Company Law in Ireland, Second Edition

Company Law in Ireland, Second Edition


An excellent, yet accessible, overview of company law in Ireland.


Author: Anthony Thuillier | ISBN: 978-1-905536-75-7 | Format and Price: Paperback  €49 | Page Count: Approx 400 | Series: The Core Text Series | Publication Date: 16 October 2015

“…a highly recommended book”

Sean Nolan, review of 1st edition  in Law Society Gazette


Following the tremendous success of the First Edition of Company Law in Ireland this new edition is now fully revised to take account of the commencement of the Companies Act 2014.

Many students and others find company law to be technical, dry and difficult to understand. The approach taken by the author in Company Law in Ireland, Second Edition, is to breathe life into existing Irish and English case law and use it to explain and outline the current law guiding the reader through the principles of company law in a clear and concise way.

Key concepts are clearly explained, illustrated by accounts of cases where plaintiffs and defendants are referred to by their names, and the facts come alive.

Company Law in Ireland, second edition  is an essential and recommended textbook for most undergraduate law courses in Ireland. All students of company and business law, as well as business owners and persons with a general interest in company law will find this book to be both readable and accessible.

Mr Thuillier’s enthusiasm for and knowledge of company law and novel approach makes this book accessible to persons without a prior knowledge of company law who may have an interest in the topic. Whilst its structure and useful identification of “learning outcomes” makes it particularly suitable for students others who may wish understand company law whether in connection with their business, voluntary activities or otherwise will find this book accessible and of interest.” 

Extract from the Foreword of the First Edition by Ms Justice Finlay Geoghegan

Contents include

1.     Introduction to Company Law in Ireland

2.     Separate Legal Personality

3.     Corporate Authority

4.     Directors: Corporate Governance Issues

5.     Directors’ Duties

6.     Directors and Conflict of Interest Transactions

7.     Restriction & Disqualification

8.     Directors’ Personal Liability on Insolvency

9.     Corporate Governance: Meetings

10.   Shares & Membership

11.   Transfer of Shares

12.   Capital Maintenance

13.   Minority Protection

14.   Company Borrowing

15.   Receivers

16.   Liquidators

17.   Winding up

18.   Fraudulent Preferences

19.   Examinership

20.   Revision Notes for Students

Who Should Buy this Book?

Company Law in Ireland  is designed specifically for students and members of the public who want to understand how Irish company law works, but have been put off by the perceived difficulty of the area; it is also an excellent resource for FE1 candidates who wish to re-familiarise themselves with the area.

About the Author

Anthony Thuillier, PG Dip. Ed,  is a barrister. He has taught common law courses in Humboldt University, Berlin, and at the Technische Universität Dresden. He currently lectures the LLB and FE1 company law courses in Independent Colleges, Dublin. Anthony has extensive lecturing experience ranging across Germany, Italy, and Ireland, and, using the techniques that go down best when teaching, has written this book with a view to making the material accessible for the first time.



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