9780511998027 (ebook) 9781107012271 (hardback)
International corporate law and financial market regulation.
This in-depth comparative examination of the derivative action in Asia provides a framework for analysing its function, history and practical application and examines in detail how derivative actions law works in practice in seven important Asian jurisdictions (China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore). These case studies allow an evaluation of a number of the leading Western comparative corporate law and governance theories which have come to define the field over the last decade. By debunking some of these critically important theories, this book lays the foundation for an accurate understanding of the derivative action in Asia and a re-examination of the regulation of the derivative action around the world.
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Formatted Contents Note
The derivative action : an economic, historic and practice-oriented approach / Harald Baum and Dan W. Puchniak The complexity of derivative action in Asia : an inconvenient truth / Dan W. Puchniak Land of the rising derivative action : revisiting irrationality to understand Japan's unreluctant shareholder litigant / Masafumi Nakahigashi and Dan W. Puchniak Invigorating shareholder derivative actions in South Korea / Hyeok-Joon Rho and Kon-Sik Kim Derivative actions in Taiwan : legal and cultural hurdles with a glimmer of hope for the future / Wang Ruu Tseng and Wallace Wen Yeu Wang Pathway to minority shareholder protection : derivative action in the People's Republic of China / Donald C. Clarke and Nicholas C. Howson A parallel path to shareholder remedies : Hong Kong's derivative actions / Paul von Nessen, S.H. Goo and Chee Keong Low Derivative actions in Singapore : mundanely non-Asian, intriguingly non-American and at the forefront of the commonwealth / Meng Seng Wee and Dan W. Puchniak The rarity of derivative actions in India : reasons and consequences / Vikramaditya Khanna and Umakanth Varottil The derivative action in Asia : some concluding observations / Dan W. Puchniak and Harald Baum.