Kershaw, David


Professor David Kershaw  

Department

Position held

Department of Law

Professor of Law

Experience keywords:

shareholders; hedge funds; takeover regulation; corporate law; policy and regulatory bodies; accounting regulation; law

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My primary research areas are corporate law, takeover regulation and accounting regulation. Current book projects include a monograph on The Foundations of US and UK Corporate Law looking at the evolution and divergence of corporate fiduciary law from the nineteenth century to today, and a monograph on The Principles of Takeover Regulation. Other research projects include empirical work on the effects of managerial insulation on firm performance and characteristics.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Financial ServicesLawPolicy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Switzerland; UK; Germany; Austria

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7327

Publications

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2013

Ferreira, Daniel and Kershaw, David and Kirchmaier, Thomas and Schuster, Edmund-Philipp (2013) Shareholder empowerment and bank bailouts Finance working papers, 345/2013. European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), Brussels, Belgium.

Kershaw, David and Moorhead, Richard (2013) Consequential responsibility for client wrongs: Lehman brothers and the regulation of the legal profession The Modern Law Review, 76 (1). 26-61. ISSN 0026-7961

Awrey, Dan and Blair, William and Kershaw, David (2013) Between law and markets: is there a role for culture and ethics in financial regulation? Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, 38 (1). 191-245. ISSN 0364-9490

Kershaw, David (2013) The rule in Foss v Harbottle is dead; long live the rule in Foss v Harbottle LSE Law, Society and Economy Working Paper Series, 5/2013. Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2012

Kershaw, David and Kirchmaier, Thomas and Schuster, Edmund (2012) The incentives of senior bank managers need to be altered in order to make them more risk averse British Politics and Policy at LSE (17 Jul 2012) Blog entry

Kershaw, David (2012) Company law in context: text and materials 2nd, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199609321

Kershaw, David (2012) The path of corporate fiduciary law Nyu Journal of Law and Business, 8 (2). 395-485 . ISSN 1558-5778

2011

Kershaw, David (2011) The decline of legal capital: an exploration of the consequences of board solvency based capital reductions In: Prentice , Dan and Reisberg, Arad, (eds.) Corporate Finance Law in the Uk and Eu. Oxford University Press, New York, USA, 27-58. ISBN 9780199589616

Gerner-Beuerle, Carsten and Kershaw, David and Solinas, Matteo (2011) Is the board neutrality rule trivial?: amnesia about corporate law in European takeover regulation European Business Law Review, 22 (5). 559-622. ISSN 0959-6941

Gerner-Beuerle, Carsten and Kershaw, David and Solinas, Matteo (2011) Is the board neutrality rule trivial?: amnesia about corporate law in European takeover regulation LSE law, society and economy working papers, 3-2011. Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Kershaw, David (2011) The path of fiduciary law LSE law, society and economy working papers, 06-2011. The London School of Economics and Political Science , London, UK.

2009

Kershaw, David (2009) Company law in context: text and materials Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199215942

Kershaw, David (2009) Involuntary creditors and the case for accounting-based distribution regulation Journal of Business Law (2). 140-165. ISSN 0021-9460

2007

Kershaw, David (2007) Statutory auditors In: Birds, John, (ed.) Annotated Companies Acts. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199211746

Kershaw, David (2007) Accounts and reports In: Birds, John, (ed.) Annotated Companies Acts. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199211746

Kershaw, David (2007) Involuntary creditors and the case for accounting-based distribution regulation LSE law, society and economy working papers, 16-2007. Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Kershaw, David (2007) The illusion of importance: reconsidering the UK's takeover defence prohibition International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 56 (2). 267-307. ISSN 0020-5893

2006

Kershaw, David (2006) Waiting for Enron: the unstable equilibrium of auditor independence regulation Journal of Law and Society, 33 (3). 388-420. ISSN 0263-323X

2005

Kershaw, David (2005) Evading Enron: taking principles too seriously in accounting regulation Modern Law Review, 68 (4). 594-625. ISSN 0026-7961

Kershaw, David (2005) Does it matter how the law thinks about corporate opportunities? Legal Studies, 25 (4). 533-558. ISSN 0261-3875

Kershaw, David (2005) Lost in translation: corporate opportunities in comparative perspective Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 25 (4). 603-627. ISSN 0143-6503

2002

Kershaw, David (2002) No end in sight for the history of corporate law: the case of employee participation in corporate governance Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 2 (1). 34-81. ISSN 1473-5970


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David Kershaw is a Professor of Law at LSE. He joined LSE in 2006. Prior to this he was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Warwick between 2003-2006. He is admitted to the New York Bar and is a qualified UK solicitor. Prior to his academic career, he qualified as a Solicitor at Herbert Smith, London and practised corporate law in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Shearman & Sterling in New York and London. He holds a LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School and a LLB from the University of Warwick.

 

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