The Companies Act 2006 represents the most significant and wide-ranging change to company law for over twenty years. Everyone engaged with managing and advising companies will need to become familiar with the details and likely impact of the new legislation. "The ICSA Companies Act 2006 Handbook" offers an accessible route map and guide to the changes ahead. "The Handbook" includes: an introduction to, and commentary on, the Act, written by the corporate team at Linklaters; the full text of the Act itself; a comprehensive index to key terms and sections, and an index to the commentary; destination and derivation tables which plot the changes between the new Act and the 1985 Companies Act; and, an overview of the remaining sections of the 1985, 1989 and 2004 Acts. "The Handbook" provides essential information on the new legislation, how this relates to current law and the likely implications for company law practice.