Articles of Association: Guidance and Precedents

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Nearly four million companies incorporated in the UK allow their constitution or company rule book to be dictated by the standard Articles of Association.

Designed to aid professional advisers, directors and shareholders make better decisions about any company's constitution, this book provides:

- The background to the articles of association, the Company Law act 2006, business structures and their needs.
- A review of the case law and the implications for amending the articles of association
- A detailed analysis of the default Articles of association proscribed in The Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008 Table A.
- A guide to drafting articles of association, real life examples and discussions on why companies should adapt Table A to suit specific company requirements.
- All precedents are available as electronic downloads

Solicitors and accountants will have the tools to confidently advise clients on how the articles of association impacts on the company and with clever drafting how the constitution of the company can be amended to provide clear provisions to suit its strategic position.

For those who may wish to consider changing the constitution of their own company, the book is full of practical examples, together with do's and don'ts, and illustrations and full procedures for trustees, family investment and property companies providing guidelines for minority shareholders, investors and directors.

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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The New Model Articles
Chapter 3: Case Law Review
Chapter 4: Enforcement of the Articles
Chapter 5: Articles That May Override the Companies Act 2006
Chapter 6: Analysis of the Model Articles For Private Companies Limited by Shares
Chapter 7: Analysis of the Model Articles for Private Companies Limited by Guarantee
Chapter 8: Analysis of the Model Articles for Public Companies
Precedent 1: Family Business Articles of Association
Precedent 2: Sports Club Articles of Association
Precedent 3: Joint Venture Company Articles of Association
Precedent 4: Management Buyout Articles of Association
Appendix A: Tables of Derivations
Appendix B: Comparison of the Companies Act 1985 (1986 in Northern Ireland) Table A with the Companies Act 2006 Model Articles
Appendix C: Table A 1985
Appendix D: Table A 1948
Appendix E: Table A 1929
Appendix F: Table A 1908
Appendix G: Table A 1906
Appendix H: Table A 1862
Appendix I: Table B 1856

Product details

Published 30 Sep 2020
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 440
ISBN 9781526514349
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Series Directors' Handbook Series
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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