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Approximately 400 pages
1 volume bound

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Corporate Finance and Canadian Law, Second Edition
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This book, now in its second edition, fully covers the framework within which corporate finance deals are done in Canada. The discussion of the law relating to financing practices, financial instruments and financial institutions are integrated with a consideration of some of the topics that comprise modern finance theory.

New financial technologies have introduced complex financial system risks and legal and regulatory challenges. The international financial crisis that began in the U.S. subprime mortgage market in 2007, for example, is importantly linked to at least two of the innovative financial techniques discussed in this book: securitization and credit default swaps. Other topics include:

  • The “Pooling” vs. “Purchase” accounting controversy
  • Economic theory such as Efficient Market Theory, the Modigliani-Miller Theorem and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Simple bond and share valuation, NPV (Net Present Value) and IRR (Internal Rate of Return)
  • The role of Canadian financial institutions, as well as a discussion of the forces underlying global consolidation in the financial industry
  • The role of securities exchanges including Canadian stock exchange restructuring 
About the Author
Christopher C. Nicholls holds the Stephen Dattels Chair in Corporate Finance Law at the University of Western Ontario. Before coming to Western Law in 2006, Professor Nicholls was a member of the Dalhousie University Faculty of Law (now the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University) where he was the inaugural holder of the Purdy Crawford Chair in Business Law and acted as Director of Dalhousie's LL.B. Business Law Specialization Program. He twice received the Dalhousie Law School Excellence in Teaching Law Award. Before joining Dalhousie, he practiced corporate and securities law, Professor Nicholls has been consulted by law firms, government departments and regulators and has lectured to academic and professional audiences in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and South America. He has been a frequent speaker on topics relating to corporate law and mergers and acquisitions in judicial education programs organized for Canadian judges by the National Judicial Institute.

He is an Affiliated Scholar of the National Centre for Business Law, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and is also an Affiliated Faculty member of the Capital Markets Institute, Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto. He has been a visiting (adjunct) professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, a visiting professor at the Queen's University Faculty of Law, the Falconbridge Visiting Professor of Commercial Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Herbert Smith Visitor at the University of Cambridge.