Corporate Law Introduction 2010

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Corporate Law Introduction 2010

  1. 1. Introducing Corporate Law Research Resources Ruth Bird 2010
  2. 2. Outline  Starting points  Key electronic resources – databases, e-books  Books & looseleafs  Journals  Law reports  Blogs  Research Guides
  3. 3. Where to start? Three invaluable reference sources 1. An overview of the law – caselaw & legislation Halsbury’s Laws of England: Companies v. 7, v. 14 5th ed Corporations v. 9 Financial Services v.18 4th ed, v.48 5th ed 2. A digest of the key cases The Digest – uses same subject headings as Halsbury’s Laws 3. Collection of key legislation by topic Halsbury’s Statutes - uses same subject headings as Halsbury’s Laws
  4. 4. Key e-resources  Lexis@library  Westlaw  Justis  Doing Business  Eisil  International Financial Reporting Standards  Lawtel  Linexlegal  Oxford Scholarship Online  SOLO – for the library catalogue
  5. 5. Lexis – company and corporate resources
  6. 6. Lexis Financial services
  7. 7. A list of key UK resources on Lexis  Butterworths Company Law Cases  Finance Acts 2010  Finance Acts Archive  Finance Bills 2010  Finance Bills Archive  FSA Handbook: Authorisation  FSA Handbook: Client Assets  FSA Handbook: Compensation  FSA Handbook: Complaints against the FSA  FSA Handbook: Listing Rules  FSA Handbooks Archive: Collective Investment Sc...  Journal of International Banking & Financial Law  Tolley's Company Law Service
  8. 8. Search other jurisdictions using keywords
  9. 9. Lexis - Browse by format
  10. 10. Westlaw – search acts
  11. 11. Westlaw – case analysis
  12. 12. Westlaw – news sources
  13. 13. Westlaw – searching in other countries
  14. 14. Westlaw – International lists other jurisdictions
  15. 15. Justis – select by type of material being searched
  16. 16. Doing Business Law library - World Bank
  17. 17. Eisil – international primary sources
  18. 18. Eg, Finance & Banking
  19. 19. International Financial Reporting Standards
  20. 20. Login ruth.bird@bodley.ox.ac.uk Password - oxford
  21. 21. Lawtel – for updates as well as cases etc
  22. 22. Linex Legal – newsletters from law firms on topics
  23. 23. Oxford scholarship online books– company & commercial
  24. 24. UK official site for legislation
  25. 25. Search on SOLO by topic
  26. 26. Book resources  Browse the shelves from KN 261 to KN 310  Some key titles:  Ferran: Principles of corporate finance law KN250.FER 2008  Kraakman: The anatomy of corporate law – Law Reserve  Palmers Company Law KN 261 PAL  Buckley on the Companies Act KN261 BUC  Butterworths Corporations Law KN261 BUT  Gore-Browne on Companies KN 261 GOR  B/W Encyclopaedia of Banking Law KN303 BAN  B/W Financial Regulation KN 304.95 BUT  Encyclopaedia of Financial Services Law KN 308 ENC  Hannigan and Prentice: the Companies act KN261.HAN 2007  Gower and Davies’ Principles of Modern Company – Law Reserve  Hughes: Legal principles in banking and structured finance KN300.HUG  Goode on legal problems of credit and security KN306.9.GOO 2008  Fuller: Corporate borrowing : law and practice KN305.2.FUL 2009  Hale: Private equity KN263.3.HAL 2007
  27. 27. Selected Journals  Australian business law review + e  Business law international + e  European company and financial law review + e  International and comparative corporate law journal + e  International journal of banking, accounting and finance  International journal of disclosure and governance + e  Journal of corporate law studies + e  Journal of international banking law and regulation +e  Law and financial markets review + e  Law business review  Stanford journal of law, business & finance [electronic resource]
  28. 28. Selected Subject Reports  Business law reports.  Commercial law reports.  Butterworths Company law cases  Lloyds law reports  Commercial law cases.  Reports of commercial cases.  The Times law reports (and commercial cases)  All ER Commercial cases  British Company Cases
  29. 29. The Law Library’s law Reports & Journals database enables you to locate the database where a law report series or a journal can be found http://www.bodleian.ox.ac. uk/law/collections/lawrepo rts_and_journals
  30. 30. Blogs  Corporate Finance Law Blog http://www.corpfinblog.com/  Corporate Law & Governance http://corporatelawandgovernance.blogspot.com/  Corporations Law Blog http://www.lexisnexis.com.au/blogs/corporations-law/default.aspx  Banking law Prof Blog http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/banking/  Insolvency Law Forum http://www.insolvencylawforum.co.uk/  Securities Law Prof Blog http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/2010/10/sec-cftc- announce-roundtable-on-clearing-of-credit-default-swaps.html  M&A Law Prof blog http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/private_equity/  Private Equity Fund Law blog http://www.privateequityfundblog.com/
  31. 31. Selected Research Guides  US: http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/guides/corporatelaw.cfm http://guides.library.yale.edu/corporations  Canada http://library.osgoode.yorku.ca/documents/corporatelaw.1. pdf  Australia: Centre for Corporate Law & Securities Regulation http://cclsr.law.unimelb.edu.au/ History of Australian Corporate law http://cclsr.law.unimelb.edu.au/go/history-of-australian- corporate-law-/index.cfm Libguide: http://libguides.murdoch.edu.au/content.php? pid=32702&sid=549065
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