The International Corporate Law series is dedicated to the publication of scholarly writing on issues in the area of internaional and comparaticve corporate law. Each volume is dividedinto two parts. The first part contains essays focusing on theoretical issues in corporate law,comparative corporate law topics, or supranational issues in corporate law. The second part of the volume contains selected short country reports. This the inaugual volume in the series, contains contributions fromm scholars in Australia, Japan, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States, writing on a wide range of subjects. Contributors: Fiona Ellett, Keith E. Engel, Ameze Guobadia, Jennifer Hill, D.R.Macdonald, Fiona Macmillan, Gregory A. Mark, C.O. Okonkwo, Mami Sakaue, Peta Spender, Mitsumasa Tanabe, Junko Eueda.
Fiona Macmillan is Professor of Law at Birkbeck College,University of London.
Part 1: The role of the state in corporate law formation, Gregory A. Mark; public beginnings, private ends - should corporate law privelege the interests of shareholders?, Jennifer Hill; scenes from a wharf - containing the morality of coporate law, Peta Spender; directors' liabilities to third parties, Mitsumasa Tanabe; protecting minority and public interests in Nigerian company law - the Corporate Affairs Commission asa corporations ombudsman, Ameze Guobadia; the current US tax controversy over international hybrid entities, Keith E. Engel; environmental challenges for Japanese corporations in the twenty-first century - aspects of environmental risk management, Junko Ueda; takeover bids in Japan, Mami Sakaue; legitimating global corporate power, Fiona MacMillan. Part 2 Country reports: Australia - Australia and the UK on the quest for best corporate governance practice, Fiona Ellett; Japan - Japan's current move toward corporate statutory reform - is it a breakthrough to a new era?, Junko Ueda; Nigeria - improving Nigeria's investment climate, C.O. Okonkwo; United Kingdom - recent developments in UK company law, D. R. MacDonald.