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Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law

Thirty-fifth edition

Derek French

August 2018

ISBN: 9780198815105

896 pages

In Stock

Price: £36.99

Updated annually, unrivalled coverage, accessible for all



Updated every year, Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law is the ideal companion for students looking for an up-to-date, thorough, and accessible account of company law. This edition has undergone a major revision, including streamlining of content throughout, the addition of student-friendly features and a new, modern text design.

  • The only book on company law to be updated annually, Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law can be relied upon for up-to-date information, including the latest cases and statutory changes
  • Straightforward explanations of difficult topic areas and a clear writing style ensure that readers can fully grasp the technical and theoretical details of this subject
  • This edition has undergone a major revision in content and appearance, combining detailed coverage with new student-focused features and a fresh, two-colour text design

New to this edition

  • New two-colour text design, created for ease of navigation and with modern students in mind
  • Slimmer and shorter- each chapter has been extensively revised, with excess detail cut to focus on the key areas covered on company law courses. Chapters on Transparency, Accounts, and Marketable loans have been removed and placed online as additional reading
  • Introductions have been rewritten to ease students into each topic, outlining the basics and placing each chapter in its wider context
  • New chapter summaries provide a recap of what has been covered, leaving students with a clear and complete understanding of each topic
  • New 'legal concepts' and 'points of law' features pull out the key ideas covered in each chapter, giving students a quick-reference guide for consolidating and revising topics
  • New annotated further reading sections advise students on relevant books, journals and websites to consult after reading each chapter to deepen their knowledge
  • More headings have been added throughout to break down information into manageable sections and help students navigate between topics
  • Inclusion of new case law such as Lungowe v Vedanta Resources Plc; Marex Financial Ltd v Carlos Sevilleja Garcia, Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another, and Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd.

About the Author(s)

Derek French, Freelance editor and writer in business and legal publishing for over 30 years

Derek French has worked as a freelance editor and writer in business and legal publishing for over 30 years. He is the editor of Blackstone's Statutes on Company Law and Blackstone's Civil Practice. He is also the author of Applications to Wind up Companies and Model Articles of Association for Companies, all published by Oxford University Press.

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Introduction
    1: Overview
    2: Who makes company law and what is it for?
    Part 2: Establishment
    3: Registration
    4: Articles of association
    5: Corporate responsibility
    Part 3: Finance
    6: Shares
    7: Offering shares to the public
    8: Share transfer
    9: Control of a company
    10: Distributions and maintenance of capital
    11: Borrowing and security
    12: Market abuse
    Part 4: Governance
    13: Corporate governance
    14: Members
    15: Directors
    16: Directors' duties
    17: Company officers, secretary and auditor
    18: Remedies for maladministration
    19: Acting for a company: agency and attribution
    Part 5: Corporate Transformation and Cessation
    20: Company insolvency and liquidation

Additional Resources

The accompanying Online Resource Centre contains updates on recent developments in company law and four bonus chapters on Transparency, Accounts, Marketable Loans and Legal forms for businesses.

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