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Joanna Kyriakakis

This timely book explores the prospect of prosecuting corporations or individuals within the business world for conduct amounting to international crime. The major debates and ensuing challenges are examined, arguing that corporate accountability under international criminal law is crucial in achieving the objectives of international criminal justice.
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Fabio Bassan

Digital Platforms and Global Law focuses on digital platforms and identifies their relevant legal profiles in terms of transnational and international law. It qualifies digital platforms as private legal orders, which exercise the legislative, executive, and (para)jurisdictional power within them. Starting from this assumption, the author studies the relationship between these orders and state, transnational, and international orders and concludes that the power of states to impose rules on platforms is different in terms of their external (in relation to other platforms and states) and internal (in their own legal system) action.
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Stephen Bottomley

Examining the role of shareholders in modern companies, this timely book argues that more should be expected of shareholders, both morally and legally. It explores the privileged position of shareholders within the corporate law system and the unique rights and duties awarded to them in contrast to other corporate actors. Introducing the concept of shareholders as responsible agents whose actions and inactions should be judged on that basis, Stephen Bottomley unites a number of distinct corporate governance discussions including stewardship, activism and shareholder liability.
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Edited by Elizabeth Pollman and Robert B. Thompson

This insightful Research Handbook contributes to the theoretical and practical understanding of corporate purpose and personhood, which has become the central debate of corporate law. It provides cutting-edge thoughts on the role of corporations in society and the nature of their rights and responsibilities.
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The Structure of Regulation

Explaining Why Regulation Succeeds and Fails

David Williamson and Gary Lynch-Wood

This timely and original book provides an exploration of the factors that combine to determine the form of regulatory problems and the overall success or failure of regulation. Using environmental regulation as a basis for analysis, this book puts forward a theoretical framework for the design of effective regulation and demonstrates how businesses’ compliance with environmental regulation, in particular, could be improved.
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Technology and Corporate Law

How Innovation Shapes Corporate Activity

Edited by Andrew Godwin, Pey W. Lee and Rosemary Teele Langford

In light of the overwhelming impact of technology on modern life, this thought-provoking book critically analyses the interaction of innovation, technology and corporate law. It highlights the impact of artificial intelligence and distributed ledgers on corporate governance and form, examining the extent to which technology may enhance or displace conventional theories and practices concerning corporate governance and regulation. Expert contributors from multiple jurisdictions identify themes and challenges that transcend national boundaries and confront the international community as a whole.
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Edited by Paul J. Omar and Jennifer L.L. Gant

This timely Research Handbook examines the increasingly economically vital topic of corporate restructuring. Reflecting a shift in the global approach to insolvency towards a focus on rescuing viable businesses rather than liquidation, chapters consider all areas of the law closely connected to corporate insolvency, rehabilitation and rescue, as well as the introduction of the EU Preventive Restructuring Directive and other reforms from around the world.
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Edited by Afra Afsharipour and Martin Gelter

This research handbook provides a state-of-the-art perspective on how corporate governance differs between countries around the world. It covers highly topical issues including corporate purpose, corporate social responsibility and shareholder activism.
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Beyond Shareholder Value

A Framework for Stakeholder Governance

P. M. Vasudev

This timely and engaging book examines how maximizing shareholder value has played a dominant role in corporate governance over recent decades, and analyzes the resulting effect on share prices in the stock markets. Alongside the rise in corporate power and deepening economic inequality, the author investigates corporate law reform as a corrective remedy.
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HANNE S. BIRKMOSE, KONSTANTINOS SERGAKIS

This Commentary is the first comprehensive work to analyse the revised EU Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II). SRD II sets a new agenda for engaged shareholders and sustainable companies in the EU, sparking a wider debate on the adoption of duties in company and capital markets law. By providing a systematic and thorough framework for analysis, this Commentary evaluates the purpose and aims of SRD II and further enriches the debate on the usefulness of the EU’s drive to encourage long-term shareholder engagement.