This highly regarded and influential text is essential reading for company law students and practitioners, and is regularly cited with approval in Irish courts.
The book provides guidance on every aspect of Irish company law from a company's formation to its winding up and examinership. It also examines the core areas of corporate personality, capital, borrowing, membership and administration.
The sixth edition retains the clear and navigable structure of previous editions and is updated to account for changes brought about by:
* Brexit; * Covid measures, including allowing AGMs to be held virtually, increasing the period of examinership and the threshold at which a company is deemed unable to pay its debts; * Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018, which gives effect to the regulation of the profession of statutory auditor and conduct of statutory audits; * Companies (Accounting) Act 2017, which introduced many amendments to the Companies Act 2014, primarily relating to the form, content and filings of annual and consolidated financial statements.
Recent case law is also analysed, in particular in relation to directors' duties, company charges, liability of parent companies for subsidiaries, restriction and disqualification of directors and the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.
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Table of Contents
Part I Introduction Chapter 1 Companies and Other Forms of Business Organisations Chapter 2 The Development of Company Law in Ireland Chapter 3 Irish Company Law and European Union Law
Part II Formation of a Company Chapter 4 How a Company is Formed Chapter 5 The Constitution of the Private Company Limited by Shares Chapter 6 The Constitutions of Companies other than LTDs Chapter 7 The Promoters Chapter 8 Flotation of a Company Chapter 9 Application for and Allotment of Shares Chapter 10 Commencement of Business
Part III Corporate Personality of the Company Chapter 11 Separate Legal Personality of the Company Chapter 12 Contracts Chapter 13 Civil and Criminal Litigation
Part IV The Capital of the Company Chapter 14 Types of Capital Chapter 15 The Maintenance of Capital Chapter 16 Alteration (Including Reduction) of Capital Chapter 17 Shares Chapter 18 Transfer and Transmission of Shares
Part V Borrowing by the Company Chapter 19 Borrowing Powers of the Company and the Directors Chapter 20 Debentures and Charges Chapter 21 Registration of Charges Chapter 22 Receivers
Part VI Membership of the Company Chapter 23 Membership in general Chapter 24 Disclosure of Interests in Shares and Debentures Chapter 25 Meetings and Resolutions Chapter 26 Majority and Minority Rights
Part VII Administration of the Company Chapter 27 The Directors Chapter 28 The Secretary Chapter 29 The Annual Return and Striking Off of Companies Chapter 30 Accounts and Audit Chapter 31 Dividends and Distribution of Profits Chapter 32 Reorganisations, Acquisitions, Mergers and Divisions Chapter 33 Fraudulent and Reckless Trading Chapter 34 Market Abuse: Insider Dealing and Market Manipulation Chapter 35 Investigation of a Company's Affairs
Part VIII Winding up of Companies and Examinership Chapter 36 Winding up by the Court Chapter 37 Examinership Chapter 38 Voluntary Winding up