Smith & Keenan's Company Law, 16th UK ed.


By: Charles Wild & Stuart Weinstein
January 2014
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781447923107
735 Pages
$92.50 Paper Original


Combining clarity and accessibility with detailed coverage of this often complex subject, Smith and Keenan’s Company Law offers a readable guide to all aspects of company law.

In addition, the broad range of end of chapter questions and clear case summaries have been retained from previous editions, as has the additional resources in mylawchamber, offering you a company law text with unrivalled study support in the book and online.


1. The nature of a company

2. The corporate veil

3. Companies and partnerships compared

4. Promotion and incorporation

5. The constitution of the company – the memorandum of association

6. The constitution of the company – the articles of association

7. The constitution of the company – altering the articles

8. The company and its contracts

9. The capital of a company

10. Capital maintenance – generally

11. Capital maintenance – company distributions

12. Company flotations

13. Shares – generally

14. Shares – transfer and transmission

15. Shares – payment for and insider dealing

16. Membership – capacity, registration, director and substantial holdings, annual return

17. The statutory derivative action

18. The protection of minorities

19. Directors and management – generally

20. Financial arrangements with, and fair dealing by, directors

21. The duties of directors

22. Vacation of office, disqualification and personal liability

23. Meetings and resolutions

24. Debentures and charges

25. Accounts and audit

26. Amalgamations, reconstructions and takeovers

27. Corporate insolvency – company rescue

28. Corporate insolvency – procedures other than rescue

29. Corporate insolvency – winding-up in context

Answers to test your knowledge questions

Appendix 1 – Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008, SI 2008/3229

Appendix 2 - Companies (Tables A to F) Regulations 1985 (SI 1985/805) as amended by SI 2007/2541 and SI 2007/2826