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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Shareholder Actions 2nd ed isbn 9781784518868

Shareholder Actions

ISBN13: 9781847667106
New Edition ISBN: 9781784518868
Published: February 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Escalating pay packets for directors and the crisis in banking are forcing more shareholders to act. Shareholder Actions aims to analyse and simplify the process of bringing and defending shareholder actions in light of their recent escalation in number and importance.

This brand new title gives easy access to the intricacies of general company law principles, derivative actions, petitions based on unfairly prejudicial conduct and other personal actions in breach of the common law, equity, the Companies Act 2006 and other statutes.

Shareholder Actions provides a comprehensive guide to the possible actions that shareholders may be entitled to pursue, on whichever side of the dispute a reader might be involved. Particular attention is paid to those occasions where fiduciary duties owed by directors to shareholders are breached.

Uniquely, this book offers perspectives on comparable shareholder actions in Australia and Canada, highlighting how the approaches taken can differ.

Shareholder Actions covers the following topics and recent case law:

  • Derivative claims: Iesini v Westrip Holdings Ltd; Stainer v Lee
  • The ‘no reflective loss’ rule: Prudential Assurance Co Ltd v Newman Industries Ltd; Johnson v Gore Wood; Giles v Rhind
  • Unfairly prejudicial conduct: Re Sunrise Radio Ltd; Fulham Football Club (1987) Ltd v Richards; Maidment v Attwood; Sikorski v Sikorski
  • Inter-relationship of remedies: Re Annacott Holdings Ltd; Cream Holdings Ltd v Davenport; Re Abbington Hotel Ltd

The well-known rule in Foss v Harbottle is given due consideration and the roles and duties of directors and shareholders are contextualised. Shareholders’ rights to remove directors and their rights pertaining to ‘squeeze-outs’ and ‘sell-outs’ are also explored.

Shareholder Actions unlocks this difficult area of the law with no-nonsense clarity, rendering it understandable to company law practitioners, company directors and shareholders in private and public companies alike.

Company Law
Chapter 1 Companies’ Separate Legal Personality
Chapter 2 Directors and their Duties
Chapter 3 Shareholders’ Relationships
Chapter 4 The Liability of Directors and Advisers of the Company Directly to Shareholders
Chapter 5 Who is in Control? The Rule in Foss v Harbottle
Chapter 6 Derivative Claims
Chapter 7 Personal Claims
Chapter 8 Non-Recoverability of Reflective Loss
Chapter 9 Unfair Prejudice: Section
Chapter 10 Unfair Prejudice: Section
Chapter 11 Just and Equitable Winding Up
Chapter 12 Inter-relationship of Remedies
Chapter 13 Taxation Issues
Chapter 14 Shareholder Claims in Australia
Chapter 15 Canada – Comparisons.