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The Companies Act 2006


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14 September 2009

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The Companies Act 2006
A Commentary, 2nd edition

Editors: General Editor: Brenda Hannigan; Consultant Editor: Dan Prentice


The Companies Act 2006 contains some of the most far-reaching changes in company law for more than 150 years. The second edition of this timely and practical guide to the new Act provides guidance on the key wide-ranging reforms of the new regime.

Updated to cover the full implementation of the new Companies Act and developments from Europe such as the Shareholders' Rights Directive, this publication offers a first port of call for accessible salient commentary. Written by an experienced, respected and successful author team, this title truly contains all you need to know about the new Companies Act.


1. Introduction/Overview of the Act;
2. Constitution, capacity issues;
3. Directors' duties;
4. Conflict of interest: directors' duties;
5. Derivative actions;
6. Accounts & audit;
7. Communications & meetings;
8. Share capital & maintenance;
9. Takeovers.

About the Editors

General Editor: Brenda Hannigan, Solicitor, Professor of Corporate Law, University of Southampton; Consultant Editor: Dan Prentice, Barrister, Erskine Chambers, Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. Chapter Editors: Ceri Bryant, Barrister, Erskine Chambers; Alex Kay, Partner, Herbert Smith; Glynis Morris, Chartered Accountant; James Palmer, Partner, Herbert Smith; and Carol Shutkever, Partner, Herbert Smith.