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Corporate Natural Law: The Dominance Of Justice In A Codified World, Stuart R. Cohn Sep 1996

Corporate Natural Law: The Dominance Of Justice In A Codified World, Stuart R. Cohn

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One tends to think of corporate law as quite formalistic, bound by corporate statutes, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and customary rules of commercial conduct. While many aspects of corporate law are indeed so rule-bound, the truth is that the major issues facing directors, officers and shareholders, ranging from fiduciary duties to minority rights, are generally determined by much more amorphous principles of equity. Hence the notion of “corporate natural law.”