• Publication Date: August 22, 2018
  • ISBN: Print (Paperback): 9781552214688
  • ISBN: Digital (PDF): 9781552214695
  • ISBN: Digital (EPUB): 9781552216040
  • 760 pages; 6" x 9"
Filed Under: Corporate

The Law of Partnerships and Corporations, 4/e


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Product Description

This accessible and practical reference provides an overview of the essential features of the law governing business organizations in Canada, both in theory and practice. It is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide for practitioners and business people setting up and using sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations to carry on small businesses as well as a thorough introduction to the law and policy of public company governance.
The fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect developments in the caselaw and statutory reforms in the last decade. Dozens of new cases are cited. The 2018 amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act are discussed, including the requirements for public corporations to report on the diversity of their boards of directors that are not yet in force. The chapters on securities law, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility have been significantly expanded. As well, features to improve the utility of the book have been added, such as more comprehensive cross-referencing throughout the text.

Foreword to the First Edition by Ronald J. Daniels
List of Statutes, Regulations, and Abbreviations

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Partnerships
Chapter 3: Introduction to Corporate Law
Chapter 4: Incorporation: Considerations and Process
Chapter 5: The Corporation in Action
Chapter 6: Shares
Chapter 7: Management and Control of the Corporation: The Basic Legal Framework
Chapter 8: Corporate Changes and Reorganizations
Chapter 9: Duties and Liabilities of Directors and Officers
Chapter 10: Shareholder Remedies
Chapter 11: The Public Corporation and Securities Law
Chapter 12: Corporate Governance in Theory and Practice
Chapter 13: Corporate Social Responsibility

Table of Cases

“The second edition of VanDuzer’s book should be required reading at every Canadian law school. It continues to bring a level of clarity and accessibility to the subject matter that is missing in other texts.”
Derek Smith, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP from the McGill Law Journal, Vol. 49, 2004
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