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Legal Strategies

How Corporations Use Law to Improve Performance

  • Antoine Masson
  • Mary J. Shariff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Theorizing Legal Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 6-6
    2. D. Trevor Anderson
      Pages 1-3
    3. Antoine Masson
      Pages 27-39
    4. Lynn M. LoPucki, Walter O. Weyrauch
      Pages 41-87
    5. Bernardo Bolaños-Guerra, Guillaume Dupont, Emmanuel Picavet
      Pages 89-100
    6. Rupert Macey-Dare
      Pages 117-181
  3. Legal Strategies In Action

About this book


Far from regarding the law as supreme, corporations approach law as an element of executive thought and action aimed at optimizing competitiveness.

The objective of this book is to identify, explore and define corporate legal strategies that seek advantage in the opportunities revealed when the Law is perceived as a resource to be mobilized and aligned with the firm’s business and economic agendas.


Business Business Law Innovation Law and Economics Law and Management Legal Astuteness Legal Performance Legal Strategy Management Performance strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Antoine Masson
    • 1
  • Mary J. Shariff
    • 2
  1. l¿Union EuropéenneTribunal de la Fonction PubliqueLuxembourgLuxembourg
  2. 2.Faculty of LawUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

About the editors

Antoine Masson is currently working at the European Court of Justice collaborating with the University of Luxembourg and CEPRISCA at the University of Picardie (France). He has been a part-time lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin and a researcher at HEC-Paris. He has published extensively on law and management, business law, European law, and law & languages, and has recently written a textbook on European law and edited one on representations of justice and another on legal strategies.

Mary J. Shariff, B.Sc. LL.B. LL.M. has been an Assistant Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba since July 2007. Prior to joining the faculty she practiced law with Aikins MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP as a solicitor and barrister in the areas of taxation, construction law and litigation. Her research interests include dispute resolution, science, biotechnology and nanotechnology as they intersect with the law, trade and the environment, and she is currently conducting research concerning novel technologies directed at aging and life extension. Her teaching areas include

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