Company law I 2008 2009 semester one lecture outline I an overview of our company Law Course

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  1. gets you the relevant UK Government Department for company law matters (under the Brown Administration renamed as the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform but formerly known as the Department of Trade and Industry) and will get you to the BERR Company Law Pages from which you can get to information about the Companies Act 2006, and the Company Law Review and White Paper on which it was based. The Companies Act 2006 rewrote the law in the whole area and became law in November 2006. The latest (March 2005) White Paper can be found on In lectures, tutorials and the exam, we base the course on the law as it will stand after the Companies Act 2006 is fully in force. In fact different parts of the Act come into force at different times right up to Autumn 2009 – see the Companies Act 2006 table of commencement dates link from for details of the plans for this and for the current state of play with commencement orders.

  1. is the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) Site – dealing with all financial services regulation, stock exchange listing rules (known for this purpose as the UK Listing Authority (UKLA)), banking and insurance regulation. The Listing Rules to be found on their site at are particularly relevant later in the course. The FSA operates as the United Kingdom Listing Authority (UKLA) under the relevant EU Directives for that purpose.

  1. is an excellent academic law site for USA and international materials and Universities including journals, court and legislative materials. Starting with these sites you should spend many happy hours on the internet researching relevant material and being swamped with information!

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