Part of the 'Clarendon Law Series' this volume offers a concise introduction to company law. It sets out the five key functions of company law, as well as examining how to maximise the benefits whilst minimising the costs of creating a company.
Release on 2002 | by Paul Lyndon Davies,Paul L. Davies
Author: Paul Lyndon Davies,Paul L. Davies
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press, USA
This addition to the renowned Clarendon Law Series offers a concise and stimulating introduction to company law. Professor Davies sets out the five key functions of company law: the creation of separate legal personality for the company; the conferment of limited liability on the company's shareholders; the provision of centralised management; the allocation of control rights over the company; and the creation of transferable shares. However, the purpose of company law is not simply to implement these policies as they all have costs as well as benefits. The role of the law is therefore to maximise the benefits whilst minimising the costs. The author examines these crucial policy choices within the context of the central relationships with which company law deals (or ought to deal). These are the relations between senior management and the shareholders; those between majority and minority shareholders; and those between company controllers (whether managers or shareholders) and non-shareholder stakeholders in the company. This new and comprehensive introductory volume is an essential resource for all those studying company law.
The bestselling textbook in this subject area, Introduction to Business Law introduces students to the core legal areas relevant to the world of business and work. Known for its visual approach and engaging writing style, the book features over 90 full colour diagrams to illustrate complex issues, while practical examples and case studies are included throughout to put the law into context. The book contains a chapter on study skills and revision, guiding business students on how to tackle legal exam questions and how to approach case law and statutes. At the end of each chapter students can practise applying their knowledge and legal skills by answering sample essay and problem questions. Further guidance on these can be found on the Online Resource Centre, which features resources for students and lecturers: Student resources - Multiple choice questions with instant feedback - Suggested answers to end-of-chapter questions - Flashcard glossary of key terms - Exam tips and advice - Chapter summary documents Lecturer resources - Additional assignment questions - Group exercises - PowerPoint slides for each chapter - Research exercises
Release on 2012-02-01 | by Jeffrey F. Beatty,Susan S. Samuelson
Author: Jeffrey F. Beatty,Susan S. Samuelson
Pubpsher: Cengage Learning
Category: Business & Economics
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW, 4E presents the full range of business law topics in a series of brief, quick-reading chapters, perfect for single-semester or one-quarter courses. Accurate, comprehensive, and extremely reader-friendly, INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW, 4E uses an innovative storytelling style to bring cases and legal concepts to life. Plus, it highlights the material's business applications, so students can envision how they'll apply the content in their careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.