Working Paper

Fiduciary Duty in Transitional Civil Law Jurisdictions Lessons from the Incomplete Law Theory

In Anglo-American law, fiduciary duty is the core legal concept to address conflicts among directors/managers and shareholders. The concept is developed and constantly refined by courts in the process of adjudication. By contrast, most civil law...Read more

Katharina Pistor
01 October 2002

Examining the Wates Principles for Large Private Companies as a Social Contract for Business-Society Relations

In December 2018, a Corporate Governance Code aimed at large private companies was unveiled, the culmination of an industry-led effort  in producing a set of best practices in large private companies. These standards would also facilitate...Read more

Hse-Yu Iris Chiu
Roger Barker
27 May 2019