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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Company Law in Context: Text and Materials 2nd ed isbn 9780199609321

Company Law in Context: Text and Materials


ISBN13: 9780199215942
New Edition ISBN: 9780199609321
Published: June 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



Company Law in Context is an ideal main text for company law and corporate governance courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In this sophisticated book, David Kershaw combines commentary and explanation (55%) with the primary case and statutory materials (45%).

The book places the study of company law in its economic, business, and social context in order to make more accessible and relevant the cases, statutes, and other forms of regulation that make up company law. One technique deployed by the book to contextualise company law is the use of a simple case study that tracks, through the different chapters of the book, the development and expansion of a business - from sole trader to listed company.

Online Resource Centre:-

  • Company law in context is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre offering the following features for students:
  • twice-yearly updates to changes in cases and legislation (particularly important given the recent implementation of the Companies Act 2006)
  • annotated web links to key online sources, directing students to the most accurate, up-to-date and relevant information on the web
  • podcasts accompanying each chapter, to be used when the subject is first studied and during revision
  • interactive ('flashcard') glossary, so that students can familiarise themselves with and test themselves on the complex terminology and jargon of company law

Subjects:
Company Law
Contents:
PART I: INCORPORATION AND SEPARATE LEGAL PERSONALITY
1. Introduction to the context and consequences of incorporation
2. The entity doctrine
3. The corporate constitution
4. Corporate actions
PART II: CORPORATE CONTROL AND ACCOUNTABILITY
5. The corporate agency problem
6. The balance of power between the board and the shareholder body
7. Board composition and structure regulation
8. Regulating directors' compensation
9. Introduction to directors' duties
10. Regulating discretion I: acting in the company's interests
11. Regulating discretion II: using corporate power for proper purposes
12. Competence and the duty of care
13. Regulating conflicts of interest I: self-dealing
14. Regulating conflicts of interest II: corporate opportunities
15. Enforcing directors' duties: derivative actions
16. Shareholder protection
17. The market for corporate control: mergers and acquisitions (online chapter)
PART III: ENABLING ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH DISCLOSURE
18. Introduction to disclosure (online chapter)
19. Accounting and audit (online chapter)
PART IV: CORPORATE FINANCE
19. Issuing and transferring equity
20. Public offers and securities regulation (online chapter)
PART V: CREDITOR PROTECTION
21. Company law and creditor protection
22. Regulating legal capital