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This subject critically examines the body of rules and regulations that govern the formation, management, financing and winding up of Australian corporations. Specific topics include: the incorporation process and its consequences; internal regulation on company management and their effects upon outsiders; share capital; disclosure obligations; the duties and liabilities of directors and other officers; and the rights and remedies of those affected by companies and their controllers.
Intended learning outcomes
A student who has successfully completed the subject should have:
- Acquired a general knowledge of the regulation of companies and the legal environment in which they operate;
- obtained an overview of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the main case law relevant to its operation;
- acquired specialised knowledge in key areas of corporate law of relevance to the business community; and
- understood the roles, functions and duties of the board of directors, management and shareholders, and their relationships with other corporate stakeholders.
Last updated: 15 May 2020