The Federation Press

The Law Relating to Corporate Groups


This book comprises essays on topics of continuing relevance, by a field of eminent authors. Examples of issues discussed include: whether parent companies are liable for the debts of their subsidiaries (Eisenberg); problems arising when a corporate group member becomes insolvent (O’Donovan); problems arising on the collapse of groups, from a judicial perspective (Justice Rogers); problems for directors arising from conflicts of interest between the director’s company and the group as a whole (Redmond); liability of directors of entities within groups (Austin); problems for tort creditors (Carroll), outside shareholders (Gillooly) and shareholders in the parent company (Redmond); and a cost analysis of different structures for managing an enterprise’s various activities.


“The book represents an important contribution to the company law literature, which company law practitioners, as well as academics, will find of great use. ... I commend the book to all lawyers working in the field of company law.” - Law Council of Australia - Business Law Section Newsletter

Table of Contents

Corporate Groups
Melvin Aron Eisenberg

Corporate Groups - Management Dilemma
Philip L Williams

Grouped Therapies for Group Insolvencies
James O’Donovan

Corporate Parents and Tort Liability
Robyn Carroll

Corporate Groups - Problems for Outsiders
Justice Andrew Rogers

Problems for Directors within Corporate Groups
R P Austin

Outside Shareholders in Corporate Groups
Michael Gillooly

Problems for Insiders
Paul Redmond

Summing Up and a Search for Solutions
Ralph P Simmonds


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