Blackstones Guide to the Companies Act 2006

Paperback | March 29, 2007

byAlan Steinfeld QC, Martin Mann QC, Richard Ritchie

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This new Blackstone's Guide provides the complete text of the Companies Act 2006, together with a clear explanation of the legislation and its impact. The Companies Act is a major piece of legislation - comprising 1300 sections and 16 schedules. It represents an attempt to reform company law for the 21st century in accordance with the Government's stated objectives of encouraging small companies, promoting shareholder involvement and fostering along term investment culture. It puts whole areas of company law which are the product of the common law such as directors' duties and derivative actions on a statutory basis for the first time, and implements EU Directives on Takeovers and Transparency Obligations.The 2006 Act almost completely consolidates companies legislation in one place with only a few minor provisions remaining in the 1985 Act. This Guide provides a clear analysis of the new legislation, explaining both its genesis and likely effect. The authors adopt a topic-based approach, focussingon the most important changes and developments for both private and public companies. The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer timely and expert commentary on the meaning and effects of the legislation, plus a copy of the Act itself. The Guides are acost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.

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This new Blackstone's Guide provides the complete text of the Companies Act 2006, together with a clear explanation of the legislation and its impact. The Companies Act is a major piece of legislation - comprising 1300 sections and 16 schedules. It represents an attempt to reform company law for the 21st century in accordance with the ...

Alan Steinfield QC (Called 1968, Silk 1987), based at XXIV Old Buildings, is a specialist commercial Chancery barrister with an emphasis on business litigation, professional disputes and asset tracing proceedings in the UK and internationally.He is joined by a team of XXIV Old Buildings barristers similarly specialising in company law...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:820 pages, 9.21 × 6.06 × 1.61 inPublished:March 29, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199217106

ISBN - 13:9780199217106

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Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW2. KEY CHANGES AT A GLANCE3. NATURE AND FORMATION OF COMPANIES4. COMPANY CONSTITUTIONS5. COMPANY AND BUSINESS NAMES6. MEMBERSHIP OF A COMPANY7. SHARES8. ALTERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF CAPITAL9. PROVISION AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION10. REGISTRAR AND REGISTER OF COMPANIES11. MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF COMPANIES12. DECISION MAKING IN COMPANIES13. DIRECTORS' DUTIES14. DERIVATIVE CLAIMS15. REPORTS AND ACCOUNTS16. AUDITORS17. TAKEOVERS18. OTHER CHANGES19. TABLE OF RESTATED PROVISIONSAppendix 1 - The Companies Act 2006Appendix 2 - Table of Destinations for Companies Act 1985