Contemporary Company Law, Second Edition by F. Cassim et al
Juta (2012) Reprinted 2018
Soft Cover, 1088 pages
The second edition of Contemporary Company Law discusses all aspects of the new Companies Act 71 of 2008, including the 2011 amendments and the Companies Regulations, 2011. The common law and relevant legislation are also examined.
All the dominant company law topics are discussed in this work. In addition, insider trading and market manipulation receive detailed treatment although they do not strictly form part of core company law. Common-law precepts and principles which have been preserved by the new Act are also discussed wherever relevant. Comparative foreign law is taken into account as well.
Reviews of the first edition:
“The standard of the writing is excellent. The work adopts an engaging, discursive style that looks beneath the dry text of legislation and the bare principles of common law to unearth and debate the concepts and philosophical bases of company law, and to explain how this complex area of law endeavours to balance the competing and often conflicting interests of the many stakeholders in a modern company.”
Prof RC Williams, University of KwaZulu-Natal
“This is an astonishing book in scope and depth. ... For anyone interested in the 2008 Companies Act, Contemporary Company Law shall be required reading.”
Etienne Swanepoel, Webber Wentzel Attorneys