Corporate law and corporate governance have been at the forefront of regulatory activities across the world for several decades now, and are subject to increasing public attention following the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance provides the global framework necessary to understand the aims and methods of legal research in this field. Written by leading scholars from around the world, the Handbook contains a rich variety of chapters that provide a comparative and functional overview of corporate governance. It opens with the central theoretical approaches and methodologies in corporate law scholarship in Part I, before examining core substantive topics in corporate law, including shareholder rights, takeovers and restructuring, and minority rights in Part II. Part III focuses on new challenges in the field, including conflicts between Western and Asian corporate governance environments, the rise of foreign ownership, and emerging markets.
Enforcement issues are covered in Part IV, and Part V takes a broader approach, examining those areas of law and finance that are interwoven with corporate governance, including insolvency, taxation, and securities law as well as financial regulation. The Handbook is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary resource placing corporate law and governance in its wider context, and is essential reading for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers in the field.
Jeffrey Gordon is the Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Richman Center for Business, Law & Public Policy at Columbia Law School. He is also the Co-Director of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership, and the Co-Director for the Center for Law and Economic Studies. His main areas of interest are in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, comparative corporate governance, and the regulation of financial institutions. Wolf-Georg Ringe is a Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of Law & Economics at the University of Hamburg. He also teaches on the faculty of law at the University of Oxford, is a research fellow at the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law and an associate member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance. He is the general editor of the new Journal of Financial Regulation, published by Oxford University Press since 2015. Georg Ringe teaches various courses in the field of corporate and business law, and his current research interests are in the general area of law and finance, comparative corporate governance, capital and financial markets, insolvency law, and conflict of laws.
PART L: THEORETICAL APPROACHES, TOOLS, AND METHODS; PART II: SUBSTANTIVE TOPICS; PART III: NEW CHALLENGES IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE; PART IV: ENFORCEMENT; PART V: ADJACENT AREAS