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Derivative actions in corporate governance

Author: Arad Reisberg
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This volume examines the circumstances in which a shareholder can bring an action on behalf of a company (a derivative action), exploring how this remedy may be used to ensure good corporate governance and laying out a theoretical framework and practical guidance for future development of the law.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arad Reisberg
ISBN: 9780199204892 0199204896
OCLC Number: 311767454
Description: xxxiv, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: PREFACE ; SUMMARY CONTENTS ; TABLE OF CONTENTS ; TABLE OF CASES ; TABLE OF STATUTES ; GLOSSARY OF TERMS ; A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF THE FUNCTIONAL AND FOCUSED MODEL ; INTRODUCTION ; 0.1 BACKGROUND ; 0.2 THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE BOOK ; 0.3 THE DERIVATIVE ACTION- A UNIQUE PROCEDURE? ; 0.4 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANIES ; 0.5 THE NEW PROPOSED FRAMEWORK ADVANCED BY THE BOOK ; 0.6 AN OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK ; PART I: THEORY AND PRACTICE ANALYSIS ; 1. SHAREHOLDER LITIGATION ; 1.1 INTRODUCTION ; 1.2 SHAREHOLDER LITIGATION AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ; 1.3 ALTERNATIVE DEVICES TO CONTROL AGENCY COSTS ; 1.4 DERIVATIVE ACTIONS VERSUS MARKET FORCES ; 1.5 CONCLUSION ; 2. THE CHOICE OF RATIONLES AND THE SOCIAL MEANNING OF DERIVATIVE ACTIONS ; 2.1 INTRODUCTION ; 2.2 MERITS AND DEMERITS OF DERIVATIVE ACTIONS ; 2.3 THE CHOICE OF RATIONALES: DETERRENT VERSUS COMPENSATION ; 2.4 UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIAL MEANING OF DERIVATIVE ACTIONS ; 2.5 CONCLUSION ; 3. THE DIFFICULTIES WITH CONFERRING RIGHTS ON SHAREHOLDERS TO LITIGATE ; 3.1 INTRODUCTION ; 3.2 CAN A SHAREHOLDER ADEQUATELY REPRESENT THE COMPANY? ; 3.3 THE COMMON LAW RESPONSE ; 3.4 POLICY EVALUATION: OLD MYTHS AND NEW REALITIES ; 3.5 CONCLUSION ; PART II: MAKING DERIVATIVE ACTIONS WORK ; 4. THE WAY TO REFORM AND A NEW STATUTORY DERIVATIVE ACTION: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING? ; 4.1 INTRODUCTION ; 4.2 DEFICIENCIES IN THE PRESENT LAW AND THE APPROACH TO REFORM ; 4.3 A NEW STATUTORY DERIVATIVE ACTION (under the Companies Act 2006) ; 4.4 AN ASSESSMENT OF THE LIKELY IMPACT OF THE NEW REGIME ; 4.5 CONCLUSION ; 5. A PROPOSED MODEL FOR DERIVATIVE ACTIONS: THE FUNCTIONAL AND FOCUSED MODEL (FFM) ; PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS ; 5.1 INTRODUCTION ; 5.2 THE ROLE OF DERIVATIVE ACTIONS IN A CHANGING MENU OF GOVERNANCE ; 5.3 THE DERIVATIVE ACTION AS A CONSTRAINT ON MANAGEMENT MISCONDUCT ; 5.4 SYNTHESIS - THE FUNCTIONAL AND FOCUSED MODEL ; PART II: FFM - PROCEDURAL AND SUBSTANTIVE ASPECTS ; 5.5 CONCLUSION ; 6. FUNDING DERIVATIVE ACTIONS: COSTS AND FEES AS INCENTIVES TO COMMENCE LITIGATION ; 6.1 INTRODUCTION ; 6.2 THE ECONOMICS OF DERIVATIVE ACTION LITIGATION ; 6.3 A RE-EXAMINATION OF INDEMNITY COSTS ORDERS ; 6.4 CONCLUSION ; 7. PURSUING THE RESOLUTION OF THE FUNDING PROBLEM ; 7.1 INTRODUCTION ; 7.2 MENU OF OPTIONS: SOLUTIONS INVOLVING THE COMPANY AND THE SHAREHOLDER ; 7.3 SOLUTIONS INVOLVING THE PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY ; 7.4 INTRODUCING CONTINGENCY FEES FOR DERIVATIVE ACTIONS? ; 7.5 CONCLUSION ; 8. THE INTERRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DERIVATIVE ACTION AND THE UNFAIR PREJUDICE REMEDY ; 8.1 INTRODUCTION ; 8.2 THE INTERRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DERIVATIVE ACTION AND THE UNFAIR PREJUDICE REMEDY ; 8.3 THE CASE FOR RETAINING TWO SEPARATE REMEDIES ; 8.4 THE WAY FORWARD - PRACTICAL STEPS ; 8.5 CONCLUSION ; CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; APPENDIX A: COMPANIES ACT 2006 PART 11 CHAPTER 1 ; INDEX
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