This publication provides the reader with the latest position on applications to wind up a company and the competing interests of the parties that may be affected by the said winding- up proceedings. This will encompass the position of the creditors, the Debtor Company, directors, shareholders, contributories and liquidators.
Sections 431 to Section 560 the Companies Act 2016 (Act 777) provide the ambit of the winding up provisions. All decisions on the Companies (Winding-up) Rules 1972 are also provided.
The role of the courts in the winding up process is well stated. The book examines the role of a winding up judge who remains’ the custodian of the interests of every class affected by the liquidation’.
In essence, this practical book examines the law and procedure and the authorities relating to the subject of winding up.
It provides the reader with the legislative changes brought about by the Companies Act 2016 (Act 777) while providing the reader with the application of general principles of winding up and the application of such principles within the context of decided authorities from all over the Commonwealth.
It is through decided cases that one interprets the intention of the legislature, and this publication provides all relevant cases. Extensive research has been embarked upon to present all the relevant principles garnered from decided cases from Malaysia, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India and Singapore. Extracts from key case law are provided where necessary.
An added feature of this publication is that it provides ease of reference in relation to the Comparative provisions of the Companies Act 1965 (Act 125) and the Companies Act 2016 (Act 777). The comparative sections appear next to each other and are added tools to further comprehend the changes brought about by the new legislation.
FOREWARD: “Although Loh Swee Cheang’s texts on corporate law continue to provide much assistance, what was wanting was a handbook on insolvency. The want has been fulfilled by this work.” – Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram
CHAPTER ONE- INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER TWO – GROUNDS FOR WINDING UP
CHAPTER THREE – VOLUNTARY WINDING UP
CHAPTER FOUR -COMPULSORY WINDING UP
CHAPTER FIVE – WINDING UP PROCEEDINGS
CHAPTER SIX – STAY AND INJUNCTION
CHAPTER SEVEN – LIQUIDATION AND DISSOLUTION OF THE COMPANY
COVERS MANY MORE AREAS EXTENSIVELY
COMPANIES WINDING UP IS AN INDISPENSABLE REFERENCE FOR DIRECTORS, LAWYERS AND ALL WHO ARE INVOLVED IN CORPORATE MATTERS.