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Tuesday, 24 August 2021

A selection of law e-books were purchased between 15 July - 15 August, in association with the ebooks@cambridge team. These are all available through iDiscover, and include:

Comparative Corporate Governance, edited by Afra Afsharipour and Martin Gelter (Edward Elgar, 2021)

This research handbook provides a state-of-the-art perspective on how corporate governance differs between countries around the world. It covers highly topical issues including corporate purpose, corporate social responsibility and shareholder activism. Through coverage of key jurisdictions in Asia, Europe and the Americas, this research handbook reveals differences and similarities between legal traditions that have shaped different countries’ laws, and the extent to which these laws have become more similar over the past decades. It takes a broad perspective throughout comparative corporate governance, considering the rights and duties of shareholders, including controlling and minority shareholders, directors and the relationship between their powers. Chapters address key topics such as the methods and goals of comparative corporate governance research and enforcement of corporate governance.

Corporate Finance Law : Principles and Policy (3rd edition) by Louise Gullifer and Jennifer Payne (Hart Publishing, 2020)

The third edition of this acclaimed book continues to provide a discussion of key theoretical and policy issues in corporate finance law. It has been fully updated to reflect developments in the law and the markets. One of the book's distinctive features is its equal coverage of both the equity and debt sides of corporate finance law, and it seeks, where possible, to compare and contrast the two. This book covers a broad range of topics regarding the debt and equity-raising choices of companies of all sizes, from SMEs to the largest publicly traded enterprises, and the mechanisms by which those providing capital are protected. Each chapter provides a critical analysis of the present law to enable the reader to understand the difficulties, risks and tensions in this area, and the attempts by the legislature, regulators and the courts, as well as the parties involved, to deal with them. The book will be of interest to practitioners, academics and students engaged in the practice and study of corporate finance law.

Erna Scheffler (1893-1983): erste Richterin am Bundesverfassungsgericht und Wegbereiterin einer geschlechtergerechten Gesellschaft by Marike Hansen (Mohr Siebeck, 2019)

Erna Scheffler was not only an exceptional lawyer – as the first woman to serve on the German Constitutional Court, she played a significant role in the shaping of the legal development of the early Federal Republic of Germany – but was also one of the twentieth century's most influential proponents of equality for women. Marike Hansen's intricate study traces the life of this remarkable figure within the context of evolving women's rights in Germany.

International Tax Primer (4th edition) by Brian J. Arnold (Kluwer Law International, 2019)

International Tax Primer provides an accessible and comprehensive guide to the fundamental aspects of international taxation with an introduction to the policies that countries seek to advance with their international tax rules. Tax practitioners, multinational companies and national tax authorities have relied on this indispensable resource since its first edition nearly two decades ago. The Primer provides the reader with an introductory analysis of the major issues that a country must confront in designing its international tax rules and coordinating those rules with the tax systems of its trading partners, with numerous examples drawn from the practices of both developed and developing countries. This fourth edition follows the format and sequence of earlier editions but adds details on ongoing developments surrounding the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project, updates to the OECD and UN Model Conventions, the 2017 US tax reform, the EU anti-tax avoidance directive and continuing issues concerning the digital economy.

Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry (2nd edition), edited by Merrill Rotter, MD, Jeremy Colley, MD, Heather Ellis Cucolo, ESQ (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry (2nd edition) brings together concise, comprehensive summaries of the most important ‘landmark’ legal decisions relating to mental health practice in the United States. These decisions, along with their underlying reasonings, make up a critical portion of the national certification examination for forensic psychiatry offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Many of the themes are also tested in the ABPM certification examination for general psychiatry. This text is the first to provide a combination of summaries of the relevant legal content paired with board-style test questions designed to help consolidate knowledge and prepare for certification. Cases with similar themes are grouped together with an eye toward helping the reader understand the evolution of legal and clinical thinking on a particular topic.

Le recours aux modes alternatifs de règlement des litiges en matière de propriété intellectuelle by Jean Tankeu; preface by Joseph Fometeu (L'Harmattan, 2018)

La mondialisation et le développement des échanges économiques posent de nouveaux défis en matière d'application des droits de propriété intellectuelle. Plus le commerce et les affaires s'intensifient au niveau international, plus la question des effets des droits de propriété intellectuelle et de leur application au-delà des frontières nationales devient pertinente. D'où le développement du contentieux non juridictionnel international de la propriété intellectuelle auquel l'auteur consacre cet ouvrage.

National Systems of Child Protection: Understanding the International Variability and Context for Developing Policy and Practice, edited by Lisa Merkel-Holguin, John D. Fluke and Richard D. Krugman (Springer, 2019)

This volume provides a wide spectrum description analysis of the contemporary and well established child protection systems in a range of countries, such as Australia, Canada, Netherlands and Spain. It presents a brief orientation about the public and private systems involved in protecting children in each country. Further the book identifies current key policy and implementation drivers that orient the systems of child protection, such as children’s rights, family preservation, use of evidence and public health orientation. Finally it presents a critical analysis of the strengths and limitations of the systems, as well as, strategies for prospects for improving outcomes for children and their families.

Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law: Theory and Doctrine (7th edition) by A.P. Simester, J.R. Spencer, Findlay Stark, G.R. Sullivan and G.J. Virgo (Hart Publishing, 2019)

Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law is an outstanding account of modern English criminal law, combining detailed exposition and analysis of the law with a careful exploration of its theoretical underpinnings. Primarily, it is written for undergraduate students of criminal law and it has become the set text in many leading universities. Additionally, the book is used as an important point of reference in academic writing and postgraduate research in England and abroad. Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law has been cited by appellate courts throughout the world.

Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in der Bonner Republik : Aspekte einer Geschichte des Bundesverfassungsgerichts, edited by Florian Meinel (Mohr Siebeck, 2019)

Understanding constitutional and political developments in post-war Germany is impossible without understanding the history of the Federal Constitutional Court. Landmark political decisions have almost always been echoed or even shaped by landmark constitutional judgments. The essays in this volume shed light on the institutional evolution of the court and discuss key decisions in their historical context.

All of these e-books are available to current University of Cambridge staff and students with a Raven password. A full list of e-book platforms can be viewed via the ebooks@cambridge LibGuide.