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The Role of the Directors

Eva Micheler

in Company Law: A Real Entity Theory

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198858874
eISBN:
9780191890987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858874.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter describes the role of the directors. The duties of the directors are owed to the company and while the shareholders are the primary indirect beneficiaries of those duties, the law ... 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


The Organizational Framework

Eva Micheler

in Company Law: A Real Entity Theory

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198858874
eISBN:
9780191890987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858874.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter assesses how the Companies Act establishes an organizational framework for companies by defining roles for the directors, the shareholders, the auditors, and the company secretary. The ... More


Listed Companies: Regulatory Tools and Current Reform Issues

Theodor Baums

in Advances in Corporate Governance: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198866367
eISBN:
9780191898501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866367.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Although corporate governance codes have spread across the European Union and beyond, and are regularly revised and adapted to changing national and international expectations of investors and other ... More


Stakeholders

Eva Micheler

in Company Law: A Real Entity Theory

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198858874
eISBN:
9780191890987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858874.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter highlights how the law gives shareholders more influence than creditors, employees, or other constituencies, but also how the interests of these stakeholders are integrated into company ... More


Appointment Of Directors

Martin Griffiths

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/9780198754398.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter deals with directors who are formally appointed to the role (including cases where the formal process is defective). It does not consider de facto or shadow directors. It describes the ... More


Introduction to Company Law

Paul Davies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198854913
eISBN:
9780191888977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854913.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Introduction to Company Law provides a conceptual introduction and a clear framework with which to navigate the intricacies of company law. The book analyses the mechanisms through which the law ... More


Directors’ Decision-Making and Delegation

William Willson

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/9780198754398.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Chapter 4 explained how management powers are vested in directors. This Section A explains how directors, acting as a board or by delegation, take decisions to carry out those functions. The ... More


The Current Legal Framework Relating To 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/9780198754398.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This work attempts to state the law of England and Wales relating to the duties and liabilities of directors of companies, both civil and criminal. The most important elements of the legal ... More


Directors’ Terms Of Service

Edward Brown

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/9780198754398.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The terms of service of a director will usually be a matter for negotiation between the parties and incorporated within a written service agreement. The Companies Act imposes certain restrictions ... More


Duty To Exercise Reasonable Care, Skill, and Diligence

Mark Arnold

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/9780198754398.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The 2006 Act, s 174 thus codifies the director’s duty to exercise reasonable care, skill, and diligence. It reflects the current position at common law, which itself reflects the tests laid down in ... More


Termination Of Appointment Of Directors

Edward Brown

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/9780198754398.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

It is an essential feature of the management of any company that directors’ appointments are capable of termination, either voluntarily or upon the occurrence of some specified event, such as a ... More


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