It's good to see the publication of Schall (ed.) on the UK Companies Act 2006 (with me contributing two chapters).
This is a German-language 'Commentary', ie an annotated guide to the Companies Act written in a 'civil law style'. This is meant to say that it discusses each section of the Act but a bit differently than the 'common law style' annotated guides. The latter books tend to be 'only' a useful resource that collects the relevant case law. But a civil law commentary has a more ambitious aim to conceptualise the law, also trying to explore topics that have not yet been the subject of case law.
How successful have we been? Or, more fundamentally, is it really possible to treat the UK Companies Act as akin to a civil law code – and therefore to make it the subject of such a Commentary? I think we'll leave this for the readers to judge.PS: it may seem a bit unusual to write this book in German. But in today's EU businesses can choose the legal form of any of the Member States anyway – thus, it's not really that different from a book on Delaware corporate law written by legal scholars from New York (etc).