The Law Relating to Company Meetings  

The Law Relating to Company Meetings

ISBN 978-983-3519-29-3
Author: Nasser Hamid
Binding: Softcover / 514 pages
Publication Price: MYR 220
The law is stated as of August 31, 2011

Shareholders are entitled to have the affairs of a company conducted in the way laid down by the company's constitution. Members are entitled to expect that their board shall perform its functions as a board and that the proceedings of the directors shall be carried out in a normal and orthodox manner: Romer LJ in Re H R Harmer Ltd [1958] 3 All ER 689 at 706.

The members of a company come together in company meetings to chart the course that their company should pursue, essentially to ensure that accepted returns on investment are realised. On the other hand, directors who act on behalf of the company are entrusted with the day to day management of the corporate entity. Directors must act through the Board and their powers emanate from their collective decisions. These powers can be exercised only at a board meeting.

It is therefore paramount that such company meetings are conducted properly within the confines of the law. The propriety or otherwise of a company meeting will generally be examined with the interpretation of the Articles of Association and or the provisions of the Companies Act 1965 (Act 125).

The Law Relating to Company Meetings covers all these areas and provides a comprehensive view of the requirements of the law in the proper conduct of company meetings. The publication examines company meetings from the very act of incorporation to the point of detailing the various defective proceedings and then culminating on the chapter on validation of proceedings.

This publication in a single volume provides guidance from legislation and decided cases from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. The very real issues encountered in these cases provide an excellent guide to the practitioner who may be called upon to advise their corporate clients.

The comprehensive nature of The Law Relating to Company Meetings is well reflected in width and depth the following chapters:

  • The company
  • The company meeting
  • Notice of meetings
  • Conduct of meetings
  • Voting
  • Resolutions
  • Validation of meetings
  • Injunctions

Also included is a section on the Interpretation of Words and Phrases and another section which provides sample precedents.

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