascinating and eminently readable study of UK company law in its European and international context. As well as doctrinal company law (whether purely domestic or European), it touches on theory and other laws, especially insolvency, fiscal and private international law affecting the corporate form. It provides insights that will be of interest and use to academic company lawyers across the world and should be on the reading list for any postgraduate course on company law.’
– John Birds, University of Manchester, UK

‘In this book, David Milman explains the significant impact and effect of global trends on the regulation and implementation of UK corporate law, exposing both the historical and future advancement of the global convergence (and divergence) of corporate principles in jurisdictions across the world. The treatment of the subject area is unique, informative and a compelling read. The exposition of the subject matter is thought provoking. The book is comprehensively crafted, exhibiting the author’s enviable ability to import detailed and complex issues into a most readable text.’
– Stephen Griffin, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Comparing Core Regulatory Strategies 3. Commonality of Fundamental Principles 4. Foreign Shareholders and Non-Resident Controllers 5. Reception of Overseas Companies by the English Legal System 6. Cooperation with Foreign Courts and Overseas Regulators 7. Corporate Law and Conflict of Laws 8. Dealing with Transnational Corporate Collapse 9. The Future of National Corporate Law Systems Bibliography Index