Companies Act 2006

A Guide for Private Companies (Second Edition)

By Peter Van Duzer

Companies Act 2006 is a concise and practical guide for UK private companies, explaining the procedures, obligations, and liabilities of complying with the UK requirements of the Act. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to take account of changes and issues arising since the Act received Royal Assent. It includes a new chapter covering implementation and transitional provisions, providing commentary on partial implementation and issues arising. Additionally, it includes an updated chapter on decisions of directors to take account of the latest drafts of the model articles due to come into force in October 2009 in the UK. Each chapter contains a separate section summarizing the major differences between the new and previous law, and giving the implementation date for that provision. The appendix of commencement dates has also been updated. Contents: Introduction and background to the 2006 Act * Company formation and types of company * Company names * Legal capacity, the articles and the company's constitution - what can the company do and how? * Directors, their duties and the optional company secretary * Decisions of the directors * Decisions of the members (shareholders) * Annual compliance - registers, annual return and annual accountants * Share capital - issue, transfer and other matters * Event related compliance * Striking off companies * Coming into force and application to existing companies * Implementation and transitional provisions . Appendices - including Commencement Table and Tables of Origins and Destinations

474 pages

Publication Date: 3/25/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781846611339