This publication on the board of directors of the Swiss company limited by shares is intended for anyone practising in this area and in particular for board members, incluing those without legal training, who may be interested in gaining a clear insight into this field. It draws on and takes account of the leading standard works and texts on company law that deal primarily with the board of directors, together with the related legislation and legal precedent.
In comparison with companies under many foreign legal systems, the Swiss company limited by shares is a highly flexible creation both in legal as well as in organisational terms. It is so adaptable that it is the chosen legal from not only for international publicly traded companies with countless subsidiaries in Switzerland and abroad but also for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs).
In its conception, the book concentrates on publicly-listed companies, as these are often the groundbreakers for new organisational and operational concepts of a Swiss company limited by shares are considered :
- teh legal status of board members
- representation and liability of management bodies
- loss of capital, overindebtedness and restructuring
- corporate governance