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1st Edition

A Guide to The Companies Act 2006

ISBN 9780415421072
Published March 12, 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish
1432 Pages

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Book Description

An easy to use guide to the Companies Act 2006 and packed full of helpful features, this book provides detailed commentary on the new Companies Act.

Offering a chapter by chapter analysis of the legal and practical implications of the Act, the author traces the background to the act, considering the various Consultation Documents and White Papers issued by the Government, the proposals for company law reform and their culmination in the Company Law Reform Act.

It contains:

  • helpful checklists for the busy practitioner
  • section by section commentary
  • useful appendices of materials and extracts on an accompanying Companion Website.

This is an invaluable and handy resource for undergraduate students and practitioners studying or working in business and company law.

Table of Contents

Preface.  Foreword.  Table of Cases.  Table of Statutes and Statutory Instruments.  Glossary.  Abbreviations.  Introduction.  1. Company Law Reform.  2. Overview of the Act.  3. Company Formation.  4. Company’s Constitution and Corporate Capacity.  5. Company Re-Registration.  6. Company and Business Names. 7. Shareholders and Exercise of their Rights.  8. Directors: Appointment and Removal.  9. Directors: General Duties.  10. Directors: Specific Duties and Liabilities.  11. Directors: Foreign Disqualification.  12. Company Secretaries.  13. Registrar of Companies.  14. Resolutions and Meetings.  15. A Company’s Share Capital.  16. Certification and Transfer of Securities.  17. Information about Interests in a Company’s Shares.  18. Distributions.  19. Acquisition by Limited Company of its Own Shares.  20. Debentures.  21. Company Charges.  22. Accounts and Reports.  23. Auditors.  24. Statutory Auditors.  25. Derivative Claims and Proceedings.  26. Arrangements and Reconstructions.  27. Mergers and Divisions of Public Companies.  28. Takeovers.  29. Dissolution and Restoration to the Register.  30. Offences under the Companies Act.  31. Transparency Obligations and Related Matters.  32. Control of Political Provisions and Expenditure.  33. Miscellaneous.  


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Dr Saleem Sheikh, LLB (Hons), LLM (Lond), PhD (Lond) is a solicitor.