The Law of Companies

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The Law of Companies

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The fourth edition of the leading company law textbook, provides the most authoritative and comprehensive commentary on Irish company law following the commencement of the Companies Act 2014.

The Companies Act 2014 makes the most far-reaching and fundamental changes to Irish company law in two generations, putting forward a radically different approach whereby the private company limited by shares will become the new model company. The structure of the fourth edition of this highly regarded title mirrors this new Act.

The Act comprises over 1,448 Parts and represents the modern statement of the law applicable to the formation of companies, administration and management to their winding up and dissolution, incorporating the rights and duties of their officers, members and creditors. The Act commences on 1 June 2015 and introduces significant changes for companies operating in Ireland. This work has been expanded and revised to account for these legislative changes and important case law.

As chairperson of the Company Law Review Group, whose recommendations greatly informed the new Act and as a leading practitioner of company law, Tom Courtney has a unique insight to the new legislation, its purpose and interpretation.The fourth edition is virtually a complete re-write and at approximately 2,900 pages it is some 400 pages longer than the last edition.

Fully updated to take account of the dozens of judgments from the Irish and UK courts that have been delivered since the previous edition as well as the new statutory provisions, the fourth edition of The Law of Companies is a 'must have' for all practitioners, students and users of Irish company law.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Irish Company and Commercial Law online service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Private Company Limited by Shares in Context
Chapter 2: Incorporation and Re-registration of LTDs
Chapter 3: The Constitution of a Company
Chapter 4: Incorporation and its Consequences
Chapter 5: Disregarding Separate Legal Personality
Chapter 6: Corporate Civil Litigation
Chapter 7: Corporate Contracts, Capacity and Authority
Chapter 8: Shares and Share Capital
Chapter 9: Share Transfers
Chapter 10: The Maintenance of Company Capital
Chapter 11: Shareholders' Remedies
Chapter 12: Groups of Companies
Chapter 13: Corporate Governance: Management by the Directors
Chapter 14: Corporate Governance: Meetings
Chapter 15: Directors: Corporate Obligations and Criminal Liability
Chapter 16: Directors: Fiduciary Duties and Personal Liability
Chapter 17: Directors: Regulation of Transactions and Arrangements
Chapter 18: Financial Statements, Audit and Annual Return
Chapter 19: Corporate Borrowing: Debentures and Security
Chapter 20: Corporate Borrowing: Registration of Charges
Chapter 21: Corporate Borrowing: Receivers
Chapter 22: Schemes, Reorganisations, Mergers and Divisions
Chapter 23: Examinerships
Chapter 24: Winding Up Companies
Chapter 25: Liquidators
Chapter 26: Realisation and Distribution of Assets in a Winding Up
Chapter 27: Strike Off and Restoration
Chapter 28: Investigations and Inspectors
Chapter 29: Company Law Compliance and Enforcement
Chapter 30: Designated Activity Companies
Chapter 31: Public Limited Companies
Chapter 32: Companies Limited by Guarantee
Chapter 33: Unlimited Companies
Chapter 34: Conversion by Re-registration
Chapter 35: External Companies

Product details

Published 11 Jan 2017
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 4th
Extent 2250
ISBN 9781784510466
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Thomas B. Courtney

Dr Thomas B. Courtney BA, LLB, LLD is Head of the…