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Australian company law (6 points)


Leader: Mr Abe Herzberg

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Prato W 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)
Prato W 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Topics include the Corporations Act 2001 scheme; the role and functions of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; the concept of limited liability; the effect of registration; the corporate constitution; the company's relationship with outsiders; share and loan capital; regulation of public fund raising; duties of directors; rights of shareholders and minority shareholder protection; forms of corporate insolvency administrations, particularly as they affect creditors, officers and shareholders.

Assessment: Assignment (3000 words): 30% + Examination (3.5 hours - includes 0.5 hours for reading and note taking): 70%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites: BTC1110 or BTC2110 or equivalent

Prohibitions: BTW2220.

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