Professor Andreas Televantos releases new book, Capitalism before Corporations
17 Dec 2020
The College is pleased to report the publication of Capitalism before Corporations by Professor Andreas Televantos and Oxford University Press.
To what extent did English law facilitate trade before the advent of general incorporation and modern securities law? This is the question at the heart of Capitalism before Corporations. It examines the extent to which legal institutions of the Regency period, especially Lord Eldon's Chancellorship, were sympathetic to the needs of merchants and willing to accommodate their changing practices and demands within established legal doctrinal frameworks and contemporary political economic thought. In so doing, this book probes at the heart of modern debates about equity, trusts, insolvency, and the justifiability of corporate privileges.
Professor Andreas Televantos is the Hanbury Fellow and Tutorial Fellow in Law.