Contemporary Company Law (Online)



    Edition: 2nd edition
  • Format: Online
  • ISBN: 23090375
  • Extent: 1204
  • Published:
  • Category: Commercial Law

R886.00



The second edition of Contemporary Company Law discusses all aspects of the new Companies Act 71 of 2008, including the 2011 amendments and the Companies Regulations, 2011. The common law and relevant legislation are also examined.

All the dominant company law topics are discussed in this work. In addition, insider trading and market manipulation receive detailed treatment although they do not strictly form part of core company law. Common-law precepts and principles which have been preserved by the new Act are also discussed wherever relevant. Comparative foreign law is taken into account as well.

Reviews of the first edition:

“The standard of the writing is excellent. The work adopts an engaging, discursive style that looks beneath the dry text of legislation and the bare principles of common law to unearth and debate the concepts and philosophical bases of company law, and to explain how this complex area of law endeavours to balance the competing and often conflicting interests of the many stakeholders in a modern company.”
Prof RC Williams, University of KwaZulu-Natal

“This is an astonishing book in scope and depth. ... For anyone interested in the 2008 Companies Act, Contemporary Company Law shall be required reading.”
Etienne Swanepoel, Webber Wentzel Attorneys

  • Preface
  • Table of cases
  • Table of statutes
  • Introduction to the new Companies Act
  • The legal concept of a company
  • Types of companies
  • Formation of companies and the company constitution
  • Corporate capacity, agency and the Turquand Rule
  • Groups of companies and related persons
  • Shares, securities and transfer
  • Corporate finance
  • Governance and shareholders
  • Governance and the board of directors
  • Corporate governance
  • The duties and liability of directors
  • The auditor, financial records and reporting
  • Public offerings of company securities
  • Fundamental transactions, takeovers and offers
  • Shareholder remedies and minority protection
  • Enforcement and regulatory agencies
  • Business rescue and compromises
  • Winding-up
  • Insider trading and market manipulation
  • Transitional arrangements
  • Index

  • Legal practitioners
  • Corporate legal advisers 
  • Financial directors, managers and consultants
  • Accountants
  • Law and commerce students 
  • Company directors 
  • Company secretaries
  • Libraries

Key Benefits

  • Hyperlinks allow for easy navigation within the product
  • Hyperlinks to referenced legislation and case law for subscribers to the relevant online publications
  • Powerful electronic searching allows for easy and rapid access to information

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The second edition of Contemporary Company Law discusses all aspects of the new Companies Act 71 of 2008, including the 2011 amendments and the Companies Regulations, 2011. The common law and relevant legislation are also examined.

All the dominant company law topics are discussed in this work. In addition, insider trading and market manipulation receive detailed treatment although they do not strictly form part of core company law. Common-law precepts and principles which have been preserved by the new Act are also discussed wherever relevant. Comparative foreign law is taken into account as well.

Reviews of the first edition:

“The standard of the writing is excellent. The work adopts an engaging, discursive style that looks beneath the dry text of legislation and the bare principles of common law to unearth and debate the concepts and philosophical bases of company law, and to explain how this complex area of law endeavours to balance the competing and often conflicting interests of the many stakeholders in a modern company.”
Prof RC Williams, University of KwaZulu-Natal

“This is an astonishing book in scope and depth. ... For anyone interested in the 2008 Companies Act, Contemporary Company Law shall be required reading.”
Etienne Swanepoel, Webber Wentzel Attorneys

  • Preface
  • Table of cases
  • Table of statutes
  • Introduction to the new Companies Act
  • The legal concept of a company
  • Types of companies
  • Formation of companies and the company constitution
  • Corporate capacity, agency and the Turquand Rule
  • Groups of companies and related persons
  • Shares, securities and transfer
  • Corporate finance
  • Governance and shareholders
  • Governance and the board of directors
  • Corporate governance
  • The duties and liability of directors
  • The auditor, financial records and reporting
  • Public offerings of company securities
  • Fundamental transactions, takeovers and offers
  • Shareholder remedies and minority protection
  • Enforcement and regulatory agencies
  • Business rescue and compromises
  • Winding-up
  • Insider trading and market manipulation
  • Transitional arrangements
  • Index

  • Legal practitioners
  • Corporate legal advisers 
  • Financial directors, managers and consultants
  • Accountants
  • Law and commerce students 
  • Company directors 
  • Company secretaries
  • Libraries

Key Benefits

  • Hyperlinks allow for easy navigation within the product
  • Hyperlinks to referenced legislation and case law for subscribers to the relevant online publications
  • Powerful electronic searching allows for easy and rapid access to information

This product does not have any reviews yet - be the first to write one.


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