Companies and other Business Structures in South Africa, fourth edition, offers a clear and practical introduction to the law relating to companies, close corporations, business trusts, partnerships and financial markets. The fourth edition is comprehensively revised and updated to address the extensive development of common law jurisprudence that has emerged in the recent period. In particular, the text succinctly analyses the complex body of case lawdevelopments within the spheres of corporate governance, insider trading and business rescue, and provides a chapter that addresses the winding up and deregistration of companies. The text explains the law relating to corporate finance with an interdisciplinary (legal, accounting and management accounting) approach, and situates discussion of the recently promulgated Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012 within the context of insider trading and financial markets.
Part 1Chapter 1: Introduction: The Companies Act 71 of 2008Chapter 2: Legal personality, types of company, and company formationChapter 3: Groups of companiesChapter 4: Corporate finance: equity, debt instruments and distributionsChapter 5: Shareholders and company meetingsChapter 6: Directors and board committeesChapter 7: Company records and financial statementsChapter 8: Securities registration and transferChapter 9: Public offerings of company securitiesChapter 10: Fundamental transactions and takeoversChapter 11: Insider tradingChapter 12: Business rescue proceedings and compromisesChapter 13: Audit, independent review, audit committees and the company secretaryChapter 14: Remedies, enforcement agencies and alternative dispute resolutionChapter 15: The winding-up and deregistration of companiesPart 2: Close CorporationsChapter 16: Close corporationsPart 3: PartnershipsChapter 17: PartnershipsPart 4: Business trustsChapter 18: Business trustsPart 5: Financial marketsChapter 19: Financial markets