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Module Reading List

Corporate Finance and Securities Law, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Steven Montagu-Cairns
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Key Reading List:

Brenda Hannigan, Company Law, 4th ed., OUP, 2015

Arad Reisberg, Pettet's company law : company law and corporate finance, 4th ed., Pearson, 2012

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Primary Reading List:

Sealy and Sarah Worthington, Cases and Materials in Company Law, 10th ed., OUP, 2013

Brenda Hannigan, Company Law, 4th ed., OUP, 2015

Eilis Ferran & Look Chan Ho, Principles of Corporate Finance Law, OUP 2015.

Arad Reisberg, Pettet's company law : company law and corporate finance, 4th ed., Pearson, 2012

Alan Dignam and John Lowry Company Law (Core Text Series), 8th ed., OUP, 2014

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Additional Reading List:

J. Birds, ‘The Companies Act 2006 – Revolution or Evolution’ (2007) 49 Managerial law. 13.

A. Reisberg, ‘Corporate Law in the UK after Recent Reforms: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ (2010) 63 Current legal problems. 315-374.

A. Griffiths, (1993) ‘Agents without principals: pre-incorporation contracts and section 36C of the Companies Act 1985’ Legal studies., 13(2), 241-253

C. Perkin, (2000) ‘Companies and Privity of Contract’ Coventry Law Journal, 5(1), 11-26

C. Twigg-Flesner, Full Circle: Purported Agent’s Right of Enforcement under S.36C (2001) 22 Company lawyer. 274

R. Pennington, (2002) ‘The Validation of Pre-Incorporation Contracts’ Company lawyer., 23(9), 284-285

D. Milman, (2008) ‘Company Contracts: a review of the current and restated law’ Company law newsletter., 240, 1-4

S. Sabapathy, Allocation of risks in a pre-incorporation contract (2009) 2 IJPL 150

E. Ferran, ‘The decisions of the House of Lords in Russell v northern Bank Development’ [1994] Cambridge law journal. 343.

J. Armour, ‘Legal Capital: An Outdated Concept’ (2006) 7 European Business Organization law review. 5

D. Capper, ‘Fixed Charges over Book Debts’ Back to Basic but How Far Back’ [2002] Lloyd's maritime and commercial law quarterly. 246.

E. Ferran, ‘Floating Charges – the Nature of the Security’ [1988] Cambridge law journal. 213.

G. McCormack, ‘The Law Commission’s Consultative Report on Company Security Interests: An Irreverent Riposte’ (2005) Modern law review. 286.

R.M. Goode, ‘Is the Law too Favourable to secured creditors?’ (1983–1984) 8 Canadian business law journal = Revue canadienne du droit de commerce. 53

A. Keay, ‘Directors’ Duties to Creditors: Contractarian Concerns Relating to Efficiency and Over-Protection of Creditors’, (2003) 66 Modern law review., 665

J. Zhao and S. Wen, ‘The legitimacy of unsecured creditors protection through the lens of corporate social responsibility’ (2013) Journal of Business Law. 868

D.D. Prentice, ‘Creditor’s Interests and Director’s Duties’ (1990) 10 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. 265 at 276.

L. Zingales, ‘The Future of Securitas Regulations’ (2009) Chicago Booth School of Business Research Paper No. 08-27. Available online:

T.M.J. Mollers, ‘Sources of Law in European Securities Regulation - Effective Regulation, Soft Law and Legal Taxonomy from Lamfalussy to de Larosiere’ (2010) 11 European Business Organization law review. 397

M. Kahan, ‘Some Problems with Stock Exchange-Based Securities Regulation’ (1997) 83 Virginia Law Review. 1509

R.M. Levich, G. Majnoni, C. Reinhart (edns) Ratings, rating agencies and the global financial system, New York University Salomon Centre Series on Financial Markets and Institutions (Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2002) Chapter 1.

G. Risso, ‘Investor Protection in Credit Rating Agencies' Non-contractual Liability: the Need for a Fully Harmonised Regime’ (2015) 40 European Law Review. 706.

N. Attig, S.E. Ghoul, O. Guedhami , J. Suh, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and Credit Ratings’ (2013) 117 Journal of business ethics. 679.

A. Darbellay & F. Partnoy, ‘Credit Rating Agencies and Regulatory Reform’ available via

This list was last updated on 26/01/2016