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Corporations law and trusts (6 points)


Leader: Ms Michelle Welsh and Ms Antoinette Sernia

Caulfield First semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2003 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Topics include the legislative framework of the Corporations Act; 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 capital; regulation of public fund raising; duties of directors, officers and promoters; rights of members and minority shareholder protection; forms of corporate insolvency administrations, particularly as they affect creditors, officers and shareholders; trusts, trustees and beneficiaries.

Assessment: Assignment (2000 words): 20% + Examination (open-book, 3.5 hours): 80%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: BTF1010

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