1 Investments, Generic Contracts, Payments According to Volume I, contracts are one of the five generic legal tools used to manage cash flow, risk, agency relationships, and information. Many investments are therefore based on one or more contracts. Obviously, the firm should draft good contracts. Good drafting can ensure the same intended cash flow with reduced risk. Bad drafting can increase risk. This volume attempts to deconstruct contracts used by non-financial firms and analyse them from a cash flow, risk, agency, and information perspective. The starting point is a generic contract, i. e. a contract which does not belong to any particular contract type (Chapters 2-7). This volume will also focus on payment obligations. Payment obligations are characteristic of all financial instruments, and they can range from simple payment obligations in minor sales contracts and traditional lending contracts (Chapters 8- 11). 1. 2 Particular Contract Types A number of particular contract types have been discussed in the other volumes of this book. (1) A certain party's investment contract can be another party's fu- ing contract. Particular investment contracts will therefore be discussed in Volume III in the context of funding. (2) Many contracts are necessary in the context of business acquisitions discussed in Volume III. (3) Multi-party contracts are c- mon in corporate finance. The firm's contracts with two or more parties range from syndicated loans to central counterparties' contracts. Such contracts will be discussed both in Chapter 12 and Volume III.
In this three-volume book, the law of corporate finance is defined in a modern way and studied from the perspective of a non-financial firm. The law of corporate finance helps the firm to manage cash flow, risk, principal-agency relationships, and information in the context of all decisions that influence the firm's finances. The first volume introduces the fundamental concepts and explains the relationship between corporate risk management, the management of agency relationships, corporate governance, and the management of information. The second volume discusses how risk, agency, and information can be managed in all contracts. In addition , the second volume contains an introduction to the legal aspects of payment obligations and the management of various forms of counterparty risk. The third volume discusses a wide range of funding and exit transactions as well as the legal aspects of takeovers.
Inhalt Contracts in General: The Legal Framework.- Management of Legal Risk: General Remarks.- Risks that Relate to the Country#x2019;s Legal System.- Risks that Relate to the Statements of the Parties.- Management of Counterparty Risk.- Management of Information.- Payment Obligations: Introduction.- Payment Obligations: Traditional Legal Questions.- Generic Forms of Payment Obligations.- Management of Counterparty Credit Risk.- Other Contract Types.
The Law of Corporate Finance: General Principles and EU Law