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Research Handbook on Directors’ Duties

Edited by Adolfo Paolini, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Buckingham Law School and Consultant, DACBeachcroft LLP, London, UK
Directors’ duties and liabilities have become the centre of a general legal discussion following the 2008 financial scandal that resulted in global recession. Questions have arisen regarding the ways in which the directors of the world’s major financial institutions have handled their duties and how their decisions have impacted investors, shareholders and consumers. This detailed ƒHandbook discusses the nature of the relationship between a company and its directors, assessing issues such as how duties are discharged, liabilities that may arise and what interests directors should consider before embarking on commercial ventures.
Extent: 384 pp
Hardback Price: $205.00 Web: $184.50
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78100 440 1
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78471 151 1
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  • Law - Academic
  • Company and Insolvency Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Corporate Law and Governance
The 2008 financial crisis brought increased scrutiny to the ways in which the directors of the world’s major financial institutions handle their duties and how they impact investors, shareholders and consumers. In this comprehensive Handbook, leading scholars from around the world explore the nature of the relationship between a company and its directors, assessing issues such as how duties are discharged, what liabilities may arise and whose interests directors should consider before embarking on commercial ventures.

The Handbook begins with chapters that explore the range of company law developments in several common law countries, with further chapters examining the law in several civil law jurisdictions. The Handbook then looks beyond company law to issues such as the role of directors in fostering corporate social responsibility and directors’ duties to consumers. The final chapters consider directors’ duties in times of financial turmoil.

A comprehensive and ground-breaking book of original scholarly research, the Handbook will be a valuable contribution to the libraries of company law scholars and students, as well as to business people with a professional interest in the topic.
‘If you are professionally involved in, or merely interested in the financial services industry and its collective stance on such issues as social responsibility as well as profit, you should really acquire this absorbing, carefully researched and very timely book.’
– The Barrister Magazine
Contributors: C. Amatucci, A. Anand, V. Brand, T.A. Gabaldon, M.M. Harner, J.G. Hill, S.H. Goo, M. Jaramillo, D. Klingler, A. Lista, J. MacIntosh, P. Pais de Vanconcelos, A. Paolini, S. Watson
Contents:

Preface

PART I: DIRECTORS’ DUTIES IN THE COMMON LAW LEGAL SYSTEM
1. Evolving Director’s Duties in the Common Law World
Jennifer G. Hill

2. Directors' Duties in Canada: Paintings in a Stream?
Jeff Mackintosh

3. Directors’ Duties in the UK
Andrea Lista

4. Almost Codified almost 20 years on: The Effect of the Companies Act 1993 on the Development of Directors’ Duties in New Zealand
Susan Watson

PART II: DIRECTORS’ DUTIES IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS
5. Directors’ Duties in Italy
Carlo Amatucci

6. Director’s Duties in China
Marcos Jamaramillo

7. A Brief Note on Directors’ Duties of Care and Loyalty in Portugal
Pedro Pais de Vanconcelos

PART III: DIRECTORS’ DUTIES BEYOND COMPANY LAW
8. The Limits of Directors' Duties in Fostering Corporate Social Responsibility and the Idea of a Multi-stakeholder Board
S. H. Goo and D. Klingler

9. In Loco Parentis: Directorial Duties to Consumers
Theresa A. Gabaldon

10. Connections between Ethics and Directors’ Duties in Australia
Vivienne Brand

PART IV: DIRECTORS’ DUTIES IN TIMES OF FINANCIAL TURMOIL
11. Navigating Financial Turbulence: Directors’ Duties in the Face of Insolvency
Michelle M. Harner

12. Non-executive Directors in Financial Institutions: A Demanding Standard of Care
Adolfo Paolini

13. The Relationship between Investors and Corporations after the Financial Crises
Anita Anand

Index