Readership: Scholars and practitioners specialising in company and financial/banking law as well as international legal practitioners, policy makers, judges and scholars.
Dan Prentice, Visiting Professor, University College London, and Arad Reisberg, Reader, University College London
Dan Prentice is a visiting professor at University College London and practices at Erskine Chambers. He is Emeritus Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Oxford and he is a member of the Law Society's Committees on Company Law and Insolvency Law.
Arad Reisberg is a Reader in Corporate and Financial Law at University College London. His research interests are in the field of corporate law, financial law, corporate finance and regulation of financial markets.
"Despite the very technical nature of its topics, the contributors to this book have successfully managed to strike the right balance between, the level of details used in introducing their subjects on the one hand, and the sophistication and intellectual nature of their arguments on the other hand." - Abdul Karim Aldohm, Banking & Finance Law Review
"...this is a text that serves as a more than worthy addition to the literature and will set the benchmarks for future entrants to this field." - Paul J. Omar, International Company and Commercial Law Review
Part I: Equity financing and capital markets finance
1: John Lowry: The prohibition against financial assistance constructing a rational response
2: David Kershaw: The decline of legal capital: an exploration of the consequences of board solvency based capital reductions
3: Ceri Bryant: Schemes of arrangement
4: Jesper Lau Hansen: Insider dealing after the market abuse directive
5: Emilios Avgouleas: Short sales regulation in seasoned equity offerings: what are the issues?
6: Iris H-Y Chiu: Initial public offers - the supply and demand side perspectives in the legal framework
7: Arad Reisberg: The future role of credit rating agencies in contemporary financial markers - a theoretical perspective
Part II: Debt financing and taxation
8: Robert Stevens: Contractual aspects of debt financing
9: Marcus Smith QC: Security
10: Ian Annetts and Ed Murray: Set-off, netting and alternatives to security
11: Andrew McKnight: Policy issues and reform in debt finance: the reform of the English law of secured transactions in personal property
12: Look Chan Ho: The practitioner's perspective: the Financial Collateral Directive in England
13: John Vella: The assymetrical treatment of debt and equity finance under UK tax law
Part III: European law and policy
14: Harry McVea: The EU Financial Services Action Plan and its impact on corporate finance
15: William W. Bratton, Joseph A. McCahery and Erik P.M. Vermeulen: The impact of increased corporate mobility on corporate lawmaking in the EU and on corporate finance issues
16: Wolf-Georg Ringe: Is Volkswagan the new Centros? Free movement of capital's impact on company law
17: Pierre Schammo: Equivalence-based regulation and EU prospectus law: the shadow regime
18: Heribert Hirte and Alexander Schall: Legal capital and the EU-treaties