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Company Law and the Emergence of the Modern Firm

David Faure

in China and Capitalism: A History of Business Enterprise in Modern China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097834
eISBN:
9789882206694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097834.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter outlines the emergence of the modern firm in relation to the introduction of Company Law in China from the late nineteenth century. The Company Law of 1904 redefined the role of the ... More


Corporate Law

Hiroshi Oda

in Japanese Law

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198869474
eISBN:
9780191905810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869474.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Japanese company law originally came from Germany. After the Second World War, there was some influence of US corporate law. In the aftermath of the economic crisis in the 1990s, Americanisation of ... More


Foreign Firms: Law Leading the Market

Linda Yueh

in Enterprising China: Business, Economic, and Legal Developments since 1979

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199205837
eISBN:
9780191806674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199205837.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter discusses the laws that grant foreign investors legal status to operate in the Chinese economy. The joint venture (JV) law was the first corporate law in China. It created legal economic ... More


Corporate and white-collar crime in Ireland: A new architecture of regulatory enforcement

Joe McGrath

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090660
eISBN:
9781781708378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090660.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This is the first definitive examination of the practice of corporate regulation and enforcement from the foundation of the Irish State to the present day. It analyses the transition in Ireland from ... More


Historical Introduction To The Law Relating To The Duties And Liabilities Of Directors

Simon Mortimore (ed.)

in Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities, and Remedies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198754398
eISBN:
9780191927669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754398.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Directors of a company are identified by their functions, rather than their descriptive title. The Joint Stock Companies Act 1844, the first of the Victorian statutes on company law, defined ... More


Disclosure and Declaration of Interests

Langford Rosemary

in Company Directors’ Duties and Conflicts of Interest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198813668
eISBN:
9780191927980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813668.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

One instance of obvious conflict between the interests of the company and those of a director concerns contracts entered between the director (or an individual or entity associated with the ... More


AUTHORIZATION

Langford Rosemary

in Company Directors’ Duties and Conflicts of Interest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198813668
eISBN:
9780191927980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813668.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

At general law breach of the duties to avoid conflicts and profits (the conflicts and profits rules), as fiduciary duties, can be excused or authorized by the company as beneficiary of the duty. ... More


Corporate Opportunitie

Langford Rosemary

in Company Directors’ Duties and Conflicts of Interest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198813668
eISBN:
9780191927980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813668.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Corporate opportunities are opportunities that arise as a result of a director’s position or opportunities that are relevant to the company’s business. The taking up of corporate opportunities by ... More


Private Firms: Law Ex Post and as Obstacle

Linda Yueh

in Enterprising China: Business, Economic, and Legal Developments since 1979

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199205837
eISBN:
9780191806674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199205837.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on the legal and institutional factors that shaped the development of the entrepreneurs in China. The non-state sector has been a strong driver of China's growth and outweighed ... More


Conflicts and Profits

Langford Rosemary

in Company Directors’ Duties and Conflicts of Interest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198813668
eISBN:
9780191927980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813668.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter provides comprehensive analysis of the duties to avoid conflicts and profits (the conflicts and profits rules) and their statutory equivalents. The parameters of the term ‘conflicts’ ... More


Listed Company Considerations

Geoff O’Dea, Julian Long, and Alexandra Smyth

in Schemes of Arrangement: Law and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199665921
eISBN:
9780191932762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199665921.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Whilst a scheme of arrangement is a court-sanctioned process, any company that proposes a scheme to its members or creditors or is otherwise involved with the scheme (for example, as a bidder in a ... More


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