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The ICSA Company Secretary's Handbook, 11th edition

Author: Douglas Armour

Published: November 2016 | ISBN: 9781860726781

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The ICSA Company Secretary’s Handbook
is the authoritative guide to company secretarial practice. Coverage is comprehensive, from incorporation to winding up, detailing the procedures associated with boards of directors, company meetings, reporting, shares, and share registration. The Handbook also contains chapters on listed company compliance, corporate governance, company investigations, takeovers and mergers, and insolvency.

Detailed commentary is accompanied by over 80 precedents, appendices, a glossary of key terms, and a directory of key company secretarial resources.

This new edition has been updated throughout to cover the latest developments in company law and regulation, including:

  • the introduction of the Register of Persons of Significant Control (PSC register) from April 2016 and associated guidance
  • recent changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code
  • changes in auditing practice to comply with the EU Audit Regulation and Directive (ARD)
  • the updated Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Handbook
  • the implementation of the EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) due in July 2016.

The ICSA Company Secretary's Handbook is the essential volume for company secretaries, providing in-depth commentary and analysis on all procedural matters.

The perfect companion to The ICSA Company Secretary's Checklists


This text comes with downloadable digital content, including precedents, governance codes and guidance, and model articles.

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Contents

1. The company secretary
2. Company incorporation
3. Articles of Association
4. Company names
5. Members
6. Directors
7. Corporate compliance
8. Members' resolutions and general meetings
9. Directors' meetings and resolutions
10. Accounts
11. Auditors
12. Share capital, debentures and loan stock
13.Share issues
14. Purchase and redmption shares
15. Floating, listing and admission to trading
16. Continuing obligation of Listed, AIM and ISDX Growth Market companies
17. Corporate governance
18. Share registration19. Dividends
20. Mortgages and charges
21. Takeovers, mergers and divisions
22. Insolvency, dissolution and restoration
23. Investigations
24. Overseas and non-Companies Act companies

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