Smith & Keenan's Company Law, 15th UK edition

By Charles Wild & Stuart Weinstein
September 2011
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781408261491
702 Pages
$92.50 Paper Original

Combining clarity and accessibility with detailed coverage of this often complex subject, Smith and Keenan’s Company Law offers a readable guide to all aspects of company law. The new edition fully incorporates the Companies Act 2006, containing recent case law and discussion of areas where the Act has had the most impact.

In addition, a broad range of end of chapter questions and clear case summaries are included. There are additional resources in mylawchamber, offering you a company law text with unrivalled study support in the book and online.


1 The nature of a company

2 Promotion and incorporation

3 The constitution of the company – the memorandum of association

4 The constitution of the company – the articles of association

5 The constitution of the company – altering the articles

6 The company and its contracts

7 The capital of a company

8 Capital maintenance – generally

9 Capital maintenance – company distributions

10 Company flotations

11 Shares – generally

12 Shares – transfer and transmission

13 Shares – payment for and insider dealing

14 Membership – capacity, registration, director and substantial holdings, annual return

15 The statutory derivative action

16 The protection of minorities

17 Directors and management – generally

19 The duties of directors

20 Vacation of office, disqualification and personal liability

21 Meetings and resolutions

22 Debentures and charges

23 Accounts and audit

24 Amalgamations, reconstructions and takeovers

25 Corporate insolvency – company rescue

26 Corporate insolvency – procedures other than rescue

27 Corporate insolvency – winding-up in context

Answers to test your knowledge questions

Appendix 1 – Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008, SI 2008/3229

Appendix 2 - Companies (Tables A to F) Regulations 1985 (SI 1985/805) as amended by SI 2007/2541 and SI 2007/2826


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