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The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach Hardcover – 25 Mar 2004

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... will lay the groundwork for the corporate law debates of the coming decade ... It is hard to overstate the significance of this project ... The great virtue of The Anatomy of Corporate Law is that its typology of strategies provides a simple, user-friendly way to compare the corporate law regimes of a wide range of different countries ... almost as remarkable as the typology itself is the clarity and elegance of the analysis. (Yale Law Journal)

... to a remarkable extent, The Anatomy of Corporate Law reads as if it were written by a single author ... It has the same clear, streamlined tone throughout. (Yale Law Journal)

... the book's ten-part anatomy will soon become the lingua franca of corporate law discourse. (Yale Law Journal)

The Anatomy of Corporate Law is likely to have a particularly profound influence on the corporate finance literature ... A great virtue is that it provides a simple set of tools for understanding all of corporate governance, and thus offers precisely the kind of tractability that economists look for. Given that it is both simple and comprehensive, the authors' ten-part typology will appeal at least as much to economists as to legal scholars. (Yale Law Journal)

The Anatomy of Corporate Law is the most important corporate law book of the decade ... The ten-part typology will provide the next generation of corporate law scholars and policymakers with a framework for understanding the characteristic dilemmas of corporate enterprise. For comparative corporate law scholarship, the future starts here. (Yale Law Journal)

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Reinier Kraakman is a Professor at Harvard Law School, Paul Davies is a Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Henry Hansmann is a Professor at Yale Law School, Gerard Hertig is a Professor at the Swiss Institute of Technology, Klaus J. Hopt is Director of the Max-Planck Institute Hamburg, Hideki Kanda is a Professor at University of Tokyo Faculty of Law, and Edward B. Rock is a Professor at University of Pennsylvania Law School

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great book 4 July 2006
By E. Harkonen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I do agree with the former reviewer. This is a great book if you do want a comparative perspective of corporate law. It is concentrating on how different legal systems have solved the same problems with minority shareholders, agnecy costs etc. with examples from Japan to US to Europe. We are using it as required reading on two different law school courses.
Perfect companion for corporate governance students 11 Jun 2012
By Li Li Chong - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is true to the author's description- it is internaional, functional, neutral and short. Addressing the focus of the comparison across the globe- the US, European countries (including the UK), and Japan, this book gives the best bird's eye view for corporate governance students. It is highly practical, and easily digestible at the same time- as it puts in theoretical principles into functional perspectives through the exploration of historical, political and evolving social changes in the country that gives an impact on corporate law in these countries.

Personally, this book has helped me understand corporate law in a more useful manner as the easy language employed helps to explain and present difficult ideas and concepts into very understandable subject.

This book is very student-friendly without missing on the important points that they need to know.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Work of excellene 19 Mar 2006
By Evangelos Perakis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A first time global review of corporate law explaining everything. I loved it
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The Anatomy of Corporate law: A comparative and funcional approach 10 Mar 2007
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Exccellent book, oth for lawyer and economists,

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