Creditor Protection in Private Companies: Anglo-German Perspectives for a European Legal Discourse

Creditor Protection in Private Companies: Anglo-German Perspectives for a European Legal Discourse

by Thomas Bachner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521895383

ISBN-13: 9780521895385

Pub. Date: 04/27/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Limited liability companies form the backbone of our modern economy. However, there is a persistent danger of moral hazard on the part of directors and shareholders, particularly in closely held or private companies. Like all developed legal systems, English and German law both provide mechanisms designed to protect creditors from such risks. This book investigates

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Overview

Limited liability companies form the backbone of our modern economy. However, there is a persistent danger of moral hazard on the part of directors and shareholders, particularly in closely held or private companies. Like all developed legal systems, English and German law both provide mechanisms designed to protect creditors from such risks. This book investigates some of these mechanisms, including the avoidance of pre-insolvency acts, capital maintenance and creditor-regarding duties of directors. By analysing the different conceptual and doctrinal perspectives inherent in the English and German systems, this book seeks to advance a discourse between audiences with different legal backgrounds. It will be an invaluable guide for those wishing to understand how the protective mechanisms operate and interact with each other, and how they do so in quite different ways in the two jurisdictions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521895385
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/27/2009
Series:
International Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Avoidance of acts that are detrimental to creditors; 3. Capital maintenance and unlawful distributions; 4. Directors' liability for contraventions of capital maintenance rules; 5. Directors' liability for conduct in the vicinity of insolvency; Conclusions.

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