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Gore-Browne on Companies

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Why should you subscribe to Gore-Browne on Companies

Gore-Browne on Companies is the definitive authority on company law. From constitution through to liquidation, it provides comprehensive answers to questions about directors' duties, share capital, mergers, insolvency and much more. In addition there is a regular bulletin tracking all the latest cases with related transcript, consolidated company law database and destination tables.

Since 2009, in tandem with the last tranche of implementation of the Companies Act 2006, the Gore-Browne Special Release has been an annual publication of articles and expert opinion pieces written by leading company law professionals. Since that first Special Release, Gore-Browne on Companies has used this publication as an opportunity to reflect on and discuss the preceding year's developments, to discuss some individual company and insolvency law topics in greater detail and to explore other related areas of law and practice beyond the more traditional scope of Gore-Browne that it feels are of direct interest to its readers. Some of these articles are regularly written by non-Gore-Browne contributors, all leading experts in their chosen fields both in the UK and overseas.

The 2018 Special Release covers:

  • Effective and Comprehensive Whistle-Blower Protection in Europe – Dr Annika Wolf

  • BAT v Sequana: Is it ever safe to declare a dividend? Professor Alistair Alcock

  • Areas of doubt concerning the Duomatic Principle – Professor Alistair Alcock

  • Seeking leave to proceed against companies in liquidation when the public interest is at stake – Professor Andrew Keay

  • Old, New, Borrowed and Green – a year in the life of IVAs – Professor Peter Walton

  • Singapore’s New Debt Re-structuring Law- International Lessons – Professor Gerard McCormack

  • The French class action: What’s up with the promised Eldorado? A brief update - Isabelle Landreau

  • Directors’ conflicts duties – untangling the law – Nigel Banerjee

  • Champerty, Maintenance and Litigation Funders – Sufficient Accountability in this brave(ish) new world – Tim Prudhoe, Peter Tyers-Smith, Kobre & Kim

  • Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II – Andrew Henderson, Eversheds

  • Inspecting a company’s register of members – Professor John Birds

  • Development Securities (No9) Ltd and ors v HMRC – Martin Palmer

  • A cloud after Sunrise? Shareholder remedies and the later stage family business after Booth – Nick Smith

  • Trusts and the UK companies PSC register - Martin Palmer

  • Irish Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017 – Anne Harkin

Gore-Browne on Companies is a trusted resource and a complete reference service. Key features are as follows:

  • A clear, logical structure which guarantees ease of use, enabling you to find essential information quickly.
  • Regular updates which assist your awareness of new case law, practice developments and changes in legislation, including Bulletin updates incorporated into the relevant sections of the text*.
  • Gore-Browne Special Release includes a series of articles and a compendium of the year's case digests.
  • Regular Bulletins provide an update on the latest company law developments, digests of important cases and key statutory instruments.
  • Case transcripts - so you can check the original source.*

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It is relied upon by thousands of lawyers across the legal profession:

  • Solicitors practising company and commercial law
  • Barristers practising company, commercial and insolvency law
  • In-house lawyers
  • Public sector lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Company secretaries
  • Academics

Editors and Contributors

Editor In Chief: The Rt Hon the Lord Millett, A Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

Consultant Editor: Michael Todd QC, Erskine Chambers, London.

General Editor: Alistair Alcock MA, FCSI, Barrister, Professor and Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham.

Advisory Board: Peter Arden QC, Erskine Chambers, London; Richard Calnan, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright; Paul Crook, Global Head of Corporate Know-How and Training, Allen & Overy LLP; Stephen Mathews, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP; Carol Shutkever, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London; Andrew Stafford QC, Kobre & Kim LLP, London.

Commonwealth Editor: Andrew Keay LLB; M Div; LLM; PhD, Barrister, Kings Chambers, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, and Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law, Centre for Business Law and Practice, School of Law, University of Leeds.

Scottish Editor: David A Bennett MA, LLB, WS, Solicitor.

Editor Emeritus: A J Boyle LLM, SJD, Barrister of Gray's Inn, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of London, Honorary Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies.

Contributors: Catherine Addy QC MA, LLM (Cantab), Barrister, Maitland Chambers; Deirdre Ahern PhD, LLB, LLM, Solicitor, Associate Professor, Fellow Trinity College Dublin, School of Law, Trinity College, Dublin; Alistair Alcock MA, FCSI, Barrister, Professor and Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham; David Allison QC MA (Cantab), Barrister, South Square; Kate Ball-Dodd LLB (Hons), Partner, Corporate & Securities, Mayer Brown International LLP, London; Nigel Banerjee LLB, Visiting Lecturer, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London; Julia Beer MA, Barrister, Selborne Chambers; Camilla Bingham QC BA (Oxon), Barrister, One Essex Court, Temple; John R Birds LLM, Emeritus Professor in the School of Law, University of Manchester, Honorary Professor in the School of Law, University of Sheffield; Andrew Bretherton BA, MA (Oxon), Partner, Freeths; Chris Brockman LLB, Barrister, Enterprise Chambers, Bristol; Jeffrey Cox FCA, BSc (Hons), Technical Senior Manager, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP; Louis Doyle LLB, LLM, Barrister, Kings Chambers, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, 9 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn; Robert Flanigan JD, Member of the New York Bar, Avocat à la Cour, Partner, Finance, Mayer Brown International LLP, London; Geoffrey Fuller MA (Oxon), Partner, Allen & Overy LLP; Carsten Gerner-Beuerle Assessor iur, LLM, MSc, PhD, Professor of Commercial Law, UCL Faculty of Laws; Marcus Haywood BA (Oxon), Barrister, South Square; Mairi Innes, Barrister, Enterprise Chambers; Tina Kyriakides MA (Cantab), Barrister, Radcliffe Chambers, Lincoln's Inn; Gemma Long, Of Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright; Gerard McCormack BCL, LLM, PhD, Barrister (Ireland), Professor of International Business Law and Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds; Niall McCulloch, Barrister, Enterprise Chambers; Eva Micheler, Reader in Law, Department of Law, London School of Economics; Susan Morgan BA (Hons), MSc, FIPA, FABRP, Director, Enigma Resource Group; Kathleen O'Reilly, Member of the Company Law Committee of the Law Society (England and Wales) and Lecturer in Legal Practice, University of South Wales; Rebecca Page MA (Cantab), Barrister, Maitland Chambers; Matthew Parfitt MA (Oxon), Barrister, Erskine Chambers; Tim Prudhoe, Barrister, Kobre & Kim LLP; Stefan Ramel LLB, LLM (Cantab), Barrister, Guildhall Chambers, Bristol; David Southern QC MA, DPhil, MPhil, Barrister ATII, Temple Tax Chambers; Visiting Professional Fellow, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London; James Stonebridge, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright; Arielle Tatur (nee Goodley), Associate, MENA Dispute Resolution Practice, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dubai; Hannah Thornley MA (Cantab), BCLA (Oxon), Barrister, South Square; Peter Tyers-Smith, Barrister, Harneys; Paul Vine LLB, MBA, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright; Rafal Zakrzewski BA, LLB (UQ), DPhil (Oxon), Solicitor, Counsel, Clifford Chance, Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge.

Bulletin: Fiona Macmillan BA, LLB (UNSW), LLM (Lond), Solicitor (NSW), FRSA

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Table of contents

Issue 146 January 2019


Issue 146 includes amendments to 11 chapters, namely Chapters 11, 18, 20A, 24B, 31, 41A, 51, 52, 56, 59 and 60. A review of Commonwealth developments by Commonwealth Editor Professor Andrew Keay, School of Law, University of Leeds, forms part of Issue 146 in Chapters 18, 24B, 31, 56, 59 and 60. David Bennett also includes Scottish developments in Chapters 51, 56 and 59. Please note that Chapter 51 has been amended for Scottish amendments only but has been released in full in order to standardise it to the LexisNexis format. Likewise, Chapter 24B has been amended for Commonwealth amendments only but is released in full to standardise the format.

Chapter 11 (Resolutions) has had minor updating by John Birds and includes the 2018 case of Sandhu v Nagra [2018] EWHC 763 (Ch) concerning informal agreement.

Chapter 20A (Disqualification) has been brought up to date by Rebecca Page, Maitland Chambers, with three new cases on unfitness of directors, including Secretary of State for BIS v Akbar [2017] EWHC 2856 (Ch), Re CQH1 Ltd [2018] EWHC 1331 (Ch) and Re Smooth Financial Consultants Ltd [2018] EWHC 2146 (Ch).

Chapter 41A (Corporate Governance Codes) has undergone a major rewrite by General Editor Professor Alistair Alcock and includes a full analysis of the 2018 Corporate Governance Code. There are three main areas of chance, most notably stakeholders, strengthening boards and strengthening remuneration committees. The 2018 Code is shorter than earlier versions, but there is new, extensive guidance in the FRC’s Guidance on Board Effectiveness, Guidance on Audit Committees and Guidance on Risk Management, Internal Control and Related Financial and Business Reporting. There is also extended examination of AIM companies in relation to corporate governance.

New case authorities from Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore are found in Chapter 18 (Derivative and Direct Shareholder Claims), Chapter 24B (Financial Assistance by a Company for the Acquisition of its Own Shares), Chapter 31 (Registration of Charges), Chapter 56 (Compulsory Liquidation: Procedure), Chapter 59 (Claims Against the Company) and Chapter 60 (Application of Funds and Dissolution).

Gore-Browne on Companies is sad to announce that Professor Peter Stone, formerly University of Essex, is stepping down from his role as contributor for Chapter 63 (Companies and the Conflict of Laws). We wish to thank him for all his diligent work over the years.


VOLUME 1

Contributors
Explanation of the work
Table of abbreviations
Table of derivations for EEC Treaty Articles
COMPANIES ACT 2006 LEGISLATION TRACKER
COMPANIES ACT 2006 DESTINATION TABLES
BULLETIN - Gore-Browne Bulletin
TABLES
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments
Table of Insolvency Rules
Table of Scottish Insolvency Rules
Table of EC Legislation

PART I - COMPANIES AND OTHER ASSOCIATIONS
PART II - CONSTITUTION AND PERSONALITY
PART III - MEMBERS
PART IV - DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT
PART V - ENFORCEMENT OF DUTIES
Index

VOLUME 2

PART VI - SHARE CAPITAL
PART VII - LOANS
PART VIII - GENERAL DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
PART IX - QUOTED COMPANIES
PART X - TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS
PART XI - TAXATION
PART XII - FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES
PART XIII - LIQUIDATION
PART XIV - CONFLICT OF LAWS
Index
Filing Record
Request for missing pages
Change of address
Checklist of pages

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