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Company directors, law & practice

G. Leveson

Company directors, law & practice

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Published by Butterworths in Durban .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Directors of corporations -- South Africa

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby G. Leveson.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLAW
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiii, 232 p.
      Number of Pages232
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5742201M
      ISBN 100409040703
      LC Control Number70856792
      OCLC/WorldCa201339

      You can accept advice, but you must use your own independent judgement to make final decisions. As far as criminal liability is concerned it is obvious that only the perpetrator of the crime and anyone who aids and abets him in the commission of the crime will be liable for criminal prosecution. Books by Phillip R. They may also specify how a quorum is to be determined. It also looks at the disclosure obligations where companies with common directors are involved in mutual business dealings.

      In many countries, there is also a statutory duty to declare interests in relation to any transactions, and the director can be fined for failing to make disclosure. Similarly, they should not act as directors of competing companies, as their duties to each company would then conflict with each other. In large public companiesthe board tends to exercise more of a supervisory role, and individual responsibility and management tends to be delegated downward to individual professional executives such as a finance director or a marketing director who deal with particular areas of the company's affairs. For companies with publicly trading stockthese responsibilities are typically much more rigorous and complex than for those of other types.

      The right to obtain insurance against liability for breaches of duty in certain circumstances This is a complex area. Such agents have duties to discharge of a fiduciary nature towards their principal. The opinions of those quoted do not necessarily represent the view of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Download book The law and practice relating to company directors. Studies suggest that after seven people, each additional person reduces the effectiveness of group decision-making.


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Company directors, law & practice book

The data of catalog based on open source database. Under English law, successive versions of Table A have reinforced the norm that, unless the directors are acting contrary to the law or the provisions of the Articles, the powers of conducting the management and affairs of the company are vested in them.

You should consider the positions and interests of your family, to avoid possible conflicts. A typical example is a director who is president of a firm in a different industry.

The case concerned the power of the directors to issue new shares. The duties imposed on directors are fiduciary duties, similar to those that the law imposes on those in similar positions of trust: agents and trustees.

It also looks at the disclosure obligations where companies with common directors are involved in mutual business dealings. Larger institutional investors also grant the board proxies. So strictly is this principle adhered to that no question is allowed to be raised as to the fairness or unfairness of the contract entered into What are some other rights?

In Aberdeen Ry v Blaikie 1 Macq HL Lord Cranworth stated in his judgment that: "A corporate body can only act by agents, and it is, of course, the duty of those agents so to act as best to promote the interests of the corporation whose affairs they are conducting.

The study also shows that companies often improve their corporate governance by removing poison pills or classified boards and by reducing excessive CEO pay after their directors receive low shareholder support.

The opinions of those quoted do not necessarily represent the view of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Any time start annual subscription for this title.

The law and practice relating to company directors in Australia, by Phillip R Adams

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