The Boston University Law Review has
recently published a series of articles in its journal on fiduciary law.
These publications are the result of a symposium on 'The Role of Fiduciary Law and
Trust in the Twenty-First Century'.
Panel 1 publications focused on the nature of fiduciary law and its relationship
to other legal doctrines and categories. This panel includes a publication from
Prof. DeMott on 'Causation in the Fiduciary Realm'.
Panel 2 was on interdisciplinary views of fiduciary law and includes an excellent
article by Sitkoff on the 'Economic Structure of Fiduciary Law' which summarises
some of the economic approaches to fiduciary law.
Panel 3 addressed current issues for fiduciary law although I think a more accurate
title would have been continuing trends or problems in fiduciary law. Suprisingly
there was no specific article on multiple directorships with analysis focusing on
issues such as remuneration, public interest and accountability; all of which have
been discussed to a large degree.
Finally, panel 4 looked at private servants and private fiduciaries. Perhaps the
most relevant one of these papers looked at CEOs and limits on their terms.
Hopefully some of these papers will continue to provide me with valuable insight
in to my analysis of directors' fiduciary duties.
These articles can be found on HeinOnline citation (2011) 91 B. U. L. Rev.
For more commentary on directors' duties and shareholder litigation,
visit Gibbs: Law
and Life, a blog centering on directors' duties and company law,
particularly on interpretation and practicality of directors' duties in the
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