Subject details

  • Topics
    • About Companies, Company Law and the Legal Nature of Companies
    • Piercing the Corporate Veil and Companies and Business Planning
    • Constituting Companies
    • Managing Companies, Members' Meetings and Company Directors and Other Officers
    • Transacting by Companies
    • Directors Duties Part 1
    • Directors Duties Part 2
    • Members Remedies and Reporting & Disclosure
    • Financing Companies, Shares and Shareholding
    • Capital Maintenance and Securities Offers & Issues
    • External Administration and Winding up
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explain, analyse and apply basic legal concepts and principles relating to company law
  2. apply legal reasoning and problem solving methods to resolve problems relating to company law
  3. apply appropriate techniques to select, evaluate and use information from primary and secondary sources to make informed judgments about legal issues relating to company law
  4. write well-structured documents using appropriate language and styles that are relevant to company law.
  • Assignment 1 - Invigilated Exam — Final Examination (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Case Study (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - E-Test (25%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

The subject aims to provide students with a solid foundation of fundamental principles of company law. Topics include: the context of company law, the role and functions of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, types of business structures, incorporation and registration, the doctrine of legal personality, corporate fund raising and share capital, legal rules relating to shares and dividends, the internal management of companies, powers and duties of various stakeholders, rights and remedies of members, company insolvency and deregistration.

Additional Information: The subject is fully accredited by both accounting professional bodies: the CPA and the ICA recognise BLW21 as an accredited subject for admission into their professional programs.

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