U.S. Corporate Law

by Curtis Milhaupt with Makiko Ando, Akira Ehira, Nobutaka Mochizuki, Kana Morimura, Motozumi Murakami, Shuichi Nezaki, Makoto Saito, Emi Takeda, Yu Tanaka, Masayuki Watanabe, Masafumi Yamada

{Yuhikaku Press: 2009}

Summer 2009

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Professor Curtis Milhaupt, the director of Columbia Law School’s Center for Japanese Legal Studies, recently edited U.S. Corporate Law, a Japanese-language book written by LL.M. students from the Class of 2007. The publication offers an overview of regulations and market institutions that govern American corporations.

“This was a unique collaboration between students and faculty,” said Milhaupt, the Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law and Professor of Comparative Corporate Law. “I worked with a group of highly motivated students, as evidenced by the fact that they worked extremely hard on this project long after they graduated and returned to their busy professional lives.”

The book’s primary focus is on large, publicly traded companies. It also examines the structure of non-corporate entities, such as partnerships and limited-liability companies. Additional topics covered in U.S. Corporate Law include securities fraud, insider trading, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which attempts to improve the quality of corporate financial reporting.

“I’m hopeful the book provides new insights for Japanese readers into how corporate law functions in the U.S.,” said Milhaupt, “as well as insights into how U.S. legal scholars approach questions of corporate governance.”

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