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This guide aims to give a brief introduction to the Library's holdings on Company law and Corporate Insolvency. Please consult the Library Catalogue and the List of Current Serials for complete information on current titles and locations. If you require further assistance please contact us.
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Introduction to the Library Catalogue
This Subject Guide only lists a selection of Library resources on Company law and Corporate Insolvency. To find additional resources you will need to search the Library Catalogue, which covers the complete holdings of the Library. It is possible to search for books, journals and series of law reports by author, title or keyword. Please note it is not possible to search for individual chapters, journal articles or legislation (e.g. individual Acts or SIs).
IALS Library is mainly open access and readers are able to browse the shelves in the main collection. There are two main exceptions to this:
- Older items (marked RES or Depository on the catalogue record) are kept in the closed basement.
- Key texts for LLM students are often kept in the Short Loan collection.
Please request these at the Library Enquiry Desk on the 4th Floor.
For more information on understanding the catalogue record and further guidance on the location of materials please refer to our guide Classmarks and the Location of Resources in the Library.
The Library classifies textbooks either by jurisdiction (GO13, GA2 etc.) or according to subject area, examples of which include Comparative Law (SB), Public International Law (SG) and Private International Law/ Conflict of Laws (SH). Textbooks on Common Law topics for Common Law jurisdictions (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA) are shelved in a special section (SJ). All classmark sections have a FOL section for oversize volumes, which is located on the same floor of the Library.
When you are searching the Library Catalogue for books, please note that only the current edition is held on the open shelves or in the Short Loan collection. IALS has a rich collection of previous editions held in the closed basement and these will display a Depository number on the catalogue. Please request previous editions from the Issue & Enquiry Desk on the 4th floor.
Common law books on Company Law are shelved at SJ100
Common law books on Insolvency Law are shelved at SJ350
Comparative law books on Company Law and Corporate Insolvency are shelved at SB40
European Union books on Company Law and Corporate Insolvency are shelved at GO1.A1.D.2
The following list represents a selection of textbooks on Company law and Corporate Insolvency. Please check the catalogue records for further information and location:
Andenas, M. European comparative company law 2009
Boyle, A.J. & Bird, J. Boyle and Bird's company law. 9th ed. 2014
Bruce, M. Rights and duties of directors 13th ed. 2016
Dine, J. Companies, international trade & human rights. 2005
Dine, J. and Hughes, B. Gore-Browne on EU company law 1991- (looseleaf)
Farrar, J.H. Company law. 4th ed. 1998
Ferran, E. Principles of corporate finance law 2nd ed. 2014
Finch, V. Corporate insolvency law : perspectives and principles 2nd ed. 2009
Fletcher, I.F. Law of insolvency. 4th ed. 2009
Fuller, G. Corporate borrowing: law and practice 5th ed. 2016
Goode, R.M. Goode on commercial law 5th ed. 2016
Goode, R.M. Goode on legal problems of credit and security 5th ed. 2013
Goode, R.M. Goode on payment obligations in commercial and financial transactions. 2nd ed. 2009
Goode, R.M Principles of corporate insolvency law 4th ed. 2011
Goode, R.M Transnational commercial law: text cases and materials 2007
Goode, R.M Transnational commercial law: Primary materials 2007
Hopt, K. Capital markets and company law 2003
Kraakman, H. The anatomy of corporate law: a comparative and functional approach 3rd ed. 2017
Lightman, G. & Moss, G. The law of receivers and administrators of companies. 5th ed. 2011
Lowry, J. & Reisberg, A. Pettet’s company law: company law and corporate finance 4th ed. 2012
Mallin, C. Corporate governance 3rd ed. 2010
Mayson, S. Mayson, French & Ryan on company law 31st ed. 2014
Moore, M. Company law statutes 2012-2013 2013
Palmer, F & Morse, G. Palmer’s company law: annotated guide to the Companies Act 2006 2007
Panayi, C. European Union corporate tax law 2013
Pennington, R.R Pennington's company law. 8th ed. 2001
Pennington, R.R. Pennington's corporate insolvency law. 2nd ed. 1997
Picarda, H Law relating to receivers, managers and administrators 4th ed. 2006
Rajak, H Sourcebook of company law. 2nd ed. 1995
Rajak, H. Company rescue and liquidation. 3rd ed. 2013
Rajak, H. Insolvency law theory and practice. 1993
Scanlan, G. et al. Companies Act 2006. 2007
Sealy, L.S. Commercial law text, cases and materials 4th ed. 2009
Sealy, L.& Milman, D. Annotated guide to the insolvency legislation….. 16th ed. 2013
Worthington, S. Sealy and Worthington’s text, cases and materials in company law. 11th ed. 2016
Southern, D. Taxation of loan relationships and derivative contracts 9th ed. 2012
Ziegel, J.S. Current developments in international and comparative insolvency law 1994
IALS Library holds a wide selection of current serial titles on company law and corporate insolvency from many different jurisdictions. These are located on all floors of the Library. Some titles are only in printed volumes while others or available in both formats. For more detailed help, please refer to the guide on Finding journal articles. The following titles focus particularly on company law and corporate insolvency but there may be relevant articles in less specialised journals.
Legislation and law reports
If you are interested in legislation or cases concerning company law and corporate insolvency issues in specific countries you will need to consult the legislation or law reports for that jurisdiction.
Consult the List of Serials and Library Catalogue to find the general classmark for the country you require. Consult consolidations of legislation, digests or indexes to trace particular acts or cases.
Academic users may also use databases like Lexis/Westlaw to find UK, US, EU or international decisions. For further information please refer to the Electronic Law Library or ask at the Library Enquiry Desk.
Free internet sources
Eagle-i is an internet portal maintained and updated by IALS library staff. It allows you to search for quality web resources on company law and corporate insolvency http://22.214.171.124/dbtw-wpd/textbase/searchEI.htm.
A valuable free source is BAILII, the British and Irish Legal information Institute which is based and maintained at IALS. It provides free access to full text UK judgments and legislation on a wide range of subjects including company law and corporate insolvency and also links to other free World Law databases. Jurisdictions covered in these resources include Commonwealth countries eg. AustLII (Australia) and CanLII (Canada), France, Germany, Italy, the USA and South Africa.
The following represent a sample of the available quality individual web resources on company law and corporate insolvency.
European Corporate Governance Institute: Site provides access to a full text collection of SSRN articles.
International Bar Association: Insolvency Links: Gateway to a selection of sites concerning insolvency.
The Institute of International Commercial Law, established in 1991, is maintained by Pace Law School in the USA. The CISG database provides access to a wide selection of resources concerning the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.