Table of contents for Blackstone's guide to the Companies Act 2006 / Steinfeld ... [et al.].

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Contents-Summary
FORWARD xiii
TABLE OF CASES xv
TABLES OF LEGISLATION xvii
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND GLOSSERY OF TERMS xix
1. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW 1
2. KEY CHANGES 7
3. NATURE AND FORMATION OF COMPANIES 9
4. COMPANY CONSTITUTIONS 19
5. COMPANY AND BUSINESS NAMES 23
6. MEMBERSHIP OF A COMPANY 31
7. SHARES 37
8. MAINTENANCE AND ALTERATION OF CAPITAL 43
9. PROVISION AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION 51
10. THE REGISTRAR AND REGISTER OF COMPANIES 59
11. MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF COMPANIES 63
12. DECISION MAKING IN COMPANIES 71
13. DIRECTORS' DUTIES 79
14. DERIVATIVE CLAIMS 103
15. ACCOUNTS AND REPORTS 113
16. AUDIT AND AUDITORS 119
17. TAKEOVERS 125
18. OTHER CHANGES 137
19. TABLE OF RESTATED PROVISIONS 141
APPENDIX The Companies Act 2006 143
INDEX
FORWARD xiii
TABLE OF CASES xv
TABLES OF LEGISLATION xvii
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND GLOSSERY OF TERMS xix
1. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
A. Genesis of the Act 1
B. Scope of the Act 2
C. Key themes and reforms 3
D. Prognosis 5
2. KEY CHANGES
A. All Companies 7
B. Private Companies 8
C. Public and Quoted Companies 8
D. Other 8
3. NATURE AND FORMATION OF COMPANIES
A. Types of company 9
B. Key Distinctions 9
C. Formation of a Company 10
D. Registration 11
E. Re-Registration 12
F. Unregistered and foreign registered companies 12
4. COMPANY CONSTITUTIONS
A. Introduction 19
B. A company's constitution 19
C. Capacity of a company 21
D. Power of directors to bind the company 21
E. Formalities for entering into transactions 21
F. Pre-incorporation transactions 22
5. COMPANY AND BUSINESS NAMES
A. Introduction 23
B. Company names 23
C. Business names 27
6. MEMBERSHIP OF A COMPANY
A. Introduction and `Membership' 31
B. Register of Members 31
C. Indirect Investors Exercising Members' Rights 33
7. SHARES
A. Share capital 37
B. Issue and allotment of shares 38
C. Registration of allotment 39
D. Pre-emption 40
E. Offers to the public 41
F. Certification and transfer of securities 42
G. Paperless transactions 42
8. MAINTENANCE AND ALTERATION OF CAPITAL
A. Maintenance of capital 43
B. Acquisition by a limited company of its own shares 46
C. Financial Assistance with the acquisition of shares 46
D. Redeemable shares 47
E. Purchase of own shares 48
9. PROVISION AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
A. Disclosure of Interests in Shares 51
B. Disclosure of Information about Voting at Meetings 54
C. Transparency Obligations 55
10. THE REGISTRAR AND REGISTER OF COMPANIES
A. The registrar 59
B. Annual return 59
C. Delivery of documents 60
D. The register 61
E. Alteration of the register 62
F. False information offence 62
11. MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF COMPANIES
A. Directors 63
B. Appointment and Removal of Directors 63
C. Company Secretaries 64
D. Register of Officers 64
E. Non-disclosure of directors' residential addresses 65
F. Service of documents 66
G. Electronic communication 67
12. DECISION MAKING IN COMPANIES
A. Directors' meetings 71
B. Company meetings and resolutions 71
C. RECORD KEEPING 76
13. DIRECTORS' DUTIES
A. The Present Law 79
B. Introduction to the new law 82
C. General duties 82
D. Modification for charitable companies 88
E. Declaration of interest in existing transaction or arrangement 89
F. Transactions with directors requiring members' approval 91
G. Directors' service contracts 98
H. Contracts with sole members who are directors 98
I. Restrictions on provisions protecting directors from liability 99
J. Ratification 100
K. Connected persons 101
L. Transactions under foreign law 102
M. Relief 102
14. DERIVATIVE CLAIMS
A. Introduction 103
B. Rule in Foss v Harbottle 103
C. Common law derivative action 104
D. Statutory derivative claim 105
E. Judicial control 106
F. Procedure 107
15. ACCOUNTS AND REPORTS
A. Introduction 113
B. Definitions 114
C. Obligations of all companies 114
D. OBLIGATIONS OF PUBLIC COMPANIES ONLY 118
E. Obligations of quoted companies only 118
F. Miscellaneous provisions 118
16. AUDIT AND AUDITORS
A. Introduction 119
B. Audit requirement 120
C. Appointment and removal/resignation 120
D. Auditors' functions/duties 121
E. Quoted companies only: audit concerns 122
F. Limitation of liability 122
G. Regulation of auditors 123
17. TAKEOVERS
A. Perspective 125
B. The Takeovers Directive 126
C. Implementation 127
D. The Takeovers Panel 127
E. The Takeovers Code 129
F. The New Statutory Code 131
18. OTHER CHANGES
A. Political donations 137
B. Company investigations 138
C. Offences 138
D. Insolvency act amendment 139
19. TABLE OF RESTATED PROVISIONS
APPENDIX The Companies Act 2006 143
INDEX

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Corporation law -- Great Britain.
Great Britain. Companies Act 2006.