Annotated Companies Legislation is the only single volume commentary with a complete set of company law materials. It draws together in one place all you need to know about the legislation with substantive and high-quality commentary in a section-by-section format. With a high quality author team from a mix of disciplines, this guide to the Companies Act 2006 and surviving parts of older legislation is easy to navigate and value for money. Annotated Companies Legislation has also recently been cited in the High Court judgment Eckerle & Ors v Wickeder Westfalenstahl GmbH & Anor  EWHC 68 (Ch) (23 January 2013). _
The third edition provides up-to-date analysis on all recent developments and new case law such as Bain v The Rangers Football Club plc  CSOH 158. By popular demand the book now includes the whole of Part VI of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 with detailed commentary on the prospectus provisions. The commentary to section 894 has been updated to refer to the likely changes resulting from the proposed amendments to CA 2006, Part 25 which will introduce a UK wide system of registration for company charges. Part 15 and the relevant commentary has been significantly amended to cover the increased exemptions from audit for small companies.
This one-stop resource provides guidance on the interpretation of the law and the impact of changes made by the Companies Act 2006 by reference to case law, Hansard and Committee Reports, as well as including copies of all substantive secondary material. Usability is enhanced for quick and easy research with the inclusion of derivation and destination tables easing navigation around the 2006 regime, and the book is organized according to the topics covered in the Parts of the 2006 Act, with paragraph numbers referencing the Parts and sections of the Act, designed with the user in mind.
The third edition continues to be a much-needed fresh commentary on the companies legislation. It provides a single, convenient and portable volume and is the complete companion to company law for all corporate, M&A, and insolvency lawyers.
John Birds, Formerly Professor of Commercial Law, University of Manchester
Professor John Birds is Honorary Professor at the School of Law, University of Sheffield. He was Professor of Commercial Law at Sheffield from 1989 to 2006, Professor of Commercial Law at University of Manchester from 2006-2010 and Honorary Professor 2010-2011. Now he is Emeritus Profesor at Manchester and Honorary Professor at Sheffield. Professor Birds is the leading authority on company law and insurance law.
Consultant Editor: Nigel Boardman - Partner, Slaughter and May, London. Nigel's broad practice includes domestic and international corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, demergers, private acquisitions and disposals, private equity, public takeovers, issues of compliance and corporate governance, investigations and insolvency, restructurings, investigations and sports law.
Consultant Editor: Sir Robert Hildyard
Consultant Editor: Robert Miles QC is a leading advocate and adviser with special expertise and experience in complex financial, corporate and commercial disputes and transactions. He has unrivalled experience as an adviser and advocate in cases involving capital markets. He has for many years been ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading banking, financial, chancery, company and commercial silk.