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The foundations of Anglo-American corporate fiduciary law

Author: David Kershaw, (Professor of law)
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: International corporate law and financial market regulation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the foundations and evolution of modern corporate fiduciary law in the United States and the United Kingdom. Today US and UK fiduciary law provide very different approaches to the regulation of directorial behaviour. However, as the book shows, the law in both jurisdictions borrowed from the same sources in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English fiduciary and commercial law. The book
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Kershaw, (Professor of law)
ISBN: 9781107092334 1107092337 9781107465305 1107465303
OCLC Number: 1029100349
Description: xxix, 517 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: corporate legal ideas --
Part I. Business Judgment and The Idea of Honesty in the Exercise of Delegated Power --
1. Business judgments: origins --
2. Business judgments in UK corporate law --
3. The foundations of the business judgment rule in the United States --
4. The structural dissonance of Delaware's business judgment rule --
Part II. The Duty of Care and The Ideas of Reward and Undertaking --
5. Origins: between laxity and terror in bailment and trusts law --
6. The origins of the director's duty of care in the United States --
7. The Delaware duty of care: fragments of jurisprudence --
8. The duty of care in the United Kingdom: in the shadow of gross negligence --
Part III. Self-Dealing and The Idea of the Corporation --
9. Conceptions of the corporation --
10. The United Kingdom: contracting out of the common law --
11. The United States: the paths to fairness review --
Part IV. Connected Assets and The Idea of Property --
12. Connected assets in the United Kingdom: the property intuition --
13. The modern UK approach and the disappearance of property --
14. Connected assets law in the United States: between property and prescription --
15. Explaining divergent evolution in connected assets law.
Series Title: International corporate law and financial market regulation.
Responsibility: David Kershaw, Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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