Gower & Davies: Principles of Modern Company Law

Gower & Davies: Principles of Modern Company Law


Edited by Professor Paul Davies, Edited by Sarah Worthington


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  • Publisher: SWEET & MAXWELL
  • Format: Paperback | 1180 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 232mm x 58mm | 1,670g
  • Publication date: 24 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0414022726
  • ISBN 13: 9780414022720
  • Edition: 9, Revised
  • Edition statement: 9th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 154,537

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Gower and Davies is the clearest and most reliable text available to cover the increasingly complex subject of company law. Students, as well as those involved in company law on a day-to-day basis, can turn to Gower and Davies secure in the knowledge that it will be an interesting, thought provoking and above all understandable exposition of both law and practice.

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Table of contents

Part One - Introductory; Types and functions of Companies; Advantages and Disadvantages of Incorporation; Sources of Company Law and the Company's Constitution; Formation Procedures; Promoters; Overseas Companies, Community Law and Jurisdictional Migration; Part Two - Separate Legal Personality and Limited Liability; Corporate Actions; Limited Liability and Lifting the Veil at Common Law; Statutory Exceptions to Limited Liability; Disqualification of Directors; Legal Capital and Minimal Capital; Dividends and Distributions; Capital Maintenance; Part Three - Corporate Governance: The Board and Shareholders; The Board; Shareholder Decision Making; Directors' Duties; The Derivative Claim and Personal Actions Against Directors; Breach of Corporate Duties: Administrative Remedies; Part Four - Corporate Governance - Majority and Minority Shareholders; Controlling Members' Voting; Unfair Prejudice; Part Five - Public Information about the Company; Annual Accounts and Reports; Audits and Auditors; Part Six - Equity Appendices;