Company Law / Edition 7

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Overview


The Core Text Series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing a reliable and invaluable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of the law.

Company Law gives an authoritative and accurate account of the key principles and demystifies this complex area of the law without oversimplification. Chapter introductions will orientate readers with the various aspects of company law and further reading will provide the tools for further research and study. Self-test questions are an invaluable aid to reinforcing learning and supporting revision and will assist with examination recall.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199643226
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Dignam is a Professor in Corporate Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

John Lowry is Professor of Law at University College London and an Honorary Fellow at Monash University.

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Table of Contents

PART I: Fundamental Principles
1. Introduction to company law
2. Corporate personality and limited liability
3. Lifting the veil
4. Promoters and pre-incorporation contracts
5. Raising capital: equity and its consequences
6. Raising capital: debentures - fixed and floating charges
PART II: Behind the Corporate Veil
7. Share capital
8. The constitution of the company: memorandum and articles of association: dealing with insiders
9. Classes of shares and variation of class rights
10. Derivative claims
11. Statutory shareholder remedies
PART III: Corporate Authority
12. The constitution of the company: dealing with outsiders
13. Corporate management
14. Directors' duties
15. Corporate governance 1: corporate governance and corporate theory
16. Corporate governance 2: the UK corporate governance debate
17. Corporate rescue and liquidations

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