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(p. 1) 1. Introduction to Company Law 

(p. 1) 1. Introduction to Company Law
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(p. 1) 1. Introduction to Company Law
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Paschalis Paschalidis

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10.1093/he/9780199564293.003.0001
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date: 27 November 2020

Titles in the Casebook on series provide readers with a comprehensive selection of case law extracts for their studies. Extracts have been chosen from a wide range of historical and contemporary cases to illustrate the reasoning processes of the courts and to show how legal principles are developed. This chapter discusses the three important background aspects of company law. The first part examines a hypothetical historical life of a company from formation to destruction. The second part considers the policy behind the extensive reform process leading to the Companies Act 2006, which was designed to remedy many of the issues small companies have as end-users of company law. The third and final part of the chapter discusses the European Company Law Harmonisation Project, both to set the domestic company legislation in its proper European context and to provide an understanding that the domestic reform agenda has been strongly influenced by developments at the European level.

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