Dr Irene-Marie Esser

  • Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law (School of Law)

Biography

Irene-marie Esser graduated first in her class at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She received her LLM in Corporate Law from Aberdeen University, on a scholarship, and her LLD degree from the University of South Africa. Her research focus is in corporate law and corporate governance. She was a senior lecturer from 2005 until 2008 at the University of South Africa (Unisa) when she was promoted to Associate Professor. At the age of 30, in 2009, she was promoted to full professor in Corporate Law. She relocated to Edinburgh, Scotland during 2013. She continued to be a professor extraordinarius at Unisa. During 2014/2015 she lectured at the University of Glasgow as well as Edinburgh University. She was appointed as a Visiting Professor at the Open University, United Kingdom during 2014. She is also an expert panel member of the EU/Africa Chamber of Commerce. Since September 2015 she has worked as a Senior Lecturer in Commercial law at the University of Glasgow. She currently serves as the School of Law’s PGT Director. She serves on the School of Law’s Management and Research Committees. From September 2018 Irene-marie will be one of three representatives from Social Sciences on the University’s Learning and Teaching Committee.

Dr Esser is a member of the PRI Academic Forum as well as the Sustainable Market Actors Network & Daughters of Themis: International Network of Female Business Scholars. Dr Esser acted as an External Consultant to the King IV Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa. Reference has been made to her work in the recent King IV Report on Corporate Governance following her inclusive stakeholder protection approach. They quoted directly from an article she co-published with Prof Jean du Plessis and also referred to work that she did with Prof Piet Delport.

Irene-marie received the prize (with the co-author) for the best article published during 2016 in the Journal of Contemporary Roman Dutch Law for ‘Shareholder Protection in Terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008’.  She recently featured in the South African Financial Mail.

Dr Esser has presented a 3-5 day workshop at the University of Johannesburg on Board Governance since 2009. She is an examiner at ACCA on their South African Business law module. She is also on the editorial board of the European Business Law Review.


Research interests

  • Company Law
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Selected publications

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P.A. (2017) The protection of stakeholders: the South African social and ethics committee and the United Kingdom’s enlightened shareholder value approach: part 1. De Jure, 50(1), pp. 97-110. (doi:10.17159/2225-7160/2017/v50n1a6)

Esser, I.-M., MacNeil, I. and Chalaczkiewicz-Ladna, K. (2017) Engaging stakeholders in corporate decision-making through strategic reporting: an empirical study of FTSE 100 companies. European Business Law Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Havenga, M. K. and Esser, I.-M. (Eds.) (2012) Corporate Governance Review 2012. LexisNexis: Durban. ISBN 9780409053746

Esser, I.-M. (2011) Corporate social responsibility: a company law perspectives. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 23(3), pp. 317-335.

Delport, P.A., Vorster, Q., Esser, I.-M., Lombard, S. and Burdette, D. (2012) Henochsberg on the Companies Act. LexisNexis South.

Esser, I.-M. (2017) Corporate governance: soft law regulation and disclosure - the cases of the United Kingdom and South Africa. In: du Plessis, J. J. and Low, C. K. (eds.) Corporate Governance Codes for the 21st Century: International Perspectives and Critical Analyses. Springer. ISBN 9783319518671

Esser, I.-M. and Du Plessis, J. (2007) The stakeholder debate and directors' fiduciary duties. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 19, pp. 346-363.

Esser, I.-M. (2009) Recognition of Various Stakeholder Interests in Company Management: Corporate Social Responsibility and Directors' Duties. Vdm Verlag Dr Müller: Saarbrücken. ISBN 9783639164121

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P. A. (2016) Shareholder protection philosophy in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008. Tydskrif vir Hedensdaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg, 79,

Grants

Women in Research Award: Youngest staff member with a doctorate degree at Unisa (2009).

Unisa’s Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Research (2009).

National Research Foundation of South Africa, Thuthuka Grant (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010).

Various grants to conduct research received from the Research and Higher Degrees Committee of Unisa (2006 - current).


Supervision

Research students under supervision

Sarah Deng - 'Legal Transplant as a Device of Legal Change in Transitional Economies: The Case of Importing Common Law-Style Corporate Fiduciary Duties into Contemporary China'

Jonathan Hardman - 'Default Rules in Scottish Companies: An Empirical Study'

NJ Moyo completed her PhD under Dr Esser's supervision at the University of South Africa during 2016 (Prof MK Havenga was the co-supervisor). The title of the thesis is  'Corporate governance - A critical analysis of the effectiveness of boards of directors in public entities in Zimbabwe'

Dr Esser supervises PG students working mainly on company law, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility matters.


Teaching

  • Company Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Additional information

Impact/Public Consolations

2018

Consultation response to 'Consulting on a Revised UK Corporate Governance Code', Financial Reporting Council, February 2018. Read the response here: https://www.frc.org.uk/getattachment/81156e37-720e-4636-96d9-16a3da6be6b9/MacNeil,-Esser-and-Chalaczkiewicz-Ladna-respon;.aspx

2015

External advisor to the King IV Corporate Governance Report, South Africa: https://www.iodsa.co.za/page/KingIV.

 

Invited Talks

2018

Invited to present a paper at the International Corporate Governance and Law Forum in Leeds during January 2018. Paper entitled “Disclosure vs Participation: Models of Stakeholder Representation in Corporate Decision-Making” (http://2018-leeds.icgl.org.au/)

Invited to attend a 1 day conference at Oxford University, Manchester College on “Corporate Groups – Facilitation and Control”, 11 January 2018 (https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/corporate-groups-facilitation-and-control).

2017

Attended events on the UK corporate governance review at Cass Business School, London (March and June 2017) (https://www.cass.city.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2017/april/seminar-considers-uk-corporate-governance-reform and http://www.purposeofcorporation.org/en/news/6509--corporate-governance-and-reporting-event). 

Attended an international conference on Enforcing Shareholder Duties 15 September 2017, University of Glasgow, UK. 

Presented capacity building at various universities in India (in Delhi and Hyderabad) with Prof Iain MacNeil (October, 2017).

2016

Invited to attend a Company Law Round Table with UK Company Law academics at Southampton University during June 2016.

Invited talk: “International Corporate Governance and Law” conference in Hong Kong during April 2016. I was one of 15 invited speakers from more than 8 countries.

See: http://2016.icgl.org.au/

2015

I Esser "Legislative Response: The South African Social and Ethics Committee and the United Kingdom’s Enlightened Shareholder Value Approach" presented at the 19th Commonwealth Law Conference held in Glasgow during April 2015. (Invited paper)

2014

I Esser "Share Ownership Structure and Corporate Law: The Cases of South Africa and the UK" at the Ius Commune Conference in Edinburgh (with David Cabrelli, University of Edinburgh) (Invited paper)

2011

I Esser “The Enhancement of Shareholder and Stakeholder Interests in the New South African Companies Act” International Conference: “The Function of the Law before Crises; A Comparative Corporate Governance Exploration”, during December 2011 at Stellenbosch University (with the University of Maastricht) (Invited paper)


All publications

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Number of items: 58.

2019

Esser, I.-M. and MacNeil, I. (2019) Disclosure and engagement: stakeholder participation mechanisms. European Business Law Review, (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Esser, I.-M. and Cabrelli, D. (2018) The case findings: a functional analysis of the similarities and differences. In: Siems, M. and Cabrelli, D. (eds.) Comparative Company Law: a Case-Based Approach (2nd ed). Hart Publishing. ISBN 9781509909360 (In Press)

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P.A. (2018) South African case studies. In: Siems, M. and Cabrelli, D. (eds.) Comparative Company Law: a Case-Based Approach (2nd ed). Hart Publishing. ISBN 9781509909360 (In Press)

Esser, I.-M., MacNeil, I. and Chalaczkiewicz-Ladna, K. (2018) Proposed revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code: a step forward in recognising a company’s responsibilities towards wider stakeholders? Company Lawyer, (Accepted for Publication)

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P.A. (2018) The South African King IV Report on corporate governance: Is the crown shiny enough? Company Lawyer, (Accepted for Publication)

Esser, I.-M. (2018) South Africa. In: du Plessis, J. J., Hargovan, A. and Harris, J. (eds.) Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance [4th ed.]. Cambridge University Press: Port Melbourne, Vic., pp. 291-297. ISBN 9781108413022

Esser, I.-M. (2018) Disclosure vs Participation: Models of Stakeholder Representation in Corporate Decision-Making. International Corporate Governance and Law Forum, Leeds, UK, 15-16 Jan 2018.

2017

Esser, I.-M., MacNeil, I. and Chalaczkiewicz-Ladna, K. (2017) Engaging stakeholders in corporate decision-making through strategic reporting: an empirical study of FTSE 100 companies. European Business Law Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Esser, I.-M. (2017) Corporate governance: soft law regulation and disclosure - the cases of the United Kingdom and South Africa. In: du Plessis, J. J. and Low, C. K. (eds.) Corporate Governance Codes for the 21st Century: International Perspectives and Critical Analyses. Springer. ISBN 9783319518671

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P.A. (2017) The protection of stakeholders: the South African social and ethics committee and the United Kingdom’s enlightened shareholder value approach: part 1. De Jure, 50(1), pp. 97-110. (doi:10.17159/2225-7160/2017/v50n1a6)

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P. (2017) The protection of stakeholders: the South African social and ethics committee and the United Kingdom’s enlightened shareholder value approach: part 2. De Jure, 50(2), pp. 221-240. (doi:10.17159/2225-7160/2017/v50n2a2)

2016

Esser, I.-M. (2016) International Corporate Governance and Law. International Corporate Governance and Law Forum, Hong Kong, China, 25-26 Apr 2016.

Esser, I.-M. (2016) Part B: Director and Board accountability. In: Havenga, M. and Mahony, D. P. (eds.) Company Secretarial Practice. Juta: Cape Town. ISBN 9781485109648

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P. A. (2016) Shareholder protection philosophy in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008. Tydskrif vir Hedensdaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg, 79,

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P.A. (2016) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law,

2015

Esser, I.-M. (2015) Legislative Response: The South African Social and Ethics Committee and the United Kingdom’s Enlightened Shareholder Value Approach. In: 19th Commonwealth Law Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 12-16 Apr 2015,

Esser, I.-M. (2015) South Africa. In: Du Plessis, J.J., Hargovan, A., Bagaric, M. and Harris, J.R. (eds.) Principles of contemporary corporate governance. Cambridge University Press: Melbourne, pp. 392-403. ISBN 9781107432420

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P.A. (2015) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law,

2014

Esser, I.-M. (2014) Shareholder interests and good corporate governance in South Africa. Journal of Contemporary Roman Dutch Law, 77, pp. 38-52.

Esser, I.-M. and Cabrelli, D. (2014) Share Ownership Structure and Corporate Law: The Cases of South Africa and the UK. In: 19th Ius Commune Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 27-28 Nov 2014,

Locke, N. and Esser, I.-M. (2014) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law,

2013

Esser, I.-M. (2013) European Capital Markets Law Rüdiger Veil (ed). Law and Financial Markets Review, 7(5), pp. 267-268. (doi:10.5235/17521440.7.5.267) [Book Review]

Esser, I.-M. (2013) Iwa Salami, Financial Regulation in Africa: An Assessment of Financial Regulation in Africa: An Assessment of Financial Integration Arrangements in African Emerging and Frontier Markets 2012. Law and Financial Markets Review, 7(6), p. 322. (doi:10.5235/17521440.7.6.322) [Book Review]

Locke, N. and Esser, I.-M. (2013) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law,

2012

Esser, I.-M. (2012) German Corporate Governance in International and European Context, Jean J. du Plessis, Bernhard Großfeld, Claus Luttermann, Ingo Saenger, Otto Sandrock, and Matthias Casper. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 24(2), pp. 252-253. [Book Review]

Havenga, M. K. and Esser, I.-M. (Eds.) (2012) Corporate Governance Review 2012. LexisNexis: Durban. ISBN 9780409053746

Delport, P.A., Vorster, Q., Esser, I.-M., Lombard, S. and Burdette, D. (2012) Henochsberg on the Companies Act. LexisNexis South.

Locke, N. and Esser, I.-M. (2012) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law, pp. 200-242.

2011

Esser, I.-M. (2011) Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance, Jean Jacques du Plessis, Anil Hargovan & Mirko Bagaric. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 23(1), p. 146. [Book Review]

Delport, P. and Esser, I.-M. (2011) The duty of care, skill and diligence: the King Report and the 2008 Companies Act. Journal of Contemporary Roman Dutch Law, 74, p. 449.

Esser, I.-M. (2011) Corporate social responsibility: a company law perspectives. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 23(3), pp. 317-335.

Esser, I.-M. (2011) The Enhancement of Shareholder and Stakeholder Interests in the New South African Companies Act. In: The Function of the Law Before Crises: A Comparative Corporate Governance Exploration, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 8-10 Dec 2011,

Havenga, M.K., Esser, I.M., Geach, W.D., Locke, N., Vermaas, M.R. and Mahony, D.P. (2011) Board committees and board evaluations. In: Van der Merwe, J.G. (ed.) South African Corporate Business Administration. Juta: Cape Town. ISBN 9780702133268

Locke, N. and Esser, I.-M. (2011) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law, pp. 293-335.

2010

Locke, N. and Esser, I.-M. (2010) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law, pp. 295-324.

2009

Esser, I.-M. (2009) The Protection of Stakeholder Interests in terms of the South African King III Report on Corporate Governance. In: 8th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Cape Town, South Africa, 8-10 Sep 2009,

Esser, I.-M. (2009) Recognition of Various Stakeholder Interests in Company Management: Corporate Social Responsibility and Directors' Duties. Vdm Verlag Dr Müller: Saarbrücken. ISBN 9783639164121

Esser, I.-M. (2009) Stakeholder protection and the position of consumers. Journal of Contemporary Roman Dutch Law, 72(3), pp. 407-429.

Esser, I.-M. (2009) The protection of stakeholder interests in terms of the South African King III report on corporate governance. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 21(2), pp. 188-201.

Esser, I.-M. and Locke, N. (2009) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law, pp. 259-283.

Havenga, M. and Esser, I.-M. (2009) Directors’ Environmental Responsibilities in South African Law. In: 1st International Conference on Governance, Fraud, Ethics, Social Responsibility, Edirne, Turkey, 11-13 Jun 2009, pp. 177-206. ISBN 9789753741019

Havenga, M.K., Esser, I.M., Geach, W.D., Locke, N., Vermaas, M.R. and Mahony, D.P. (2009) The directors; their duties, obligations and powers. In: Van der Merwe, J.G. (ed.) South African Corporate Business Administration. Juta: Cape Town. ISBN 9780702133268

2008

Esser, I.-M. (2008) Company law and the spoliated director: Greaves v Barnard: case comments. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 20(1), pp. 135-145.

Esser, I.-M. (2008) The Dynamics in Corporate Governance in South Africa: Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and the Enhancement of Good Corporate Governance Principles. In: 2nd International Conference on Business, Law and Technology (IBLT), New York, NY, USA, 17-19 Jun 2008,

Esser, I.-M. (2008) Shareholder Participation in Corporate Governance. In: Corporate Law Teachers Conference, Sydney, Australia, 3-5 Feb 2008,

Esser, I.-M. and Dekker, A. (2008) The dynamics of corporate governance in South Africa: broad based black economic empowerment and the enhancement of good corporate governance principles. Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology, 3(3), pp. 157-169.

Havenga, M.K., Esser, I.M., Geach, W.D., Locke, N., Vermaas, M.R. and Mahony, D.P. (2008) Company law, corporate governance, and the company secretary. In: Van der Merwe, J.G. (ed.) South African Corporate Business Administration. Juta: Cape Town. ISBN 9780702133268

Havenga, M. and Esser, I.-M. (2008) Shareholder participation in corporate governance. Speculum Juris, 2008(1), pp. 74-94.

2007

Esser, I.-M. (2007) A Global African Perspective on Corporate Governance: The Protection of Stakeholders’ Interests. In: Good Governance and Non-State Actors in International Law: An African Perspective, Pretoria, South Africa, 27-29 Aug 2007,

Esser, I.-M. (2007) Stakeholder protection: the position of employees. Journal of Contemporary Roman Dutch Law, 70(3), p. 407.

Esser, I.-M. (2007) A global perspective on African corporate governance: the protection of stakeholders' interests. South African Yearbook of International Law, 32, pp. 406-429.

Esser, I.-M. and Du Plessis, J. (2007) The stakeholder debate and directors' fiduciary duties. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 19, pp. 346-363.

2006

Esser, I.-M. (2006) The Position of Street Children and South African Legislation. In: Law Teachers Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, Jul 2006,

Esser, I.-M. (2006) The position of street children and South African legislation. De Jure, 2006(2), pp. 385-404.

Roodt, C. and Esser, I.-M. (2006) Venue in transnational litigation: party autonomy adds new impetus to the 'judgment project'. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 18(1), pp. 13-30.

2005

Du Preez, M. L. and Esser, I.-M. (2005) Public places and the owners' duty of care towards visitors: regspraak. Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg: Journal for South African Law, 2005(1), pp. 208-214.

Esser, I.-M. (2005) Venue in Transnational Litigation: Party Autonomy adds New Impetus to the 'Judgment Project'. In: International Conference on Private International Law, UNISA University, South Africa, Sep 2005,

Esser, I.-M. (2005) The enlightened shareholder value approach versus plurism in the management of companies. Obiter, 26, pp. 719-725.

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Number of items: 58.

Articles

Esser, I.-M. and MacNeil, I. (2019) Disclosure and engagement: stakeholder participation mechanisms. European Business Law Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Esser, I.-M., MacNeil, I. and Chalaczkiewicz-Ladna, K. (2018) Proposed revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code: a step forward in recognising a company’s responsibilities towards wider stakeholders? Company Lawyer, (Accepted for Publication)

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P.A. (2018) The South African King IV Report on corporate governance: Is the crown shiny enough? Company Lawyer, (Accepted for Publication)

Esser, I.-M., MacNeil, I. and Chalaczkiewicz-Ladna, K. (2017) Engaging stakeholders in corporate decision-making through strategic reporting: an empirical study of FTSE 100 companies. European Business Law Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P.A. (2017) The protection of stakeholders: the South African social and ethics committee and the United Kingdom’s enlightened shareholder value approach: part 1. De Jure, 50(1), pp. 97-110. (doi:10.17159/2225-7160/2017/v50n1a6)

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P. (2017) The protection of stakeholders: the South African social and ethics committee and the United Kingdom’s enlightened shareholder value approach: part 2. De Jure, 50(2), pp. 221-240. (doi:10.17159/2225-7160/2017/v50n2a2)

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P. A. (2016) Shareholder protection philosophy in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008. Tydskrif vir Hedensdaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg, 79,

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P.A. (2016) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law,

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P.A. (2015) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law,

Esser, I.-M. (2014) Shareholder interests and good corporate governance in South Africa. Journal of Contemporary Roman Dutch Law, 77, pp. 38-52.

Locke, N. and Esser, I.-M. (2014) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law,

Locke, N. and Esser, I.-M. (2013) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law,

Locke, N. and Esser, I.-M. (2012) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law, pp. 200-242.

Delport, P. and Esser, I.-M. (2011) The duty of care, skill and diligence: the King Report and the 2008 Companies Act. Journal of Contemporary Roman Dutch Law, 74, p. 449.

Esser, I.-M. (2011) Corporate social responsibility: a company law perspectives. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 23(3), pp. 317-335.

Locke, N. and Esser, I.-M. (2011) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law, pp. 293-335.

Locke, N. and Esser, I.-M. (2010) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law, pp. 295-324.

Esser, I.-M. (2009) Stakeholder protection and the position of consumers. Journal of Contemporary Roman Dutch Law, 72(3), pp. 407-429.

Esser, I.-M. (2009) The protection of stakeholder interests in terms of the South African King III report on corporate governance. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 21(2), pp. 188-201.

Esser, I.-M. and Locke, N. (2009) Corporate law (including stock exchanges). Annual Survey of South African Law, pp. 259-283.

Esser, I.-M. (2008) Company law and the spoliated director: Greaves v Barnard: case comments. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 20(1), pp. 135-145.

Esser, I.-M. and Dekker, A. (2008) The dynamics of corporate governance in South Africa: broad based black economic empowerment and the enhancement of good corporate governance principles. Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology, 3(3), pp. 157-169.

Havenga, M. and Esser, I.-M. (2008) Shareholder participation in corporate governance. Speculum Juris, 2008(1), pp. 74-94.

Esser, I.-M. (2007) Stakeholder protection: the position of employees. Journal of Contemporary Roman Dutch Law, 70(3), p. 407.

Esser, I.-M. (2007) A global perspective on African corporate governance: the protection of stakeholders' interests. South African Yearbook of International Law, 32, pp. 406-429.

Esser, I.-M. and Du Plessis, J. (2007) The stakeholder debate and directors' fiduciary duties. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 19, pp. 346-363.

Esser, I.-M. (2006) The position of street children and South African legislation. De Jure, 2006(2), pp. 385-404.

Roodt, C. and Esser, I.-M. (2006) Venue in transnational litigation: party autonomy adds new impetus to the 'judgment project'. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 18(1), pp. 13-30.

Du Preez, M. L. and Esser, I.-M. (2005) Public places and the owners' duty of care towards visitors: regspraak. Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg: Journal for South African Law, 2005(1), pp. 208-214.

Esser, I.-M. (2005) The enlightened shareholder value approach versus plurism in the management of companies. Obiter, 26, pp. 719-725.

Books

Delport, P.A., Vorster, Q., Esser, I.-M., Lombard, S. and Burdette, D. (2012) Henochsberg on the Companies Act. LexisNexis South.

Esser, I.-M. (2009) Recognition of Various Stakeholder Interests in Company Management: Corporate Social Responsibility and Directors' Duties. Vdm Verlag Dr Müller: Saarbrücken. ISBN 9783639164121

Book Sections

Esser, I.-M. and Cabrelli, D. (2018) The case findings: a functional analysis of the similarities and differences. In: Siems, M. and Cabrelli, D. (eds.) Comparative Company Law: a Case-Based Approach (2nd ed). Hart Publishing. ISBN 9781509909360 (In Press)

Esser, I.-M. and Delport, P.A. (2018) South African case studies. In: Siems, M. and Cabrelli, D. (eds.) Comparative Company Law: a Case-Based Approach (2nd ed). Hart Publishing. ISBN 9781509909360 (In Press)

Esser, I.-M. (2018) South Africa. In: du Plessis, J. J., Hargovan, A. and Harris, J. (eds.) Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance [4th ed.]. Cambridge University Press: Port Melbourne, Vic., pp. 291-297. ISBN 9781108413022

Esser, I.-M. (2017) Corporate governance: soft law regulation and disclosure - the cases of the United Kingdom and South Africa. In: du Plessis, J. J. and Low, C. K. (eds.) Corporate Governance Codes for the 21st Century: International Perspectives and Critical Analyses. Springer. ISBN 9783319518671

Esser, I.-M. (2016) Part B: Director and Board accountability. In: Havenga, M. and Mahony, D. P. (eds.) Company Secretarial Practice. Juta: Cape Town. ISBN 9781485109648

Esser, I.-M. (2015) South Africa. In: Du Plessis, J.J., Hargovan, A., Bagaric, M. and Harris, J.R. (eds.) Principles of contemporary corporate governance. Cambridge University Press: Melbourne, pp. 392-403. ISBN 9781107432420

Havenga, M.K., Esser, I.M., Geach, W.D., Locke, N., Vermaas, M.R. and Mahony, D.P. (2011) Board committees and board evaluations. In: Van der Merwe, J.G. (ed.) South African Corporate Business Administration. Juta: Cape Town. ISBN 9780702133268

Havenga, M.K., Esser, I.M., Geach, W.D., Locke, N., Vermaas, M.R. and Mahony, D.P. (2009) The directors; their duties, obligations and powers. In: Van der Merwe, J.G. (ed.) South African Corporate Business Administration. Juta: Cape Town. ISBN 9780702133268

Havenga, M.K., Esser, I.M., Geach, W.D., Locke, N., Vermaas, M.R. and Mahony, D.P. (2008) Company law, corporate governance, and the company secretary. In: Van der Merwe, J.G. (ed.) South African Corporate Business Administration. Juta: Cape Town. ISBN 9780702133268

Book Reviews

Esser, I.-M. (2013) European Capital Markets Law Rüdiger Veil (ed). Law and Financial Markets Review, 7(5), pp. 267-268. (doi:10.5235/17521440.7.5.267) [Book Review]

Esser, I.-M. (2013) Iwa Salami, Financial Regulation in Africa: An Assessment of Financial Regulation in Africa: An Assessment of Financial Integration Arrangements in African Emerging and Frontier Markets 2012. Law and Financial Markets Review, 7(6), p. 322. (doi:10.5235/17521440.7.6.322) [Book Review]

Esser, I.-M. (2012) German Corporate Governance in International and European Context, Jean J. du Plessis, Bernhard Großfeld, Claus Luttermann, Ingo Saenger, Otto Sandrock, and Matthias Casper. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 24(2), pp. 252-253. [Book Review]

Esser, I.-M. (2011) Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance, Jean Jacques du Plessis, Anil Hargovan & Mirko Bagaric. South African Mercantile Law Journal, 23(1), p. 146. [Book Review]

Edited Books

Havenga, M. K. and Esser, I.-M. (Eds.) (2012) Corporate Governance Review 2012. LexisNexis: Durban. ISBN 9780409053746

Conference or Workshop Item

Esser, I.-M. (2018) Disclosure vs Participation: Models of Stakeholder Representation in Corporate Decision-Making. International Corporate Governance and Law Forum, Leeds, UK, 15-16 Jan 2018.

Esser, I.-M. (2016) International Corporate Governance and Law. International Corporate Governance and Law Forum, Hong Kong, China, 25-26 Apr 2016.

Conference Proceedings

Esser, I.-M. (2015) Legislative Response: The South African Social and Ethics Committee and the United Kingdom’s Enlightened Shareholder Value Approach. In: 19th Commonwealth Law Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 12-16 Apr 2015,

Esser, I.-M. and Cabrelli, D. (2014) Share Ownership Structure and Corporate Law: The Cases of South Africa and the UK. In: 19th Ius Commune Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 27-28 Nov 2014,

Esser, I.-M. (2011) The Enhancement of Shareholder and Stakeholder Interests in the New South African Companies Act. In: The Function of the Law Before Crises: A Comparative Corporate Governance Exploration, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 8-10 Dec 2011,

Esser, I.-M. (2009) The Protection of Stakeholder Interests in terms of the South African King III Report on Corporate Governance. In: 8th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Cape Town, South Africa, 8-10 Sep 2009,

Havenga, M. and Esser, I.-M. (2009) Directors’ Environmental Responsibilities in South African Law. In: 1st International Conference on Governance, Fraud, Ethics, Social Responsibility, Edirne, Turkey, 11-13 Jun 2009, pp. 177-206. ISBN 9789753741019

Esser, I.-M. (2008) The Dynamics in Corporate Governance in South Africa: Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and the Enhancement of Good Corporate Governance Principles. In: 2nd International Conference on Business, Law and Technology (IBLT), New York, NY, USA, 17-19 Jun 2008,

Esser, I.-M. (2008) Shareholder Participation in Corporate Governance. In: Corporate Law Teachers Conference, Sydney, Australia, 3-5 Feb 2008,

Esser, I.-M. (2007) A Global African Perspective on Corporate Governance: The Protection of Stakeholders’ Interests. In: Good Governance and Non-State Actors in International Law: An African Perspective, Pretoria, South Africa, 27-29 Aug 2007,

Esser, I.-M. (2006) The Position of Street Children and South African Legislation. In: Law Teachers Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, Jul 2006,

Esser, I.-M. (2005) Venue in Transnational Litigation: Party Autonomy adds New Impetus to the 'Judgment Project'. In: International Conference on Private International Law, UNISA University, South Africa, Sep 2005,

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