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The pre-eminent source for interpreting and applying company legislation

Gore-Browne on Companies is the definitive authority on company law. From constitution through to liquidation, it provides comprehensive answers to questions about directors' duties, share capital, mergers, insolvency and much more. In addition there is a regular bulletin tracking all the latest cases with related transcript, consolidated company law database and destination tables. Since 1873, Gore-Browne on Companies has kept solicitors and barristers at the cutting edge of company law and practice. As the Companies Act 2006 changes the legal landscape, this reliability matters more than ever.

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CONTENTS
VOLUME 1

Contents
Contributors
Explanation of the work
Table of abbreviations
Table of derivations for EEC Treaty Articles
COMPANIES ACT 2006 LEGISLATION TRACKER
COMPANIES ACT 2006 DESTINATION TABLES
BULLETIN
Gore-Browne Bulletin
TABLES
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments
Table of Insolvency Rules
Table of Scottish Insolvency Rules
Table of EC Legislation

PART I
COMPANIES AND OTHER ASSOCIATIONS

  • The UK Framework
  •  The European Framework
  •  Registration of Companies 
  • Names and Registered Offices
  • Registrars of Companies
  • Companies Not Formed Under the Companies Legislation
  • Overseas Companies

PART II

CONSTITUTION AND PERSONALITY

  • The Constitution
  • Legal Personality
  • Attribution and Crimes
  • Transactions Binding the Company
  • Pre-Incorporation Issues

PART III

MEMBERS

  • Membership of a Company
  • Register of Members
  • Beneficial Ownership
  • Resolutions
  • Written Resolutions of Private Companies
  • Meetings
  • Notice of Meetings
  • Conduct of Meetings
  •  Records and Disclosure of Meetings, Resolutions and Polls

PART IV

DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT
  • Directors – Appointment and Removal
  • Management of a Company
  • Directors’ Duties
  • Directors’ Specific Obligations
  • Relief from Liability

PART V

ENFORCEMENT OF DUTIES

  • Derivative and Direct Shareholder Claims
  • Unfair Prejudice
  • Investigations
  • Disqualification

Index

VOLUME 2
Contents

PART VI

SHARE CAPITAL

  • Types of Shares, Rights and Liabilities
  • Allotment of Shares
  • Transfer of Shares
  • Introduction to the Maintenance of Share Capital
  • Acquisition by a Company of its Own Shares
  • Financial Assistance by a Company for the Acquisition of its Own Shares
  • Dividends
  • Capital Reorganisations

PART VII

LOANS

  • Types of Loans and their Rights
  • Restrictions, Guarantees and Trustees
  • Transfers and Variations
  • Creating Charges
  • Registration of Charges

PART VIII

GENERAL DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

  • The European Framework
  • Register of Directors and of Interests in Voting Shares
  • Annual Returns
  • Accounts and their Publication
  • Form and Content of Accounts
  • Form and Content of Directors’ Reports
  • Filing and Defective Accounts
  • Appointment and Removal of Auditors
  • Functions and Liability of Auditors

PART IX

QUOTED COMPANIES

  • The European Framework
  • The UK Framework
  • Obtaining an Equity Listing
  • Continuing Obligations
  • Market Misconduct
  • Liability for Information

PART X
TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS

  • Europe and Takeovers
  • Takeover Code
  • Reconstruction and Amalgamation

PART XI

TAXATION

  • Corporation Tax
  • Rates of Corporation Tax, Computation and Losses
  • Debt, Equity and Distributions

PART XII

FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES

  • Introduction to Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Debenture Holders’ Remedies and Receivers
  • Voluntary Arrangements
  • Administration
  • European and International Insolvency
  • Administrative Receivership
  • Floating Charges and Receivers in Scotland

PART XIII

LIQUIDATION

  • Compulsory Liquidation: Grounds
  • Compulsory Liquidation: Procedure
  • Voluntary Liquidation: Procedure
  • Liquidators and Collection of Assets
  • Claims Against the Company
  • Application of Funds and Dissolution
  • Civil and Criminal Liabilities and Office-holder’s Powers of Investigation
  •  Financial Markets and Insolvency

PART XIV

CONFLICT OF LAWS

Companies and the Conflict of Laws
Index

  • Filing Record
  • Request for missing pages
  • Change of address
  • Checklist of page
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Editor In Chief

The Rt Hon the Lord Millett A Lord of Appeal in Ordinary

Consultant Editor

Michael Todd QC Erskine Chambers, London

General Editor

Alistair Alcock MA, FCSI, Barrister, Professor and Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham

Advisory Board

Peter Arden QC Erskine Chambers, London
Richard Calnan Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Paul Crook Global Head of Corporate Know-How and Training, Allen & Overy LLP
Stephen Mathews Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
Carol Shutkever Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London
Andrew Stafford QC Kobre & Kim LLP, London

Commonwealth Editor

Andrew Keay LLB; M Div; LLM; PhD, Barrister, Kings Chambers, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, and Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law, Centre for Business Law and Practice, School of Law, University of Leeds

Scottish Editor

David A Bennett MA, LLB, WS, Solicitor

Editor Emeritus

A J Boyle LLM, SJD, Barrister of Gray's Inn, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of London, Honorary Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies

Contributors

Catherine Addy MA, LLM (Cantab), Barrister, Maitland Chambers
Deirdre Ahern PhD, LLB, LLM, Solicitor, Assistant Professor, Fellow Trinity College Dublin, School of Law, Trinity College, Dublin
Alistair Alcock MA, FCSI, Barrister, Professor and Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham
David Allison QC MA (Cantab), Barrister, South Square
Nigel Banerjee LLB, Visiting Lecturer, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London
Julia Beer MA, Barrister, Selborne Chambers
Camilla Bingham QC BA (Oxon), Barrister, One Essex Court, Temple
John R Birds LLM, Emeritus Professor in the School of Law, University of Manchester, Honorary Professor in the School of Law, University of Sheffield
Andrew Bretherton BA, MA (Oxon), Partner, Freeths
Chris Brockman LLB, Solicitor, Guildhall Chambers, Bristol
Ming Chung LLB, Barrister
Jeffrey Cox FCA, BSc (Hons), Technical Senior Manager, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP
Louis Doyle LLB, LLM, Barrister, Kings Chambers, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, 9 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn
Geoffrey Fuller MA (Oxon), Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
Carsten Gerner-Beuerle Assessor iur, LLM, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
Jeremy Goldring QC BA (Oxon), Barrister, South Square
Marcus Haywood BA (Oxon), Barrister, South Square
Tina Kyriakides MA (Cantab), Barrister, Radcliffe Chambers, Lincoln's Inn
Gerard McCormack BCL, LLM, PhD, Barrister (Ireland), Professor of International Business Law and Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds
Eva Micheler Reader in Law, Department of Law, London School of Economics
Kathleen O'Reilly Consultant, member of the Company Law Committee of the Law Society (England and Wales) and Lecturer, BPP University and the University of South Wales
Rebecca Page MA (Cantab), Barrister, Maitland Chambers
Matthew Parfitt MA (Oxon), Barrister, Erskine Chambers
Tim Prudhoe Barrister, Kobre & Kim LLP
Stefan Ramel LLB, LLM (Cantab), Barrister, Guildhall Chambers, Bristol
David Southern QC MA, DPhil, MPhil, Barrister ATII, Temple Tax Chambers; Visiting Professional Fellow, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London
Justin M Stock Managing Partner, Cooley LLP, London
James Stonebridge Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Arielle Tatur (nee Goodley) Associate, MENA Dispute Resolution Practice, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dubai
Hannah Thornley MA (Cantab), BCLA (Oxon), Barrister, South Square
Peter Tyers-Smith Barrister, Kobre & Kim LLP
Charlotte Villiers LLB, LLM, Professor of Company Law, School of Law, University of Bristol
Paul Vine LLB, MBA, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Rafal Zakrzewski BA, LLB (UQ), DPhil (Oxon), Solicitor, Counsel, Clifford Chance, Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge

Bulletin

Fiona Macmillan BA, LLB (UNSW), LLM (Lond), Solicitor (NSW), FRSA 
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Update 126

Update 126 includes amendments to eight chapters, namely Chapters 5 (Overseas Companies); 10A (Register of Members); 12B (Conduct of Meetings); 19 (Unfair Prejudice); 42 (Market Misconduct); 53 (European and International Insolvency); 55 (Compulsory Liquidation: Grounds); and 58 (Liquidators and Collection of Assets).

Gore-Browne on Companies’ Commonwealth Editor, Professor Andrew Keay, Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds, has included new Commonwealth cases and developments in Chapters 19, 42, 55 and 58. Chapter 19 examines the 2015 Singapore case of Tomolugen Holdings Ltd v Silica Investors Ltd, which looks at arbitration and the equivalent of Companies Act 2006, s 994. The Australia case of Kamay v R is discussed in relation to factors that can be considered in sentencing a person found guilty of insider dealing. Finally in Chapter 55, statutory demand is further discussed by reference to the Singapore case of Bombay Talkies (S) Pte Ltd v United Overseas Bank Ltd.

Chapter 5 has been updated by Nigel Banerjee, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. It provides greater clarification of the ‘place of business’ and discusses the 2015 case, Chopra v Bank of Singapore Ltd. There is also examination of the particulars that need to be disclosed to prove ‘establishment’.

Chapters 10A and 12B include some minor updating by Professor John Birds, including, in Chapter 12B, the 2015 judgment, JKX Oil & Gas plc.

Chapter 53 has been updated by Professor Gerard McCormack, Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds. In it, among more routine developments, he provides further discussion of what comes within the bankruptcy exception in the European Jurisdiction and Judgments Regulation, particularly with references to the 2015 ruling, Simona Kornhaas v Thomas Dithmar. This case and the December 2015 ruling of Edgeworth Capital Luxembourg Sarl v Maud are discussed in relation to Art 4 of the EU Insolvency Regulation. Article 13 is analysed further by looking at the 2015 case, Nike European Operations Netherlands BV v Sportland Oy.

Chapter 58 has been updated extensively by Louis Doyle, King’s Chambers, adding further discussion in many areas. New 2015 cases are commented on such as Re Baron’s Finance Ltd (in liquidation), Sahavriya Steel Industries UK Ltd v Hewden Stuart Ltd, Re Finch (UK) plc (in liquidation), Henry v Finch, Re Husky Group Ltd (in liquidation) and Watchorn v Jupiter Industries Ltd.

Please note that the process of completely rewriting the index to this work is currently in progress. For a time the index will be incomplete while this work is carried out. Chapters 1 to 50, 52, 53 to 56, 58, 60, 61 and 63 have now been reindexed.




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