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Company law and corporate governance in Malaysia- harmonisation of Shariah and the common law

Mohd. Sulaiman, Aiman @ Nariman and Rachagan, Shanthy (2017) Company law and corporate governance in Malaysia- harmonisation of Shariah and the common law. In: Routledge handbook of Corporate Law. Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Oxon, United Kingdom, pp. 228-244. ISBN 978-1-3157-6701-7

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The last two decades have seen prolific company law reform and corporate governance transformation internationally. The changes have been attributed to various factors ranging from changes to shareholding demographics, the growth and impact of technology on corporate law and practice to new business and investment models. An added dimension to corporate law and governance reform is the growth of Islamic capital market and the Islamic financial services industry. This development has intensified interest about Shariah or Islamic principles in commerce particularly its interaction with conventional company law and practice. This chapter analyses how and to what extent Shariah principles in commerce are considered in modern company law within a common law jurisdiction. The analysis is posited within the legal and regulatory framework of Malaysia which has a strong common law tradition but has developed Islamic commercial law parallel to the common law as exemplified in its Islamic capital market and Islamic financial services sector.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 1872/72581 - Library has no copy
Uncontrolled Keywords: company law, corporate governance, Malaysia, Shariah, harmonisation, common law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof Aiman Nariman Mohd-Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2019 11:20
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 15:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72581

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