This is a new edition of the established authority on the law relating to directors of companies incorporated under the UK Companies Acts. The new edition features all important developments in the law including the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 which improves transparency (including requiring directors to be natural persons unless exceptions apply), simplifies company filing requirements, clarifies the application of general duties to shadow directors, modernises directors' disqualification and reforms insolvency law to facilitate proceedings where there has been wrongdoing.
There has been a wealth of new case law relevant to directors' duties before the English courts, all of which are analysed and explained, including the Supreme Court decisions in Prest v Petrodel Resources, Jetivia v Bilta (UK), FHR European Ventures v Cedar Capital Partners and Eclairs Group v JKX Oil & Gas, the Court of Appeal decisions in Smithton Ltd v Naggar and Newcastle International Airport v Eversheds as well as the important High Court decisions in Universal Project Management Services v Fort Gilkicker, Madoff Securities International v Raven and the wrongful trading case, Re Ralls Builders. Non-UK cases are also analysed including Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Ltd v Peterson in the Cayman Islands' Court of Appeal and the 2016 decision of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Chen v Jason. In keeping with developments in case law and legislation the book now includes expanded coverage of multiple derivatives claims, directors' exposure to third party claims and a new chapter on civil remedies for market abuse.
The third edition is a complete reference work on the law relating to company directors and is the first port of call for all serious corporate lawyers and scholars on this subject.
Simon Mortimore QC is a barrister at South Square Chambers in London, specializing in corporate, insolvency, banking, and commercial law. He specialises in domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency, banking and finance and company law, particularly offshore.
I. INTRODUCTION; II. THE OFFICE OF DIRECTOR; III. THE GENERAL DUTIES OF DIRECTORS; IV. DIRECTORS' PARTICULAR FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES; V. DIRECTORS' PARTICULAR FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES; VI. PUBLIC INTEREST AND INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS; VI. DIRECTORS OF FOREIGN COMPANIES