An Introduction to the New UK Companies Act

Posted: 26 Jun 2008

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Paul L. Davies

University of Oxford- Faculty of Law; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Jonathan Rickford

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Date Written: March 2008

Abstract

This is the first part of a two part article describing the new UK Companies Act, which reforms and/or restates substantially the whole of the existing legislation for the UK and codifies significant areas of case law, including fiduciary duties and derivative actions. The new Act is being brought into force progressively over the period December 2006 to October 2009. The article concentrates on the main changes and areas of controversy.

Suggested Citation

Davies, Paul L. and Rickford, Jonathan, An Introduction to the New UK Companies Act (March 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1151805

Paul L. Davies (Contact Author)

University of Oxford- Faculty of Law ( email )

Harris Manchester College
Oxford, OX1 3TD
United Kingdom

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium
Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat
1000 Brussels
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://www.ecgi.org

Jonathan Rickford

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) ( email )

c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium
Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat
1000 Brussels
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://www.ecgi.org

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