Introduction to English Company Law
The book examines the use of the corporate structure for different types of enterprise and the relationships, rights and duties of the various parties involved in the corporation. Consideration is given to many of the important legal issues that arise from the daily operation of companies. The book considers the legal regulation of business organizations, concentrating on private limited companies. It explores the differences between companies and other business organizations, considers the formalities involved in establishing a company; the processes through which a company is administered and financed; and the allocation of responsibilities and powers among company personnel. It covers a selection of the main topics of English company law: types of business association;introduction to companies and company law; separate personality and lifting the veil of incorporation; company formation and constitutional documents; disclosure; shares and their transfer; organs and officers; management and meetings; binding the company; director's duties; shareholder remedies; control of maladministration; criminal responsibility of companies; corporate governance; history and reform. The text is designed for use in Business Law courses and double-degree Bachelor's programmes. It may also be readily adapted to specially designed courses in Business English.