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Introduction to Company Law

Paul Davies


Introduction to Company Law provides a conceptual introduction and a clear framework with which to navigate the intricacies of company law. The book analyses the mechanisms through which the law provides an organisational structure for the conduct of business. Given that structure, the book discusses how the law seeks to reduce the costs of using it, whether these are costs for managers, shareholders as a class, non-controlling shareholders, creditors, or employees, identifying the trade-offs involved. This discussion takes in both the Companies Act 2006 and various types of ‘soft law’, notabl ... More

Keywords: company law, organisational structure, agency costs, directors’ duties, controlling shareholders, creditor protection, employee representation, Companies Act 2006, Corporate Governance Code, Stewardship Code, purpose of company law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198854913
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198854913.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Davies, author
Senior research fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford