Cases and Materials in Company Law is a sophisticated casebook, well-respected by students, academics and practitioners and established as the leading book of its kind. Clearly explaining the fundamental structure of the subject, this book provides a concise introduction to each different aspect of company law. The extracts offered are carefully considered and relevant, so that the logic of the doctrinal or legal argument is unambiguously shown. Notes and questions to provoke thought and debate are included so that students can easily test their understanding of the topic as they progress. Whilst maintaining its original, successful format and style, this edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes in the law following the Companies Act 2006. It includes more information on share capital and more on directors' duties. It also provides further coverage of European and US company law and is accompanied by an online resource centre that provides fully annotated weblinks and regular updates to cases.
Covering a wide range of sources and providing intelligent and thought-provoking commentary, this book is a succinct yet thorough survey of company law that is invaluable to all those who need vital materials and expert observations on company law in one volume.
Table of Contents
1. The company and its incorporation; 2. Corporate personality and limited liability; 3. Corporate activity and legal liability; 4. Shareholders as an organ of the company; 5. The board of directors as an organ of the company; 6. Directors' duties; 7. The Raising of Capital; 8. Distributions and capital maintenance; 9. Shares; 10. Borrowing, debentures and charges; 11. Remedies for maladministration of the company; 12. Public disclosure, market regulation and public investigations of companies; 13. Reconstructions, mergers and takeovers; 14. Rescue and insolvency procedures
Len S. Sealy is SJ Berwin Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge. He is co-author (with Richard Hooley) of the companion Oxford University Press volume, Commercial Law: Text, Cases and Materials. Sarah Worthington is Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Deputy Director of Research and External Relations at that institution. She is the author of Equity, published by Oxford University Press in the Clarendon Law Series.