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Introduction to Business Law

Introduction to Business Law (5th edn)

Lucy Jones
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date: 03 October 2022

p. 50718. Company Law III

Company Meetings, Shareholder Protection, and Liquidation of Companieslocked

p. 50718. Company Law III

Company Meetings, Shareholder Protection, and Liquidation of Companieslocked

  • Lucy JonesLucy JonesDeputy Head, Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, University of Brighton

Abstract

This chapter discusses the different types of company meetings and how meetings are convened and managed. It examines the different types of resolutions that may be made by shareholders both at meetings and outside meetings, and the rights of shareholders to propose their own resolutions. It explains the difference between voting by a show of hands and voting by poll. It considers the protection given by law to minority shareholders. It discusses the meaning of insider dealing and market abuse and the penalties they attract. The chapter concludes with a discussion of methods by which a company can be wound up and the meaning of wrongful and fraudulent trading.

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