The ICSA Meetings and Minutes Handbook

The ICSA Meetings and Minutes Handbook

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"The ICSA Meetings and Minutes Handbook" is a comprehensive guide to the law and practice of company meetings. The management of formal meetings and minutes is a core company secretarial function, and a key element of the successful fulfilment of any company's strategic goals and legal requirements. This is a complete procedural guide to best practice in conducting company meetings and preparing and circulating accurate minutes. It covers both meetings of directors and general meetings, with a special focus on preparing for and managing AGMs. Throughout, the handbook is informed by legislation, regulation and corporate governance codes of practice, and is illustrated by relevant precedents and appendices. It covers developments on the use of electronic communications introduced by the Companies Act 1985 (Electronic Communications) Order 2000.
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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • tables, index
  • 1860721397
  • 9781860721397

Table of contents

Table of Cases. Table of Statutes. Table of Statutory Instruments. Introduction: law and practice. Electronic communications. Part I: Meetings of Directors. Directors. Board meetings. Committees of directors. Directors' written resolutions and informal consent. Failure by directors to comply with proper procedures. Part II: General Meetings. Types of general meeting. Class meetings. Calling general meetings. Notice of general meetings. Resolutions. Quorum. Proxies and corporate representatives. Voting. Shareholder remedies. Part III: Running General Meetings. Organising general meetings. Chairman. Right to attend and speak. Security and disorder. Adjournment and other procedural motions. Amendments. Dealing with common items of business. Part IV: Avoiding General Meetings. Written resolutions and unanimous consent. Elective regime. Part V: Minutes. Minutes. Precedents. Appendices. Index
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About Andrew Hamer

Andrew Hamer researches and writes widely on company law and stock exchange issues. He is Assistant Editor of the ICSA-endorsed subscription service, Company Secretarial Practice, editor of the ICSA's Company Secretary newsletter and author of Running Company Meetings and A Short Guide to the Retention of Documents.
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