Bourne on Company Law
Routledge – 2013 – 378 pages
An ideal introductory textbook, Bourne on Company Law offers a succinct overview of the fundamental areas covered in LLB and GDL courses. Clear and easy to follow, the book is presented in short, sub-headed sections for ease of navigation, and is thoroughly cross-referenced to highlight connections across topics.
This sixth edition expands on emerging areas such as directors’ duties and corporate governance, as well as offering increased discussion of EU Company Law. Written for both law and non-law students, it offers full case citations and straightforward explanations of all key cases, as well as chapter summaries and end of chapter questions to aid student understanding. The sixth edition is also supported by a companion website offering self test questions, a useful glossary and annotated web links.
1. Introduction 2. The Salomon principle and the corporate veil 3. Promoters and pre-incorporation contracts 4. Shares and payment of capital 5. Financial Services Authority - issue of shares to the public 6. The company's constitution - some vital considerations 7. The articles of association 8.The payment of dividends 9. The maintenance of capital 10. Directors 11. Powers of directors 12. Directors' duties 13. Corporate governance 14. Insider dealing and market abuse 15. Minority protection 16. Company meetings 17 .Accounts and returns 18. Auditors and annual return 19. S ecretary 20. Debentures and the law of mortgages 21. Receivership 22. Voluntary arrangements and administration 23. Investigations 24. Takeovers, reconstructions and amalgamations 25. Liquidation
Nick Bourne (LLB, LLM (Wales), LLM (Cantab)) is a Barrister of the Hon Society of Gray's Inn and visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong. He is a former Assembly Member in the National Assembly for Wales.