Directors' Liability: A Worldwide Review

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Kluwer Law International, 2006 - Law - 422 pages
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Compiled under the auspices of the International Bar Association, this firstever comparative study of a crucial issue in corporate law gives practitioners a unique tool for comparing competing legislative systems in our globalizing economies. Each of more than fifty authors, all of them senior lawyers in major firms, provides a summary on his or her home law on directors liability, As concise and as easy to understand as possible. The contributions describe the relevant law in force in each particular jurisdiction, along with an insightful discussion of trends and future prospects. For each of thirty-four different jurisdictions the authors detail and explain such factors as the following: national legal theories of directors liabilities recent cases dealing with directors liability socio-anthropological issues corporate governance liability issues indemnification; and insurance Where applicable, coverage also includes the legal implications of jurisdictional variations in such matters as judicial review, lawyer directorship, directors reliance on outside professionals, And The effect of the European Action Plan. Jurisdictions in all continents are covered, including all G8 states, The European Community, and sixteen EU Member States. An alphabetical subject index at the end of the book offers not only page numbers but, In addition, abbreviated country names, In order to facilitate finding the appropriate page numbers For The country desired. This one-of-a-kind publication will be of enormous value to legal practitioners, whether in private practice or in the legal departments of one of the globally active companies, As a comprehensive and easy-to-understand first access To The law of foreign jurisdictions on directors liability.
 

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Contents

About the Editor and the Authors
xxxix
Preface
lv
National Basics and National Legal Theories of Directors
3
SocioAnthropological Issues
7
Chapter2 Argentina
13
Judicial Review Tightening of Standards?
20
Corporate Governance
23
Chapter3 Bermuda
29
Liability Issues
221
Other Methods of Protection
224
Exoneration Safeguard and Insurance of Liability
235
Liability Issues
244
Chapter22 Denmark
249
Corporate Governance
256
Chapter23 Finland
259
Chapter24 France
269

Liability Issues
35
Indemnification
37
RecentCasesDealingwithDirectorsLiabilitiesAnthropological
43
Other Methods of Protection
50
RecentCasesDealingwithDirectorsLiabilitiesAnthropological
54
Duties of Directors
65
Chapter7 Chile
71
Directors Insurance
79
Judicial Review Tightening of Standards?
88
Lawyer Directorship
94
Corporate Governance
101
Chapter10 Hong Kong
109
Protection Against Wrongs of Directors
118
Governments Approach Towards Ensuring Greater Corporate
125
Chapter12 Israel
133
The Structure of the Controlling Powers of a Company
134
Chapter13 Japan
145
Corporate Governance
151
Chapter14 Singapore
157
Corporate Governance
163
Composition of the Board
169
Ceasing to Be a Director
175
Judicial Review Tightening of Standards?
182
Other Methods of Protection
190
Corporate Governance
195
Chapter18 The European Action Plan
205
Chapter19 Austria
215
SocioAnthropological Issues
273
Indemnification
280
Liability Issues
288
Corporate Governance
294
Liability Issues for Directors
300
Lawyer Directorships
307
DirectorsDuties and Recent Cases Dealing with DirectorsLiability
313
Liability Issues
315
Chapter28 Luxembourg
321
Other Methods of Protection
332
RecentCasesDealingwithDirectorsLiabilitiesAnthropological
338
SocioAnthropological Issues
339
Lawyer Directorship
345
Liability Issues
351
Implementation of the European Action Plan and Recent
356
Corporate Governance
362
Other Methods of Protection
366
SocioAnthropological Issues
373
Indemnification
378
Recent Case Law and Trends with Regard to Directors Liability
384
Other Methods of Protection
390
Chapter34 Switzerland
391
Directors and Officers Insurance
401
Judicial Review
407
SocioAnthropological Issues
408
Lawyer Directorship
414
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