The Impact of Modern Influences on the Traditional Duties of Care, Skill and Diligence of Company Directors
AUTHOR: Arsalidou, Demetra
PUBLISHER: Kluwer Law International
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This important book delves into the issues surrounding this debate, presenting the arguments for and against a statutory statement, with in-depth analysis of the various degrees of reform that could be brought to bear on the issue.
The author approaches the subject in a variety of revealing ways:
- through a historical survey of standards in the United Kingdom, especially as developed through case law;
- through a comparative analysis with two civil law jurisdictions (France and Germany) and two other common law jurisdictions (Australia and the United States);
- through a doctrinal analysis derived from the extensive literature on the subject, especially concerning the relevance of the law of trusts and the tort of negligence; and
- through an analysis of recent UK legislative developments, particularly Section 214 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.
Practitioners and academics in company law, as well as thoughtful business people, will appreciate the depth and clarity of this analysis. Its clear-headed elucidation of a contentious issue is sure to move this important matter forward toward a timely and needed formulation, statutory or otherwise.
PUBLICATION DATE: 6/1/1986
CATEGORY: Business & Economics