Vladimir Putin

Nicolson, David L.

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The recent legislation in Ontario on Company law and the interest it has engendered. Developments in Europe in the area of Company Law and some future trends. The debate on the structure of companies and of Boards of Directors and the number of new laws and far-reaching proposals that have been introduced in most industrial countries for at least a decade. The intentions in this regard in Britain and the relevance of Britain's possible entry into the European Economic Community. How that is also relevant to Canada. The new company legislation being introduced in most countries throughout the world as most business becomes increasingly international in character. A brief look at some of the developments which are taking place in other countries, providing us with an idea of how things might change in the United Kingdom in the future. Looking overseas and starting with Europe, the speaker reviews in some detail the activities in West Germany, France, The Netherlands, and then in America. He also looks at how these activities interact and affect one another. Two trends so far as America is concerned: the directors' liability; public affairs and corporate interest and participation in this field; a discussion of each. The situation for individual directors in Britain. The future in the United Kingdom and what might be expected. Some summary remarks about all these developments and what they will mean for corporations, and corporate directors and management.

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