The Act provides a comprehensive code of company law for the United Kingdom, and made changes to almost every facet of the law in relation to companies. The key provisions are:
The Act codifies certain existing common law principles, such as those relating to directors' duties.
It implements the European Union's Takeover and Transparency Obligations Directives.
It introduces various new provisions for private and public companies.
It applies a single company law regime across the United Kingdom, replacing the two separate (if identical) systems for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
It otherwise amends or restates almost all of the Companies Act 1985 to varying degrees.
This app makes the entire Companies Act available and easily navigable offline.