Company Law in China

Regulation of Business Organizations in a Socialist Market Economy

JiangYu Wang, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

This accessible book offer a comprehensive and critical introduction to the law on business organizations in the People’s Republic of China. The coverage focuses on the 2005-adopted PRC Company Law and the most recent legislative and regulatory developments in the company law landscape in China. The book covers a wide range of topics including the definitions of companies as compared with other forms of business organizations, incorporation, shareholders rights and legal remedies, corporate governance (including the fiduciary and other duties and liabilities of directors, supervisors and managers), corporate finance (including capital and shares offering), fundamental corporate changes (including mergers & acquisitions, and takeovers), and corporate liquidation and bankruptcy. In addition to presenting strong doctrinal analysis, the author also considers China’s unique social, political and economic contexts.

'Company Law in China: Regulation of Business Organizations in a Socialist Market Economy provides a comprehensive introduction to the law on business organizations in China, considering the 2005 adaptation of PRC Company Law and he latest legislative developments in the country. ... Packed with details on corporate liquidation, bankruptcy, corporate finance and governance, and the latest regulations and business practices...'
– The Midwest Book Review

‘Written with clarity and erudition, this newly published book from Edward Elgar should prove an invaluable work of reference for practitioners, academics and certainly investors interested in, or wishing to enhance their understanding of Chinese law – company law in particular. . . Meticulously footnoted, the book also provides a no less than seventeen-page bibliography at the back, of references in English, plus an extensive index. What a boon to researchers in Chinese law! ’
– Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, The Barrister Magazine

‘Wang Jiang Yu approaches corporate law from a development and political economic perspective, while also giving a detailed analysis of what the law is. Better analyses of US corporate law have studied agency problems and strategically viable responses within the firm, while good studies of EU company law have also factored in questions of harmonization and regulatory arbitrage among jurisdictions. Wang provides us with what might become the leading paradigm for studies on Chinese corporate law: an understanding of how Western corporation forms have been employed and adjusted in China to meet the development agenda of the Chinese government and how this law is evolving in response to the state of the Chinese economy and the periodically adjusted positions of government planners’
– David Donald, Professor, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2015 416 pp Paperback 978 1 78347 635 0 £46.40 £37.00 $46.40 $58.00
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