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Introduction to Company Law

Third Edition

Paul Davies

February 2020

ISBN: 9780198854920

400 pages
Paperback
216x138mm

Clarendon Law Series

Price: £41.99

Paul Davies' Introduction to Company Law is a comprehensive introduction, giving readers a clear framework with which to navigate the intricacies of company law. The functions of the core features of company law are clearly examined.

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Paul Davies' Introduction to Company Law is a comprehensive introduction, giving readers a clear framework with which to navigate the intricacies of company law. The functions of the core features of company law are clearly examined.

  • Concise and stimulating introduction that equips students with the necessary tools to understand the nature and scope of company law
  • Identifies and examines the key functions and themes underlying the subject
  • Sets UK company law within the context of the latest international scholarship

New to this edition

  • Fully updated to include the latest developments in corporate governance rules
  • New and expanded Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes fully analysed.
  • New chapter on the role of the large company in society.
  • A more sophisticated framework for analysing the traditional goals of corporate law.

About the Author(s)

Paul Davies, Senior research fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford

Paul Davies was the Allen & Overy Professor of Company Law at the University of Oxford between 2009 and 2014. Between 1998 and 2009 he was Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was a member of the British Government's Steering Group for the Company Law Review (1999-2001), which led to the new Companies Act 2006. He is now a Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute, an honorary QC and an honorary bencher of Gray's Inn.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Table of Cases
    Table of Legislation
    1:Introduction
    2:The Board
    3:Governance and the shareholders as a class
    4:Markets and the shareholders as a class
    5:Majority and minority shareholders
    6:Directors' duties
    7:Creditors
    8:Liability and enforcement
    9:Shareholder control
    Index

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