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Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law

Thirty-seventh edition

Derek French

15 March 2021

ISBN: 9780198870029

904 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

Unrivalled coverage, accessible for all.



Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law is the ideal companion for students looking for a comprehensive and straightforward account of company law. This long-standing textbook has been streamlined with modern company law courses in mind.

  • 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

  • A focus on company law in the UK after Brexit
  • The Audit Regulation, Market Abuse Regulation, and Prospectus Regulation as they have effect in the UK after IP completion day
  • New part A1 of the Insolvency Act 1986 providing an optional moratorium on creditor action against a company that is financially distressed but can be rescued
  • New cases including Aireborough Neighbourhood Development Forum v Leeds City Council [2020], Marex Financial Ltd v Sevilleja [2020], and Williams v Russell Price Farm Services Ltd [2020]

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
    2:Who makes company law and what is it for?
    Part Two: Establishment
    4:Articles of association
    5:Corporate personality
    Part Three: Finance
    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 Four: Governance
    13:Corporate governance
    16:Directors' duties
    17:Company officers, secretary and auditor
    18:Remedies for maladministration
    19:Acting for a company: agency and attribution
    Part Five: Insolvency and liquidation
    20:Company insolvency and liquidation
    Part Six: Additional chapters
    B:Accounts and reports
    C:Marketable loans
    D:Other legal forms for business


"It is, without doubt, my favourite company law textbook...comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible" - Dr Sabine Hassler, UWE, Bristol Law School

"A well written book, strong, intellectually challenging but not difficult to understand" - Dr Demetra Arsalidou, Reader, Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, Cardiff University

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources

This edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.
The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
This edition is also accompanied by a selection of online resources to support and further student learning, including four bonus chapters on transparency, accounts, marketable loans, and legal forms for business.

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