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Agency Law in Commercial Practice

Danny Busch, Laura Macgregor, and Peter Watts


This book contains contributions on aspects of the operation of agency law in commercial contexts by many of the world’s leading experts on the law of agency. It is the product of a conference of the authors held at the University of Nijmegen in November 2014. Contributing authors come from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It comprises 12 chapters in five parts, preceded by a synthesising introduction. The first substantive section is devoted to aspects of general principle, including apparent authority, ratification, undisc ... More

Keywords: Agency law, commercial contexts, general principles of, apparent authority, ratification, undisclosed principals, indirect representation, unidentified principals, company directors, receivers, liquidators, financial transactions and services, MiFID, powers of attorney, Commercial Agents

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198738473
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738473.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Danny Busch, editor
Professor of Financial Law, University of Nijmegen

Laura Macgregor, editor
Professor of Commercial Contract Law, University of Edinburgh

Peter Watts, editor
Professor of Law, The University of Auckland

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Part I General

1 Introduction

Danny Busch, Laura Macgregor, Peter Watts

Part II Agency in General Contract Law

2 Ratification

Thomas Krebs

3 The Poseur as Agent

Deborah A DeMott*

Part III Agency in Company Law

8 The Agency of Liquidators and Receivers

Wee Meng-Seng and Tan Cheng-Han*

Part IV Agency in Financial Transactions and Services

Part V Agency in Procedural Contexts

Part VI International Perspectives on Agency Law

End Matter