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Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law

Thirty-sixth edition

Derek French

August 2019

ISBN: 9780198841517

888 pages

Price: £36.99

Updated annually, unrivalled coverage, accessible for all.



Updated annually, 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. The content has been recently streamlined with modern company law courses in mind and includes plenty of student-friendly features and a fresh, 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
  • Chapter introductions and summaries outline topics in student-friendly terms, leaving readers with a clear and complete understanding of each area of law
  • End-of-chapter 'legal concepts' and 'points of law' features revisit the main discussions of each chapter in a simple bullet-point format, ideal for consolidating and revising content

New to this edition

  • New UK Corporate Governance Code 2018
  • New reporting requirements for large companies
  • New cases including: AAA v Unilever plc [2018] EWCA Civ 1532 BAT Industries plc v Sequana SA [2019] EWCA Civ 112 Carr v Formation Group plc [2018] EWHC 3116 (Ch) Childrens Investment Foundation Fund (UK) v Attorney General [2018] EWCA Civ 1605 Global Corporate Ltd v Hale [2018] EWCA Civ 2618 Instant Access Properties Ltd v Rosser [2018] EWHC 756 (Ch) Interactive Technology Corporation Ltd v Ferster [2018] EWCA Civ 1594 Marex Financial Ltd v Sevilleja [2018] EWCA Civ 1468 Palmer Birch v Lloyd [2018] EWHC 2316 (TCC) R (Spurrier) v Secretary of State for Transport [2019] EWHC 528 (Admin)

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 One: Introduction
    1:: Overview
    2:: Who makes company law and what is it for?
    Part Two: Establishment
    3:: Registration
    4:: Articles of association
    5:: Corporate personality
    Part Three: Finance and Shareholders
    6:: Becoming a shareholder
    7:: Offering shares to the public
    8:: Share transfers
    9:: Control of a company
    10:: Distributions and maintenance of capital
    11:: Borrowing and security
    12:: Market abuse
    Part Four: Governance
    13:: Decision-making by shareholders
    14:: Directors
    15:: Directors' duties
    16:: Auditors
    17:: Remedies for maladministration
    18:: Acting for a company; agency and attribution
    Part Five: Corporate Transformation and Cessation
    19:: Company insolvency and liquidation

Additional Resources

This book is accompanied by online resources which include:
- updates on recent developments in company law
- four bonus chapters on transparency, accounts, marketable loans, and legal forms for businesses

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