Butterworths Corporate Law Service

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Butterworths Corporate Law Service (BCLS) adopts a practical approach to all aspects of corporate law, including company law, company administration, corporate finance, and corporate transactions, giving a narrative explanation of the law along with practical examples, useful checklists, procedural tables and specimen model accounts.

Insolvency, Parts A?G
The focus of Butterworths Corporate Law Service is matters pertaining to the formation, management and financing of companies and the core transactions commonly undertaken by them, such as joint ventures and takeovers.

Over recent years, insolvency law has developed into a very significant and specialised body of law which it is no longer possible, or appropriate, to address in any substantive way in a company law work. For that reason, the material included in the Insolvency Binders of this work is no longer part of the Corporate Law Service. Rather, where insolvency impacts on company law matters, such as directors? duties, it is addressed in that context. For practical guidance and a comprehensive discussion of insolvency law, please refer to our specialist text, Tolley?s Insolvency Law Service.

The precedents from this title are available in BCLS Corporate Precedents

Issue 121, December 2019

The following chapters have been reviewed and updated:

Company Law
  • Chapter 1: Types of business
  • Chapter 2: Formation and registration of a private company
  • Chapter 8: Corporate personality
  • Chapter 10: Authority of company agents
  • Chapter 13: The company in litigation
  • Chapter 15: The issue and allotment of shares
  • Chapter 18: Classes of shares and variation of class rights
  • Chapter 19: Dividends and distributions
  • Chapter 19A: The redemption and purchase of a company's own shares
  • Chapter 24: The duty of care, skill and diligence
  • Chapter 30: Formation
  • Chapter 31: Legal capacity

    Corporate Administration and Finance
  • Chapter 2: Meetings of directors
  • Chapter 9: The preparation of company accounts
  • Chapter 11: Special category companies and groups
  • Chapter 13: Auditors
  • Chapter 23A: Facts and figures
  • Chapter 25: Company accounts

    Corporate Transactions
  • Chapter 2: Preparations for sale (due diligence etc)
  • Chapter 3: Sale of shares or business
  • Chapter 5: Share sale agreement
  • Chapter 6: Business sale agreement
  • Chapter 6A: Management buy-outs
  • Chapter 12: Joint venture company - preliminary considerations
  • Contributors

    Adam Duthie BeC, LLB (ANU), BCL (Oxon), Head of European Commercial Group, Withers LLP Editor
     Anthony Turner Partner, Farrer & Co Editor
    Brenda Hannigan MA (TCD), LLM (Harv), Solicitor (Ireland), Professor of Corporate Law, University of Southampton Consultant editor
    Colin Smith BA (Hons), MA (Lond), Withers LLP Editor
    Glynis D Morris BA, FCA, Chartered Accountant Editor
    Harvey Knight BA (Oxon), Withers LLP Editor
    James Mather Barrister, Serle Court Chambers Editor
    Jason Fisher Pinsent Masons LLP Editor
    Martha Bruce FCIS, Partner, David Venus & Company Editor
    Matthew Morrison Barrister, Serle Court Chambers Editor
    Nicole Livesey Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP Editor
    Nigel Banerjee Professional Support Lawyer, Hogan Lovells International LLP Editor
    Paul Marshall BA (Cantab), 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Editor
    Professor Mark Watson-Gandy 13 Old Square Chambers Editor
    Saima Hanif BA (Oxon), 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Editor
     Simon Graham Consultant, Wragge & Co LLP Editor
    Simon Howley MA (Oxon), Professional Support Lawyer, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP Editor