3rd edition (New edition)

The Law of Partnerships and Corporations 3/e


This accessible and practical reference provides an overview of the essential features of the law governing business organizations in Canada. Anthony VanDuzer discusses both the internal and external functions and relationships of business organizations, and the laws that govern them. The third edition contains a new Chapter on Corporate Governance in Theory and Practice, which identifies the determinants of corporate governance other than corporate law rules in theory and practice and discusses their relationship with corporate and securities law.

The book is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide for practitioners and business people setting up and using sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations in Canada. As well, it provides a thorough introduction to the theory and practice of corporate and partnership law.


"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

Table of Contents

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

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