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Corporate Governance and Insolvency: Accountability and Transparency


ISBN13: 9781788979337
Published: February 2022
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £155.00



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This important book provides a comprehensive analysis of governance issues that exist in relation to the management of insolvent companies, both while an insolvent company is still controlled by the directors and when it passes into the hands of an insolvency practitioner in a formal insolvency regime. Throughout, the authors argue that the two most important features of corporate governance are transparency and accountability and offer a detailed analysis of the relevant law and practice.

Key features include:

  • examination of the position of all stakeholders in an insolvent company, both before and during an insolvency regime
  • specialist explanation of what corporate governance entails and the recent developments that have occurred in relation to corporate governance as it affects insolvent companies
  • in-depth consideration of the role of creditors, shareholders, the Insolvency Service, special managers and creditors’ committees during periods of insolvency as well as the role and functions of directors and insolvency practitioners who are the main focus

Offering critical advice and bringing awareness of important issues, Corporate Governance and Insolvency will be a key reference work for lawyers and insolvency practitioners. The legal analysis provided will also be valuable to academics and students of corporate and insolvency law and governance.

Subjects:
Insolvency Law, Company Law
Contents:
Foreword by Sir Alastair Norris
Preface
1. Introduction to Corporate Governance and Insolvency
2. The meaning and features of corporate governance
3. Introduction to insolvency
4. Governance where the company is insolvent but not in an insolvency regime
5. Decision-making in insolvent regimes
6. Directors in formal insolvency
7. The role and work of insolvency practitioners in insolvent regimes
8. The control of insolvency practitioners
9. Creditors’ and liquidation committees
10. Special managers
11. Role of the Insolvency Service

Index