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Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law

Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law (37th edn)

Derek French
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date: 10 December 2022

p. 40615. Directorslocked

p. 40615. Directorslocked

  • Derek French

Abstract

This chapter explores the role of directors in corporate governance. Rules on appointment and removal of a company’s directors are considered, followed by public disclosure of the names of directors and their work as a board, their remuneration and their powers of management. The chapter also considers the legal categorisation of directors, whether as fiduciaries, agents or trustees; the relationship between directors and shareholders of public companies; transparency; and general legal principles regarding the board of directors. Relevant legislation such as the Companies Act 2006 and the UK Corporate Governance Code, as well as particularly significant court cases, are mentioned.

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