All directors might not be aware of the duties and liabilities that come with the position. As this position is accepted by choice, a director cannot claim leniency in the court of law claiming that he was ignorant. This book lists out the duties and liabilities under primarily the Companies Act and SEBI's Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements; while discussing various types of directors, their qualifications, disqualifications, tenure, procedures for appointment, reappointment, retirement, resignation, removal and other modes of cessation of directorships.
The duties, including those of a fiduciary nature, are covered extensively, of directors and independent directors. Situations where directors are likely to be regarded as officers who are in default as per companies Act, 2013 are also pointed out with instances.
Collective responsibilities of the board of directors is inescapable by the individual director and therefore the liability too. This book contains a discussion on this aspect. The last chapter of the book deals with lessons and and learnings, through ten leading cases from around the world as illustration.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Types of directors, appointment and cessation of directors
Chapter 2 Duties of Directors
Chapter 3 Independent directors and their special duties
Chapter 4 Liabilities of directors
Chapter 5 Collective responsibility of the board
Chapter 6 Most frequently asked questions on directors
Chapter 7 Lessons and Learnings for Directors
Appendix 1 Extracts of select provisions of the Companies Act, 2013
Appendix 2 Extracts of Recommendations of the Company law Committee as per its report of March 2022
Appendix 3 Extract of Select Regulations of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015
Bloomsbury's Duties and Liabilities of Directors [HB] by Dr. K. S. Ravichandran
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing India
- Book Code: 9789390513147
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