Ventoruzzo's Comparative Corporate Law

Imprint
West Academic Publishing
ISBN-13
9781628102031
Primary Subject
International-Finance
Format
Hardbound
Copyright
2015
Series
American Casebook Series
Hardbound - New, hardbound print book.

Description

This book is a multipurpose text that can be used in any class with a focus on comparative legal systems for corporations, taught in the U.S. or abroad. It contains cases, statutes, analysis and readings, the majority of which are from foreign jurisdictions. It also has extensive notes and questions. The focus is primarily on the U.S., U.K., major European continental civil law systems (France, Germany, Italy) and European Union law, and Japan; with references to other jurisdictions such as China, India and Brazil. In addition to law schools, the book may also appeal to non-law school professors of business administration, economics, and political science.

In setting out to produce a casebook to meet the needs of students in different legal systems and on both introductory and advanced courses, make a contribution to scholarly debates and address practical and policy concerns, the authors set themselves ambitious goals, which they have amply achieved. This methodologically rigorous, insightful and stimulating book is rich in technical content but details are never allowed to obscure the main questions. The distinguished authors wear their scholarship lightly and the book is written in an admirably clear and accessible style. This book is a major addition to the growing literature on comparative corporate law and it is destined to shape the way we think about and teach the subject.
Eilís Ferran, Professor of Company and Securities Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Corporate law rules vary considerably around the world, and there is much that students of corporate law can learn from a comparative analysis of how different systems deal with similar problems. This casebook, co-authored by a group of experts with a rich set of perspectives, is thus a valuable and welcome addition to the literature.
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Professor of Law, Economics and Finance, Director, Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School

This excellent book is a welcome addition to the still relatively sparse comparative corporate law literature. It is a wonderful teaching resource and a useful reference for the scholar.
Tan Cheng Han, Professor of Law and Chairman, Centre for Law & Business, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

[Comparative Corporate Law by Ventoruzzo and others] is both comprehensive and readily understandable. I think it will be a significant addition to both the literature and teaching material on comparative corporate governance.
Martin Lipton, Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

In-house counsels of firms operating internationally will find the book a practical and useful tool. Your own corporate issues aren't so unique after all, learning how others have approached theirs, across the world, is both instructive and refreshing, a must read!
Antonino Cusimano, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Directors, Telecom Italia

The materials collected and translated in English are precious and fascinating for a broad and international audience. The richness of the book is not, however, only in the materials carefully selected and sewn together, but also in the stitches that fasten them: The introductions, notes and questions, economic insights and empirical data that connect the materials allow readers to consider the causes and consequences of different legal rules in different systems, and compare different regulatory strategies.
Viviane Muller Prado, Professor of Corporate Law, Escloa de Direito, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

This book proves not only that corporate law is global, but also that a global approach is essential in order to understand the laws of different countries and how they interact. The book, innovative in both methodology and contents, will be indispensable for anyone who studies and practices corporate law.
Guido Rossi, Professor of Law Emeritus, Bocconi University and Former Chairman of the Italian Stock Exchange Commission