Christopher C. Nicholls
Corporate Law, by Christopher C. Nicholls, explains and analyzes Canadian corporate law concepts in a way that is comprehensible to readers who have no prior background in business. It is comprehensive in scope and national in perspective, providing a thorough and thoughtful picture of the Canadian corporate law landscape. This engaging new casebook offers a solid foundation for understanding the complexities of directors’ and officers’ liability, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility.
Contentious corporate law questions are introduced with simple examples to provide context and to frame the issues. Doctrinal rigour and underlying policy considerations are carefully combined to help newcomers to the field develop an intuitive grasp of the practical problems that Canadian corporate law tries to address.
Instructors who are using traditional corporate law casebooks will find the solid framework of this straightforward text a great source of supplementary and background reading for students.
Students will be introduced to the vocabulary of the practising corporate lawyer, as well as to the main academic discussions that occupy corporate law scholars. They will learn how academic theories of the business organization in general, and the corporation in particular, translate into the real-life working phenomenon of the Canadian business corporation. While the focus is primarily on the CBCA, there are generous references and comparisons to statutory provisions from every common law province in Canada.
Finally, for the busy practitioner and the business person, the book offers a convenient consolidation of many basic sources, a welcome refresher of fundamental principles, and a concise introduction to recent corporate law scholarship.