Company Law in Context: Text and materials

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Company Law in Context is an ideal main text for company law and corporate governance courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In this sophisticated book, David Kershaw combines commentary and explanation (55%) with the primary case and statutory materials (45%). The book places the study of company law in its economic, business, and social context in order to make more accessible and relevant the cases, statutes, and other forms of regulation that make up company law. One technique deployed by the book to contextualise company law is the use of a simple case study that tracks, through the different chapters of the book, the development and expansion of a business - from sole trader toCompany Law in Context is accompanied by an
Online Resource Centre
Company Law in Context is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre offering the following features for students:
- twice-yearly updates to changes in cases and legislation (particularly important given the recent implementation of the Companies Act 2006)
- annotated web links to key online sources, directing students to the most accurate, up-to-date and relevant information on the web
- timeline illustrating implementation of Companies Act 2006.
- additional chapters on The Market for Corporate Control; Disclosure, Accounting, and Audit; and Issuing Shares to the Public

The following resources are also provided for lecturers:
- diagrams and charts in PowerPoint to show in lectures and seminars to facilitate students' understanding of challenging cases and concepts

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David Kershaw

Professor David Kershaw is Dean of LSE Law School. He is also the General Editor of the Modern Law Review and an Associate Tenant at Cornerstone Barristers. He joined the LSE in 2006. Prior to joining the LSE he was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Warwick between 2003-2006. He is admitted to the New York Bar and is a qualified UK solicitor. Prior to his academic career, he qualified as a Solicitor at Herbert Smith, London and practised corporate law in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Shearman & Sterling in New York and London. He holds a LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School and a LLB from the University of Warwick.