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ICSA Study Text: Corporate Law 3rd ed isbn 9781860727047

ICSA Study Text: Corporate Law 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781860725777
New Edition ISBN: 9781860727047
Published: May 2013
Publisher: ICSA Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: A4 Paperback
Price: Out of print

This official ICSA study text has been specially developed to support the ICSA CSQS module in Corporate Law.

Corporate Law will give you an understanding of the scope of company law, how it is linked to other specialist legal subjects, the sources of company law and the key legal principles. The book explores the legal structures of different types of business organisations and covers the areas which feature most commonly on undergraduate law programmes:

  • the corporate personality doctrine
  • shareholders, shares and capital
  • directors’ duties
  • minority shareholder protection
  • transparency.

As with other official ICSA texts,it includes a range of features, such as case law examples and review questions, to help student to apply principles and theory to real-life business situations.

Part One: The nature and structure of a company
1. Introduction to corporate law
2. Legal structures of business organisations
3. Promoters and company formation
4. The company as a distinct legal person
5. The constitution of the company
6. Legally binding the company

Part Two: Capital and membership
7. Companies, capital markets and market abuse
8. Membership, shares and share capital
9. Capital maintenance
10. Loan capital

Part Three: Company management and shareholder remedies
11. Directors, shareholders and the division of powers
12. Directors' duties
13. Minority shareholder protection

Part Four: Meetings and resolutions
14. Members' meetings and decision making
15. Directors' meetings and decision making

Part Five: Company restructuring and winding up
16. Company restructuring
17. Takeovers
18. Corporate rescue
19. Winding up and company dissolution